Stephanie + Steve’s Testarossa Winery Wedding in Los Gatos, California, was one of the most beautiful, intimate, and enchanted weddings I have ever had the pleasure of capturing! When I first spoke with Stephanie during the planning phase of the wedding, she mentioned the ceremony and reception would be dripping in flowers. And she did not disappoint!
Testarossa Winery is home to California’s fourth oldest continuously operating winery house… which is saying a lot, as it is located in Los Gatos, away from the expansive and well known Napa Valley up north. Its wine caves are made up of gorgeous grey walls, with the faint smell of Pinot Noir in the air. It was the perfect location for Stephanie and Steve to say their vows in front of their closest family and friends.
What I loved most about Stephanie and Steve’s celebration was the amount of love and care that went into each detail. Stephanie worked with some of the best vendors in town to not only execute her vision for a wedding but make the evening into an experience for their guests. Gorgeous bouquets of florals hung from the ceiling, which matched Stephanie’s red bridal bouquet. Red roses and candles lined the aisle, and the room was only faintly lit from the chandeliers that hung above the guests. During the reception, each guest received a wooden cut-out of their name and a small cut of flowers, which matched the florals that hung around the room. When you walked into the doors, you were immediately swept away from the outside world and lost in the enchantment of the set-up! When I asked Stephanie before the wedding to describe her vision in three words, she said elegant, romantic and intimate. And it truly was just that.
The experience of the evening wasn’t just for adults – even the kid’s table was immaculately decorated. Instead of a standard white plate, their plates were lined in colorful sprinkles, accompanied by a teddy bear, a scavenger hunt game, and a box filled with toys, games and a disposable camera!
Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your day Stephanie + Steve!
Venue / Catering: Testarossa
Cake: Icing on the Cake
Hair and Make-Up: Katye Rose
Wedding Dress: Morilee
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
April 4, 2020