After sending hundreds of brides down the aisle, it’s finally time to walk down the aisle myself. As a hopeless romantic, there’s no doubt I’ve dreamt about this day forever, and I have to pinch myself to think my fairytale has just begun. I hardly ever talk about my fiance Chris, but he is my rock and the reason I’ve been able to be so what I have with Christie Rose Events. Constantly under loads of pressure and stress, Chris is the one reminding me to take breaks, helping me with the financial end of my business and the one who has given me the encouragement and support to make my dreams come true. He’s walked this life with me for 7.5 years, and I can’t imagine my life without his love, loyalty and respect.
Joy Marie Smallwood, one of my trusted colleagues and friends, and not to mention one of the nation’s finest photographers, flew to San Francisco to take these amazing engagement photos at Fort Point and Sutro Baths. Her eye for getting impeccable images continues to surprise and impress me, and I hope you all enjoy!
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LARA + DOUG
Destination wedding in Capri Italy
This gorgeous destination wedding in Capri, Italy could not have been more picturesque. We had quite the dream team as our owner and lead planner, Christie Rose, planned and designed the wedding to perfection. “With inspiration everywhere, the designing came fluidly. We wanted to incorporate the gorgeous Italian landscape infused with the couple’s’ bright personalities. The bride, a self proclaimed girly girl, wanted to infuse blushes and pinks but did not want the wedding to be feminine, as to honor her groom.”
Justin from Justin Lee Photography was there to capture the story of the entire trip. If you want a photographer that truly pours his whole heart into his work, Justin Lee is your guy. We cannot say enough nice things about him and his team! His images speak for themselves as he takes a unique approach to portraiture by coaching his subjects to get the perfect shot.
Married at Augustus Gardens and celebrating at Hotel La Palma, our beautiful bride and groom sealed their love and commitment to each other before fifty of their closest family and friends. Complete with a serenade from an Italian guitarist and a pack of tourists following the bride and groom. To top off the night, we planned a wild after party as we turned a part of the ground floor of the hotel into “Club Lara and Doug.” Steven Tyler even bid the newlyweds his best wishes as he made an appearance later in the evening.
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Complimenti and many baci e abbracci, Lara and Douglas
One of our favorite ranches has recently opened its doors as Southern California’s newest ranch wedding venue! Rawhide Ranch offers 30 acres of charming landscape that’s well suited for a casual ranch wedding or even a modern rustic romantic affair! Your guests are sure to fall in love with this unique venue that has the cutest downtown area that will welcome your guests, the perfect horse chalet for a barn wedding, a reception surrounded by a western fortress, a ceremony in a charming rose garden or a traditional outdoor wedding on their ever-after lawn. With so many choices for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, you can easily make this venue your own! We’re IN LOVE with all of the built in photo opps! It’s a photographer’s heaven. The best part about it all? It’s affordable! You even get to save on liquor costs by bringing your own alcohol. It’s a win-win and we’re so excited that the Ranch is finally open for all of our future brides to swoon over!
Design and Coordination: Christie Rose Events
Venue: Rawhide Ranch
Photography: Justin Lee Photography
Invitations and Paper Design: KM Paperie
Hair Styling: Ashley Gannon
Makeup: Beauty by Melina
Wardrobe Styling: Lauren Flores
Vintage Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Chandeliers: The Hidden Jewel
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Linens: La Tavola
Men’s Attire: Friar Tux
Male Model: Shane Kennedy
Female Model: Katie Sperry
re: Venue Spotlight: Rawhide Ranch