Sonoma Wedding from Hollye Schumacher + Victoria Canada
July 19, 2011
United States
Weddings in Wineries
I am a total floral admirer. Now, I've got about the blackest thumb around, but boy can I appreciate a good bouquet. The different colors, textures, smells, and delicacies of each individual flower, all wrapped up in one gorgeous bouquet gets my heart a pumpin' every time. So when I saw this Sonoma bride's beautiful bouquet, I couldn't dive into the rest of the wedding, captured by the lovely Hollye Schumacher Photography, fast enough. The wedding was a classic California vineyard wedding, which - just like a good bouquet - never dissappoints. Especially when Victoria Canada Weddings and Events is on the design. It's just a little piece of perfection, from us to you, for your Tuesday afternoon. Click here for more on Hollye's blog!

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Our best man had taken Brian to visit his family's property, Seven Arches, in the Summer of 2004. Brian fell in love with the property - 400 acres of peaceful serenity is easy to love!  As our best man watched mine and Brian’s relationship grow, he would always mention that we should get married at Seven Arches even though no one had been married there before. It wasn’t a tough sell, we just felt in our hearts that was the right place for us to say “I Do”.  Brian wanted an outdoor ceremony. California fall weather is amazing, the scenery offered breath-taking photo ops, our families were able to travel to a destination they might never travel to on their own… it was all perfect!

I have always loved fall colors. We figured that because grapes in Sonoma in the fall are purple, we would have rich wine and purple tones paired with warm hues of gold and amber. Our tent was love at first sight!  Our Moroccan inspired marigold “Maharaja” tent from Raj tents was insanely beautiful. 3 glam chandeliers created a romantic atmosphere and made the golden interior of our tent glow.  It was so warm and welcoming, very cozy!

Our theme was “Rustic Romantic Elegance” and Bonnie at Dragonfly Floral achieved just that! She had such an impressive portfolio to gain inspiration from and wonderful suggestions to coordinate with our theme.  The pops of color from Peonies and English Roses brought beautiful life to the grapevine, herbs and greenery we picked out.  The wooden crates andtall branchy centerpieces gave rustic flare to the ceremony and reception.

Cake: Oliver’s Market / Catering: Park Avenue Catering / Venue: Seven Arches / Music & Entertainment: Michael Peterson / Florist: Dragonfly Floral / Hair & Makeup: Stephanie from Pucci / Linens: Park Avenue Catering / Tent Rental: Raj Tents / Paper Products: Celebrations in Paper / Photographer: Hollye Schumacher Photography / Rentals: Bright Event Rentals / Cinematography: Met Media / Wedding Coordinator: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events / Wedding Dress: Destiny’s Bride / Wedding Officiant: Father Gerry Caprio