Today’s real wedding is pure bliss. Before I dive into the ridiculously gorgeous wedding reception, I thought this next set of images was so incredibly beautiful. Each one filled to the brim with style, with warmth and of course, with love!

real wedding

photographs by Jennifer Skog

From Paloma…

Organizing my wedding from thousands of miles away was not easy, but luckily I had fantastic vendors who more than exceeded my expectations in every way possible!  Our wedding wasn’t exactly a budget wedding, but by choosing to have it on a Thursday we were able to afford and choose vendors and a venue that were top quality, and whom we probably couldn’t have afforded otherwise.

We asked our guests to stay on or near the Sonoma Square.  This made it easy for everyone to meet up over the week. Scott & I wanted to spend as much time with our guests as possible, so we urged everyone to arrive on the Sunday before. By doing this, we were able to have four days of activities!

We really wanted to include all of our guests in as much as possible. On Monday we had our bachelor and bachelorette parties, which were all day events.  All the female guests were invited to the bachelorette, and all the male guests to the bachelor. On Tuesday, we organized wine tasting trips in limousines for our guests.  Each limo had it’s own itinerary, which meant that our guests got to visit wineries all over Napa and Sonoma. Wednesday was our casual rehearsal dinner at the private patio of the Swiss Hotel.  We invited all 86 guests to attend, and it was a great way to catch up with our families and friends!

More to come!