Some venues are so gorgeous that they end up guiding the rest of the wedding planning. For this couple, Vine Hill House in California’s luscious wine country proved to be that dream spot. And with florals by Poppystone, it’s no wonder their day is becoming one of my all-time faves. See each lovely detail captured by Christina McNeill in the full gallery here.
Christina McNeill… A charming wedding in wine country, Vine Hill House was the perfect location for Allison and Steve’s nuptials. They drew inspiration from the venue itself highlighting it’s natural beauty: a wall of hydrangeas and a view worth a million dollars. Allison wore a classically styled Monique Lhuillier gown and chose mostly whites and greens with yellow to accent. They hired Claire Sanz from Poppystone to complete their floral tablescapes and bouquets.
From the Bride… We always knew we wanted to get married in the northern California wine country, and when we toured Vine Hill House we knew right away that it was perfect for our wedding. The venue is so stunning on its own, I wanted to keep the design of the wedding simple and elegant, but still warm and just a little country. We ended up with mostly white flowers with accents of natural greens and yellow. We also added some beautiful natural wood pieces, like the chairs and the lounge area benches. All together the wedding turned out so beautiful and tasteful – even more so then we could have imagined!
Our favorite part of the wedding was our first look! The moment we saw each other all of our nerves melted away. Anything is possible with your best friend by your side! It was one of the most intimate moments we had on our wedding day, and it was so easy to go with the flow and enjoy the entire wedding after that!
One piece of advice another bride (she was also one of my bridesmaids!) gave me was to not start looking at too many design ideas until you book your venue. The venue can add so much to the design and feel of the wedding it is easier to pick your colors, theme, and décor after that is locked down.
Photography: Christina McNeill | Videography: Alex Flether | Floral Design: Poppystone | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: SusieCakes | Stationery: Folio | Ceremony Venue: Vine Hill House | Reception Venue: Vine Hill House | Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew | Catering: Trends Catering | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Photobooth: Photo Matica | Pie: Mom's Apple Pie | Programs: HH Imaging