Weddings are meant to be a celebration and I love how today’s couple described their wedding as wanting it to be “an infectious kind of fun”. That feeling definitely comes across in the images captured by Sarah Kathleen for this vintage vineyard wedding. The groom’s look on his face when he first sees his bride is priceless (be sure to check out the film too!) And I also love that they planted a tree together for their ceremony, such a great memory to create.
When Corbin and I got engaged I was so excited to start planning. We would be the second in our family to get married at my family’s vineyard and I had been itching to build a party from the floor up, literally.
The estate is completely bare aside from the beautiful vineyards and garden. This gave us an exclusive opportunity to bring in any style of rentals and décor that we desired. This was ideal for me because I love creating things and do-it-yourself projects. I found inspiration everywhere. From the big tissue paper flowers that I first saw in a cute local sweets shop to my hand painted cake toppers that became an idea during one random shopping trip at a craft store.
With abundant online resources for crafty projects and wedding décor themes the biggest struggle, in my opinion, is making things your own. So my advice to other brides would be to be daring, if you have an idea for something beautiful, fun, or unique-go for it. It creates a special and one of a kind experience for you and your guests. We were officiated by one of Corbin’s life long friends to a ceremony we wrote ourselves so naturally we took a selfie at the alter after reading our hand written vows but just before our first kiss and we ended our first dance with an unexpected yet crowd pleasing lip-sync routine to Iggy Azela’s Fancy.
We wanted the environment to be an infectious kind of fun. This desire was the driving force behind all of the decision-making in the wedding planning process. Because let’s be honest, the planning process can be demanding and at times it is very easy to lose sight of what is most important. As much as we LOVED all of our crafty DIY details we loved more that our friends and family had the time of their lives on the dance floor, in the photo booth, drinking my dad’s home brew, my uncle’s wine, and visiting the sweets trailer as many times as they wanted.
Photography | Sarah Kathleen | Designer | Samantha Dapper Event Design | Florist | The Flower Lady | Caterer | MO’s Smokehouse BBQ | Desserts | Elly’s Sweet Tooth | Rentals | Taylor Rentals | Film | Him & Her Wedding Films | Gown | Blue by Enzoani | Bridesmaid Dresses | Nordstrom | Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse | Ties | Bows n’ ties