Saturday, April 25, 2009

Firestone Vineyard: Justin + Alberto

I was thrilled when Justin and Alberto called to ask me to help plan their wedding.  They are so much fun and I was intrigued by their idea of booking The Minikiss Band for their reception...  Well, we didn't end up booking Minikiss, but we did plan a fabulous event and their guests had the best time.  Along with a team of their talented friends, we planned a beautiful event at the Firestone Vineyard in Los Olivos.

This was my first time working with an amazing photographer, Amy Tierney of f8f11 Images.  She's a commercial and fashion photographer, who also covers modern weddings in full detail, and a good friend of the groom and groom.  Their other friends, Jarrod and Tally, set designers from Hollywood, created the gorgeous floral and lighting decor.

I'm so excited to share the unique details of Justin and Alberto's Wine Country Wedding.


Firestone Vineyard has a new ceremony site called the vineyard mesa... The mesa has gorgeous vineyard and mountain views as well as a beautiful old oak similar to the famous ceremony oak at their Crossroads venue...  Their graphic wedding cake was created by Decadence Wedding Cakes...  I absolutely love the matching top hats...  Justin and Alberto enjoy a good celebration and the hanging animal masks symbolize their love of costumes. 
They had first met on the red carpet during a Los Angeles event and that same red carpet was used to mark the entrance to their ceremony... One of my favorite parts of the day was hearing the vows Alberto wrote for Justin...  He combined 80s song lyrics to express how he feels about his groom and it could not have been more perfect.
Guests were invited into the barrel room for dinner where they enjoyed Santa Maria Style BBQ catered by Plemmons Catering...  The 150 person guest table extended the entire length of the room... It was stunning...  Following dinner, guests were invited to the courtyard to dance, but first, Justin surprised Alberto with a painting of their ceremony oak.
The celebration got a little "wild"!  The dance floor was full all night long...  Another friend, DJ Diva Danielle White, provided the tunes.
The happy couple made their grand exit in a 1940 Touring Packard Sedan provided by Classic Motoring Car Rentals

Congratulations Justin & Alberto!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous. How HOT does Alberto look in the profile shot with his top hat on? I only wish I had been there! Congratulations you two. Love, Laura