A Beautiful Day For A Wedding

Wine and Roses in Lodi, CA is a sweet Mediterranean-style hotel that dates back to the 1930s. Nestled among lush gardens and close to Lodi Wine Country gives this venue a feeling of poshness that is perfect for Lauren and Mike’s November wedding.

This venue was also where our Dee and Kris got married too!

Single black and white POV image of bride having her makeup done.

Lauren sat in the sunlight as the artists at All Dolled Up got her, well, all dolled up with a smokey eye and beautiful bright red lips.

Two images: Left image of bride having eye shadow applied. Right image of bride putting earring on.

Attention to Detail

The rings, the jewelry, the embroidered handkerchief, the dress; every detail was lovingly thought out.

Two images: Left image of rings in glass dish. Right image of wedding jewelry details.

Lauren chose her beautiful lace princess gown from J’aime Bridal in Pleasanton, CA. Undoubtedly, the bride felt like a princess in this multi-layered gown that flowed when she twirled with her flower girls.

Three images: Left image of bride's dress hanging in arched window. Right top image of bride in her dress twirling the layers in front of window. Right bottom image of Bride with two flower girls twirling in their dresses in front of window.
Single image of bride standing in window looking down and smiling.
Three images: Left image of flower girl i mirror reflection adjusting necklace. Top right image of bride's gift to mother. Bottom right image of mother-of-bride giving bride a gift.

Weddings can be all-consuming and sometimes the little things we push to the side. Things like a haircut can seem less important. Fortunately, Lauren’s friend Jeffrey Allen owner of Jeffrey Does My Hair stepped up and Mike was ready to go!

Two images: left POV image of groom getting his hair cut. Right image of groom looking at his reflection in handheld mirror.
Two black-and-white images: Left image of groom putting on cufflinks. Right image close-up of groom adjusting bow tie.
Three images:: Top left image of groomsman helping groom with his suit jacket. Bottom left image of groom hugging mother. Right image of groom looking at camera and posing.

First Looks Are Forever

Lauren stood in the beautiful garden grounds waiting for her father. He approached his daughter in her gorgeous gown with tears in his eyes.

Two images: Left POV image of bride in garden framed by bushes. Right image of father-of-the-bride hugging bride after First Look Session.

Following her moment with her father, it was Mike’s turn to see his bride for their First Look session. Mike stood at the end of the brick path, waiting for Lauren to touch his shoulder. Admittedly, he was nervous as he turned around and saw her. Soon after, a feeling of joy washed over him as he took in her beauty.

Three images: Top POV image of venue direction sign and guest seating. Bottom left image of groom waiting for First Look of bride. Bottom right image of groom turning and seeing bride in dress for first time.
Three images: Top left image of groom's boutonniere. Bottom left image of groom standing behind bride looking at her and bride looking off to left. Right image of bride and groom standing together in garden looking at camera.

Time to Say “I Do”

Mike excitedly stood at the end of the aisle in view of gathered guests and family. The flower girls enthusiastically tossed their rose petals along the path. Finally, Lauren glided down the aisle on her father’s arm and towards her husband-to-be.

Three mages: Left image of groom at end of aisle waiting for bride's processional. Top right image of flower girls tossing petals down aisle. Bottom right image of bride's processional on arm of father.
Three images: Top left image of groom saying vows with groomsmen watching behind him. Top right image of bride laughing as she looks at guests while saying vows. Bottom image of ring exchange.

Underneath the warm glow of the lights against the white tent, Lauren and Mike said their vows.

Two images: Toop image of bride and groom's first kiss. Bottom image of bride and groom's recessional.

It’s Not a Party Without the Wedding Party

Above all, have fun. Sometimes that’s difficult to remember, however, with friends beside you it’s easier.

Three images: Top color image of groom standing in a line with groomsmen in wedding party pose.
Bottom left black-and-white image of groom standing in front of groomsmen with groomsmen behind him in V formation. Bottom right black-and-white image of groom and groomsmen laughing as they walk towards camera.

Before they could head to the reception, Lauren and her bridesmaids took a few minutes to show off.

The party couldn’t start without the party anyway.

Three images: top image of bride lined up with Bridal Party. Bottom left image of bride kneeling down laughing with two flower girls. Bottom right DOF image of bride and bridesmaids looking at each other.
Single image of entire wedding party lined up and looking at bride and groom while they look at camera.

Gimme a Sign

Along with Victoria, Wine and Roses’ coordinator, Lauren’s grandma Jan did the decorating with love.

Four images of wedding signage and favors.
Single image of venue reception seating and dancefloor with reflection of market lighting hanging from ceiling.
Three images: Top left image of table number sign and decorations. Top right image of place settings. Bottom image of tabletop and settings.

Dance With Me Forever

As DJ Verrett played their song, Lauren and Mike floated and twirled around the dance floor with joy.

Single image of bride and groom dancing.

Following the couple’s First Dance, the bride and her father took a turn on the dancefloor.

Two images:  Left image of bride dancing with father. Right POV image from behind wine glasses of bride and father dancing.

Toasts from Lauren’s parents were touching and emotional. After her toast to the couple, Lauren’s mother surprised them with a song. There was not a dry eye in the house.

Three images: Top left image of father-of-bride giving toast. Top right image of mother-of-bride giving toast. Bottom image of mother-of-bride singing to couple.

The lovely one-tiered cake created by SweetArts was lightly frosted and decorated with an array of delicate flowers. They also provided several different flavors of cupcakes for guest to enjoy.

Party Time!

The party really kicked in and guests showed up on the dancefloor with some killer moves!

Two images of guests posing for camera.
Five images of various guests dancing.

In addition to the rocking music and slick dance moves, the couple, along with guests, had fun in the photobooth open photobooth provided by Photobooth-pixel.

Three images of guests having fun at photobooth.

Congratulations, Lauren and Mike!

Single image of bride and groom kissing in sunset light with veil covering them.

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