Micro-weddings and elopements are more and more common these days and our “The Mountain Are Calling” photo shoot from the new issue provides fantastic inspiration for anyone looking for a mountain escape for their nuptials. Check out this talented vendor team who pulled together this natural and stunning feature–they can do this for your big day too!
Our contributors are featured below, but be on the lookout for extra photos, a behind the scenes video, and an interview with our real couple models in the coming months. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Pinterest so you never miss a post!
PHOTOGRAPHER // LIZ KOSTON PHOTOGRAPHY
Liz Koston // lizkoston.com
Liz is a photographer with a sense of adventure. She loves meeting couples, hearing about their love story and being able to help them bring out their love in front of the camera in a natural way.
DESIGN, STYLING & COORDINATOR // TAN WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Rick and Jennifer Tan // tanweddingsandevents.com
Husband and wife co-owners Rick and Jennifer passionately fulfill dreams of exquisite weddings, bespoke elopements and most extraordinary events. Tan Weddings & Events offers planning, design, officiating and elopement packages in Northern California and beyond.
FLORAL DESIGNER // AMOUR FLORIST & BRIDAL
Mary Lee // amourmoments.com
Mary’s passion for event and floral design led her to open up her own business in 2007, after years of providing her skills to family and friends. With over fifteen years of experience, Mary understands her clients’ needs all while earning their trust and friendship.
WHOLESALE FLOWERS // FIFTYFLOWERS.COM
Liza Roeser // fiftyflowers.com
While working and living in South America, Liza saw the possibilities of exporting cut flowers and helped bridge the gap between the farms and the floral customer by founding FiftyFlowers.com in 2003.
CAKE & DESSERT DESIGNER // SAVANNAHS SAVORY SWEETS
Savannah Geist // savannahssavorysweets.com
After earning an education and gaining experience in the culinary and pastry worlds, Savannah decided to step out on her own with Savannahs Savory Sweets where she offers wedding cakes and desserts and gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options.
HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS // PERSONIFY BRIDAL
Arrvada Isom and Aloha London // personifybridal.com
Personify Bridal offers on-location hair and makeup for a flawless and truly beautiful look. They have been doing weddings in California and Nevada for more than 10 years and pride themselves on creating stylish yet timeless looks.
RENTALS AND LINENS // OLGAS RUSTIC RENTAL
Olga Onishchenko // olgasrusticrental.com
Started in 2018, Olga and her team provide events with modern, bohemian and rustic rentals. She can style an event from start to finish or help guide those with endless ideas with her expansive inventory.
PAPERIE AND PLACE CARDS DESIGNER // VALLEY PRESS CO.
Whitney Vickrey // valleypressco.com
Owner, Whitney, designs, prints and brings paper dreams to life on antique printing presses dating from 1913 to 1954. She specializes in creating one-of-a-kind wedding invitations and also has a line of letterpress greeting cards that are available online.
CUSTOM SIGNAGE // SWOONABLE
Aimee Carroll // swoonable.net
Aimee’s love child, Swoonable, allows her to create custom décor for all types of events including weddings, birthdays and special celebrations. When she’s not ogling over weddings, you can find her chasing her two kiddos and their Maltipoo.
VENUE AND STYLED CUISINE CATERER // Highlands Ranch Resort | highlandsranchresort.com
PHOTOGRAPHER // Liz Koston Photography | lizkoston.com
VIDEOGRAPHER // Baker Animation | youtube.com/bakeranimation1
DESIGN, STYLING, COORDINATOR AND PLANT-DYED SILK RIBBONS
Tan Weddings & Events | tanweddingsandevents.com
STYLING AND FLORAL DESIGNER // Amour Florist & Bridal | amourmoments.com
WHOLESALE FLOWERS // FiftyFlowers.com | fiftyflowers.com
CAKE AND DESSERT DESIGNER // Savannahs Savory Sweets | savannahssavorysweets.com
HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS // Personify Bridal | personifybridal.com
The Clothes Mine | theclothesmine.com // Diamond Bridal Gallery | diamondbridalgallery.com
Second Summer Bride | secondsummerbridesacramento.com
SHOES // DSW | dsw.com
JEWELRY AND TIES
Macy’s | Moka Davis, My Stylist@Macy’s Roseville Galleria | macys.com/mystylist
Olive + Piper | oliveandpiper.com // Style Avenue Studios | styleavenuestudios.com
TUXEDO // The Clothes Mine | theclothesmine.com
RENTALS AND LINENS // Olgas Rustic Rental | olgasrusticrental.com
PAPERIE AND PLACE CARDS DESIGNER // Valley Press Co. | valleypressco.com
CUSTOM SIGNAGE // Swoonable | swoonable.net
STYLING MAT // Suzy Pierce Art | suzypierce.com
Special thanks to our real couple models, Kylee & Jared, and all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!
To see more from The Mountains are Calling click here!
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Associate Editor Emily Peter.
Photos by Liz Koston Photography / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.