Paige and Christopher, now successful lawyers, were in the thick of an intense college program at the start of their engagement. When they contacted me they knew the few months leading to their wedding they would have their noses buried deep in their law books preparing for the LSATS so our plans had to be in place long before studying began. Different from the majority of weddings we plan, theirs was being held at the bride’s family home near Lodi. This house was made for entertaining. The backyard held almost 200 guests and it still felt spacious. Paige’s love for a black palette, olive trees and anemone bulbs started our design plans on the right foot. Her mother, a talented seamstress and great with crafting, contributed signage and drape as part of our decor plan. We sourced rentals from local companies and the couple also sourced some pieces to keep. The father of the bride and the groom strung market lights all throughout the backyard to complete the overall dreamy look. After a beautiful wedding at the St Morris Chapel guests headed to the family home for a lovely cocktail hour and reception. The night concluded with dancing and a late night snack from In N Out (the couple’s favorite). It was such a great day!