The wine, the beauty, the romance, the gathering, the history: there is nothing quite like getting married in the Sierra Foothills Wine Country. This isn’t just Wine Country - this is Gold Country. This is at the base of 10,000 foot peaks. This is an hour outside Sacramento, a joyride to Lake Tahoe.
This is it’s own destination. This is a seasonal nature. Rivers, wildflowers, farm to fork, off the grid, grapes, harvest, wines, tiny towns one can explore on foot, antiquing, tasting, fresh air.
Our May, 2019 styled shoot was to reflect all that, but how? We started with colors, like most brides do. Deep mauves, fair blushes, teal greens, golds, cabernets. We wanted an old-word feel, reminiscent of the Duch Golden Age of art. Low-key in color and distinct in detail.
Our Venue, the Le Mulet Rouge tasting room of Sutter Creek is in a historic building, upgraded with modern touches and a beautiful bar, but true to its original character and structure.
Hair and make up was deep, flat, not shiny. Florals were big, but not busy. Table design was inviting of a long drink, a long sit, a bustling visit with family and friends. The cake was lacy and light, to contrast the heavy colors. The gown was modern and elegant, graceful and moving. Photography was heavy on the shadows, romantic, dramatic, but light and playful as well.
Because weddings are all those things and more.
Photography – Kelly Curtis Photography of Pioneer
Wines and Venue – Le Mulet Rouge Winery and Tamera Richards tasting room manger
Flowers and Design – Kristi Young Rustic Roots Decorating and Designof Pioneer
Hair and Make Up – Hair and Make Up by Jenny O of Pioneer
Cake – Ingrid Frasier Cakes by Ingrid of Sutter Creek
Party Rentals – Party Smart Rentals of Sutter Creek
Gown – Beloved by Casablanca and provided to us by the Clothes Mine in Sutter Creek
Models: Kristy Kendrick, Kate Kendrick, Garrett Gavalis – all of Amador County
See the original blog post about the Amador Wedding Collaborative.