“The ceremony was for us, but this party is for you, so please enjoy!” On Friday, June 17th, 2016, family and friends of Eric & Jennifer traveled out to Tooth & Nail Winery in Paso Robles, California to celebrate this new marriage. Little did they know…they wouldn’t be attending a wedding ceremony, but instead a wedding reception with food, dancing, and plenty of sweet wedding toasts to the happy couple! Just weeks before, Eric & Jennifer secretly eloped and told NO ONE – not even their groomsmen and bridesmaids!
Destination? Tooth & Nail Winery. Location? Paso Robles, California. Mission? To capture Eric & Jennifer’s day for years to come! This Friday began like no other. Traveling groups of men and women flocked to the iconic castle winery in the heart of California’s wine country: Tooth & Nail Winery. With a first look planned in the early afternoon, there was no particular rush and so the morning floated by with girls everywhere (11 plus the bride to be exact!) enjoying company and celebrating the wedding atmosphere. Hair stylists from Twist Salon attended to the girls’ hair while Krystal McGee prepped Jennifer and the girls’ makeup. Everything had to be perfect because THIS was a wedding day!
Once Eric and his 9 groomsmen were dressed and ready to go, Eric was directed to the grand staircase where he’d get his first glimpse of his bride for the day. They met, exchanged calm words of encouragement, and headed out for photos with the happy bridal party. The vineyards were green and dressed to the vine for this lovely wedding day. Photographer Gwen snapped away, delighted with the beautiful sights that would be remembered for a lifetime.
Before long the guests had arrived and sat in a unique “U-shaped” table setting, waiting for the ceremony to begin…excited to see how Eric & Jennifer would look and how this interesting set-up would work. Sean from Epic Entertainment handed over the mic and the words “Dearly beloved” hushed the crowd to silence…but surprise surprise it was the bride who held the mic! Jennifer directed the guests to look under their plates and find a hidden photo from their REAL wedding date because they had eloped! The audience erupted in applause and the party was in full swing…so many incredible toasts from so many close friends and family members, dancing, food by Foremost, cake by Paper Cake Events, and a wonderful night all around. Mission accomplished! What a day!
Starring Actor: Eric
Starring Actress: Jennifer
Producer: Evermoore Films
Cinematography: Joshua Moore & Marteen Arredondo
Venue Coordinator: Kim Walker
Photography: Gwen Corona Photography
DJ: Epic Entertainment
Photo Booth: Epic Entertainment
Floral Design: La Flor
Venue: Tooth and Nail Winery
Location: Paso Robles, California
“The Spectacular Quiet” by Lights & Motion courtesy of Musicbed
“I Do” by Luke Moselyy courtesy of Soundstripe
“Memory” by Joel Slabach courtesy of Soundstripe
“Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer courtesy of Songfreedom