All day, Jon had been holding back tears. Now, we’ve known Jon for many years, and if there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that he is a total goofball with lots of energy. Which means he doesn’t show his emotions too much. But once he was standing in front of family and loved ones. At his Victor Vineyards Lodi California Wedding. Watching Hilary, his soon-to-be wife, walking down the aisle to him. Suddenly, it was all hitting Jon. The tears couldn’t be held back any longer.
Oh, girl, did it make US tear up! Jon & Hilary’s Victor Vineyards Lodi California Wedding, was emotional, beautiful and timeless. And this California couple planned the perfect summer soiree, socially distanced of course, for family and friends complete with blush pink and rich maroon florals with navy and gray accents. That’s a California wedding right there, if you ask us!
What made this Victor Vineyards Lodi California Wedding extra special was the expression of their families’ Christian faith. So with gorgeous calligraphy verses and love notes by a close family member, guests were greeted along the entrance with joy and love. And Hilary’s grandmother even prepared a special Bible reading and prayer for the newlyweds during their ceremony.
Even with 30mph winds, and a global pandemic, Jon & Hilary’s summer California wedding was absolutely perfect in every way. Dark wood resin chairs, bright florals in mason jars, handmade calligraphy signs for seating, wayfinding… just about everything was Hilary’s vision. While much of the decor was DIY, the big do-it-yourself project was the venue itself.
Victor Vineyards is Hilary’s family’s vineyard and winery. And just 6 months ago, their ceremony and reception space was a flat patch of dirt with no electricity or pathways. So Hilary’s father and Jon led the renovation. And with the help of Hilary’s family and the groomsmen, the entire space was transformed into the perfect California wedding venue!
These two met the new usual way. So thanks to the dating app, Hinge, Jon and Hilary connected and spent their first hours together at Top Golf in Roseville. Right away, Jon knew that he wanted to marry Hilary. 2 hours. Actually, 3 hours. That’s how far Jon drove to meet Hilary. And after mistakenly thinking Roseville was halfway between his hometown and Lodi, Jon committed to his plan.
As a result, it eventually led to this beautiful Victor Vineyards Lodi California Wedding. And if you want to hear more about how these two met, we wrote all about it for their beautiful winter Lodi engagement session!
From Hilary’s stunning Essense of Australia gown to beautiful florals designed to by United Evergreen Floral to classic and beautiful rentals from Bella Festa and more, everything about this Victor Vineyards Lodi California Wedding was an absolute dream. We are so in love with our bride and groom, and we are so excited we get to be their neighbors after they get back from their honeymoon.
Jon & Hilary: we are so glad we got be a part of your Victor Vineyards Wedding in Lodi, California! We had so much fun capturing all of your wedding details, and most of all your dance party! Your California wedding was such a beautiful glimpse of what drives us in what we do, and that’s love. Unconditional and relentless love. You guys have that in excess, and it is just so wonderful. We wish you so much love and joy in your marriage and life together!
Lodi, California is one beautiful place to have your California Wedding. Our bride’s family owns Victor Vineyards, a stunning vast array of luscious vines and picture perfect locations. United Evergreen Floral provided perfect wedding floral design. Hilary said yes to a stunning Essense of Australia wedding gown from Sheryl Giles Bridal Couture in Lodi. We had the pleasure of working with In Joy Films capturing all the important moments of the day on film.
The couples picked out the perfect wedding rings from Zales and the bridesmaids couldn’t say no to their flowy blush and floral bridesmaid dresses from David’s Bridal. Jon looked classic and dapper in his blue suit from Tuxedos of Lodi. Jena Terrill provided elegant hair styling for Hilary’s wedding and Rogue Artistry provided the most gorgeous makeup for a bride. Jon & Hilary chose the perfect wedding invitations from Zazzle that really set the tone for the wedding day.
Also, we love a good barbecue. Tin Roof BBQ in Lodi provided tasty and high end barbecue for this outdoor vineyard wedding along with a beautifully designed wedding cake from Something Sweet Bakery. And this wedding would never have been as beautiful without the amazing rentals and planning services from Bella Festa.
And of course, Angela Sue Photography captured this day with romantic and timeless wedding photography. Still looking for a wedding photographer for your California wedding? We would love to chat with you!
Angela Sue Photography is Michael and Angela, a sweetheart team of California wedding photographers based in the Bay Area. We adore every single one of our Angela Sue Couples and consider it a privilege to get to love and serve them on the most important days of their lives. Looking for a California wedding photographer? We may be the perfect fit! Let’s talk!