When a California wedding planner sets out to plan her own wedding, you know expectations will be high. From choosing the perfect venue to finding the dress, Lauren of Laurel & Fey had her work cut out for her. Residing in Pasadena, Lauren and Christian frequented the endless amount of wineries within a few hours drive of their home. On a wine tasting excursion in Paso Robles, they came across their soon-to-be wedding venue, Hammersky Vineyards. Tucked away in the Central Coast's rolling hills, Hammersky provided the charming backdrop to create the French countryside inspired wedding the couple was dreaming of as a nod to Christian's roots.
Fast forward to the wedding and the couple made sure that the day was full of their favorite people, things and memories including message-in-a-bottle place cards as an ode to Christian's proposal and their favorite olive oil cake from home. We caught up with Lauren about planning her own wedding, all of the details that went into it, and, of course, all about her stunning Marchesa dress.
Photography by Ally Burnette