1850 Weddings & Events
By Hanna Wackerman - Mariposa & Yosemite Wedding Planner
Location: Jerseydale Pumpkin Patch
Season: November 2015
Event Coordinator - Hanna Wackerman Mariposa, CA
Florals - Vic at Pioneer Market Florist Mariposa, CA
Photographer - Jody Atkinson Bay Area, CA
Catering - 1850 Restaurant & Catering
Cupcakes & Cake - Cowgirl Cupcakes Merced, CA
Tent - Tent City Fresno, CA
Rentals - Broadway Parties Atwater, C
DJ - T-Bar-J Mariposa, CA
Bridesmaid house - Highland House 3125 Wild Dove Lane Mariposa, CA 95338
Erica was a dream bride to work with. She knew exactly how she wanted things, and where she wanted them (my kind of girl). She was so sweet to work with, and her vintage meets rustic elegance wedding vision was executed perfectly on the day of her wedding.
Andrew, the groom, is Native American so they wanted to incorporate his local family heritage into their wedding ceremony. A local Native American and family friend, Bill Leonard performed the wedding ceremony complete with many Native blessings songs and prayers from Andrew's cousins, and ended with an embrace of Eagle feathers... a Native tradition. It was truly magical, and perfect to celebrate the beginning of their marriage.
Andrew's love for hunting was represented in the wedding arbor that his Best Man created for the special occasion and was adorned with elk antlers and a beautiful flower arrangement made by Andrew's Aunt, who was also their florist. The popcorn bar was a hit as a cute appetizer station for guests to visit while they were waiting in line to snap a photo in the polaroid frame that Andrew's sister made for the wedding.
Erica's tables were simple, yet rustic and beautiful with her burlap and lace table runners, burlap and lace wrapped mason jars, and gorgeous lily flower arrangements. The space that once was a blank canvas blossomed into a stunning romantic winter evening, perfect for celebrating the love of Andrew and Erica.
The night was nothing short of entertaining while the guests were country swing dancing while the sounds of the Groom's voice were projected over the speakers while he sang his own versions of his favorite country songs. That man can sing! The cowboys took turns spinning the elegant bride around the dance floor in her white winter shawl, while the ladies tried to get the groom off the microphone for a dance.
The champagne flowed, and the cupcakes slowly disappeared. The bridesmaids and the guests slowly started to say their goodbyes, and finally the guests cheered as the newlyweds made their way out of their perfect wedding reception.
I was so honored to help coordinate and be a part of such a perfect wedding for the Tiexieras, and it was a night that they will remember for all time.