Wine Country Wedding by Jessamyn Harris
October 21, 2010
Weddings in Wineries

We've had a long term love affair with Jessamyn Harris on SMP...with some of our most favorite weddings coming from behind her lens. Well, when the Jessamyn's crazy skills get paired with a bride's super stylish approach, we always get super excited to share it with you. And this one had us the moment we saw the insanely beautiful plum color palette and the glow behind each and every image. Click here to see the full she-bang!

jessamyn harris wine country wedding

jessamyn harris wine country wedding

jessamyn harris wine country wedding

jessamyn harris wine country wedding

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From Jessamyn...Sherry and Jeremy were married at Boot Hill, a beautiful spot on top of rolling hills with oak trees and grape vines, at Kunde Winery. Their wedding featured plum and white as colors, and guests watched them get married under a big oak surrounded by 360 degree views. They then ate as the sunset glowed brightly and the fog rolled in over the hills, danced and did the limbo in the midst of all of those trees, and had a BLAST! A very Sonoma County location and a very sweet couple.

Another fun detail is that Sherry's extended family is from Mauritius (although Sherry and her immediate family grew up in Hawaii), a tiny island off the coast of Madagascar. Many family members and friends flew it from there, and from all over the world. Since weddings are also kind of a family reunion for her parents' huge extended families, we did a record number of portraits, with a record number of people in them.

From the bride...We wanted something that would be natural to the vineyard surroundings, yet still pop. The bridesmaids' dresses were the anchor. They were also picked to somewhat mirror Sherry's dress (strapless with a silk rose). We then visited 11 wedding venues before selecting Kunde. We fell in love with the gorgeous 360 degree view of rolling hills and vines.

We wanted our music to reflect our lifestyles, past and present. Dinner music included some Hawaiian for myself, some Pink Martini because it feels like SF urban living. My family also provided some "sega" dance music from Mauritius.

We wanted our guests to be comfortable and enjoy themselves the whole evening. The pashminas (purchased in Hong Kong on a business trip) were a hit as soon as the sun went down. We also provided flip-flops so ladies wouldn't feel trapped in uncomfortable shoes. We filled bags with goodies that kept the kids entertained and out of trouble. We shopped online for items for the kiddie goodie bags - the animal-ish theme was because we went on safari for the honeymoon. Favors, programs, and placecards were made by us, with Alicia's great advice to guide us.


Venue: Kunde Family Estate / Design, planning, florals: Alicia K Designs / Photography: Jessamyn Harris and Paige Green for Jessamyn Harris Photography / Videography: Thomas Hughes / Catering: Piper Johnson Catering / Tuxes: Selix / Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta / Bridesmaids Dresses: WToo (style 785) dresses in plum / Makeup: Jane Kim / Officiant: Mike Ireland / Lighting: Illusions Lighting / Cake: Sweet On Cake / Trio and DJ: Rudolfi Artists In Music