When you find your PERFECT wedding dress…don’t you just hate it that you only get ONE chance to show it off?  And all those friends and family who came SO far to be with you…well, it just seems that day isn’t long enough! Wait until you see what THIS bride and groom did about THAT. Check out these images from Photography by Lisa + James

Sedona Bride Carrie Brian Day 1

Carrie and Brian were planning their dream destination wedding … from Chicago to the Sonoma Valley wine country… when Carrie realized that fitting all of the elements of a wedding weekend into a few short days left them little time to truly enjoy the time with their family and friends. So, she and Brian came up with a clever solution. Why not spread the festivities into two fun-filled wedding days?  And that’s just what they did!

DAY ONE … began at the Moon Mountain Retreat in Sonoma. Carrie & Brian rented the entire property for friends and family. From there, their guests were driven to the BR Cohn Winery for an amazing sunset ceremony … followed by a champagne reception.

sunset still waters vineyard paso robles

But … Day One wasn’t over yet …

Carrie and Brian wanted lots of time with their family and so after their reception, they met their family &  wedding party back at the Moon Mountain Retreat for an intimate dinner party. They weren’t ready to end this celebration just yet!

Moon Mountain Retreat Dinner Party

Photography by the so-so talented Lisa & James.

Day Two … coming right up …

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