Sustainable Vow Renewal- Chico Wedding Collective

As a love and sustainability driven group, Chico Wedding Collective, wanted to go the extra mile and turn their seasonal styled collaborative shoot into a real love occasion, with focus on real people, real love, raw design, and creating a shoot with intention. This was our first design project created with intention and it was a real vow renewal styled shoot.

Their collaborative design project was inspired by love, sustainability, the 70’s, the psychedelic era, boho and mid-century vibes, a little disco flair, the color mustard yellow, harvest season, and mushrooms. It was an indoor wedding, perfect for any season of the year.

They invited a local couple, Samantha Zangrilli and Cheetah Tchudi, owners of Turkey Tail Farm, a sustainable local farm, to be part of their styled shoot because they represented everything TCWC wanted for their project and more.

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‘To create the perfect psychedelic 70s vibe, we began by filling the ceremony area with 1970’s gold velvet swag lamps from MCM Vintage and a sea of potted trees in assorted glazed pots from The Plant Barn and Gifts. To mark the “Altar,” Molly Ryan Floral  created the ultimate flower mandala by using zinnias and broom corn from Turkey Tail Farm, magnolia and tropical leaves from Just This Ranch, and ferns from her garden.

As you walked further into the reception area, the psychedelics theme continued with an all original mandala art piece created by local artist, Johnny Dutro accentuated with tropical leaves added by Molly Ryan Floral. An intimate, retro table from MCM Vintage awaited with warmth and texture styled by Luna Peach. A mustard yellow runner, crafted of washed jute, and soft fringe was rolled out, placed with sophisticated white baroque dinnerware, and paired with hand painted orange confetti detail, green dipped DOF glasses, and stunning diamond cut amber goblets. Subtle hints of hand carved wood mushroom décor surrounded the table with metallic gold candles in antique bronzed candleholders to add an extra shimmer. 1970s 24K electroplate gold flatware were placed and complimented with 1970s brown speckled pottery mushroom salt and pepper shakers, vanilla filled jar candles, grass green and coral chambray cloth napkins rolled up in beautiful amber iron glass napkin rings. All centered with a floral masterpiece created by Molly Ryan Floral of a traditional Ikebana design arranged with Banksia, ferns, and dahlias cut from local gardens.’

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‘Their cake was created with a desire to keep the design straight from the 70s but still modern. Lovely Layers created hexagons from fondant and airbrushed them in gold. She created a large flower for the focal point and filled the center with gold pearls for a taste of heaven.’

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‘The hospitality station featured a Gold Milo Baughman étagère, accompanied by an eclectic collection of spirit glasses, black textured old-fashioned glasses, amber brandy glasses, beige stoneware plates, hammered copper flatware, an opaque jade colored glass cake stand, and green grass and coral chambray napkins rolled in hand carved wood napkin rings provided and styled by Luna Peach.’2016-02-10_0011 2016-02-10_0012 2016-02-10_0013 2016-02-10_0014 2016-02-10_0015 2016-02-10_0016 2016-02-10_0017 2016-02-10_0018 2016-02-10_0019 2016-02-10_0020 2016-02-10_0021 2016-02-10_0022 2016-02-10_0023 2016-02-10_0024 2016-02-10_0025 2016-02-10_0026 2016-02-10_0027

Samantha + Cheetah’s Love Story
‘“Love is the ultimate trip.” Samantha and Cheetah’s love story began five years ago where they met at GRUB cooperative in Chico, California. Sammey was living there while Cheetah was the food distributor for CSA. After many weekly meat and veggie pick ups, a faltered relationship, and lots of cute outfits worn by Sammey. Cheetah finally had the nerve to ask out the beautiful farmer who wore the blue and yellow ribbon braided in her hair. After, a 360-degree view of twinkly lights, local bites, and hours of conversation, the first kiss happened. A moment a long time coming. They fell in love. Soon after, they were married by both their mothers up on his farm in the foothills. After exchanging their vows, they rode their bikes from the foothills to Chico where it all began at the GRUB house. A potluck celebration awaited them filled with fun and laughter, pit roasted Turkey Tail Farm meats, and close friends singing them songs. Love was taking them on the ultimate trip. These two lovebirds now spend their days living sustainably, riding bikes, and fostering their love and land together. Cheetah building their home, Sammey nurturing a growing farm, and together providing good food for good people through their business, Turkey Tail Farm.’

