This is one of those weddings I could stare at over and over again, combing through every last lovely detail and just gushing over its rustic-chic Tuscan style. But before the details of this gorgeous day even hit me, my first thought was “this bride is absolutely, positively glowing in every single image” and photographer Leah McCormick couldn’t have captured her radiance with any more perfection. I then immediately swooned away at the fresh lavandar and rosemary unassumingly present, their adorable vegan and gluten-free wedding cake by The Whole Cake, the Monique Lhuillier gown and bridesmaid dresses, and of course…not to forget the gorgeous florals by Natalie Bowen that look to be plucked directly from the lushest of gardens. Stop me now, because I could continue my obsession about such embellishments as the mix-match guest seating, pashminas for warmth, and flip flops for dancing…but alas I want you to experience the inspiration for yourself and indulge in every.last.detail.
Photography: Leah McCormick | Venue: Private Winery in Napa, California | Planner: Janice Javier with Amy Nichols Special Events | Bride’s attire: Monique Lhullier | Groom’s attire: Ralph Lauren | Stationery: Rifle Paper Co. & Kiwi Cards | Flowers: Natalie Bowen | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Cake: The Whole Cake
FROM THE BRIDE:
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? It was a unique, rustic setting that we have always loved and wanted to share with our guests.
What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? We wanted a fun, laid back, but beautiful wedding. The theme was “disheveled Tuscany” and every one of our vendors was exceptional – Natalie Bowen, our caterer, and our wedding planner – in creating a beautiful atmosphere that guests could enjoy.
What was your favorite moment or part of the day? The whole day!
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? Our ceremony incorporated new and old family traditions. I wore the same earrings my Great Aunt wore when she got married (as she eloped in a red dress and on a white horse); and throughout the ceremony we involved our family – including incorporating a ring blessing and Hawaiian prayer that my mom read. My dad walked me down the aisle and of course my step father married us.
What was the best advice you received as a bride? Enjoy every moment because it goes by fast – it does.
Do you have any budget tips for other brides? Get a month of or day of coordinator – its worth every penny, especially when you’re getting married in a venue that involves multiple vendors and when you are providing transportation for the guests.