SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
Jacqueline and Coleton’s wedding at CASS winery was a dream come true. Their wedding day design was simple and sophisticated, with neutral shades of white, gold, and blush accented with dark greenery. From their intimate outdoor ceremony with a vineyard view, to their ambient lounge area for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour, to the breathtaking candlelit reception, every detail of their wedding day was rich with understated elegance.
The newlyweds' love story began when they met at San Diego State University. After several years of dating, Colton proposed to Jacqueline after a sunset picnic at Newport Beach. As they began planning their wedding day, they reached out to me to bring their vision of the perfect wedding day to life.
ALL SET FOR CEREMONY
The ceremony, set in the shade of a sprawling oak tree, featured live harp music and a stunning vineyard view. As guests arrived to take their seats, they were greeted with a rose petal bar, where guests could gather rose petals to shower on the newlyweds when they walked down the aisle as husband and wife.
For Jacqueline and Coleton, one of their biggest priorities for their wedding was the guest’s experience. They envisioned a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere for their friends and family to enjoy during cocktail hour. I brought their vision to life by staging spacious lounge areas, decorated with votive candles, flower arrangements, and taper candles. Cocktail hour was complete with a quirky van photo booth, a cigar lounge, a charcuterie board spread, and personalized cocktails.
Their elegant indoor reception was the perfect end to a perfect day. Each table was decorated with dusty rose florals and greenery, and accented with white and gold place settings. Above the candlelit reception, a breathtaking arrangement of hanging greenery and glowing bohemian lanterns hung above the dance floor, where the newlyweds shared their first dance.
GRAND ENTRANCE & FIRST DANCE
LOVE LETTER FROM THE NEWLYWEDS:
""If you are looking for a wedding planner in the Central Coast area, Sam and her team at Zest It Up should be the only option! From the first time we spoke with Sam (before working with her), we could tell that she genuinely cared and wasn't just treating us as another client she was trying to sign. Throughout the entire process, Sam was super responsive and always there to answer our questions and keep us on track. She recommended the perfect team of vendors that were all awesome as well. She uses great tools like HoneyBook and Aisle Planner, which were both great for communication and organization. Sam took our random ideas and thoughts and turned it into the wedding of our dreams at CASS Winery in Paso Robles. We consider her a friend now and are so thankful for everything that she did to make our wedding so special. I would highly recommend hiring her to plan your wedding; you won't regret it!" —Jacqueline & Coleton
THE DREAM TEAM
It was a true joy to bring Jacqueline and Coleton's dreams to life on their special day. I couldn't have done it without the help of these incredible vendors:
COORDINATION & DESIGN: @zestitup
PHOTO & VIDEO: @yvonnegollphotography
LINENS: @latavolalinen, @bbjlinen
DRAPING & LIGHTING: @bellavistadesigns
BAR: @bottles.and.ice @tipsytaps.barrental
DESSERT: @autumncakedesign, @cass_winery, @slodoco
COLD SPARKS: @kramerevents
CIGARS: The Sanctuary Tobacco Shop
Blog post by Olivia Cook