Today, my loves, is a very good day thanks to Lady Liberty Events + Joy Marie Photographers who have brought us this crazy-gorgeous Kunde Winery + Kenwood Inn & Spa wedding. Bathed in that always beautiful California light, this magical soiree doesn’t miss a detail from the elegant paper goods by Bella Figura to the perfect blooms by Souflower Floral Design. Head over to the gallery to see the rest, and be sure not to miss the lovely video by Moetic Wedding Films!
From Lady Liberty Events… This wedding was an absolute dream to design mainly because the Bride and Groom’s style was a huge inspiration used to transform their day into something unforgettable. Sido & Dave wanted a place where they could have a wedding weekend adventure to spend with their closest friends and family. After weekends of visiting almost every possibility in both Napa & Sonoma our last scout day brought us to Kenwood Inn and Spa & Kunde Winery in Sonoma… we KNEW we found the perfect location(s). A stunning ceremony on top of Boot Hill at Kunde Winery with 360 degree vineyard views, and a lush French “Chateau-esque” Boutique Inn for a fairytale reception got our creative wheels spinning.
Sidonie & David have a very Fun personality and Chic Modern style that we wanted to incorporate throughout their wedding adventure. Guests arrived to Sonoma and were greeted with welcome bags filled with tons of fun goodies! The guests knew they were here for an incredible weekend celebrating this amazing couple.
The ceremony was stunning… watching the Bride & Groom and wedding party standing underneath a 14×14 custom chuppah with hanging gardenias and views that could not be created with all the money in the world was vision to remember. One of my favorite parts of the ceremony was when Sidonie began saying her vows, reading them from the ribbon that we created while the ribbon gorgeously unraveled. The ceremony music was very unique and personalized to their style. Guests cheered and waved their satin and lace ribbon wedding wands as the wedding party stepped out of the chuppah to a string version of Bridgette Bordeaux’s “Every Body Love’s My Baby.”
Our biggest challenge was to transform the space into a magical fairytale setting while keeping these guests surprised as to what was to come. As guests entered the courtyard, the existing fountain had been turned into a wishing well and overflowed with coral and peach dahlia blooms, surrounded by tables that displayed bowls filled with shiny pennies and a sign encouraging guests to make a wish for the newly married couple.
Guests were invited to the dinner area after the newlyweds made a remarkable entrance from the top of the stairs looking down at all of their friends and family. The dinner setting was a whimsical display of hanging fairly lights and assorted crystal chandeliers with the perfect light bouncing off of the sparkling white sequined table linens. Each place-setting was accented with peach satin napkins, white match barrels showcasing a silver foil monogram, place cards that shimmered with sliver glitter, and individual menus outlining the Sonoma fare that was yet to come. After dinner guests were asked to take a sparkler and gather around the dance floor (which covered the pre-existing pool!) and help make the bride and groom sparkle during their first dance. The image of 100 guests circling the Bride & Groom with sparklers that lasted 4 minutes long, as they danced their first dance, was one that will never leave my mind… it was truly magical. This was truly an incredible celebration that I know Sidonie and David, along with their guests, will never forget! It was an absolute dream being able to work with a Bride and Groom as gorgeous, stylish, and so in love which is easy to see in the photos of this special day.
Wedding Photography: Joy Marie Photographers / Ceremony Venue: Kunde Winery in Kenwood, California / Reception Venue & Catering: Kenwood Inn & Spa in Kenwood, California / Event Planning + Design: Lady Liberty Events / Wedding Cinematography: Moetic Wedding Films / Floral Design: Soulflower Floral Design / Wedding Cake: Angelica Patisserie / Ceremony Band: Starlite Strings / Reception Band: Pride & Joy / Lighting: Enhanced Lighting / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Hartmann Studios / Save The Date Video: Lola Video / Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura / Transportation: Beau Wine Tours / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Hair: Stella Stevens Hair Designs / Makeup: Glowing Bridal