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The Westside Collective brought the extra sprinkles by serving as Samantha’s mobile bridal suite. Bamboo floors filled the room with natural light and vegetation. A peacock chair from Tinroof Farmhouse  was adorned with passion vine and jasmine from Just This Ranch, Sunflowers from Turkey Tail Farm, and dinner plate dahlias and marigold from the florist’s garden to give that extra WOW factor.’2016-02-10_0033 2016-02-10_0034 2016-02-10_0035 2016-02-10_0036 2016-02-10_0037 2016-02-10_0038 2016-02-10_0039 2016-02-10_0040

‘Samantha, Cheetah, and their guests enjoyed an extravagant meal prepared from Michael Hall from 5th Street Steakhouse. He used fresh and local ingredients including Samantha and Cheetah’s meats and vegetables from Turkey Tail Farm to create lamb lollipops with duck egg raviolo and sage brown butter and a pan seared chicken with braised bok choy, couscous diced beet and carrot with romesco sauce.’

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‘A colorful, vintage 70s-themed custom wedding sign handwritten on a 3’x3′ piece of hand-stained, repurposed wood designed by The Chalk Gypsy greeted you as walked up to the lounge area.’2016-02-10_00442016-02-10_0043

‘The lounge area served as the social hangout where guests enjoyed all natural ingredient cocktails such as Strawberry Grapefruit Twist and Sage Leaf Shake created by Mixologist Patrick Bulmer. A 1970’s mustard Saltman modular sofa centered the room paired with a two tier glass cocktail table styled with local props and lighting from Luna Peach.’2016-02-10_0046

Check out the fun video of the day from Alex Bridgman Productions below.

Participating Vendors: 

Design: Chico Wedding Collective | Creative Director, Styling, + Coordination: Jenifer Rodriguez of Luna Peach | Photography: Shannon Rosan Photography | Filmmaker: Alex Bridgman Productions  | Couple: Samantha Zangrilli + Cheetah Tchudi of Turkey Tail Farm | Officiant: Sheila Zangrilli | Gown Designer: Amorroma | Groom Attire: Formal Education | Floral Designer: Molly Ryan Floral | Jewelry Designer: Earth Momma Originals  | Makeup Artist: Cassandra Pierro | Hair Stylist: Cortney Riegel | Wedding Guests Attire Models: Rose Lynch, Kassandra Horn, and Bri Mulvey | Wedding Guest Attire: Bootleg | Bridal Robe: Warp + Weft Collective | Shoes: Heel and Sole | Floral Ribbon: Silk + Willow | Cake + Cookies: Lovely Layers | Custom Invitation Suite and Signage: The Chalk Gypsy | Sculptural Visual Artist: Johnny Dutro  | Mixologist: Patrick Bulmer | Plant Rentals: The Plant Barn | Tabletop Rentals: Luna Peach | Furnishings + Props: MCM Vintage | Peacock Chair: Tinroof Farmhouse Rentals | Catering: 5th Street Steakhouse | Bridal Suite Mobile: The Westside Collective | Venue: The Idea Labs | Fashion Styling: Jenifer Rodriguez, Heather Roma Pollock, and Devon Dorenzo | Music: DJ Dan K Productions | Sponsors: Turkey Tail Farm and M Creations at Just This Ranch | Website + Graphic Design: Jessie Severin

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About Chico Wedding Collective
Chico Wedding Collective is a wedding design collaborative project featuring local wedding artists and creative entrepreneurs based in Chico, California that are promoting love and awareness by showcasing their art through creative storytelling.

They are fashionistas, trend setters, crafters, makers, designers, stylists, photographers, floral designers, creative directors, wedding planners, bakers, web designers, consultants, make-up artists, hair stylists and so much more!

Purpose of Collaborative Project
The purpose of the collaborative project is to bring together a selective group of fresh, creative, and unique wedding artists and collaborate in a seasonal styled shoot that will inspire future wedding couples, wedding industry professionals, increase and promote love and awareness of sustainable practices in the wedding industry, promote community involvement and unity, increase visibility, build new clientele, increase volume of sales, offer networking opportunities, and build new business relationships and partnerships.

To find out more about Chico Wedding Collective visit their website.

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