The wedding of Camelia and Mark was majestic and sweet as the rain clouds hovered throughout the afternoon. A ray of sunshine was destined to peek through as guests patiently awaited the wedding party to enter the ceremony at Sonoma Golf Club. The wind blew the soft ivory drapery and crystal chandelier every so lightly where the romantic bride and groom would say ‘I Do’ and exchange their vows. Garlands of bay and pink roses adorned the staircase railing creating an enchanting look and feel that added a special touch of sweetness to the wedding festivities. As in wine country, 2 barrels lined either side of the aisle with tall gold floral arrangements making the centerpiece of the ceremony pop with a dreamy flare. Gorgeous bridesmaids wore soft pink gowns and the groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos, making this an elegant cocktail affair. The beautiful bride wore the ultimate flowy gown by Hayley Paige that paired perfectly with her loose hand tied bouquet of ivory garden roses, ranunculus, olive, majolica and spray roses tied in ivory satin.
The decor was filled with a romantic color palette of white, ivory, blush, gold and black. La Tavola Linen draped the dining tables and sweetheart table with mixed metal votives, stunning centerpieces and custom table names with the places the bride and groom have traveled to around the world. Greenery strung on the 4 chandeliers hanging over the dance floor was the perfect addition to make the design come together.
The 4-tier ivory wedding cake was absolutely stunning with embellished gold and silver accents and textures. The Mr. and Mrs. and their guests enjoyed the sweet flavors of s’mores by the open fire after dinner. Everyone snuggled up with white fleece throws and embraced the love for Camelia and Mark. It was the perfect day to celebrate such a romantic couple. We wish them so much love and happiness!
Take everything you love about a Tuscan-style wedding – think gorgeous garland, organic, loose bouquets, and olive branch details and pair it with black tie elegance. The result? This wedding designed by So Eventful. You’d never know this Italian-inspired day actually took place in Sonoma, and we’re happily welcoming the images from Michele Beckwith into The Vault.
From The Bride…Under the guidance of Marisa (planner), our florist and vendors, we chose a soft color palette that would complement our “Tuscan black tie” wedding aesthetic and highlight the already beautiful Mayacama backdrop. Aubriana Kasper at The Bloomery Co. hit the nail on the head with gorgeous green garlands, organic and loose bouquets and a show-stopping ceremony arch. Greg’s love and extensive knowledge of animals was brought to life through the magical watercolor paintings by the Maid of Honor Eva Babiak. Bridesmaid Danielle McWaters custom-designed the invitation suite and all wedding-related paper goods, including the olive oil gift tags. Grandparents of the bride donated their own Machado Vineyards’ olive oil to be “bottled with love” and set at each guest’s place setting…Greg’s groomsmen walked out to the Game of Thrones theme, and we recessed in celebration with a favorite Brazilian samba song played by samba drummers leading guests to cocktail hour. Thanks to friends, family, vendors, Mayacama, and the incredible So Eventful team we had an unforgettable wedding weekend at a venue that we will return to again and again to relive the beautiful memories of our special day.
This Napa Valley wedding has it all. A stunning and sleek Amsale wedding dress paired with beautiful accessories from Haute Bride Design. Bright, bold flowers from Siren Floral Co. that add a pop of whimsy and fun. A best friend slash wedding planner in JLR Events. And, of course, Erin Hearts Court to capture each and every beautiful detail. Don’t miss out — head to The Vault to see it all!
From The Bride…Matt and I met in San Francisco and after a couple of years dating, Matt completely surprised me and proposed while hiking our favorite Muir Woods trail. When we first began planning, we had tunnel vision on all the small details but as the planning continued we realized we needed to determine what we wanted our wedding to feel like. We knew we wanted to create a relaxed environment focused on our love and our guests where everyone could share a few laughs and joyful tears. Once that was determined, we focused on the bigger picture and started hiring vendors that we felt could best help us create that feeling and the smaller details just fell inline. We hired amazing vendors that all had a deep love for their profession and who we felt a personal connection with. Our venue, Cornerstone Gardens, was exactly what we were looking for and was the perfect backdrop for our day, not to mention we lucked out with 80 degree weather in April. Our photographers, Erin Hearts Court, are an adorable married couple who recently moved to Napa and consistently capture amazing images of love and joy. Our caterer, Sage Catering, delighted our taste buds with an engaging family style meal focused on foods Matt and I love. Our Florist, Siren Floral Co, was given free rein to create our floral beauties and her creativity and enthusiasm exceeded our expectations. Our wedding planner and guitarist are both great friends of ours and we were so lucky to have their support. My sister, Courtney, designed the majority of our printed materials from our save the date to menu’s and my older sister, Shannon, did her magic on my hair. I could continue to give praise to everyone who helped us and put in their labor of love but overall Matt and I surrounded ourselves with people we felt would emulate our personalities and make our day a day filled with joy and beauty. Our wedding day was exactly the laid back day we dreamed of and could not have been more “us.” Like most brides and grooms, we wished the day would have never ended and in the words of my husband at the after party “getting married is so fun.”