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 The Venue: Empire Mine State Park

One of my favorite wedding venues of all time is Empire Mine State Park in Grass Valley, Ca.  Many of my brides from the Bay Area tell me that they  “looked everywhere” for a venue, and nothing surpassed the lush gardens, diverse textures, and beauty of Empire Mine.  I feel so lucky to live 5 minutes away and have this as one of my main wedding locations throughout the spring and summer.   Here’s a peek at Lauren and Daniels beautiful wedding this summer.

Their Wedding Details:

Like most of my couples they lived out of town yet had a tie to Gold Country.   So they traveled all the way from Boston  for a destination wedding in our quaint Sierra Foothills.  Lauren donned a beautiful blush pink wedding dress, and looked absolutely stunning  as she walked herself down the isle.  Their ceremony was held in front of the stone house, with reception on the upper courts. Here’s a peek from their day…..

 

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I loved that they incorporated a traditional wedding lasso service into their ceremony……. Empire Mine Grass Valley Ca wedding photosEmpire Mine Grass Valley Ca wedding photos

I think this is always my favorite time of day….. The moment just after the first kiss, as they walk down the isle together….

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At Empire Mine State Park, many of my couples opt to do an “all guest” photo down by the reflecting pool….
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The Vendors:

Bridal prep location: The Holbrooke
Photographer: Melanie Soleil Photography
Beauty: Lisa Harter hair and make-up
Catering: Emily’s Catering and Cakes
Flowers: Foothill Flowers
DJ: Mountain Event Productions

 

You can view another blog post from Empire Mine State Park HERE

To view a gallery with more photos at Empire Mine by Melanie Soleil Photography, click HERE

 

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  1. Linda Baylis says:

    Such gorgeousness Melanie xoxo

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