The advantage of having an outdoor wedding is that you can leverage your surrounding gardens. In the Bay Area, the best time of year to have a wedding is September-October, when the temperature is in the 70s and 80s. It's also right before harvest so the leaves on the vines are still aplenty and starting to turn yellow, … Continue reading Planning Your Wine Country Wedding: Flowers and Decor
(Location: Vintners Inn – Santa Rosa, CA || Photography: Emily Jean Images) Planning your wedding these days is not just about the day itself. From the moment you say "yes!" there will be engagement parties, wedding showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, save the dates, and invitations going out in the mail... A lot happens before the wedding … Continue reading Planning Your Wine Country Wedding: Make It Personal with Hashtags, Stationary, and More!
Traditionally, the groom and groomsmen wear the same suits, with the groom wearing a different tie, boutonniere, or pocket square (just to name a few examples) from his groomsmen. The bride, in contrast, is very much noticed in her white dress while her bridesmaids will be in pretty shades matching the wedding colors. Here's how we went … Continue reading Planning Your Wine Country Wedding: Dressing Your Wedding Party
Shopping for your wedding dress is one of the most fun parts of wedding planning! Pinterest is an excellent place to get inspiration. I ended up trying on 35 dresses over two weekends in 6 boutiques all around the Bay. That probably sounds pretty crazy but I was pretty picky and needed to try … Continue reading Planning Your Wine Country Wedding: The Bride’s Dress
The guest list is a tricky and sensitive topic. You have probably heard and can imagine the stories brides and grooms can share. To help minimize the family drama, here's a guide to creating your list and checking it twice... 1. Budget will determine your guest list, and the numbers don't lie. Once you determine … Continue reading Planning Your Wine Country Wedding: The Guest List