California Vineyard Wedding with a GORGEOUS Dress
April 20, 2010
United States

You know that certain incredibly famous designer Oscar de la Renta? Well, he happened to design the wedding dress that starred in this California Vineyard wedding specifically for the bride. She is one lucky lady because this is not just any dress; it is a bead-encrusted masterpiece. If heaven were a gown, it would be this very garment. Words do it no justice, so I will leave you to gaze upon its beauty. Oh, and the wedding shot by the lovely Meg Smith and coordinated by MAP events is equally drool-worthy.

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From MAP Events:

This is the Bryant Family Vineyard, the groom's estate winery. We closed the road, used stage pieces to level the ground and built a clear sided, clear top tent extending from their wine cave wall to a stone wall that overlooked their vineyard and Lake Hennessey beyond. Guests were shuttled in to the ceremony which took place at the Chappellet Meadows, a neighboring property. The floral designer created an Andy Goldsworthy-esque floral piece that cascaded down from the tree branch framing the alter area with a beautiful sheer ivory fabric over a wood table. We served cocktails and h'orderves at the Meadow and directed a shuttle load of people to the winery every 15 min for a tour through the Bryant winery. Guests entered the tent from the wine cave with cork escort cards, and a Spanish guitar music. The Bride and Groom are art collectors and the groom's cake was a compilation of their collection. Favors were handmade truffles made from the Bryant Family wine.

Photography: Meg Smith / Event Planning: Melissa Panico and Jennie Janzen of Map Events / Venue: Bryant Family Vineyard / Dress: Oscar de la Renta / Caterer: Paula le Duc / Florist: Radeff Design Studios / Tenting & Lighting: Classic Party Rentals / Cake: Perfect Endings / Invitations: Nancy Sharon Collins / Make-up: Jim Avila