From the Planner: “Carrie and Mike came out from Ohio to Sonoma, CA as a referral from another of my brides. The wanted to create an excursion for their guests and we gave them a fantastic wine country experience and showcased both the Napa and Sonoma valleys in all their beauty over four amazing days. On day one, we started out on the Sonoma side touring fabulous wineries including BR Cohn, Cline Cellars and Jacuzzi Family vineyards. On day two, we experienced the Napa side at Alpha Omega, Flora Springs and White Hall Lane, followed by a delicious rehearsal dinner at Hurley’s in Yountville. Day three – wedding day was at the Harvest Inn in St. Helena….one of the most romantic places in the valley. The bride was gifted by her parents, her grandmother’s diamond bracelet and a beautiful Tiffany’s pearl necklace from her loving groom and a note that left us all in tears. Unfortunately months prior to the wedding, the bride faced some health challenges and his letter not only professed his love for her, but that no matter what, he would be there for her till his last breath. Our final day of this wine country wedding was capped off with a ride on the Wine Train, complete with a gourmet dinner and wines from all of the wineries we visited. The perfect way for guests to relax and unwind before heading back home.”
From the Photographer: “Jessie and Johnny’s wedding took place at Whyte Horse Winery in Monticello, Indiana– a beautiful winery hidden in the cornfields. Jessie made many of the details of the day, including the wedding programs that served as fans and entertainment for the guests (there were crosswords and word searches about the couple on the back).” -Sarah Parent Photography
You’ve heard us gush about winery weddings before. It’s no secret that we love what can be done from a design standpoint and a photographic standpoint at a winery. This wedding is no exception. I love how much color her bridesmaids have, between their deep purple dresses and bold colored bouquets, and then next to them is the bride in classic white (dress, flowers, hair piece, shoes). This wedding has all of the classic characteristics, while wowing us with bits of details personal to the couple. So here’s our last post for March, enjoy!
From the Photographer:
“Sheffield stepped up to read his vows and asked, “for those of you who knew me before I met Ginna, how many of you thought I would never marry?” Hands shot up in the air and laughs punctuated the silence. He continued, “The reason you thought that was because I was convinced I was meant to be alone. I believed it so much I made everyone around else around me believe it too…. I never thought that I would find someone who loved me just the way I am, especially someone so hot.”
Ginna and Sheffield first met at a wedding. Some of their first exchanges were recorded congratulations to their mutual friends on that wedding day. During that first meeting they shared stories and interests and from that point on their lives would never be the same. Of course, like any great love story (and Sheffield and Ginna’s story is truly great) their journey did not come without challenges. Five years after that first meeting, on October 10th, 2010 they proved that their love was greater than anything that could keep them apart and pledged to love and live together forever. Never have I been to a wedding that has expressed more deeply – in each aspect of the day – the love between two people. Sheffield and Ginna bonded over many things, but they particularly loved words. As actors they knew the power of words and memorized and delivered them daily. No words were more genuine, more true, or sincere than the ones they declared on their wedding day.” -Mary Dougherty Photography