ASHLEY BAUMGARTNER

sacramento, bay area, & beyond

ITALIAN WEDDING INSPIRATION AT THE MAPLES WEDDING & EVENT CENTER | FEATURED ON WEDDING CHICKS

A little taste of Italy. From delightful gelato to celebrating the colors and taste of limoncello, you are immediately transported to the Italian countryside. It isn’t until you walk the line of maple trees as you approach this stunning venue that you realize you’re actually in the valley of Northern California. And that was our goal with this Italian Wedding Inspiration at The Maples, featured on Wedding Chicks

Nestled between the countryside and miles of farmland, The Maples Wedding and Event Center provided the perfect spot. From ranch meets Italian countryside venue vibes, it was perfect to bring our limoncello-inspired Italian Summer Editorial to life. From the gorgeous private estate house to the lawns and rose gardens, decomposed granite fireplace and the pool, any bride has a plethora of options to make the space her own. And that’s exactly what we wanted to do on this beautiful summer day for the Italian Wedding Inspiration.  

inspired by italy

Inspired by the taste and colors of Italian limoncello, we wanted to create an unforgettable dining experience for guests through the magic of thoughtful design. Lemons, crisp blues, simplistic lines, everything was hand-selected intentionally to transport our audience.  Overflowing greens with lemon accents covered the decomposed granite fireplace, creating a romantic backdrop for an intimate ceremony. A modern tablescape by Events by Rebecca provided the perfect mix of Italy’s limoncello inspired colors. This included simple linens from La Tavola, a pop of romance with gold accent rentals from Stella Rental, and colorful florals by Bella Nozze for alfresco dining.

Lemon inspired dinnerware with pops of blue and yellow from calligraphy place cards on real tile from the Natural Stone Design Gallery created an intimate and unique experience for each guest. And we cannot forget dessert. On a warm summer day, guests were treated to vegan gelato from Conscious Creamery. You can’t forget the gelato pops, perfect for dessert or favors out of their custom gelato cart. 

an Italian wedding look

Tracie, the bride wore a stunning Wilderly gown from Bride-to-Be Couture. It was the perfect mix of elegant and flirty with an off the shoulder design, and lace that had to be handmade. We accented her bridal gown with a fresh summer makeup palette and a classic, sleek hairstyle with a touch of glam by All Dolled Up. Craving the warmth of the summer sun, she opted for gorgeous golden Bella Belle heels to complete her look and match her gorgeous gold engagement ring. 

Guests were invited to the Italian Summer Soiree through geometric-inspired invitations with an accent of limoncello details by Ashley Baumgartner. A stunning ring box by Esselle SF completed the curation of details. And who can forget the perfect photo backdrop? A lemon wall designed and installed by Events by Rebecca and Stella Rental, outlined with Ashley’s calligraphy of “Main Squeeze” – the perfect place to grab your love and snap a photo.

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Summer Styled Shoot | The Maples from Lens of Lenox on Vimeo.

Italian Wedding Inspiration

We are deeply inspired by Italy and are craving a trip there right now! Interested in discounted portraits while we’re in Italy in the future? Or planning an Italian elopement? Contact us!

The Maples Wedding & Event Center

The Maples is one of our favorite local venues for its variety, gorgeous grounds, great getting ready spots, and more. Check out Bri & Brandon’s Maples Wedding day, as well as our Easter Inspired Wedding Editorial featured on Inspired by This.

Wedding Chicks

We love the wedding inspiration blog Wedding Chicks! See our other features including a French Inspired Wedding Editorial at Helwig Winery.

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