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Gorge Crest Vineyards Wedding- Kali and Eric

Photo by Kayla Esparza Photography

I have been DYING to share this wedding on the blog and now that it has been featured on Junebug Weddings I finally can!!! Click HERE to check out the feature!

Photo by Kayla Esparza Photography

All photos by Kayla Esparza and full vendor list at the end of the post. I just want to start with my fave details shot of the season with stationary by Minted and gives you just a quick taste of how amazing Kayla is. OMG.

Gorge Crest Vineyards is one of our most favorite places to be and on a day like Kali and Eric's wedding day the view was mind-blowing.

The bride's dress was made and designed for her by her Aunt and it was a true work of art. I mean, come on! Holy cow, right? With beauty by Colie Marie Artistry and Glamourise Kali was a total dream on her wedding day! And this bridesmaid first look? The best!!!!

First look had us dying as the couple shared their hand-written vows in a private moment together. Small leather notebooks were such a beautiful way to record their words to each other and are such a sweet keepsake from the wedding.

This wedding was so special. Everything was completely handmade and you could really feel the love. Kali's Dad built their incredible ceremony arch and it was crafted with such love and originality that we were obsessed the second we saw it. The floral by Floral Designs by Alicia really knocked our socks off! The perfect delicate touch to compliment the sharpness of the arch. The Bride's mom hand made cards to hang from each seat in the front row to add an extra personal touch for the VIPs. Their ceremony was conducted by Eric's Uncle and wowza was the view beautiful.

Also can we talk about this wedding party? They were the sweetest and most wonderful group of folks and they were such a blast to work with. We adored every minute with them!

The reception table design was so cool. Kali's mom handmade all of the signage, menus, pressed all of the napkins and tied each one with twine. Each centerpiece was a collection of mason jars and clear glass vessels with greens and cotton. Rentals from Riverhood Rentals brought everything together with crisp and clean linens and tableware. The perfect way to provide a boho chic vibe with a unique and elegant flair.

Guests were treated to delicious wood-fired pizza by Solstice Wood Fire Pizza and beautiful toasts, but the real show stopper here were the dessert displays. The bride's father knocked it out of the park on a hand-made dark wood donut wall with Blue Star Donuts displayed for guests. This was by far our favorite dessert display of the season. I am legit getting hungry just remembering it. A family friend also provided an all white candy bar with goodie bags for guests to take them home. This wedding had a major sweet tooth and we were SO here for it.

When the dancing got started this night really turned up. With the Bride and her maids all being dancers (most of them professionals!) they busted out some super amazing choreography and the sounds of DJ Cutt Entertainment kept the dance floor packed all night!

These two were a total dream from start to finish and it was such an honor to work with them and their families to build this day. Forever grateful for experiences and couples like Kali and Eric.


Coordination: MH Events

Photography: Kayla Esparza

Transportation: Columbia Wine Tours

Stationary: Minted

Signage, Arch, Donut Wall: Made by Bride's Family

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