Marcia & Avram
Q & A with the Bride:
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
The romantic rolling vineyards, and the light in wine country. It always looks like you’re in a movie.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
I really loved my flowers. Jamie did an incredible job with the colors and textures. We also loved the car. It was a really fun ride and we felt so regal. Finally, the fact that our wedding was an entire weekend to spend with friends. We could relax, drink wine, eat great food, lie around in our robes by the pool — like having our own private resort.
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
If there’s one thing I’ve learned is that patience pays off. Sometimes you need to trust in the universe that everything will turn out fine, and it always does.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
Seeing Avi’s eyes when he first saw me on our wedding day.
Jill + Rich
Santa Rosa, California
This bride and groom are from Massachusetts and wanted a wine country destination wedding. We love the color choices for the flowers mixed with the turquoise vases and tropical foliage. Such a different feel for a vineyard wedding – and so perfect above a wine barrel!
Photographer: Diane Askew Photography | Floral Designer: Fleurs de France | Reception Venue: Paradise Ridge Winery | Band: Hot Fritatas | Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation | Officiant: Father Richard | Bakery: Michelle Marie’s Patisserie
Ginna + Sheffield
From the Photographer:
“Sheffield stepped up to read his vows and asked, “for those of you who knew me before I met Ginna, how many of you thought I would never marry?” Hands shot up in the air and laughs punctuated the silence. He continued, “The reason you thought that was because I was convinced I was meant to be alone. I believed it so much I made everyone around else around me believe it too…. I never thought that I would find someone who loved me just the way I am, especially someone so hot.”
Ginna and Sheffield first met at a wedding. Some of their first exchanges were recorded congratulations to their mutual friends on that wedding day. During that first meeting they shared stories and interests and from that point on their lives would never be the same. Of course, like any great love story (and Sheffield and Ginna’s story is truly great) their journey did not come without challenges. Five years after that first meeting, on October 10th, 2010 they proved that their love was greater than anything that could keep them apart and pledged to love and live together forever. Never have I been to a wedding that has expressed more deeply – in each aspect of the day – the love between two people. Sheffield and Ginna bonded over many things, but they particularly loved words. As actors they knew the power of words and memorized and delivered them daily. No words were more genuine, more true, or sincere than the ones they declared on their wedding day.” –Mary Dougherty Photography
Clear Wine Bottles: wevegotitchicago.blogspot.com | Bottle Candle Holders (copper): thegreenhead.com | Cork and Wine Centerpiece: mtheginger.blogspot.com | Covered Wine Bottle: bravobride.com | Bottle Tray: oncewed.com | Bottle Candle Holders (silver): idoinspiration.blogspot.com | CocaCola Bottles: elizabethannedesigns.com
Jamie + Sean
(Private Estate) – Angwin, CA
Photography: Kristy Ahumada of Volatile Photography | Venue: Private Winery | Photo Booth: Glass Coat Photo Booth | Catering: Chef Charlie | Flowers: Grohe Florist | The coordinator was a friend of the bride