Presqu’ile winery is nestled on a hilltop overlooking the intimate valley of Santa Maria, stretching from hillside all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The Romantic vibes are built into the backdrop of this honeybee inspired editorial and we're loving the cheerful palette of yellow, peach, blush and slate blue in the shoot designed by Embark Event Design. Details include stunning florals by Wilder Floral Co., stationery and calligraphy by Paper Tree Studio, Desserts by Pardon My French and a retro beauty from The Photo Bus. A careful blend of playful and graceful makes the look the epitome of current wedding trends and it's all captured to perfection by Amber Lynn Photography.
Photographer: Amber Lynn Photography | Planning + Design: Embark Event Design | Floral Design: Wilder Floral Co. | Stationery + Calligraphy: Paper Tree Studio | Venue, Wine + Appetizers: Presqu’ile Winery | Videography: Foxjump Cinematics | Desserts: Pardon My French | Flatware + Glassware: All About Events | Wooden Letter Board: Bourbon Blue Cards | Photo Bus: | The Photo Bus | Hair Stylist: Cassidy Pope | Makeup Artist: Jennifer Souza | Gift Boxes: Box Fox | Gowns: BHLDN | Accessories: Untamed Petals | Linens: Blush Fine Linens | Hard Rentals: Embellish Vintage Rentals | Bar: Bottles and Ice | Model (Bride): Danielle Davis | Model (Bridesmaid): Madison Kay Whichello | Model (Bridesmaid): Jamie Foxen | Tans: Ladylike Spray Tans
This sweet wedding of two was perfectly set cliffside at Montona De Oro. Alexa and Conor exchanged vows in a private ceremony, and then explored the coast with a picnic overlooking the ocean. We loved dreaming up all of the details for this intimate day - and will never forget each of the details and moments these two shared.
Timeless elements with pops of color and texture were present in each piece of this fun filled and inspiring day. This editorial shoot was designed with garden inspired blooms and soft color at the forefront, with a nod to our location - private estate and winery Hammersky Vineyards. This editorial features a custom invitation suite with sketches of mustard seed, a California native plant that blooms for much of the year in the countryside surrounding Hammersky. Surrounded by fresh cut florals and bridal details captured perfectly on film by Jen Rodriguez. Colorful and blooming florals adorned each piece of the shoot, from our bridal bouquet, overflowing with pops of buttery yellow hues to blooming tablescapes, set along the barn. Blossoming branches and white peonies kept the floral design timeless, and allowed for fun pops of of soft blush and texture.
Photographer: Jen Rodriquez | Planning + Design: Embark Event Design | Floral Design: Bloom Floral & Foliage | Stationery + Calligraphy: Beautifully Noted | Venue: Hammersky Vineyards | Videography: I Heart My Groom | Desserts: Autumn Cake Design | Catering: Blue Oak Barn | Cocktails: Yes Cocktail Co. | Flatware + Glassware: All About Events | Specialty Rentals: Avenue Twelve, Scout Rental Co. | Hair and Makeup: Blushing Beauty | Live Painter: Heather Millenaar | Welcome Box: Charm Box | Dress: J. Noelle Design | Lingerie: BHLDN | Accessories: Untamed Petals | Backdrop: JRD Artshop | Ribbon: The Lesser Bear | Tans: Sunkissed Tanning
Our inspiration for this shoot was a neutral color pallet that could be featured in all seasons. The mixed metals element brought rose gold, yellow gold, and brass together both in the jewelry component as well as in the decor details. I also wanted to feature a beautiful couple with a unique style! Biddle Ranch Winery was the perfect location to host this editorial with its modern and clean atmosphere. Soft tones in in the florals mixed with poppy warm hues in the lounge made for a complex palette, and the clean lines and subtle textures rounded out our design
Wedding Photographer: Ashley Rae Studio | Creative Direction: Embark Event Design | Wedding Planner: Sea Glass Weddings | Venue: Biddle Ranch Vineyard | Accessories: Untamed Petals | Bar: Yes Cocktail Co. | Bar Service: Bottles & Ice | Cakes & Desserts: Autumn Cake Design | Florals: Flourish Floral & Event Design | Paper Goods: Fête & Quill | Rentals: Central Coast Tent & Party | Specialty Rentals: Scout Rental Co. | Linens: Bella Couture Linen | Hair & Makeup: Bellizzimo Beauty | Jewelry: Serengeti West Jewelers | Catering: Haute Skillet
This spring wedding was full of family, friends, and a cozy environment. The wedding took place inside the barn at Santa Margarita Ranch, with rain pouring on the roof above, making for a dreamy environment! Soft colors and natural hues made for an organic design story here, reflecting the classic style of the ranch. Juliana and Christian shared their day with everyone near and dear to them, and it was a night to remember!
