Most people know that I come from a modeling and make-up background before I ever decided to pick up a camera as a photographer. So, last weekend I had the pleasure of taking part as make-up artist in the vintage wedding of Michael and Jeanette Vance at Stone Barn Ranch in Sheridan, California. Even though I was not the wedding photographer of this particular event, I still took my camera to take a few shots of the details of this fabulous wedding. Jeanette, (The Bride) happens to be the co-owner of Sacramento Vintage Crockery, sharing the ownership of the vintage rental company with my good friend Marcelle Flowers. I’ve been to many parties put on by Marcelle and she always goes above and beyond with her vision and ideas. I just knew this vintage wedding would be amazing, and true to form, she went over the top and delivered. She thought of everything, even down to offering gluten free dessert options for guests. The favors were homemade apple-butter made with love by the Vance woman and jarred in a vintage way with a sweet little tag-top expressing the couples appreciation for taking part in their special day…a very nice vintage touch.
The details that went into the décor of this wedding were so precious. From little vintage glass bottles filled with wildflowers to old silver platters painted with chalkboard paint to serve as a menu board, made the look and feel of the wedding. It may seem crazy to drag out an old 1900’s settee couch or velvet vanity chair, along with antique suitcases, yards of vintage lace, real vintage china along with crystal goblets. However it is these little details that not only create the look and feel or theme of the wedding, it also makes for amazing memories in the form of amazingly sweet photos. The details are everything!
If you are planning a vintage wedding of your own in Northern California, you may want to check out the vendors below.
Sacramento Vintage Crockery: http://sacramentovintagecrockery.com/
Stone Barn Ranch: http://stonebarnranch.com/