Heather is a lover of all things glam, and Michael is man who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty—and it’s that exact mix of glamour and grit that made us totally fall for their wedding day! The couple called on WINK! Weddings to bring their personalities and vision to life. The end result? A stunning day that celebrated both the guests and a couple more than ready to take on the role of man + wife!
WINK! Weddings truly does it all, and they told us a bit about the inspiration for the day: Setting on a style of timeless elegance, romance, and a touch of masculinity, we worked to achieve the design by incorporating pops of gold, distressed leather, wood, crystal, and of course, lush florals with tons of depth and texture. To add a bit of a modern edge, WINK!’s designer, Nancy, made the signage pop on clear acrylic pieces.
As for photography? Krista Ashley brought her talented eye to capture all the romance!
Michael, ever the handsome gentleman in a suit from Nordstrom before seeing his bride!
Bridesmaids in white, SO lush. And the girls are lookin’ GLAM with hair and makeup by Jennifer Conejo Beauty!
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Heather and Michael chose Hummingbird Nest Ranch for several reasons: The grand staircase and the style of the villa made our venue the place for us. Driving in, past the gates and through a tree-lined street really built up the drama. We loved that every area of the villa was utilized for our wedding: we had the ceremony in the courtyard and our guests mingled around the property to the reception area where they were greeted by a grand entrance through the beautiful doors, down the staircase and into the reception area at sunset. We wanted it to feel like everyone’s wedding, we wanted our guests to feel spoiled and important.
My favorite moment of my wedding day was listening to our vows being recited by our officiant (Michael's cousin) as we held hands and took it all in. Our ceremony was short and sweet but very heartfelt. Our first dance was another beautiful experience. It was the first time it felt like we got to slow down and just be together. It was a beautiful "dance"...although we both just stood there sobbing and hugging. Afterwards, Krista, our photographer, and Loren, our videographer, pointed to the mountains and said, "Let's go up there." So Michael and I followed our artistic directors up a literal mountain, which I proceeded to climb in a custom dress...barefoot. Just to get the perfect shot. Our family and friends saw us on the mountain top from the cocktail hour and were screaming our names and cheering us on!
Processional: La Vie En Rose by Daniela Andrade
Recessional: Love on Top by Beyonce
First Dance: Cinema by Jason Evigan
This. Bouquet. All white with no skimping on the drama.
Dying just a little bit over the details of Heather’s Inbal Dror gown!!
Found Vintage Rentals always has the BEST furniture rentals. Who else wants this lounge in their home?!
How about this DIY dream by WINK! Weddings?! Perhaps our favorite custom piece to create for Heather + Michael was the escort card display; it was the perfect centerpiece for their guests to visit during cocktail hour. Hand cut brass sheets were adorned with each guest’s name and table number, then affixed to a large acrylic sheet rigged on a custom-built brass pipe structure. The final perfect touch was the deep green garland by White Fig Designs.
A Rental Connection supplied the moody + elegant tabletop rentals and we’re LOVING those candleholders!
Do exactly what you want to do! And do it big! Nancy (WINK!) has taught me that when you make a decision then it's time to get off of Pinterest! Working with the ladies of WINK! It was a true pleasure, and they made us feel confident, excited and most importantly, heard.
Cake Goodness certainly captured that all white elegance with this cake, but they didn’t stop there…
Melinda from Cake Goodness is a good friend of the couple’s and she made their art-installation-style dessert wall dreams come true with a massive, back-lit structure, filled to the brim with their favorite desserts for guests grab!
Everyone danced the night away to music by Dart Collective, with plenty of food, sweets, and love to keep them energized :) Love this day and wishing Heather + Michael all the best in their marriage!
AND make sure to watch their super rad film from Brinton Films below!
photography: Krista Ashley // venue name: Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Santa Susana, California, USA // event design: WINK! Weddings // planning: WINK! Weddings // florals: White Fig Designs // wedding dress: Inbal Dror // hairpiece: Inbal Dror // hair stylist: Jennifer Conejo Beauty // makeup artist: Jennifer Conejo Beauty // groom attire: Nordstrom // videography: Brinton Films // calligraphy: WINK! Weddings // catering: Command Performance // cake: Cake Goodess // desserts: Cake Goodess // tabletop rentals: A Rental Connection // furniture rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // music: Dart Collective