Lola and Pete are one of those couples that make you instantly feel comforted – they feel like home just being in their presence and it’s instantly clear how well they balance each other. Lola is also an event planner for Salesforce, so she also comes from a very organized background and was a joy to work with – her wit and humor had me in laughing fits on multiple occasions. Pete is one of the most genuinely kind and laid back people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
They got married Labor Day Weekend at Triple S Ranch in Calistoga where they were joined by about a third of their guests staying in the cabins onsite. With a pool onsite and late summer sun – it was the most perfect weekend. Their day was a beautiful celebration of their love and of the abundance of summer — juicy florals that you wish you could eat up, froze popsicles at cocktail hour, beautiful stationery in soft tones of summery neutrals, clean white napkins, and abundance of fruit and berries strewn about the dining tables for a feeling of abundance and organic farm to table.
Guests were welcomed to the venue with a display of flavored refreshing beverages for their walk down to the famous walnut tree on the property. The beautiful tree was adorned with a lovely organic feeling garden that felt like it was growing on the tree, while the aisle was lined with beautiful bunches of blooms. At cocktail hour guests enjoyed custom signature cocktails with cheeky names Lola and Pete came up with, and found their seats from an eclectic seating display we custom created for our couple. At dinner guests dined on a lovely family style meal featuring all seasonal ingredients reflective of the abundance of summertime like beautiful chiogga beets, potato puree, pea shoots and sweet corn. It was a dining experience to remember, which is exactly what our couple wanted.
Photography: Paige Jones | Venue: Triple S Ranch | Catering: Elaine Bell Catering | Floral Design: Flower Girl Em | Hair and Makeup: The Makeup Dolls | Beverages: Smith’s Beverage | Bakery: Black Jet and Patisserie Angelica | Childcare: Swiss Cheese Child Care | Videography: Share The Road | DJ: Dart Djs | Dress: Swoon Bridal | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Stationery: Bourne Paper Co | Design + Coordination: Prim Event Studio