Vineyard Weddings

March 2

Spring Wedding Colors in a Bay Area Winery

Today, we are so overjoyed to be sharing Alex and Sara’s amazing day. While their vibrant wedding favored an overall yellow and grey wedding theme, their entire event was filled with an abundance of pretty spring wedding colors! We love how chic their rustic, chalkboard wedding invitations looked at their winery wedding.

From The Bride:

Alex and I first laid eyes on each other in high school- we were only 15! We were on our way to a Sadie’s Hawkins dance and met during the proverbial “picture taking” beforehand at a mutual friend’s house. We weren’t each others’ dates but should have been with all the flirting we were doing.

We became high school sweethearts, but then decided to go our separate ways in college to do some (much needed!) growing up. Near the end of college our paths managed to cross again; and we’ve been together ever since.

I wanted to make sure that our wedding had a lot of special details. My “Something borrowed” was the pair of earrings my older sister wore back on her wedding day. I think they were great luck! For the reception, I had my dad build a custom seating assignment chart. It was a 6×8 ft board with a sign instructing guests to “Trace Your Roots to Sara and Alex”. The roots spread out across the entire board, and each root represented a special part of Alex’s and my life. For example, “Chi Omega” was the grouping for all my sorority sisters, “Liman” (the street Alex lived on in college) was the grouping for his college roommates. We also had a special section at the venue to show a “Family Tree” of marriages. We framed our grandparents and parents wedding photos, all coming together in the middle with one of our engagement pictures. We could not have been more excited to share our special day will all of our amazing loved ones!

 

Photography Credit: Rachel Blackwell

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close up picture of diamond earrings

purple orange pink blue spring wedding colors bouquet

bride standing in a winery vineyard

bride and groom kissing in a winery

fun wedding party photography ideas in a vineyard

outdoor reception on a winery venue

yellow colored winery wedding reception table

wedding guests look at a family tree during wedding reception

ideas for fun games to play at a wedding reception cocktail hour

wedding cake table with various desserts

Vendors

Venue: Clos La Chance Vineyard

Videographer: Bryan Thayer

Caterer: Mama Mia’s (Morgan Hill)

Florist: Bloomsters

Music: Elite Entertainment (DJ Turner)

Wedding Dress Store: Trudy’s Special Occasions

Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovias

Party Rentals: Pro Prep Events

Bridesmaid/Tux Rentals: Elegant Lace

Hair and Makeup: Hairs Inn

Wedding Cake & Desserts: Elaine Regan
 

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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July 15

Murrieta’s Well Winery Wedding in Livermore California

This week’s Real Wedding features Lauren and Scott’s formal celebration at the beautiful Murrieta’s Well winery in Livermore, California.

In Scott’s own words…

April 12, 2015 was a perfect day. I got married to my beautiful bride on our three-year anniversary, and we couldn’t have asked for a better setting or better weather. We did a ton of research on the venue, taking into account our somewhat small guest as well as some of the more important items that I was in charge of – food, drinks and music!

We were surrounded by our closest friends and family. My father, father-in-law and brothers-in-law looked good in our all black-and-white tuxes…if I do say so myself. It was the ideal atmosphere for the “look” we were going for.

My wife-to-be looked enchanting, and it’s a day I wish I could relive!

In Lauren’s own words…

Scott and I tied the knot on our three year anniversary and I truly couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. From the location and weather to all the little details in between, I’m happy to report that our big day went off without a hitch (pun intended!).

From early on in the planning process Scott and I knew that we wanted…

  • A small, black-tie affair. Who doesn’t love getting dressed up?!
  • Destination. Most of our guests were traveling from afar (15 states and 2 countries!) and we wanted them to turn their trip to California into a vacation for themselves.
  • A winery wedding, complete with barrel room. Murrieta’s Well in Livermore, CA was the perfect fit due to its quaintness and over-the-top charm.
  • Delicious food and drinks (insert winery).
  • Awesome music! Scott and I love all types of music, so we chose to have string musicians throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour, and a popular local band got the party started after dinner.

After that, all of the details just fell into place. We had amazing photographer, Joe Krummel who flew out from Minneapolis (my hometown) to capture our special day.

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I found the most beautiful royal blue flats while on a trip home to Minneapolis, and I knew instantly that they would be my “something blue.” They also got bonus points for being comfortable, and helped me dance the night away!

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Working for a fabulous company like Wedding Paper Divas I was able to find a wedding invitation suite that complemented the look and feel we were trying to achieve. Blooming Together had the right mix of watercolor and elegance, and it paired beautifully with peacock feathers.

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Customization was key! We were able to work with Wedding Paper Divas designers to create personalized wine menus, coasters for our pre-ceremony cocktail hour and #SelfieStick station signs (complete with our hashtag) from our wedding invitation design. Since we both work in social media the social coverage at our wedding was important, plus it was a blast scrolling through all the photos the next day!

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Scott and I decided to write our own vows – it was another thing that helped make our big day extra personal. It was so touching for both of us to hear what the other wrote, and surprisingly (or not) we both said a lot of the same things…a moment we’ll never forget!

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At the end of the day one of our favorite moments was walking into the reception together and seeing all of our closest family and friends celebrating. It reminded us what wonderful people we have in our lives and we would love to celebrate like that every weekend (if we could!). #BecomingKegley part two will need to be a vow renewal ceremony. Hawaii, anyone?

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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April 3

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Winery Weddings

When choosing wedding invitations for a vineyard wedding, brides have many options open to them. From a cheeky nod to wine barrels for save the date cards, or more subtle accents of water color grapes on response cards, a bride can plan her wedding stationery suite to fit her style.

Which of these vineyard designs is your favorite?

Wedding Paper Divas Vineyard Splash wedding invitation

Wedding Paper Divas Modern Vineyard response card

Wedding Paper Divas Charming Cask save the date card


Wedding Paper Divas Rustic Romance wedding invitation

Wedding Paper Divas Rustic Grapevine save the date card

Wedding Paper Divas Vibrant Vineyard response card

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April 3

Eye Candy: Vineyard Wedding Romance

Choosing  a winery or vineyard for a wedding venue offers brides an almost built-in wedding theme. From vineyard wedding invitations to themed decor, a beautifully inspired wedding is easy to create. Combine the elegance of a winery with the rustic outdoors of the vineyard for a truly classic wedding. Vineyard inspired details, like cabernet colored bridesmaid shoes or a wine barrel tabletop, tie in your theme without becoming too over-the-top. Here are five of our favorite winery wedding accents:


Bride and groom vineyard photo


burgandy bridesmaid shoes

cork decoration

cellar room reception

Wine barrel tabletop

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October 8

Inspiration Board: Vineyard Weddings

I just love the idea of having your wedding at a vineyard.  The natural beauty of the location plus the quality of the food and wine makes vineyards a great choice for a wedding ceremony and/or reception.  If you’re considering a vineyard wedding, here’s a little inspiration:

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From L to R: Purple Bouquet, Vineyard Wedding Invitation, Purple Vineyard Wedding Reception, Vineyard Wedding Cake, Wine Favors, Cork Place Cards

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