When Candice and I first began planning her wedding, she came to me with the beautiful painting ‘Some Summers’  by Todd Hunter.  She said “I love this – if my wedding can feel the way this painting makes me feel, I will be so satisfied.”

I began brainstorming, researching the painter, and even digging into historical figures that we all have come to know and love Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh. All these figures bringing out the old world, european style along with their timeless works of art. After putting together the inspiration board for Candice, I sent it to her with a caption below…”If Vincent VanGogh were to throw a party, this would be it.” And it just stuck. I used this phrase and inspiration for everything else to fall into place. Lots of brass, old woods and rusted metals along with using mostly local to California florals to keep the organic, natural touch; and we stayed with the colors of Hunter’s piece for color inspiration. I wanted the day to feel very elegant and classy, but with a very old world, European influence.
venue: gainey vineyard, santa ynez, ca // photography: rylee hitchner // dress: claire pettibone // shoes: kate spade // suit: theory // cake: enjoy! cupcakes // florals + styling: abany bauer // makeup: kelsey nance // invitations + calligraphy: brown linen // food & wine pairings: graft events & catering // rentals: classic party rentals// lighting: LBPS events // coordinator: mary for weddings by marybeth  // videography: the reason // getaway car: classic car rental


Comments (15)

Chelsea Patricia | Reply

Gorgeous, gorgeous. Love the “Our Adventures” book. And, of course, Rylee’s lovely photography :)

Hot Chocolates - Clayton | Reply

What a stunning dress!

Gorgeous pics and love the venue setting.

Congrats guys xoxo

Kirstie Frydenlund | Reply

Perfection, Rylee!! Your photography is unreal.

Rebekah | Reply

Rylee is such a talent and she captured this beautiful couple gorgeously!

{The NotWedding} | Reply

Gorgeous elegance! We love the venue.

Lauren | Reply

This is absolutely stunning. Rylee has captured the emotion of the day so beautifully here and that dress is divine. What a gorgeous day.

Lauren x
Gordon + Gold

The slow pace | Reply

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Baby Shower Invitations | Reply

The bride’s dress is absolutely stunning ! Love the overall look and the styling of the wedding

A Day in May Design | Reply

Absolutely beautiful, and so romantic! This is the wedding of my dreams.

Wedding Invitations | Reply

Wow, so elegantly done and I love all the natural lighting in the pictures. Gorgeous dress – is that crochet on the sleeves and detailing? Love! The calligraphy on the wedding stationery is perfect. Also,love how they have been placed on little black stones. Great contrast.

Julia ~ Mrs. Vintage | Reply

So gorgeous, soft and elegant. Perfection!


Sarah | Reply

I love Claire Pettibone dresses and her latest collection is just as great, but the dress is absolutely amazing and the detail is superb and the lighting sets of the beautiful crochet detail


Sydney Invitations | Reply

Everything about this wedding is naturally beautiful. Lovely dress. <3

Sourav Haldar | Reply

Oh Wow!! What a wedding photography..

shubhashis kar | Reply

Nice looking couple ….. and amazing pictures!!