Although Katya and Greg were raised in the same area and had the same friends, it wasn’t until his 30th birthday party that they finally met through one of their mutual friends. Six years later, their wedding day brought together all of those familiar friends and family to one elegant yet relaxed celebration with gorgeous florals, local food, wine and music.
Photography by Jesse Leake.
Boutonnieres featured a single scabiosa pod with a hint of green wrapped in black ribbon.
Music is very important to the couple and their unique, and awesome, ceremony songs were reflective of that. Greg walked down the aisle to “California”, a Woody Guthrie song adapted by Wilco. Katya walked down the aisle to “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones.
Katya’s wedding dress, designed by friend Ralph Rucci, featured gorgeous embroidery that was inspired by Russian Tula metalwork.
While guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, Katya and Greg made sure to take some newlywed photos in the surrounding vineyards.
Katya’s morning trips to the flower market helped her decide on florals. The lush arrangements featured white peonies, anemones and garden roses with flowing foliage of ferns, Queen Anne’s Lace and olive branch.
Floral Design by Chestnut & Vine.
The brass and gold accents were striking against the smooth grey linens and all white room.
La Copa Loca, Katya and Greg’s favorite gelateria, brought a sweet gelato cart to the reception. It doesn’t get more fun (or delicious) than a confetti wedding cake with a side of gelato!
Cake by Sainte G. Cake Company.
Guests were treated to reception music by The Pop Rocks, who the couple regularly went to see play in San Francisco.
After a night of delicious food and dancing, the newlyweds made their getaway in a vintage convertible Rolls Royce.