Summerland at Park Winters

Craig and I were lucky enough to be invited to Park Winter’s Summerland and my-oh-my what a special event it was!

This magical, one-of-a-kind influencer event was hosted on the Park Winter’s whimsical country estate, surrounded by rich farmland and idyllic views.

The day was filled with poolside relaxation, offerings from a curated collection of food & drink vendors from Northern California, shopping pop-ups, beauty experiences, a panel discussion, and dreamy photo ops. We roamed the enchanting gardens , enjoyed a picnic lunch by Nugget Market, were wined and dined with an elegant dinner, and took advantage of Golden Hour for glory images.

Craig got to be a real “Instagram Boyfriend” at this event, taking the bulk of the images in this gallery. We were able to hand my camera off to Ryan Greenleaf for a photo of us and I snagged a few details as well.

All the vendors who participated in making this event a success can be found at the end of this blog, so be sure to look through to the last photo so you know who to reach out to if you need an epic balloon installation, custom stage, gorgeous florals, yummy treats, and more!

Thank you Rafael, John, Callista, Kim, and the entire Park Winters team for hosting this memorable event!

Lauren White
Sarah & John | Married

After nine years of evening porch sitting, doggie cuddles in bed, inside jokes, and a ton of love, Sarah and John said “I do” in an intimate backyard ceremony and celebration.

Lauren White
Allison & Wesley | Married

Allison and Wesley were married at The Maples in Woodland, California. Their grand affair included over 100 potted plants brought in for their wedding, two tuxes for the groom, twenty-two people in the wedding party, and a ton of love.

The vendor team:

Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography

Coordinator: With Grace and Love Events

Venue: The Maples Woodland

Catering: Jackson Catering

Makeup: Taryn Passifione Make Up Artistry

Band: Cover Me Badd

Rentals: Celebrations

Videography: byDesign Films

Linens: La Tavola

Transportation: Amazing Limousines 

Dessert: Ettores

Lauren White
The Big Fake Wedding | Sacramento

On Thursday, April 11 I had the pleasure of participating in Sacramento’s first Big Fake Wedding. The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites, and a dance-party reception. Yep! It’s a big big, fake weddings to connect brides and grooms to the best local vendors.

As a special surprise, this event was feature on The Perfect Palette!

From The Big Fake Wedding: The Big Fake Wedding is the most uniquely curated and most far-reaching bridal show alternative in the nation, attracting over 6,000 attendees and 1,000 vendors annually across 30+ events in 25 cities.

The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and smell the flowers… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises, leaving brides-and-grooms-to-be saying “I want my wedding to be just like that!”

For brides and grooms, the event serves as a source of inspiration, a resource in finding trusted wedding vendors and an emotional reminder to plan for what comes after the wedding: a marriage! For participating wedding vendors, the event exposes their business to new referral sources, while also exposing each vendor to a wealth of inspiration, resources and confidence to take their business to the next level.

Below are highlights from the event - all photos by me! There were two additional photographers there, each with their own unique, beautiful style, so be sure to check out their blogs of the big day as well!




Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography 

Photography: Dana Shular Photography

Photography: Michelle Angeli Photography

Videography: Hidden Temple Weddings


Catering, BAR + Venue: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel


Day-of Coordinator: Events by Kristina Elyse 


Floral + Event Design : Head Table + Tables 2, 6: A Daydream Wedding
Event Rentals: Lounge, Chairs, specialty Linens: Celebrations Party Rentals and Tents 
Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 4, 8, 11: Kelsey Owen Events 
Event Design: Tables 3, 7, 10: Events by Kristina Elyse
Floral Design: Personal Flowers, Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 3-5, 7-11: Fig + Vine


Balloon Garland Installations: Ready Set Confetti

Photo Booth: Big Cheese Photo Booth Co. 


