Updated: Jun 9, 2019
It was an honor to provide floral design and inspiration for Real Weddings Magazine's layout, Amore al Fresco, featured in their Winter/Spring 2019 issue. The venue, Avio Vineyards & Winery located in Amador County, was the perfect setting for this Italian-inspired wedding photo shoot. Reminiscent of a traditional Tuscan farmstead, the vineyard features a rustic courtyard with a charming fountain and a stunning view of the Northern California foothills. Al fresco dining takes center stage with jewel tones and lush florals interwoven with natural wood details and gold accents, stylized by Jenn Robirds Events, all beautifully captured by Randy Jackson Photography. Don't miss the unique escort cards and place cards!
You are sure to innamorarsi (fall in love)!
The invitation always sets the tone for the event, and this this botanical invitation suite by etsy designer Paper n Peonies gives a glimpse of what the guests can expect.
Our lush and romantic burgundy and pink bridal bouquet features peony blooms, Juliet garden roses, astilbe, astrantia, scabiosa, stellata pods, blueberry, roses and a variety of greens including eucalyptus, geranium, rosemary, jasmine, olive and privet greens and berries.
Make a floral statement with more than the bride’s bouquet. This exquisite boutonniere is an extension of the bridal bouquet by incorporating matching blooms and greens including scabiosa bloom, celosia, astrantia , astilbe, eucalyptus leaf varieties, olive leaves, rosemary sprig, jasmine leaf, and privet berries.
Boutonnière photo by Visual Impact Design
Al fresco dining is a must with a view like this…swooning!
We are in love with how the drapery hanging from the wooden pergola posts provides softness and intimacy around the dining tables.
Cabanas, Draping, Glassware, Flatware, Chairs, King’s Table and Candlestick Rentals // Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents
Sweetheart and Dessert Farm Tables // Stevenz Company
Linen Rentals // La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Plate and Water Goblet Rentals // Standard Party Rentals
Is that a ladder hanging above the tables? Why, yes it is!
Overflowing with branches of olive, this humble, rustic ladder reminds of us olive picking in the Tuscan orchards.
Is there anything more romantic than a candlelit dinner? We don't think so, and when encased in glass spheres hung from above they appear to float in mid-air over the tables = MAGIC.
Did you know that we often incorporate candles in our floral design and decor, to match the style and theme of the event and venue? It adds another layer of romance, lighting, and wonder.
How do you direct your guests to a beautiful table setting such as this?
With a custom pizza peel escort card of course!
According to Wikipedia, a peel is a shovel-like tool used by bakers to slide loaves of bread, pizzas, pastries, and other baked goods into and out of an oven. It is usually made of wood, with a flat carrying surface for holding the baked good and a handle extending from one side of that surface.
This unique favor was provided by Swoonable and hand-lettered by @thebloomingscript.
A variety of vases were used for the centerpiece displays. This antique gold vase features blooms of celosia, gomphrena, cafe au lait dahlia, burgundy dahlia, scabiosa, and rose varieties. The greenery provides movement, color and texture. Used here are eucalyptus varieties, geranium, privot greens and berries, rosemary, jasmine, and olive.
An Italian-themed wedding that celebrates the bounty of harvest deserves a favor that reflects this – so why not a personalized rolling pin for a place card? This unique "place card" is sure to inspire your guests to try out some new recipes and flavors at home.
Hand Lettering // Lettered by Ari
Styled Cuisine // Jackson Catering & Events
Sweetheart table centerpiece florals: celosia, gomphrena, cafe au lait dahlia, burgundy dahlia, scabiosa, and rose varieties. The greens include: eucalyptus varieties, geranium, privot greens and berries, rosemary, jasmine, and olive.
Hair And Makeup // Jenifer Haupt, I Make Beautiful
Sarah-Lynn’s Gowns // Second Summer Bride
Rhodney’s Tuxedo // Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo
Jewelry and Rhodney’s Ties // Macy’s
Jewelry // Style Avenue Studios
The cake continues the Italian theme, decorated with figs, grapes, roses and dahlia blooms and eucalyptus leaves.
Cake styling and design // Batter Up Cakery
Avio Vineyards & Winery
209-267-1515 | aviowine.com
Randy Jackson Photography
530-277-7906 | randyjacksonphotography.com
DESIGN, STYLING AND COORDINATION
Jenn Robirds Events
626-841-3758 | jennrobirdsevents.com
Visual Impact Design
916-489-3746 | visualimpact-design.com
STYLING AND CAKE DESIGN
Batter Up Cakery
707-439-8299 | batterupcakery.com
Jackson Catering & Events
916-483-7300 | jacksoncateringevents.com
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Jenifer Haupt, I Make Beautiful
916-532-9800 | imakebeautiful.com
Second Summer Bride
916-330-4422 | secondsummerbridesac.com
Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo
530-755-4282 | 530-487-7110 | alwayselegantbridal.net
JEWELRY AND RHODNEY’S TIES
Macy’s | macys.com
Arden Fair Mall | 916-925-2845 | Downtown Plaza | 916-444-3333
Sunrise Mall | 916-962-3333 | Westfield Galleria at Roseville | 916-771-3333
Style Avenue Studios
916-812-1114 | styleavenuestudios.com
Paper n Peonies
903-780-7772 | papernpeonies.etsy.com
Lettered by Ari
916-220-9551 | letteredbyari.com
CUSTOM ESCORT CARDS AND PIZZA PEEL
Swoonable | swoonable.net
SWEETHEART AND DESSERT FARM TABLES
209-304-0835 | stevenzcompany.com
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
916-321-9333 | latavolalinen.com
CABANAS, DRAPING, GLASSWARE, FLATWARE, CHAIRS,
KING’S TABLE AND CANDLESTICK RENTALS
Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents
916-773-2133 | 916-562-2900 | 775-773-8900 | celebrationspartyrentals.com
PLATE AND WATER GOBLET RENTALS
Standard Party Rentals
888-200-6513 | standardpartyrentals.com
JB Wedding Photography
916-220-0159 | jbweddingphoto.com
Special thanks to our real couple models, Sarah-Lynn & Rhodney, and all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!
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