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Purple Fall Winery Wedding in California

Posted by Kim on Jun 10, 2013

Jeniece & Jeffry

October 29

Sonoma, California

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

I fell in love with the winery when I was in California with my Mom for a girls trip.  When Jeff  and I started to plan our wedding and we went out to California to get ideas and I never thought I would stumble across the same winery considering there are so many out there to visit.  So I knew that when we drove up how much I loved the scenery, the rolling hills in the background, and of course the beautiful vineyard. It was just so peaceful and relaxing when we were there wine tasting and that’s when we just knew this is what we wanted for our special day.  

Which three details from your wedding were your favorite?

  1. The table setting that our event designer Jolene Sullivan helped create was absolutely stunning with the long wooden table set for 18 (just family). It was just so intimate with the candles and flowers and the perfect settings
  2. The vineyard, I enjoyed just having fun taking pictures with Jeff and I and being creative with our photographer
  3. When Jeff and I chose our colors and he picked out his tie, I went and purchased ties for all the men (Father and Brothers) that went along the same color scheme as Jeff’s tie.  They were all different but matched when we took photos. I also chose to wear the same color shoes and then men’s ties – eggplant.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

I loved loved loved that Jeff and I chose to do a “First Look.” Instead of walking down the aisle we chose to see each other before the wedding.  We chose a location at the vineyard that had these wooden doors and I was behind the doors and he opened them and I will never forget that moment.  It was just the two of us, for us to have that special moment that I will never forget.  It was just perfect and we have some of the best photos taken during that time and right after.  

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Real Sonoma Backyard Wedding: Kelli + Edgar

Posted by Jeffra on Dec 06, 2010

Edgar + Kelli

June 2010

Sonoma, CA

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The couple fell head over heels in love with the quaint little town of Sonoma, California.  The Groom took the bride there for her birthday during their first year of dating.  At midnight, on her birthday, he took her to the park in the center of town. One year later, when Edgar proposed, they knew exactly where the wedding would take place – the center of town.

They decided on an eclectic garden theme, something that gave them the “backyard” feel they wanted… yet very elegant.  Casa Sonoma, a rental property in Sonoma, provided this exact look for their reception.

To get the eclectic look they wanted, the couple spent, what seemed like countless hours, searching antique, thrift and flower shops until the perfect bottles, vases and flower pots were found. Nazli, a bridesmaid and owner of Stems, graciously agreed to do all of the floral arrangements – this is where the garden theme really came to life.

Two days before the big day, the bride and her mom decided to take on the task of refinishing the cake table.  It was purchased at a local thrift shop about two miles from the reception location  It was transformed from a light wood finish to a radiant cool blue. The table was set next to a cherry plum tree – the contrast was striking.  Meagan, a friend of the groom, did an amazing job creating two cheesecakes, strawberry and mint chocolate chip, along with a Lemon Poppy Seed cake.  Her artistic display was topped off with yellow roses.

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