The bride's elegant white bouquet is rich yet simple, in keeping with the elegant-yet-rustic wedding venue.
The ceremony site--Kunde Family Estate in the heart of California's Sonoma Vally--is a working winery with breathtaking views.
A stunning vista from Kunde Family Estate. The 35 guests were brought to the venue via shuttle without knowing specifics of the site.
White-and-green floral is elegant yet understated.
After the ceremony, guests are shuttled to the reception venue, Annadel Estate Winery, for a cocktail reception.
Rustic-chic furniture from Wine Country Party & Events fits beautifully into the setting. A custom bar is built from reclaimed wine barrels, and tables are dressed in pale hydrangea-green linen.
Caterer Paula LeDuc Fine Catering presents elegant appetizers on rustic planks. Here, corn cakes topped with creme fraiche and beef carpaccio.
Ahi tuna cones from Paula LeDuc.
Corn cakes presented on beautiful leaves.
The stunning seven-course menu from Paula LeDuc.
Guests enter the barn to find the elegant dinner table--a single long table dressed with ivory linen with end-to-end centerpieces brimming with white hydrangeas, cream peonies and deep purple tulips. La Tavola Fine Linen Rental provided linens.
A long view of the dining table.
While the table is dotted with simple votives and floating candles, three stunning crystal chandeliers are suspended above the table from the barn's exposed beams. The chandeliers provided the main source of lighting for the first three courses of the meal and served as the perfect expression of the juxtaposition of rustic and sophisticated that the bride desired.
The guests step back into the reception area to enjoy their intermezzo course, only to find that the event team had transformed the area by adding new lighting, rearranging furniture and using different linens.
The intermezzo: a champagne granita that chefs top with hibiscus or passion fruit syrup for guests.
And yet another surprise: Guests return to the dining table in the barn only to find that the event team has changed out the room, replacing place settings and topping the table with rich plum-colored linen. Got Light bathes the walls and rafters in deep purple.
Even the place cards have been rearranged, so guests can chat with someone new.
A long view of the dining table after the flip.
The lighting adds drama to the floral.
Conversation flows along with the wines.
Along with a classic white wedding cake from Fleur de Lisa, guests enjoy miniature chevre cheesecake pyramids with strawberry brunoise, black pepper sherry caramel and an edible flower petal garnish ....
... summer berry tartlets, Valrhona chocolate mousse in individual chocolate cups, and fresh raspberry and mascarpone cream sandwiched between pink French almond macarons.
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