The Healdsburg Country Gardens was the perfect choice for a couple looking to personalize their day and incorporate the Groom's family background in the wine industry. The gorgeous outdoor setting married with pretty garden details by LVL Weddings and Events and florals by Lily & Mint make for a day as easy as it is elegant. And don't even get me started on the Booth Bus! Get cozy with Kara Miller's images for even more.
From the Bride... My husband and I met and fell in love in New York city, but grew up on opposite coasts - I am from Northern California, and he was born and raised in Connecticut. When we were planning the wedding, we really wanted to make the experience as personal to both of us as possible. We decided on a vineyard setting in Healdsburg, with Mike's family background in the wine industry - once we visited the venue, we were 100% sold on getting married under the gorgeous oak tree on site. We wanted a beautiful outdoor setting that was as easy as it was gorgeous - something laid back and low key that was equally elegant. I love flowers and I wanted that to be a huge part of the day, so there were lots of arrangements and garland to bring out the greenery even more. We went for personal touches with the VW photo booth bus, which featured graphics from our wedding invitation, and handwritten signs that I created using mirrors and rustic picture frames. Both of our dads are big cigar smokers, so we had a "cigar lounge" for the boys to hang out and smoke, using personalized matches that read "The Schaeffer's Cigar Lounge" along with our wedding date. One of my favorite details were the adorable sports helmet cookies that were made to represent our favorite football teams - his dad was on the Jets back in the 60's, so he's a die hard fan for life. I'm an SF 49ers fan no matter how many miles I am from home. The whole experience was so incredible and fun to plan. I'm such a big fan of sentimental touches, so it really meant a lot that we were able to pull both of our worlds together to create such an unforgettable day.