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!
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.
The rings, the jewelry, the embroidered handkerchief, the dress; every detail was lovingly thought out.
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.
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!
Lauren stood in the beautiful garden grounds waiting for her father. He approached his daughter in her gorgeous gown with tears in his eyes.
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.
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.
Underneath the warm glow of the lights against the white tent, Lauren and Mike said their vows.
Above all, have fun. Sometimes that’s difficult to remember, however, with friends beside you it’s easier.
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.
Along with Victoria, Wine and Roses’ coordinator, Lauren’s grandma Jan did the decorating with love.
As DJ Verrett played their song, Lauren and Mike floated and twirled around the dance floor with joy.
Following the couple’s First Dance, the bride and her father took a turn on the dancefloor.
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.
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.
The party really kicked in and guests showed up on the dancefloor with some killer moves!
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.