How refreshing to see a cool, winter wedding on the blog in the middle of our hot summer!
Angela and Marco experienced the epitome of a winter wonderland wedding. From her custom-designed dress with furry hand muff and jacket, to the deep, rich, red velvet tones at the reception, the bride and her guests experienced a bit of holiday elegance in December.
The couple's dream was to be married inside the iconic St. Teresa of Avila Church in Marin. Rain began, and then stopped just in time for the couple to take some stunning photos outside, before heading to Sonoma for their reception.
Experiencing a reception at Fairmont Sonoma is truly a treat -- from the delicious food to the amazing staff, every detail is planned out to perfection! Our team designed a lounge area indoors (due to the weather) to include velvet couches and linens, and a dinner-dancing space with letter-pressed custom menus with calligraphy guest names, an exquisite Christmas-present style cake (bride's #1 request!), rich florals that included hints of pine wreaths, jeweled metal and lit birch trees, and a head table with a special fireplace mantle.
Upon request from the groom's family, a talented belly dancer came in to perform before dinner, and some of the guests ended up dancing with her around the beautiful cake! Her sword performance brought gasps from the guests. After an incredible meal, the guests danced inside while it rained, keeping the cozy, warm, celebration going until everyone was ready to head to their rooms at the resort. On their way out, guests grabbed chocolate covered almond gifts, representing well wishes from the bride's side of the family.
We are so happy for Angela and Marco and their sweet, wondreful families! We can't wait for the next winter wedding in Sonoma.
Photography | Megan Clouse
Planning, Design, Coordination, & Signage | Tan Weddings & Events
Venue, Catering, Cake & Accommodations | Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
DJ & Lighting | SJs Disc Jockey
Reception Florals | The Pollen Mill
Ceremony Venue & Officiant | St. Teresa of Avila Church
Videography | Phillip Alan Films
Beauty | Halo Day Spa
Rentals |Theoni Collection
Draping, Lighting & Dance Floor | Standard Party Rentals
Mantel | Frances Lane
Trees | Big 4 Party Rentals
Linens | La Tavola Fine Linen
Paperie | Valley Press Co.
Custom Dress & Ceremony Florals | Cindy Stewart
Transportation | Limo SF VIP
Belly Dancer | Nicole Maria Dance
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