Rustic Italian Wine Country Wedding at Tra Vigne
September 4, 2014
RusticWeddings in WineriesSummer Weddings
When it comes right down to it, vineyard soirees just have a captivating-air to them that welcome style to style. They can be elegant, yet rustic, classic and filled with romance all at the same time. That pretty much sums up this darling day from Janae Shields. A rustic-Italian theme tied together by beautiful signage, the Bride's lace Jim Hjelm number, a sweetly-designed cake from Sweet On Cake and so much more. See it here.
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From Janae Shields Photography... In June of 2012, Katherine traveled to Boston to work in person with their shared accounts. John met Katherine at her first stop, and they spent the following week visiting with partner companies and getting to know one another. While away from their partner's offices, they spent their time doing "touristy" things and walking through what seemed to be the entire city. Although Katherine's visit to the East Coast was short lived, John knew as soon as he dropped her off at the airport that their story had just begun. Not long after, John relocated back to California. Upon his return, Katherine and John spent nearly every moment together. It wasn’t long before the two decided to spend their lives together.

Through their many adventures, Katherine and John discovered a shared appreciation for delicious food and formed a special attachment to St. Helena, California and Tra Vigne. When John and Katherine agreed that food was going to play a major part in their special day, Tra Vigne became the obvious choice!. The outdoor space is magical with the lighting and the food is flawless. The space also fit the desire to incorporate their shared Italian heritage and their theme of Rustic Italian.

The reception details were inspired not only by the wine country location, but also the couple’s Italian theme. The graphic design of the invitations and menus highlighted an olive branch motif with a refreshing Tuscan color palette, while the florist incorporated miniature olive trees and olive branches in the floral arrangements and bouquets to create a rustic texture. Various imported “confetti” or candy almonds filled apothecary jars for guests to create their own bomboniere decorated the welcome table. Signature drinks of Aperol Spritz or a Drop di Cello filled the canopied patio with a bright orange and yellow. In addition to a traditional guest book, the couple had guests sign a wine barrel top that had been converted to a lazy susan, so the well wishes and sweet sentiments could be displayed in their home. Katherine and John also commissioned handcrafted and painted wooden signs to advertise the signature drinks, table numbers, and table assignments to further emphasize their rustic theme. The Mother of the Bride made jars filled with either fig or tomato jam as favors, labeled with love inspired phrases for their guests to enjoy."

In addition to her bridal jewelry, Katherine wore her late great-grandmother's wedding ring as a symbol to recognize a shared wedding date. She also wore family heirloom art deco platinum and emerald watch and bracelet.
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