Caitlin is originally from Australia, and Christian is from Virginia. Their wedding had been postponed, so they eventually decided on an elopement at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, which is an incredible venue. Their families from Australia and Virginia were able to be a part of the celebration via livestream, including leading toasts for the couple! Their elopement turned out to be so elegant, and it was great that they were still able to include their families! It was a day of gorgeous details and love.
Elopement at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
First, the couple had their portraits taken at a nearby winery that really showed off the natural beauty of Sonoma! There is so much natural beauty here in Sonoma. Caitlin wore a classic mermaid bridal gown by Lazaro, which featured an organza ruffle skirt and sheer Chantilly lace bodice. It was traditional with a fun twist, and she looked amazing!
It rained unexpectedly that day, but then it cleared up right before the ceremony. Caitlin and Christina shared a first dance immediately following the ceremony to John Denver’s “Annie’s Song” on harp. It was so romantic! After that was the sabrage, or sabering, where the sparkling wine was opened using a special saber. It was such a fun moment!
Special Wedding Package
For Caitlin and Christian’s wedding, they chose one of our elopement packages that we have with Fairmont, which couples love. It makes the planning process much easier! We provide the planning, officiant, harp, florals, and the cake! We do it all, and make sure everything is executed flawlessly. This special package includes up to ten guests, but it also includes the option to come back in the first half of 2022 and get money off the reception site. This is such a great option for couples who want to have an amazing elopement now and celebrate their marriage with all of their loved ones later!
Working with Caitlin and Christian on their elopement at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn was such a joy. We loved working with them and helping them with those beautiful details. We would love to help you have the same wonderful experience that Caitlin and Christian had. Reach out to us today and learn how we can bring your vision for your wedding to life!
Photography | Richard Wood Photographics
Planning, Production, Harp & Officiant | Tan Weddings & Events
Venue, Catering & Accommodations | Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
Live-Streaming | Phillip Alan Films
Tech Assistance | Encore Global
Florals | Bloom & Vine
Cake | Let Them Eat Cake
HMUA | Jenn V Beauty
Dress | Lazaro from The Bridal Collection, Style
Suit | State & Liberty
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