August 2022 | Park Winters

“A Monet inspired Summer wedding in beautiful Northern California”

After my first chat with Grace + Derek I was smiling ear to ear. Both of them were so kind, extremely bubbly and radiated an energy that was as bright as the summer sun. When it came to designing their modern, romantic, and garden-inspired wedding at Park Winters, I knew I wanted that feeling to emulate throughout their entire design. 

Grace + Derek’s only design inspiration was “if Monet were to paint a wedding.” They wanted to look at their wedding reception as if it were a beautiful Monet painting that left you in awe and truly Dixon Florist brought that vision with their floral artistry! 

We kept most of the design elements simple, clean and modern to truly let the colors shine. We chose a color palette of warm peaches, bright corals, delicate pinks with touches of sage and dusty blue.  This particular color palette was absolutely stunning against the lovely Park Winters as the  backdrop. 

The groom, Derek, a graphic designer by day, curated each paper item for the wedding. We worked closely with Fig + Olive Designs to match the statement pieces to their paper suite. The one thing I loved about Grace + Derek’s overall design was all the personal touches they included. 

Their seating chart was a wall with shelving that displayed tiny jars of honey, an ode to Bumble, which is how they met! On each place setting the bride & groom had personalized handwritten notes to each of their guests on stationery designed by the groom! For cocktail hour they served a Halo-Halo bar and for dinner included a roast lechon as an ode to Grace’s Filipino culture. And my favorite personal touch was they gifted each bridesmaid and groomsmen their favorite shoes to dance in! 

This wedding was an absolute dream to plan and be a part of! The design details of this Park Winters wedding are beautiful and inspiring! I hope through looking at these photos you can feel that bright energy that is so true to Grace + Derek!

Top Three Favorite Things:

  1. Personalized details. Seating chart with hang written notes.

  2. Epic dance party

  3. Color palette

Wedding Details:

Wedding Venue: Park Winters

Wedding Style: organic, garden, fun, summer

Wedding Colors:  sage, dusty blue, peach, coral, and pink

Guest Count: 140


Photography: Willow and Ben Photography

Dress: Grace + White Bridal

Video: Slow Fall Cinema

Rentals: After the Tone + Fig and Olive

Venue: Park Winters

Florals: Dixon Florist

Beauty: All Dolled Up

DJ: Extreme Dj’s

Dessert: Palette Cakes