Real Wedding: Allison + Drake

I love this romantic wedding Alison Hotchkiss, creative director of Alison Events, sent over last week for today’s real wedding feature. You’ve probably seen a number of Alison’s gorgeous weddings floating around the blogging world…..she is definitely a favorite among the wedding bloggers!

Alison was kind enough to share a few details from their wedding: Alison and Drake chose their hometown church to marry, Portolla Valley Presbyterian in California. Who could resist with such an amazing redwood forest backdrop! Alison Events brought in the talented Melissa with A Simple Ceremony to help create the mood and flow of the event.

A pale pink runner helped soften the ceremony site along with clear glass cylinders filled with dogwoods. A beautiful soft look with a hint of color…

The reception took place at their country club and guests were treated to a lavish display of fresh seafood and an ice martini luge while enjoying a beautiful sunset.

The head table was covered with a blanket of hot pink carnations and candles were everywhere creating a romantic, cozy feel.

Dinner and dancing then took place in the main dining room. Chocolate brown, pale pink, and fuschia were the primary colors for all the decor at the reception.

I forgot to mention above how excited I am about Alison’s new book coming out this winter, Destination Wedding Planner. Alison is an expert at planning destination weddings, so you can only imagine how fantastic her new book will be. Also, don’t forget to check out Alison Events blog, which is filled with tons of helpful information on planning your wedding and lovely real wedding features. Thanks so much Alison for sharing Allison and Drake’s beautiful wedding with EAD!!

Vendor Information:

Photographer: Jen Siska and Nick Brown

Event Planner: Alison Events

Florist: A Simple Ceremony