The Groom Built His Bride The Sweetest Wedding Day Surprise!
A dusty blue alfresco wedding at a California vineyard with rolling hills, beautiful natural scenery, and a ceremony arbor handmade as a surprise by the groom.
This groom? He's setting the bar for husbands everywhere. "As a part of my wedding gift, Kenton surprised me by building the arbor we got married under. He put the whole thing together the morning of our wedding, and is now the entrance to my garden and will forever be a piece in our backyard," said the bride. See how it all played out in the gallery from Rachel Solomon Photography.
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From The Bride...From the moment Kenton & I met, things moved quickly. From falling in love, getting engaged, and planning our wedding, we knew God was directing our paths to become one. Kenton proposed in Paso Robles, CA, and we both loved the idea of getting married in the area.

We knew we wanted our wedding day to feel as private as possible, and reflect our personal style of timeless elegance. After a long day of touring many venues, we stumbled upon HammerSky Vineyards. We made it there just in time to see it before the end of the day. The moment we stepped onto the property, we knew this is where we would get married. The property feels so dreamy and allows for such an intimate setting thanks to the restored farm house onsite, which is where my family and I stayed for the whole wedding weekend.

Our dusty blue décor and personalized items were the perfect compliment to our dream vineyard setting. We designed our monogram to be wax sealed into our invitations. The monogram was also stitched into our table runners.

It was important to us that we tie in special family elements. Kenton’s mom handmade each one of our wedding favors, which was Kenton’s childhood favorite dessert and was eaten up by guests before dinner was even served! Lastly, as a part of my wedding gift, Kenton surprised me by building the arbor we got married under. He put the whole thing together the morning of our wedding, and is now the entrance to my garden and will forever be a piece in our backyard. It was such a meaningful gift to me that made our ceremony even more special.

Everything about our wedding went seamlessly. The whole day felt like magic. The property truly made the setting and gave our guests and us the dream-like experience we wanted. We couldn’t be more thankful!