What do you get when you combine Canadian culinary royalty with Texan business baron? The sweetest couple, and most exquisite Sonoma destination wedding day!
Thea and Colin envisioned a weekend for their traveling guests where they could relax in the California wine country, while enjoying wine tasting and amazing food. Thea's favorite dishes are everything pasta, so the Fairmont Sonoma team had fun creating a customized menu for their wedding celebration. Pale blush kissed neutral tones for florals, and an elegant swath of pale blue adorned the table linens. In lieu of table numbers, the couple created table names to reflect parts of their world where they had previously traveled. Live jazz music for cocktail hour and dinner added to the dreaminess of the evening, as the couple and their guests dined al fresco beneath the stately oak tree in the garden at Sonoma Golf.
Take a peek at bride Thea's Instagram and check out her episodes on Master Chef Canada and more on her website!
Photography | Elizabeth Warrick Photography
Planning, Coordination, Florals & Officiant | Tan Weddings & Events
Venue | Sonoma Golf Club
Catering, Cake & Accommodations | Fairmont Sonoma
Lighting, Draping & Rentals | Standard Party Rentals
Musicians | Joe Escobar Music Productions
DJ | DJ Jeremy Productions
Dress | Kleinfeld Bridal
Videography | Roam Travel PR & Arron Photo
Hair | Scorpio's Salon
Makeup | Shelby Lynn Makeup Artistry
We wholeheartedly vote for couples to have vow renewals! Whether it be 5 years, 10 years, 20 years or more, having a vow renewal is an important and special time to celebrate one's marriage. For some, a vow renewal is smaller and less formal than the wedding day. For others, it is the chance to do what couldn't be done on the wedding day!
Wendy and Kevon celebrated 10 years of wedded bliss at Park Winters. Being an incredibly talented wedding photographer herself, Wendy has an artistic eye and designed her event to perfection. We especially love the patterned linens paired with the textured florals, and the fact that they used the gorgeous front garden of the mansion for the ceremony, featuring their favorite quote as a backdrop.
Using our Wedwordy app and customizing the words to match their 10 years of marriage, the couple created vows that were sweet, raw, emotional, and unforgettable.
This absolutely incredible day has been featured on Style Me Pretty and on the Park Winters blog. We are so grateful to have been a part of this couple's gorgeous vow renewal.
Photo | Honey Gem Creative
Venue & Catering | Park Winters
Coordination | Alluring Events
Florals | April Baytan Designs
Officiant | Tan Weddings & Events
Ceremony Words | Wedwordy
HMUA | Sara Starr Hair
Cake | Batter Up Cakery
DJ | DJ David Q
Rentals | Celebrations! Party Rentals, Criate Rentals
Signage | Shimmer + Stain
Linens | La Tavola Linen
They say rain on your wedding day is good luck. If so, Kelsey and Nathan will have the most blessed life together!
Rain was not on the forecast until Monday morning before the wedding. Finding an available tent was a Herculean feat -- our team along with two other wedding planners and couples worked together to bring in a gorgeous clear tent from San Francisco for the the weekend weddings.
Not wanting to give up her beautiful ceremony vision, the bride requested guests to bring umbrellas, purchased clear umbrellas for the wedding party, and was married under the iconic Chinese Pistache tree at The Maples. Her design ideas included a fruit stand welcome table, floral-decked cake, custom corks for guests, and sunny citrus throughout.
The rain poured and poured, as the guests had an exquisite dinner, surrounded by vibrant shades of sunny orange with hints of burgundy and blush. The bride kissed their sweet baby boy, put the flower girl's crown and a jean jacket on, and then danced the night away with her husband and guests. It was truly one of the most joy-filled celebrations that we have ever seen.
After a day like this wedding, it's evident that rain on your wedding day is the best of luck!
Photography | Indi Soul Photography
Venue | The Maples Weddings & Events
Planning, Coordination, Florals, Officiant & Ribbon | Tan Weddings & Events
DJ | DeBorba Events
Catering, Design & Bar | Farm to Table Catering
Rentals | Celebrations! Party Rentals & Graceful Gatherings
Tent | Hensley Event Resources
Videography | XSiGHT Media
HMUA | Megan Cary Artistry
Cake | Ettore's Bakery and Cafe
Photo Booth | Giggle & Riot Funbooths
Wedding Words | Wedwordy
Harvest Inn is one of our most favorite venues. The most gorgeous vineyard view during the ceremony, delicious food, cozy accommodations, and a lot of old-world European charm.
Archie & Annette used our Wedwordy app to create a heartfelt, customized ceremony. Officiating for the two of them as they held hands in front of the vineyard, and the breeze gently blowing on the drapes surrounding us, was truly an honor.
Take a peek below at the amazing images from this day and the stellar team of vendors who made it all happen! We can't wait to be back at Harvest Inn next year.
Planning + Design | Parker Nichols Events & Design
Photography | Melissa Atle Photography
Officiant | Tan Weddings & Events
Ceremony Words | Wedwordy
Venue + Catering | Harvest Inn
Florals | Arvo Floral Studio
Rentals | Encore Events Rentals
Signage | Emily Murphey Designs
HMUA | Bella Bridal
Paper Goods | Minted
Entertainment | AMS Entertainment
Cake + Favors | Patisseriese Sebastopol
WCurrently featured in Our Wedding Magazine, Alex and Josh's dreamy wedding day was everything that they envisioned -- California ranch with an authentic, yet elegant energy for their guests, full of greenery, soft florals, wood tables, and subtle rustic touches.
The groom's father officiated a ceremony full of tears and laughter. The bride's father, who had passed away, was honored with photos and a bracelet for the bride, gifted by her mother. Our design team included local autumn olive branches and zinnias with eucalyptus and roses to round out the palette.
