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A Pink and Romantic Affair: Laura and Eugene’s Stunning Mountain Wedding

Laura + Eugene

A Pink Wedding by Events by Pins and Petals. An intimate, luxury wedding.

Welcome, dear readers, to a love story that unfolded amidst breathtaking landscapes and soaring temperatures. Today, we delve into the incredibly romantic and pink wedding of Laura and Eugene, a couple whose journey began with an 18-month engagement, navigating the uncertainties of the pandemic. From our first interaction on Instagram to the scorching summer day they said their vows, every detail of their celebration radiated with love, kindness, and an undeniable touch of romance. 

The Vendor Dream Team

Let’s kick off this table by introducing the incredible team that brought Laura and Eugene’s wedding vision to life.

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The Venue

The picturesque Venticello venue in Murphys, California, set the stage for their memorable day, nestled atop a mountain with panoramic views that took everyone’s breath away.

The Delicious Bites & Bubbles

The talented Let Them Eat Cake team crafted a delectable wedding cake that catered to the couple’s vegan preferences, while Bubbles and Brews San Francisco ensured the celebration flowed with their delightful mobile bar experience. To add a personal touch, the couple opted for a branded cake slicer and napkins, elegantly engraved with their names and wedding date, making each slice and sip of bubbles a cherished memento of their special day.

The Florals

Wildbud Co, the masterful floral artisans, unleashed their enchanting creativity, transforming the venue into a dreamy oasis with an abundance of pink blooms and delicate greenery. Their floral magic weaved a spellbinding tapestry of romance and beauty, as the venue blossomed into a captivating garden. Picture-perfect pink roses, in various shades of blush, exuded an aura of timeless elegance, while delicate baby's breath painted in soft hues of pink and white added an ethereal touch, filling the air with the intoxicating scent of blossoms. The delicate petals and intricate details transported guests into a realm of beauty, creating the ambiance of a truly pink wedding to remember that Laura had hoped for.

The Details

The amazing media team consisted of the ever-talented Stephanie Lynn who captured the heartfelt moments behind the lens, preserving memories to last a lifetime, and Lens of Lenox videography who captured every cherished moment on film. 

The elegant signage and invitations were meticulously crafted by BlushInk Calligraphy, adding a personal touch to every detail. 

Porras Solutions catered to the couple’s vegan palate, delivering delicious dishes that delighted every guest. Standard Event Rentals, along with the exquisite linens provided by Napa Valley Linen, ensured that every element was thoughtfully curated. 

Joe Squared dazzled with their expert lighting and DJ services, and Alpha Lit Fresno added a touch of glamour with their marquee displays. The Glam Project worked their magic, ensuring Laura looked radiant with their impeccable hair and makeup skills.

The Journey to Forever

Laura, a dedicated follower turned client, discovered my work on Instagram, and from our first interactions, I knew their wedding would be a true labor of love. With an 18-month engagement during the pandemic, the couple endured uncertainty and challenges along the way. However, their unwavering love and desire to create a day filled with beauty and joy shone through every decision. Their connection grew, and I was honored to be entrusted with bringing their dream wedding to life.

Unveiling a Mountain Gem

The chosen venue, Venticello, nestled high above Murphys, California, provided a truly unique backdrop for Laura and Eugene’s special day. This picturesque residence, available for weekend rentals, served as the perfect sanctuary. The guest house transformed into a stunning bridal suite, adding an intimate touch to the preparations. Laura’s heart was set on a romantic and ethereal ambiance, inspired by a previous event featuring hand-painted pink baby’s breath. Her wish was my command. Every corner of the venue was adorned with delicate hues of pink, exuding an air of romance and charm. It was a vision come to life.

Enduring The Heat

As the wedding day dawned, the scorching summer heat made its presence known, reaching a staggering 103 degrees. Candles melted, flowers battled the sweltering temperatures, and even the vendors themselves, including myself, faced the challenge of near heat stroke. Yet, in the face of adversity, Laura and Eugene’s love prevailed, and the warmth of their devotion radiated throughout the day. The couple shared a beautiful first look, capturing their heartfelt connection in private, as they exchanged their handwritten vows, an intimate and tender moment that was lovingly preserved through photography and videography.

An Intimate Celebration

With an emphasis on intimacy and cherished connections, Laura and Eugene opted for a guest list of 45, eschewing a traditional wedding party. The focus was on celebrating their love with the closest friends and family who had supported them on their journey. The couple’s generosity and kindness knew no bounds, evident in their thoughtful gestures, including a bottle of Cristal gifted to me as a token of their appreciation. These two souls, filled with warmth and love, shared an unforgettable day with those who meant the most to them.

Cheers, Laura + Eugene

Here’s to Laura and Eugene, a couple whose vibrant love story will continue to inspire and ignite a flame of hope within all of us. May their days be filled with tenderness, adventure, and a shared devotion that knows no bounds. Cheers to a future brimming with endless love, laughter, and cherished memories. May their union be a beacon of inspiration, reminding us all that even amidst life’s sweltering heat, love has the power to illuminate our path and fill our hearts with joy.

Erin Rugala, owner, creative, and designer of Events by Pins and Petals. Full service, luxury event and wedding planner in the Bay Area.

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