Country wedding | Giracci Vineyards | Orange County Photographer
February 28, 2017 | Posted in Weddings
Country wedding in Orange County
This country wedding felt like something out of the pages of Country Living. Such a gorgeous venue for a gorgeous couple! We met Jackie and Mark when we photographed her sisters wedding back in 2009, and knew after shooting their engagement session that they were going to be a super fun couple to work with.
Giracci Vineyards and Farms
Both their ceremony and reception were held at the expansive Giracci Vineyards and Farms. It’s a hidden gem not far from Orange, CA, but felt hours away from urban life. It’s a huge ranch property with barns, meadows, horses, and large trees. It was perfect for their “upscale country wedding” theme. Everything from the groom’s gingham-print shirt, to the relaxed floral arrangements by Fox Tail Floristsin old zinc milk buckets, to the delicious southern-style food served in wooden buckets spoke to a more relaxed way of life.
Details, details, details!
We were able to take some photos before the wedding of Jackie getting ready (her stunning hair and make up were by Molly Shriver) then some of the bride and groom and the wedding party. There were so many great locations around the property, we didn’t have to do much walking (though we were given a golf cart to make transport a breeze!). The ceremony was held in an outdoor gazebo strung with flowers beneath a canopy of trees, then followed by an outdoor reception. We were able to catch some beautiful sunset pictures before the strands of lights were turned on. A stage and outdoor dance floor, along with a few surprise performances, made for a memorable night of fun! Also, the band they hired, Tijuana Dogs–SO much fun!
We, along with the guests, felt free to relax, laugh, dance, and enjoy the whole event. The entire wedding day was perfect and we can’t thank them enough for making us feel like family. Congratulations, Jackie and Mark! We can’t wait to see what your future holds!