No doubt about it – some of the prettiest weddings we ever feature are held at Healdsburg Country Gardens.  You know the ones… those weddings that instantly take your breath away, are filled with gorgeous AND leave you speechless all in one sitting?  Weddings, in fact, that are exactly like this stunning affair planned by Amy Nichols Special Events, which happens to be sooo amazing, I’m struggling to find the right words to even begin to describe it all.  From the sweet DIY details to the bride and groom’s uber-happy faces to an entire gallery of lovely from Dreambox Photography, it’s one serious lesson in pretty.  Click here to see it all.

From the Bride… Our wedding day was incredibly special for Marc and I. Not only due to the presence of our friends and family in the beautiful setting of Healdsburg Country Gardens, but also because of all the personal touches that made it unique to us. From the decor, to the location, to the ceremony, each aspect was a reflection of a memory we shared together, or was a personal contribution from our family. The invitations were designed and hand printed by my dad and his wife, our favors were homemade by Marc’s parents, and our wine ceremony included a wine box crafted by my stepdad. In addition, our entire family spent hours searching flea markets for the old teapots that served as our centerpieces, and Marc’s older brother even acted as our officiant, embarassing Marc with stories from growing up. 

The food was another area where we wanted to capture who we are and also gave us an opportunity to share amazing memories with our guests. Several years ago, Marc and I shared a very memorable evening at The Girl and The Fig in Sonoma. Not only was the outdoor patio an amazing setting, but the food continues to be something we talk about to this day. It has gone down in my history books as one of my favorite dates with Marc. From the start, the Girl and the Fig caterers were incredibly helpful and responsive. We were even able to serve the very same duck confit that we shared on that special night, even though it was not offered on their catering menu. It was just as delicious as I had remembered… and everyone agreed!

The whole day was a representation of who we are together and an illustration of the foundation that we’ve built for our long future ahead. We couldn’t have done it without all of my vendors. I would highly recommend ever single one.

Wedding Photography: Dreambox Photography / Wedding Venue: Healdsburg Country Gardens in Healdsburg, California / Wedding Planning: Lauren Sloan for Amy Nichols Special Events / Floral Design: Dragonfly Floral / Catering: the girl and the fig / Ice Cream: Three Twins Ice Cream / DJ: Nor Cal Pro Sound / Hair + Makeup: Joan Willat + Sarah from The I Do Studio

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