DJ + Emcee: Beat Fleet DJ’s

Ceremony Musician: Camellia String Quartet 


Farm Table Rentals: Stevenz Company


Hair + Makeup: Blow Me Away Blow Dry Bar


Wedding Cake: Wed Cake Studio 

Desserts: Bite sized sweets: Soul Sweets
Desserts: Cookie: Traylor Park Bakery
Desserts: Creative Sweets: Urban Acres
Desserts: Gelato: Ghiotto Artisan Gelato
Marshmallow Favors: Malvi Marshmallow Confections


Wedding Dress: Bride to Be Couture

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bride to Be Couture
Men’s Wedding Band Home Try-On: Try Hitched

Jewelry: Bip & Bop Handmade Jewelry
Menswear: Bride to Be Couture 


Hotel Accommodations: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

Real Estate Agent: Century 21 Select Real Estate 
Travel: Above & Beyond Travel

Lauren White
Alyssa & Devin | Married

Alyssa has the most infectious laugh of anyone I’ve ever met. Her sweet nature is well balanced by Devin’s quiet, and sometimes “salty” (his words, not mine) personality. Together, they make for one loving, happy, joyful couple! Devin proposed while they were on a trip to Boise. They were there for Alyssa’s birthday and to visit her family. One of Alyssa’s favorite spots in Boise overlooks the entire city. It was there that Devin handed her a wrapped birthday gift and asked her to open it. She opened the gift box and below all the tissue paper was a ring box. I’d say that’s one of the best birthday gifts ever! Thanks to amazing coordination by Mary from With Grace and Love Events, Alyssa and Devin’s romantic, minimalist, neutral wedding came to life. Check out the list of vendors below who came together to create their dream wedding.


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Photography | Lauren Alisse Photography

Coordination | With Grace and Love Events

Venue | The Maples

Florals | I Do Florals

Beauty | Michelle Deann Make Up

DJ | Contemporary DJs

Rentals | Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals

Cake | Let Them Eat Cake

Macaroons | Love + Macaroons

Catering | Napa Valley Catering

Lauren White
Lyndsay & Tony | Married

They were at a baseball game when Tony noticed Lyndsay’s infectious laugh. He brought out his best jokes hoping she’d be in ear-shot, just to see if he could get her to keep laughing. It worked. The only challenge was getting approval from not only her dad, but her three older brothers. Luckily Tony’s kindness and generosity won her family over and they continued dating for five years. They took a trip to Colorado last year where Tony surprised Lyndsay with a ring and a proposal. Their love story is only just beginning and I am so grateful I got to be part of the start of their forever.

Vendor team:

Photography | Lauren Alisse Photography

Wedding Consultant | Weddings By Cassandra

Wedding Party Attire | Mia Bella & Macy’s

Videography | Everything Visual

Florals and Boutique Rentals | Picked Floral

Wedding Cake | Frosted Cakery

Ceremony/Reception Music | DJ Jason Aubrey

Band | Christy Bourbon & Straight Up

Cocktail Hour Musicians | Cerro Negro

Catering Company / Bar Service | Elaine’s Tres Bien Tailored Cuisine

Tacos | Juanitos Catering

Rentals | Expo Party Rentals

Lauren White
Kim and Patrick | Married

Patrick noticed that every day when Kim came in to his gym, she would put her headphones on and focus on the workout at hand. Kim noticed how cute the guy behind the counter at her gym was. It took a while for the two of them to go from casual gym acquaintances to friends (and eventually hubby and wifey), but they’ll both tell you it was certainly worth the wait!

This St. Patrick’s Day beach wedding is full of vibrant colors and joyous energy that match this couple’s personality. We begin their wedding day story by showcasing the bright pink walls of the La Valencia hotel, and let the day unfold by capturing the stunning architecture of the Blessed Sacrament Church, the sunny beaches of La Jolla Shores, and finally a dreamy garden reception at the La Jolla Women’s Club. The full vendor team is listed below.

Planner: Southern House Events

Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography

Venue: La Jolla Woman’s Club

Florist: Green Fresh Florals

Cinema: Stockham Media

Lounge Rentals: Lounge Appeal

Rentals: Best Rentals

Bar Services: BarWorks

Catering: Personal Touch Dining

Entertainment: DJ JFlex

Limo: Top Dog Limo

Valet: Preferred Valet Parking