Modern Vintage Fall Elopement at HammerSky VineyardsLACIE HANSEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Today’s editorial started as a styled shoot but became something oh-so-special thanks to the generosity and kindness of the wonderful creatives behind it. I will let Kim of Flutter Magazine tell you all about it… “Everyone in this industry is always creating beautiful styled inspiration. So many top notch resources and talents come together to make these fantastical wedding setups that we see on blogs and in magazines every day. If we’re going through all of the trouble to create the imagery, why not give it real meaning?”
And give it real meaning they did! By creating a competition for one very lucky couple to win their dream elopement! Kim continues “We saw the #happilyeverelopement as an opportunity to help one amazing couple celebrate their love in a way they couldn’t have otherwise. We are always creating dreams. Why not make them someone’s reality? Celebrating Ellen and Jeremy at Hammersky Vineyards with a incredible lineup of vendors was one of the most rewarding things we’ve ever done!”
And you couldn’t ask for a more deserving couple for this celebration than the lovely Jeremy & Ellen, who have the most beautiful love story. Ellen explains… “Jeremy and I joke that it was love at second blurred sight for us. We met briefly in 2008 when Jeremy had perfect 20/20 vision. Fast forward one year and one very traumatic life experience later, Jeremy had been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy or (LHON) that caused him to suddenly lose his central vision in both eyes leaving him legally blind. Initially, Jeremy thought he would drop out of college but ultimately decided to give it another shot. Thankfully for me, he did! Just nine months after Jeremy lost his vision, he and I happened to meet again at a school event. We struck up a conversation and I remember thinking ‘wow’ this guy is something special. After that we were pretty much inseparable.”
“HammerSky is a hidden gem in Paso Robles. The grounds are just breathtaking and every last detail is perfectly designed. Stepping inside of the vineyard house you truly felt like you were at home and you never wanted to leave. We wanted for absolutely nothing while we were there. “
“Our group had a unanimous consensus about the food and drinks by Field To Table. It was, hands down, the best meal all eight of us have ever eaten! We all particularly loved the lamb lollipops as well as the pear and vanilla margaritas. After cocktail hour we made our way to the magnificent dining table overlooking the entire vineyard where we had the most exquisite six course meal. Every single course was divine and perfectly reflected the time of year and location. I think we will all especially be forever dreaming about the cauliflower bisque with chorizo and toasted croutons served in the cutest little copper pots, and the individual chicken pot pies in mini cast iron skillets, yum!”
“I think our favorite part was having the house full of our family and sitting outside on the two beautiful porch swings drinking wine, chatting, and laughing. If it sounds like a movie, believe me, I know it felt like one.”
Such an amazing love story, and what a wonderful idea from this team of creatives! Many many congratulations to the happy couple Ellen & Jeremy, and a heartfelt thankyou to photographer Lacie Hansen for allowing me to share their exquisite celebration with you. If you love Lacie’s fine art style of photography and would like to see more of her work, pop over to her website at laciehansen.com, and be sure to follow her on Instagram!
Or if you’re considering an elopement and are looking for more inspiration then you will love Beatrice & Gabriele’s on Viverone Lake or how about this elegant affair in the city of romance, or this chic city hall elopement? Oh and this enchanting Venice elopement is one not to be missed!