Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Authentic Wine-Country Wedding in SonomaWords by Courtney Kellar Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Finest Moments Photography
Holly and Craig are from a small suburb of Ohio, but have traveled the world. When the couple got engaged they wanted to marry their love of wine with their love of travel. A destination wedding in Sonoma, California fit the bill perfectly.
Holly and Craig wanted an intimate feeling affair with only their closest friends and family. In the end, around 75 people made the trek from Midwestern America to the rolling hills of Sonoma.
The couple treated their guests to days of wine tastings and luxurious meals all over Sonoma. A traditional Catholic ceremony took place at St. Frances Solano Church just down the street from the reception site. The bridal party traveled between locations via the vineyard’s trolley.
Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery set the backdrop for the couple’s reception. The reception was held in an 80 foot long tasting room, with two long, beautiful tables running the length of the floor.
The wedding party ate and danced the night away surrounded by enormous oak wine barrels and dangling lights. The tasting room, while actually being quite large, provided the intimate and cozy setting the couple was looking for.
After the wedding was over, the couple hitched a ride down the coast for their honeymoon. They began their journey as man and wife driving south down the coast of California and continuing to see all that the state had to offer.
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