{As Seen in} "Amore al Fresco" Inspired Photo Shoot - Real Weddings Magazine Winter/Spring

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)!


Real Weddings Magazine layout for Amore al Fresco

botanical invitation suite

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.


Botanical wedding invitation

The courtyard at Avio Winery

Bride and groom walking down path at Avio Winery

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.


Romantic bridal bouquet

Bride and groom with boutonniere

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.

Groom's boutonniere close up

Boutonnière photo by Visual Impact Design


Italian-inspired al fresco dining with view of foothills

Al fresco dining is a must with a view like this…swooning!


Italian-inspired dining table with view of foothills

Romantic Italian-inspired dining table

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

Italian-inspired dining table from above

Italian-inspired dining table

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.


Having candle votives in glass spheres

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.









Bride and groom at guest's dining table

Custom pizza peel escort cards

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.


Pizza peel engraved with "I love you with every pizza my heart"

Close up of appetizer

Floral centerpiece

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.


Table TWO

Close up of place settings with place card rolling pins

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



Collage of appetizers, entree and place card rolling pins

Row of place settings

Bride and groom sit at sweetheart table

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.


Bride and groom toast with champagne at Sweetheart table

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


Italian-inspired wedding cake

The cake continues the Italian theme, decorated with figs, grapes, roses and dahlia blooms and eucalyptus leaves.

Cake styling and design // Batter Up Cakery


Bride and grooom with wedding cake

Wedding cake from above

Wedding Cake detail

Wedding Cake

Bride and groom at cake table

Bride and groom toast with wine at Avio Vineyard

That's Amore!


Bride and groom at sunset

VENDORS

VENUE

Avio Vineyards & Winery

209-267-1515 | aviowine.com

PHOTOGRAPHER

Randy Jackson Photography

530-277-7906 | randyjacksonphotography.com

DESIGN, STYLING AND COORDINATION

Jenn Robirds Events

626-841-3758 | jennrobirdsevents.com

FLORAL DESIGN

Visual Impact Design

916-489-3746 | visualimpact-design.com

STYLING AND CAKE DESIGN

Batter Up Cakery

707-439-8299 | batterupcakery.com

STYLED CUSINE

Jackson Catering & Events

916-483-7300 | jacksoncateringevents.com

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Jenifer Haupt, I Make Beautiful

916-532-9800 | imakebeautiful.com

SARAH-LYNN’S GOWNS

Second Summer Bride

916-330-4422 | secondsummerbridesac.com

RHODNEY’S TUXEDO

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

JEWELRY

Style Avenue Studios

916-812-1114 | styleavenuestudios.com

PAPERIE

Paper n Peonies

903-780-7772 | papernpeonies.etsy.com

HAND LETTERING

Lettered by Ari

916-220-9551 | letteredbyari.com

CUSTOM ESCORT CARDS AND PIZZA PEEL

Swoonable | swoonable.net

SWEETHEART AND DESSERT FARM TABLES

Stevenz Company

209-304-0835 | stevenzcompany.com

LINEN RENTALS

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

VIDEOGRAPHER

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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