Sonoma Wedding by Bliss Event Productions
August 30, 2011
United States

Sonoma weddings are gorgeous. We get it. The crazy beautiful backdrops, the organic and yet totally elegant vibes, the effortlessly stunning brides and the laid back but forever timeless wedding styles. All lovely in that "well, here's to hoping my wedding will be quite that gorg" kind of way. So what happens when you infuse your standard Sonoma beauty with real, tangible touches that would be stunning whether placed on tables in a backyard fete or in a perfectly pretty ballroom. In Austin or in Boston. With a hearty, anything goes budget or with a more modest fare. This wedding, crafted to utter loveliness by Bliss Event Productions is one of those weddings. Where the versatile beauty is tucked perfectly into each and every detail. Igniting what we're sure will be a total pinning frenzie. And don't even get me started on the invites and paper goodies by Brown Sugar Design. Click here to see even more.

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From Bliss Event Productions...Jess and Tim first contacted me last year after they had decided to host their wedding at the gorgeous Cornerstone Sonoma property.  Jess conveyed to me that she wanted a soft and sweet vintage feel that still incorporated a wine country flavor.  Tim has a background in architecture and wanted to incorporate a more modern look with clean lines.  I wanted to come up with a design that gave them both what they wanted.

We began with a color palette.  Our main color schemes were a light fog grey and a silvery blue green julep balanced with white.  We decided our punches of added color, greens, pinks and corals,  would come in from the floral and small detail items.  Kate from Flower Wild put together an inspiration board that blew us away.  Jess loved cloche and bell jars and terrariums along with incorporating wood and moss and Kate's floral design was perfection.  In selecting decor and rentals, we kept the focal pieces and large items in white, such as the china and lounges, and added color in the details items like linens, napkins and pillows.  The floral vignettes for the accent tables also brought in added pops of beautiful living color.  To meet Tim's want of modern, we kept all tables and bars in the barn reception area square wood and absent of linens, on linear lines.  Jess also wanted to bring in a bit of her cultural heritage and we accomplished this with Got Light? designing a focal area of varying sized Chinese lanterns hung at different lengths over the dance floor area.

One of the most stunning details of the wedding, was the escort card table created by Flower Wild.  We used an 8' wood table and completely covered it in wood and moss elements then added in cloches, bell jars and terrariums filled with floral.  Kate added in beautiful succulents and we placed escort cards throughout the table.  It really was a very unique and gorgeous focal piece... one of my all time favorites! The wedding cake was another stunning creation done by Sweet On Cake.  The tiered cake featured molded chocolate leafing bringing in more added color.  The cake sat on a custom designed glass terrarium filled with floral and moss. Carlie Statsky captured the sheer beauty of the day starting with the lovely couple down to the details.  Overall it was a great mix of details that personified Jess and Tim's visions and personalities.  A super sweet and soft wedding for a modern and sweet couple!

Event Design + Planning: Bliss Event Productions / Wedding Photography: Carlie Statsky Photography / Invitations: Brown Sugar Design / Flowers:  Flower Wild / Location: Cornerstone Sonoma / Programs: Tiffany Chin / Catering: Elaine Bell Catering / Lighting: Got Light? / Dress: Junko Yoshioka / Menswear: Indochino / Linen Rentals:  La Tavola / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Decor Rentals: Wine Country Party / Hair + Make-up:  Mimi & Taylor Salon / Photo booth: Magnolia Booth / Wedding Cake: Sweet on Cake / Officiant: Wine Country Minister / DJ: Pacific Entertainment / Shoes: Vivienne Westwood