Southern California wedding photographer CHRISTINE DONEÉ has such a strong eye for detail and has captured this sophisticated wine country editorial beautifully. Working with florist ELLAMAH - who created the most divine arrangements for this shoot - they envisioned a couple who wanted to combine the tradition and sophistication of an English wedding with the laid-back nature of a celebration in California's wine country. Christine tells us, "Our bride and groom met while she was studying abroad, so when it came to the wedding venue they were searching for a location that encompassed old-world charm, but still embodied that classic California look with plenty of golden sun and greenery. Kestrel Park, with its lush trees and large gardens, served as the perfect destination for their guests. 

Jessica of ELLAMAH created floral arrangements that were full of roses, blueberries, dogwood and peonies to mirror the beautiful gardens at the venue. These lush and fragrant blooms were also a nod to the groom's home town in the English countryside. Wanting to keep this celebration as intimate as possible, only a few close friends were invited to witness. The 6-person reception table was set in KESTREL PARK'S "Sycamore Lane" and was decorated with garden floral arrangements, candles, and menus with the bride & groom's custom crest. The china was the groom's parents, brought all the way from England, and the bride chose her favourite wines to accompany the three-course meal. Every detail was beautifully curated and intentionally thought out to represent the style and character of our bride and groom!" 

A huge thank you to Southern California wedding photographer CHRISTINE DONEÉ for sharing this beauty with us. Christine is a fine art portrait and wedding photographer based in Los Angeles, California and a valued member of our vendor guide. With She a fashion and studio art background she captures love with a purposeful eye and a strong passion for detail. She is inspired daily by the beauty around her and looks forward to bringing your joyful day to life through her elegant photography.

Be sure to check-out more of Christine Doneé's wedding photography work here... and especially these gorgeous summertime entertaining ideas.