Part two of our first real wedding of the New Year. That sounds so important doesn't it? Well, the wedding was pretty special, more than deserving of the title. I mentioned in my last post that my favorite thing about this affair (and my favorite new wedding trend for that matter) is the different hued bridesmaids dresses. So cute, such a fun way to infuse color, such a great way to give each girl a dress that she truly loves. But the adorableness didn't stop there. The reception was absolutely perfect with an intimate dinner among friends, a couple that is so stinking cute I am almost jealous and a style that is as laidback as it is completely elegant.
Following the ceremony, guests moved over to the barn and bocce court area where we served signature cocktails (The Foxy Lady -- champagne with fresh pomegranate seeds and pomegranate juice, and the Zoolarsder -- vodka, soda water, lemon and fresh basil) and offered a wine tasting. We decided to serve a family style dinner that would encourage guests to interact, keep with the rustic feel, and allow us to showcase the delicious, local, seasonal food that Sonoma County offers. We kept table arrangements simple: creamy white hydrangeas in mason jars, and golden colored runners over ivory linens. Each table was "numbered" by a how to say Cheers! in a different language, creating a festive feel. Guests names were written on coasters with an image of an oak tree and their table name.
After dinner, the party started -- with a dance floor outside under an almost full moon (the harvest moon was the next night) and a lounge set up in the barn. My bridesmaids had made several of my favorite dessert treats which were served at a dessert buffet. Our night ended with a surprise -- a vintage white cadillac limo that my brother-in-law arranged to pick us up. It was a magical day, and I feel so lucky that we got to start our marriage off in such a amazing way -- surrounded by our family and friends in the most beautiful place!
Vendors: Venue, Casa Vecchia Estate and Vineyards / Photography by Ashley Forrette / Catering by Broadway Catering / Flowers by Fleurtation, Christina Lamata / Makeup by Glowing Bridal, Audrey Crandall / Fedoras by Goorin Bros / Clutches by ViaBella / Photobooth by Denon & Doyle