Real Wedding - Sonoma Winery Style ... "Whatever Train You Came On"
February 26, 2009
By: eddye
United States
Weddings in Wineries

"Whatever train you came on, is the train that I'll take home. Your head upon my shoulder as the sun is sinking low. I always am reminded when the stars come out to shine. You bring joy, joy, joy and peace of mind." {grateful dead}

Tiffany of Adeline and Grace Photography sent us Megan and Jason's gorgeous wine-country wedding at the beautiful Cline Cellars winery. The winery is 45 minutes north of SF and is totally perfect ... "Cline Cellars is such an expansive and diverse property: 6 ponds, a replica of an old Spanish Mission, barrel room and a guest house villa all surrounded by vineyards."  Sounds perfect ...

These flowers are so striking. Really makes me want to study floral design!

The event was designed by Beth Lipin of BA Lipin Event Design. Apparently, her team transformed the immense Barrel Room into an intimate gathering positively glowing with 750 votives and candles! Now that's AWESOME.

Since Jason's family is in the baking business in Buffalo, the cake was of paramount importance. Michelle Bommarito (... of Food Network Challenge fame) created a 5 tier cake which incorporated her signature scroll design and also included chocolate fondant bands that echoed the large wine casks in the Barrel Room.

Wedding papery was created by Lysa Goodman Poore of Demby+Solomon. LOVE the Save-The-Dates!

Guests were greeted before the ceremony with glasses of fresh-squeezed lemonade.

{did you notice the 'fly' in the bouquet ... }

A little more info from Tiffany of Adeline and Grace Photography ...

The wedding team that Megan and Jason chose played a key role in the outcome of their final vision, which in turn made my job very fun! The girls had a relaxing morning at the villa before the ceremony started. Halfway into their final prep stages Catherine Conlin and Beth Lipin brought the girls their incredible flowers. Catherine surprised Megan with a small fly (as in fly fishing) attached to her bouquet, as Jason loves to fish. These little fly details were carried over into the groomsman boutonnieres as well. Before we knew it the ceremony was about to start. The ceremony took place at the end of Cline's great lawn. As guests arrived they were greeted with glasses of lemonade donning "I do" flags. The guests also had their first taste of Megan and Jason trivia. Throughout the wedding, picture frames with fun tidbits about the couple were placed in common areas: program tables, cocktail hour, the bar and guest book barrel. Megan walked down the aisle through 2 inches of red, light pink and yellow rose petals. There were tears all around, including Jason. After the 30 minute ceremony concluded guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn before entering the barrel room. Beth outdid herself! Over the past few hours over 750 candles were lit across the wine barrels transforming a massive space into a cozy elegant affair for Megan and Jason's 136 guests. The head table was set with a rich gold linen with a contrasting purple runner. Every table had a different feel, but all within the same color palette of golds and purples. Megan and Jason were announced by Big City Revue who knew how to get the party started! After their first dance they immediately cut their 5 tiered cake created by Food Network Challenge star Michelle Bommarito. The cake was amazing! Just afterwards Megan's grandfather serenaded the crowd with "Sunrise, Sunset" As soon as their meal was finished EVERYONE hit the dance floor. The bridal party and family members sang with the band on stage! It was a reception to remember!

Just a quick not about Tiffany Fosnight and Erica Mancini of Adeline and Grace Photography ... They document weddings in a photojournalistic style on the west coast and the east coast. Tiffany photographs weddings in the Napa Sonoma Wine Country as well as the San Francisco Bay Area. Erica documents weddings in Rhode Island and throughout the Southern New England area including Newport, Providence, Boston MA and Hartford CT.

A HUGE thanks to Tiffany for sending us Megan & Jason's absolutely breathtaking wedding!

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ALSO ... be sure and take a look at Deirdre and Jay's beautiful Connecticut wedding (all 7 posts) on Style Me Pretty.

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Tiffany Fosnight of Adeline and Grace, Second-shooter~Nicola Borland

Papery: Lysa Goodman Poore of Demby+Solomon

Event Design: Beth Lipin of BA Lipin Event Design

Florals: Catherine Conlin of Wiggy Flowers

Venue: Cline Cellars

Catering:  Wine Valley Catering

Cake: Michelle Bommarito

Entertainment: Big City Revue