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Rustic Chic Arista Winery Wedding in Healdsburg

After six years, two states, and three apartments, this darling duo made it official in one wowza winery wedding. Straight from the lens of Elisabeth Millay, their special day was filled with an unlimited amount of gorgeousness, that we’re beyond excited to share! Because when it comes to weddings with endless appeal you’ve just found it, and we invite you to explore the archive of pretty in THE VAULT!

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From The Bride…Trey and I met six years ago in Seattle where I grew up and where Trey went to medical school. After a few years of dating, I had the opportunity to take a job in San Francisco. Trey was fortunate enough to land a residency position in the Bay Area a year later, and after five years, two states, and three apartments, we were so excited to finally get engaged!

We wanted our wedding to feel like a destination wedding for our guests. We also love spending our weekends in wine country, so having our wedding in Sonoma Valley seemed like the ideal location. We’ve always dreamed of a romantic, intimate, outdoor wedding where we could celebrate with our closest friends and families. We stumbled upon Arista Winery on a weekend trip to Healdsburg and fell in love with the property. From the old oak trees to the beautiful pavilion overlooking the vineyards, it was perfect.

I loved the wedding planning process. Every single minute of it. We started the process by determining what was really important to us. For me, it was the photographer and the flowers. For Trey, it was the food, beer, and wine. We spent a lot of time selecting our vendors, and we were so lucky to have had such a great team to bring our visions to life.

We wanted our wedding to have as many personal touches as possible. I hand made the invitations, signs, and place cards. My mom and I also made s’mores kits and cinnamon rolls for our guests to enjoy the following morning. Trey selected several craft beers from local breweries and of course, we had excellent wine from Arista to pair with our entrees of beef short ribs and chicken breast.

I walked down the aisle to a guitarist playing “What a Wonderful World.” Trey’s stepfather officiated our ceremony, and we wrote our own vows. The ceremony was my absolute favorite part of the day. Another favorite memory was our first dance, which our friend, a professional ballroom dancer, helped us choreograph.

Our wedding day was truly a dream come true. I wish we could do it all over again!

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Photography: Elisabeth Millay | Event Planning: Meredith At Arista Winery | Floral Design: Rion Designs | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Moustache Baked Goods | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: Grapevine Catering | Hair And Makeup: Kat Tinney At A List Makeup | Calligraphy: Oxford Lettering Co | DJ: AMS Entertainment | Groomsmen Attire: J. Crew | Venue: Arista Winery | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals

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Blush + Berry Red Healdsburg Winery Wedding

We’re all about those rich berry hues, and from where I stand this next celebration from Jen Huang serves up said palette in the prettiest of ways. A cozy pairing of color and vineyard views proves to be an unrivaled combo, but add in a dose of love and this gallery of merriment is just the beginning. Because when you’ve got layers of beauty waiting to be shared, it’s hard to ever leave THE VAULT!

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From Jen HuangJulia and Rob had a summer wedding full of color at their friend’s Healdsburg vineyard. Julia made such a beautiful bride and had the most gorgeous young bridesmaids as well, wearing light pink Grecian gowns. Guests were gifted fresh berries and wine and seated under outdoor trellises with layers of white tulle curtains. Everyone danced outdoors, surrounded by grape vines and the night finished with delicious cake topped with the most adorable pink flamingos.

Photography: Jen Huang | Event Design: Jesi Haack Design | Event Planning: Amber Hubbard Of The Love Riot | Floral Design: Shotgun Florals | Cake: Susie Cakes | Stationery: Allie Ruth Designs | Catering: DL Catering | Hair And Makeup: Brie Does Makeup | Calligraphy: Blot And Dot | DJ: Dart DJ | Band: The Get Down Boys | Officiant: Rev. Dr. Joe Indano | Venue: Stuhlmuller Vineyards | Cabana Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Hair Accessories: Haute Bride | Photo Booth: Epic Photo Booth | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Restrooms: Royal Restrooms Of California | Valet: Certified Parking Attendants

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Healdsburg Elegant Backyard Wedding

Let me go ahead and set the scene. A backyard “I do” at the Groom’s family home with cozy, rustic tables and a farm-fresh menu. Sounds pretty heavenly, right? And with the always amazing MAP Events and Dragonfly Events on the job, there was no detail overlooked from first look to last dance. The Edges shot every image we’re happily housing in The Vault.

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From The Edges Wedding Photography… Kay & Patrick’s wedding was was one of the most special events we have had the honor to capture. It was filled with so many personal details, it truly felt like the day was a reflection of who they are as a couple. The ceremony and reception was held at the groom’s family’s home with incredible sweeping views of vineyards and mountains.

Two very special details were all the family wedding photos displayed during cocktail hour and the gold toasting flutes and tray. During any special celebration (50th wedding anniversaries and weddings), the tasting flutes are used by the couple and then their names and date are engraved on the tray. Its such a beautiful heirloom that has been used by the family for over 100 years and will continue to be passed on through the generations.

The decor was kept it very simple and elegant with lots of white, light grey linen and blush. Even the bridesmaids were dressed all in white. The couple loves food (Patrick proposed on a farm!), so all the food was farm-fresh. A highlight was the whiskey bar with 2 signature cocktails. It was such an amazing event!

From the Bride… We met eight years ago, as freshmen on our first day of college. After many semesters as classmates (we were both computer science majors), and then friends, we eventually started dating.

Our wedding took place in mid-August in Healdsburg, California, a small wine-country town north of San Francisco. Patrick’s parents have a summer home in Healdsburg where Patrick spent most of his summers growing up and where we spend most of our summer weekends. We’d joked about getting married there for months (years?) before we got engaged, so it was an easy choice as a venue. We were torn about whether to get married in the front or backyard, and ended up deciding to have two events at the house: a rehearsal dinner around the pool in the backyard, and our wedding ceremony and reception in the front!

Prior to our wedding, a friend suggested that we reserve a few minutes to be alone with just each other and some appetizers after the ceremony. This private moment was one of our favorite parts of the wedding; a minute to appreciate the rest of our lives together and eat some food!

We wanted to keep the wedding decor minimal to let the gardens surrounding the house and wine country scenery take the spotlight. We used a neutral palette, with white bridesmaid dresses, neutral table linens, and wood chairs.

We both love to eat, so put a lot of thought into the food and drink for the wedding. When we each wanted to have whiskey in our signature cocktails, we decided to have a dedicated whiskey bar that served our signature cocktails and assorted single malts. For dessert, in lieu of a traditional wedding cake, we had our favorite dessert: tiramisu with a layer of chocolate mousse, from a small bakery near where we used to live in Berkeley.

After dinner, we toasted our wedding with a pair of gold goblets that have been passed down several generations in Patrick’s family, originating with his great grandparents. They bear the inscription of around 20 family weddings and anniversaries. At each event they were used to toast lifelong companionship!

Photography: The Edges Wedding Photography | Event Planning & Design: MAP Events | Floral Design: Dragonfly Events | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Stationery: Lettermade Design + Press | Bride's Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Various | Catering: Sage Catering | Make-Up: Nikol Elaine | Hair: Corina Hernandez Of Pony Salon | Calligraphy: Curlicue Designs | Grooms Attire: J. Crew | Venue: Private Estate | Linen Rentals: La Tavola | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals

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