Happy in Hillsborough: A Real WeddingWords by Jessie Allen
Photos courtesy of Chris J. Evans
Kate and Kevin met in 2014 after matching on a dating app. They quickly realized they both grew up in the same area and had a bunch of mutual friends. It’s safe to say the couple hit it off because seven years later, they said “I do” at a private estate in Hillsborough, California.
Actually, the couple’s original plans had them tying the knot in Maui. But after two attempts to plan a Hawaiian wedding, both canceled due to COVID, Kevin and Kate decided to move their soiree to the mainland.
“At this point,” the couple says, “we had been working with Erica, our wedding planner who is based in Maui, for one and a half years, and we were hoping she could still do our wedding in California. Luckily, she was available and she helped us plan the June wedding in just three short months!”
Even though Erica had never planned a wedding in CA before, Kate tells us the planner made this daunting task look easy. She helped the couple locate “the most amazing vendors.” On top of that, Erica’s sense of style and creativity meant the couple could achieve the vibe they were going for.
“It was important to keep some aspects of our Hawaiian wedding. For example, we still had an outdoor wedding and brought in some of the Hawaiian touches like orchids in the floral arrangements, pops of color, and fun tropical cocktails,” the couple says.
Even though the ceremony and cocktail hour were no longer oceanside, the day ended up being a sweet, intimate garden party. And, at last, Kate and Kevin got to celebrate their union with loved ones!
Vendors: Photography: Chris J. Evans; Planning: Couture Events Maui; Floral Designer: This Humble Abode; Stylist: Dreamcatcher Artistry; Caterer: Weir; Calligrapher: Emily Rose Ink; Mixology: Tonic; Cake: Studio Cakes; Musician: Lucky Devils Band; Rentals: Hensley Event Resources & Theoni Collection; Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens; Transportation: Gateway Global; Valet: Precision Parking; Event Restrooms: Royal Restrooms; Gown Designer: Sarah Seven; Groom’s Clothing Designer: Zegna
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