If you read Part 1 on the blog about this fun couple’s wedding, you’ll have learned that the day was H-O-T! Like record heat H-O-T. What I love about Amanda is that a week later, when I talked to her, she felt the weather conditions added to the details of the wedding – it did not detract and she feels will be one of the many memories they will carry with them in fondly remembering their special wedding day. Love that positivity.
The wedding was held at Gold Hill Gardens in Newscastle, CA. The “cool” ceremony site they chose was creekside in front of the majestic Heritage Oak tree, and once the nuptials were completed, guests headed up to the poolside bar, men rolled up their sleeves and all enjoyed libations. Some cute ladies dangled their legs in the pool, and a few others had a hand at corn hole and other lawn games. The color palette Amanda and Michael choose was navy blue with “hot” orange accents and being total nature lovers, the flowers (which doubled as ceremony hanging aisle décor) were placed on a wood cut round and a rustic candle lantern accompanied the centerpiece. Bridal bouquets were placed in vases to add to the head table décor.
As he evening progressed, the sun lowered in the sky, and the temperatures cooled down a bit, those hot guests started to get into the swing of things and really, really enjoyed themselves. A delicious buffet by Jackson Catering & Events filled their tummies, and of course, just knowing that dessert was a table full of Krispy Kreme donuts (in lieu of a traditional cake), put smiles on the face of many excited guests. Michael and Amanda enjoyed their quiet time away with photographer Teresa of Teresa K Photography who knows how to set up a “sunset shot” – even with the absence of clouds, these shots are gorgeous!
Love the First Dance between Amanda and Michael, and the emotions showing in this father-daughter dance moment is killer… so sweet. But once those traditional dances were completed, Steve Schon with Function 45 Event Entertainment pulled out the stops and this crowd totally forgot about the earlier heat in the day and got their groove on!
Makes you wonder what song these newlyweds were singing. Such happiness and joy!
I am so thankful for the wonderful team who worked hard, tirelessly and with smiles on their faces through the very hot day. Great group of professionals:
Venue: Gold Hill Gardens, Newcastle, CA
Officiant: Rev. Jeri Murphy
Photographer: Teresa w/Teresa K Photography
Florist: Katie w/Ambience Floral Design
Caterer: Jackson Catering & Events
Dessert: Krispy Kreme Donuts
DJ/MC: Steve w/Function 45 Event Entertainment
Calligraphy Donut Sign: The Calligraphy Girl
Rentals: Privately Acquired