Real Sonoma Backyard Wedding: Kelli + Edgar

Posted by Jeffra on Dec 06, 2010

Edgar + Kelli

June 2010

Sonoma, CA

The couple fell head over heels in love with the quaint little town of Sonoma, California.  The Groom took the bride there for her birthday during their first year of dating.  At midnight, on her birthday, he took her to the park in the center of town. One year later, when Edgar proposed, they knew exactly where the wedding would take place – the center of town.

They decided on an eclectic garden theme, something that gave them the “backyard” feel they wanted… yet very elegant.  Casa Sonoma, a rental property in Sonoma, provided this exact look for their reception.

To get the eclectic look they wanted, the couple spent, what seemed like countless hours, searching antique, thrift and flower shops until the perfect bottles, vases and flower pots were found. Nazli, a bridesmaid and owner of Stems, graciously agreed to do all of the floral arrangements – this is where the garden theme really came to life.

Two days before the big day, the bride and her mom decided to take on the task of refinishing the cake table.  It was purchased at a local thrift shop about two miles from the reception location  It was transformed from a light wood finish to a radiant cool blue. The table was set next to a cherry plum tree – the contrast was striking.  Meagan, a friend of the groom, did an amazing job creating two cheesecakes, strawberry and mint chocolate chip, along with a Lemon Poppy Seed cake.  Her artistic display was topped off with yellow roses.

Photography and Real Wedding Provided by: AE Pictures Inc | Dress: Blumarine from Renee Strauss For the Bride | Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade | Groom’s Suit: J Crew | Bridesmaids: Custom dresses at Etsy by Sohomode | Flowers: Stems | Food:  The Laughing Tomato | Cake: Meagan Ricks | Bride’s hair and make-up: Betten Chaston | Ceremony Location: Sonoma Plaza | Reception Location: Casa Sonoma