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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?
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