I loved being a part of Jori and Shea’s wedding celebration. They are such a fun, authentic, and romantic couple with a modern-day fairytale story and a wedding to match!
Shea is a high school football coach, and somewhere along the way some of the football moms decided that they should set him up with Jori – one of them knew her through a volunteering opportunity. After months of failed attempts, Shea’s mom got in on it and convinced him to look Jori up on Facebook… the rest, of course, being history.
Laughter & Tears in Calistoga
From the amazing wedding party to the hilarious speeches, there was lots of laughing to be had (and captured!) at this Solage Calistoga wedding. With emotions all around, happy tears also made sure to make an appearance. When Jori did a first look with her father before Shea’s and when she walked in to “How Long Will I Love You” by Elle Goulding, there wasn’t a dry eye around.
A Picture Perfect Wedding
Jori’s Tara Keely dress was just made for her. She was a stunning spectacle, especially with perfect hair and makeup done by Carrie Aldous. The gorgeous wedding flowers were done by Clair Sanz of Poppystone. Jori’s color is Rose Gold, and Sugar Rush Events did an amazing job weaving it through everything and tying it all together with the mints, greys, blush and wood themes. The whole day was perfectly balanced – swanky without being stuffy, elegant without being the least bit old fashioned.
They had his, hers, and ours cocktails. Hers: Rose Wine Gin in a fabulous rose gold-trimmed glass. His: Bourbon inspired Sweet Tea. Ours: Vodka, Green Tea, Ginger Honey, Lemon, Cucumber…heaven!!! Love it! For the reception the bridesmaids changed into incredible sparkling shoes. Another neat touch? There was a cake from Patisserie Angelica on every table, which the guests cut when Jori and Shea cut theirs. Such a cool idea! And of course it was delicious.
Exquisite Solage Calistoga Wedding
Solage, as usual, was a venue to die for, with food to die for. The photos say it all. Instead of a DJ, Jori and Shea opted for a live band. Ben Mallare really set the atmosphere for the party time!
Finally, I love me a good wedding hashtag, and Shea and Jori’s was quite something – #UrTheMoronilyOne.
Congratulations, you two. Go forth and love!
Venue: Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection (Calistoga)
Onsite Coordinator: Kristen Seaholm, Solage
Designer & Planner: Kristen Jensen, Sugar Rush Events
Wedding Dress: Tara Keely
Hair & Make Up: Carrie Aldous Makeup + Hair
Florals: Clair Sanz, Poppystone
Video: Thomas Hughes Films
Wedding Cakes: Pattiserie Angelica
Live Music: Ben Mallare Acoustic Entertainment