Intimate Sonoma Wedding
May 8, 2014
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True story: the second I saw this wedding, I emailed my (currently wedding planning) little sister and told her to be on the lookout for what is sure to be her dream wedding.  Am I hinting just a tad that I want to spend the weekend at the lovely Villa Montebella drinking wine and basking in some of the prettiest details I've ever seen?  Yes, I am.  Because this, friends, is one amazing celebration.  See it all captured by onelove Photography right here.
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From the Bride... It was really important to both us that our wedding not only represent us as a couple, but also represent our two amazing families coming together as one. We chose a venue that could host both our immediate families for a long weekend and got married on the property with Daniel's dad as our officiant. My oldest brother walked me down the aisle and our seven nieces and nephews (ages two years old to seven years old) were our 'bridal party.' We were surrounded by nothing but love the entire weekend.

My design inspiration came from our incredible venue, Villa Montebella, a Tuscan inspired estate set in beautiful Sonoma, California. I knew I wanted to play up the Italian theme and also create a setting that was both casual and elegant. I incorporated olive branches in everything - my bouquet, the men's boutonnieres, the table arrangements, and specially created bracelets that we all wore in memory of my father. I complimented these details with rustic elements such as burlap welcome bags and TOMS shoes for the boys. Other details included an herb table of lavender, rosemary, rose petals, and basil where guests filled paper cones to toss at us at the end of the ceremony. And lastly, my favorite detail was our toasting glasses, the same coup glasses that were used at my parents wedding in 1975.

I plan events for Cartier for a living, so a lot of my inspiration came from past events that I've thrown as well as attended.

Enjoy every second and just remember it will be the best day of your life no matter what.

It poured rain all day the day of our wedding, the first time it rained in Sonoma in six months! Then out of nowhere the clouds parted, the sun came out and we had picture perfect weather for our ceremony and reception. Its truly a highlight of our day I will never forget!