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A Dream Wedding at Newcastle Gardens

October 7, 2009

Okay, so Erica and Tory proved it…you can have a perfect wedding.  Of course it requires that you spend countless days making, creating, collecting and continually searching for the perfect inspiration.  Erica is an artist/designer…Tory is a teacher and together, with their own unique sense of style, they created a perfect wedding day at Newcastle Gardens in Newcastle, California.  The venue in itself is muse-like–rustic, country charm mixed with an elegance from yesteryear.  The entire day felt as if I were on a movie set of a 1940’s movie–it was fabulous.  The details of this wedding are worthy of being featured in a magazine so I’ve included lots of pics and a little commentary.  Erica and Tory are two incredibly delightful people and I’m thrilled they included me in their very special day.

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Erica designed the invitations and save the date cards.  The save the date cards were so adorable and such a cool surprise when you pulled them out of the envelope.  I can only imagine the time that went into these.  Even the coolest of guests were invited to this event!

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Pretty much everything you see in this photo was designed or made by Erica and Tory.  I especially loved the handmade books that were given to each guest.  The thought and time commitment put into each book was mind blowing.  Every little detail was intentional and well thought out.  There was a Beattles theme running deep throughout the wedding day…music, quotes–even the way the guys walked into the ceremony reminded me of the Abbey Road album cover.  Loved it.

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Erica was so stunning, I could have photographed her all day.  Newcastle Gardens has a beautiful brides room and the lighting is magnificent.

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Gorgeous flowers everywhere!  Check out the flower garland over the wedding arbor…it was the most beautiful I had ever seen.  Flowers were done by Martha Andrews, Blooms (bloomsbymarthaandrews.com).  The brooch in the bouquet was Erica’s great grandmothers.

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The old barn at Newcastle Gardens has been converted into this amazing room with an ambiance that is hard to beat.  Everywhere I turned there was great lighting and wonderful backdrops.

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Okay, so let’s talk about this cake…oh my goodness!  So I know fondant is the thing of the day but this cake was the real deal.  Thick, yummy, chocolate frosting and decorated to perfection.  I was too busy to eat a piece…so bummed.  The cake was made by Ginger Elizabeth.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2009 10:01 pm

    wonderful, beautiful…thank you so much, Rochelle! I can’t wait to see the rest!!!

  2. Suzanne permalink
    October 8, 2009 4:15 am

    Could possibly be the most beautiful pictures I’ve seen!!! Does the photographer take family pics???

  3. Elizabeth Fox permalink
    October 8, 2009 10:54 pm

    The day was like a fairy tale and Rochelle u captured it beautifully.

    the sister of the bride.

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