Working with Sarah is an absolute honor. I noticed Sarah’s talent long before we worked on my event together. Her eye for detail and incredible organization skills is the foundation of what brings all of her work to life. There was never a time that I doubted the completion of a project or the reaching of a deadline with Sarah. Her calming and assuring persona set my mind at ease and allowed me to focus on other aspects of my week-long event. Words cannot describe what it was like to walk in to the venue the day of the event to see everything that she had worked so hard on, come alive. Sarah is with you from the initial consultation, to the final clean up at the end of the night and every moment in between. Sarah is much more than your event coordinator, she is a necessity to your team, and if you have the privilege to work with her, it will become impossible to imagine working without her.
With Sarah’s help my vision was truly transformed into a reality. The little details such as honey stirring spoons for tea, and handmade table numbers helped give charm to every inch of décor in my venue. Communication with Sarah was effortless; she was there for me every step of the way giving me updates and suggestions to smooth bumps we had encountered. Sarah helped design a layout for my venue, which I would never have been able to imagine. She is confident and knowledgeable, I would definitely have her coordinate my next event.
Embark Event Design is changing the status quo of the wedding industry in the Central Coast. Instead of being worried and stressed through your entire engagement, when you work with Sarah Strausser, founder of Embark Event Design, you will be confident that every detail is in place and you will actually enjoy the process of planning your wedding and be able to be at ease on your big day. She will facilitate your wedding staff with grace and ease, she will keep the environment positive through any bumps in the road, and you can fully trust her to get things done. The coordinator you choose to hire for your wedding really matters and makes a difference and I cannot recommend anyone better than Sarah Strausser! Thank you Sarah, so grateful for you and your passion for serving your clients.
As a wedding photographer, I work with a number of wedding planners every year. The first time I worked with Sarah I knew she was exceptional and stood out among the rest. Not only is she organized, professional, and a great communicator, but she also brings an impeccable eye for design and detail to every project she is involved in. She treats both clients and wedding vendors with kindness and respect, while simultaneously providing creative direction which lends itself to an overall positive atmosphere. I have no doubt that any couple who books with Embark Event Design will get first rate service and expertise. Sarah is dedicated, talented, and passionate about planning and design. It just so happens she is also exceptional at it!
Sarah has been so amazing. From day one she has made me feel like everything would be taking care of. Any questions I’ve had she’s answered them so quickly and has given me so much guidance along the way. I am so happy we booked Sarah for our wedding! I feel so comfortable knowing that I have someone to take care of everything for us. Her attention to detail and design is beyond amazing. She’s so knowledgeable in every aspect and we are so so lucky to have be apart of our wedding!
Events, we love events and making them pretty but something we need as floral designers is a planner who can coordinate, communicate and execute. Well Sarah at Embark Event Design did exactly that. She had a vision for what the space was to look like, how the event was to feel, and how to get that vision to become a reality. She met with us and the clients with grace and “let's make this happen” type of attitude. She communicated clearly and professionally. She helped achieve the overall look the client was hoping for and was fantastic to work with. Putting on an event requires many different vendors and many different hands on deck. Sarah did a great job coordinating with all vendors and making sure everyone was on the same page. I can’t recommend Sarah enough!