Going into this wedding day we were pretty stoked. We had already met these two at their Claire's childhood home while shooting their Farm Engagement Shoot in South Jerz. They had such a flow about them where it seemed like they were eye-locked most of the time. A little bit of jealousy may come over myself when I see this just because it's really rare to see that kind of pure instinctual love between two people. I mean, we get to see it more than most, but even still, these two are really special.
We loved every single detail. This blog is a little detail crazy because of HOW intensely gorgeous everything was. That dress though. (See image below). HOLY COW! OR GOAT or whatever....insane. Claire, you rocked that thing like that Pronovious was a SewnOnToUs! Your infectious laugh and ease of grace throughout the day really made it easy to capture your happiness and beauty wrapped into one gorgeous bridal package. Velenzano Winery has really wonderful grounds and the Vintners Pavilion is especially dreamy. The staff is amazing and everything came together because of the talented rockstar planner Christina Vitarelli in combination with one of our favorite florists, A Garden Party. I think I could have lived there. THAT'S how gorgeous and comfortable they made this space. Warm and inviting, elegant yet approachable, classic but uber modern...all words I would use to describe Claire + Sam (a.k.a. Salatore!).
Claire walked down the aisle with her father laughing every step of the way while being serenaded by the Arioso Quartet and the juxtaposition between the humor and emotion with the elegance of the setting gave me all the feels. Goosies everywhere. We loved being a part of your day. Watching how you guys light up when you look at each other and laugh uncontrollably is your recipe for a happy future.
Dear Sam, or SaaaaalVA-TORE! as we lovingly refer to you...we feel like we have watched your family grow over the past few years and we can't wait to see what's next for you all. Claire, It was great to come to your childhood house and feel welcomed by your family. It was such a great day at an awesome venue. All of your Friends and Family were so warm and very kind during every step of the way. Thank you so much for letting us document your day. You put your trust in us and that is EVERYTHING.
XOXO :MR. + MRS. PANTS
P.S. Goats do like mint!!
A little love note from Claire :
VENUE : VALENZANO FAMILY WINERY
CEREMONY MUSIC : ARIOSO QUARTET
INVITATION DESIGN : ETSY
PLANNER : CHRISTINA VITARELLI
WEDDING GOWN : PRONOVIAS
BRIDESMAID GOWNS : SHONA JOY
TUX + SUITS : THE BLACK TUX
DJ + EMCEE : JOHNNY BALLERINI
FLORAL DESIGN : A GARDEN PARTY
PHOTO BOOTH : CENTERSTAGE
MAKEUP ARTISTRY : FELICIA CONSOLO