Alison and Craig were engaged on Valentine’s Day 2016, so I knew this would be the perfect wedding for today’s heart filled post. It’s filled with so much love and beautiful rustic details from TinRoof Farmhouse. Lyndsay Undseth was there to capture Alison and Craig’s magical day.
From the bride: We went to high school together but started hanging out and then dating through mutual friends during college -10 years ago – in December 2006. On Valentine’s Day (Alison’s favorite holiday) weekend 2016, Craig took me to Costanoa, a rustic resort that is a special place to us that we’ve been a few times and love, the first place he ever took me when we first started dating, and proposed on the beach. He pretended to be taking a self-timed picture, but was actually video-taping the proposal!
From the Bride: My favorite memory is hearing Craig’s vows, which he wrote himself and were a surprise the day of the wedding. They were so personal and perfect that I had to hug him afterward, which made all our guests laugh.
Our favorite detail was the huge wooden L-O-V-E letters that we rented from Tin Roof Farmhouse. We went back and forth a lot on whether or not to rent them and then whether or not to have them outside (since there was rain in the forecast) and we were SO happy that we rented them and had them outside because so many people took pictures in front of them (couples, groups of friends, families etc.) and it made me so happy and contributed to our “love” theme!We also had a Sacramento theme with each table named after a place, team. etc. in Sacramento (e.g., Tower Bridge, River Cats). Each table number card had the table number and name on the front and a picture of Craig and me at that place on the back with a description of how it relates to us. We also had two kegs of beer that Craig and my dad brewed especially for our wedding at Yolo Brewing Company – a blonde ale and a scotch ale with names representing the bride and groom – the Sweet Blonde and the Tall Scotch and Handsome.Musical Choices:
For Parent Seating,“Over The Rainbow” by Cherish Tuttle.
For Bridal Party,“Canon In D” by Pachelbel.
For Bride’s Processional, “Bridal Chorus (Harp)” by Elizabeth Nicholson/Rob Barrick.
For Recessional, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole.
First Dance: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
We wanted our wedding to be somewhat casual (not too formal), but still classy, beautiful, romantic, intimate and mostly just full of LOVE! I would say they fully succeeded.
What was it about the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks that made you say “yes to the venue”?
From the Bride: I love twinkle lights and oak trees, and Craig loves golf (and used to practice at Haggin Oaks with his high school golf team!) Haggin Oaks was actually the only venue we looked at in person. When we went there to see the venue and saw that it had an oak tree and twinkle lights (AND a gazebo, which reminded me of Gilmore Girls, a show I love) and a simple tent with beautiful chandeliers, I really couldn’t think of anything else I would want in a venue. I love that Haggin Oaks has a few beautiful features but that it’s otherwise a simple, classic beautiful blank slate for you to add your own personal touches. It just fit our style and tastes more than fancy, ornate venues I’ve seen (which are beautiful, but just didn’t feel like a good fit for us). We love the outdoors – camping, backpacking, hiking, biking and running – and wanted an outdoor component (with a built-in backup option!) – and we lucked out on weather and were able to have the simple, classic, romantic indoor/outdoor wedding of our dreams!
Congratulations + Best Wishes + Happy Valentine’s Day to Alison and Craig!
Photography: Lyndsay Undseth Photography | Flowers: In Full Bloom by MJL | Brides Dress: Moisa Bride | Bridesmaid Dress: David’s Bridal| Groom: Men’s Warehouse | Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse| Stationary: Minted | Band: The Indestructibles| DJ: JukeBox Music | Décor: Tin Roof Farmhouse|
Interested in hosting an event at the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks? Call Rebecca Kirtlan at 916-870-8597 for more information.