Soon after the wedding, the couple headed off to adventures in other states, following their dreams of travel and working for the military. They currently are awaiting the birth of their first baby, and we are beyond thrilled for them!
This gorgeous wedding is featured in the Winter 2019 issue of Our Wedding Magazine, and is featured on the amazing AshtonImagery blog.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY | Ashton Imagery
PLANNING, DESIGN, COORDINATION & FLORALS | Tan Weddings and Events
OFFICIANT | Jesse Villasenor
HMUA | Michele Deann
DJ & LIGHTING | Deborba Events
RENTALS | Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals | Standard Party Rentals | La Tavola
CATERING & BAR | Anderson's Family Catering
VENUE | The Maples
DESSERTS | Cakers Cupcakes
CAKE | Sweet Sensations
DECOR | Swoonable
We'll let you in on a secret -- we are falling in love with micro weddings at Carneros! Tucked away in the Napa hills is the Carneros Resort & Spa. A perfect get-away for small groups of family and friends to stay the night in luxury cottages, eat farm-to-table meals, tasted local wines, and take in views of the rolling hills of vines. A perfect destination wedding venue in the heart of the Napa Valley.
Lucia and Patrick opted for an intimate affair with elegance and California wine country charm. Their joyful ceremony was accommpanied by accoustic guitar and just steps away from their cottage. We love how they truly embraced the day with their small group, spending quality time with each person. Weddings like this also allow the couple to spend time exploring the treasures of the Napa Valley -- wedding and honeymoon all in one.
This fabulous Bay area couple looked far and wide for the perfect winery venue. They fell in love with Scribner Bend, located in picturesque Sacramento Delta with the river flowing along the windy road. Beer afficionados, the couple brewed their own specialty bottles for their guests. Customized beer cozies made the perfect favors, and guests grabbed every single one of them before the end of the night!
Surrounded by lush grape vines and florals, the couple shared their vows while honoring the groom's mom who had passed away with a specially designed chair. Some of the sweetest toasts we've ever heard were shared during an exquisite dinner and amazing dessert bar, followed by non-stop dancing under the moon.
A California vineyard wedding with a beer theme = perfect day for Amanda and Alan!
Venue, Bar & Wine | Scribner Bend Vineyards
Catering | Paesanos Catering & Special Events
Coordination & Officiant | Tan Weddings & Events
Ceremony Words | Wedwordy
Photography & Photo Booth | Devin Bruce Photography
Florals | Accents by Sage
DJ & Lighting | SJs Disc Jockey
Linens | La Tavola Fine Linen
Rentals | Standard Party Rentals
Cake & Desserts | Freeport Bakery
HMUA | All Dolled Up
Dress | Made with Love Bridal
Paperie | Minted
Signage | Oaky Designs
Surrounded by sunflower fields, Christina and Matt got married at exquisite Park Winters. Our team lovingly designed and produced a day filled with florals, textures and beauty, infused with love and joy from this amazing couple and their incredible families and friends.
We loved the bride's vision of roses climbing up a triangular arch, pops of mustard yellow (our favorite!), elevated linens, nods to their passion for travel, and the bride's own graphic arts touches.
The ceremony included a Chinese tea ritual to honor the parents, along with the groom singing to the bride, and sweet moments of humor during their vows. The A-team of vendors made the day flow smoothly and end on a high note with a live band and delicious desserts.
For more photos, check out this wedding's feature on the blog at Park Winters here.
See how many travel-related details you can find in the photos and video, below!
Photography | Ryan Greenleaf Photography
Planning, Coordination, Design, Florals & Officiant | Tan Weddings & Events
Venue, Catering, Bar & Accommodations | Park Winters
Hair & Makeup Artist |PD Artistry
Videography | Dax Victorino Films
Rentals | Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals & Standard Party Rentals
Linens | La Tavola Fine Linen
Band | Notorious
Cake | Grace & Gusto
Guitar | Michael Sean Miller
Paperie | Bride
Dress | Helen Miller Bridal
As much as we love weddings, our amazing team also loves corporate events! It was a pleasure to design and produce the annual Fall planting party for Windmill Vineyards.
Taking inspiration from the surrounding farms, farm tables were adorned with lavender and olive branches. A luscious family-style dinner with local wines and vintage tableware was shared by the guests. Guitar, toasts, and laughter could be heard into the evening.
We look forward to Windmill producing it's own wine in the near future!
Photography | Nick Graham Photography
Coordination, Florals & Design | Tan Weddings & Events
Venue | Windmill Farm & Vineyards
Chefs | John Gamboni & Benjy Head
Charcuterie | Gesche's Gourmet
Desserts | Khacek Confections
Paperie, Signage, Design | Maedell Studios
Rentals | Frances Lane, Graceful Gatherings, La Tavola Fine Linen, Celebrations! Party Rentals
Wine | Matchbook Wine Company
From the fabulous vintage car, to the amazing Khmer dancers, Anita and Kevin's wedding was a day to remember! The couple's dog made an appearance at the ceremony, showcasing his love for the couple.
Florals and draping hung from the new, custom-built wood arch at Fairmont's Creekside Lawn, providing a backdrop to the dreamy creek behind it during the ceremony. This sweet couple shared their sweet vows, and then danced the night away following an impeccable Fairmont dinner and Khmer ballet.
Venue, Rentals, Catering, Cake | Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Planning & Coordination | Tan Weddings & Events
Photography | Brandie Marquez Photography
DJ & Lighting | Deborba Events
Video | Mok Photo and Films
Cinematography | Cy Valdes and Chris Small
Florals | Vanda Florals
Hair | Urban Elements
Makeup | Yizella Murillo
Dance | Khmer Ballet Dance Troupe
Paperie | Shine Wedding Invitations
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