All Photography: Gabe Segura Photography
Hello there. This is your Dirty Dishes Maven checking in with a real wedding. I first remember falling in love with a grapevine arbor when I went to visit my grandmother in Fresno, California. There is a large arbor at Roeding Park and it is magnificent. As a young girl I remember dreaming about what a great place it would be to get married.
So, needless to say, my heart was stirred when I first saw the arbor under which I would be setting tables at Casa Rondena Winery.
But let me back up. This all started with a studio tour and initial consultation with this sweet bride, Emma, her sister and her dad. It was winter, as I recall we had to reschedule until they could get out of their driveway due to a snow storm. (Side note, we New Mexicans know that we can rely on the sun to melt away snow and ice in short order… but back to Emma.) This was the kind of studio appointment that makes my heart sing because no one was shy about pulling dishes and putting the patterns together. Even dad picked out a favorite pattern.
Ultimately David and Emma sent me inspiration photos that really sparked the design. She loved soft pinks and golds. He liked blue and white patterns. It was delightful to see these ideas come together. And I was thrilled that Dirty Dishes had the inventory to deliver this palette, not just at the sweetheart table and head table, but at every table.
THEN the day of… as Brynn and I are setting tables, we overhear a conversation. One of Emma’s friends, upon walking up to the tables says, “This is just so Emma isn’t it?” THAT is what we are here for. THAT is why when our clients find us, the rest is easy.
Look at these two. They met while serving others. And they have that kind of joy that lasts. I’m so grateful for that snowy day that allowed me to intersect their love story.