Don’t you just love a vineyard wedding? With the help of the planners at A Savvy Event, couple Michelle and Christopher hosted a quintessential fairytale wedding at the Jacuzzi Family Vineyard in Sonoma, California, and every moment looked picture perfect!
The Couple: Michelle and Christopher
The Wedding: 9.24.11 – St. Vincent School for Boys and Jacuzzi Family Vineyard, Sonoma, CA
What were the top three priorities for you in planning your wedding? Venue, Entertainment and Food
What wedding traditions or cultural traditions did you incorporated into your wedding and what did they mean to you? We got married in the catholic church and while the full mass was much longer than a simple ceremony, it was so worth it – no need to rush this part of your special day!
Family involvement was very important to us. We included them in any way possible. We did the traditional first dance, father-daughter dance and mother-son dance. A lot of weddings we have attended have mixed the father-daughter and mother-son dance together as one. I am so happy we each got our own moment to dance with our parents – I actually wish we had bride/father-in-law and groom/mother-in-law dances too! This day only comes along once and I wanted our parents to be involved as much as possible. Another family touch we included was hanging photos of all of our married family members at the reception. We had about 25 photos between both of our families. EVERYONE loved it! I think it also made people feel more involved in the wedding and excited to share our special day with us.
Were there any places where you broke the rules in your wedding planning? We broke quite a few rules, but it was all worth it for the big day!
What was your biggest wedding planning success? Having it all come together for an AMAZING day! I am so happy we hired Kelly from A Savvy Event! She was AWESOME. She really allowed us to give our input and ideas, and then she took them to the next level. She captured everything we hoped our wedding day would be and gave us the fairytale wedding day we had dreamed of. The wedding went off without any errors and it was just a perfect day with family and friends!
What was the most important thing that you learned through the wedding planning process and what would you tell other brides-to-be? Have fun!!!! Don’t stress about all of the little stuff, it will all come together to make an unforgettable day. Just enjoy it all!
The Wedding Team:
Photographer & Videographer: BLR Life Photography and Cinema
Event Planner: A Savvy Event
Ceremony Venue: St. Vincent School for Boys
Reception Venue: Jacuzzi Family Vineyard
Officiant: Father Michael of St. James, Petaluma
Catering: Park Avenue Catering Co.
Florist: Wine Country Flowers
Cake: Patisserie Angelica
Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool
Bridal Accessories: Saks 5th Avenue
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: Wtoo Dresses
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Mens Warehouse
Hair & Make-up: The Powder Room
Live Music: Angela Takeishi
Transportation: Pure Luxury
Favors: Godiva Chocolate
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Lighting: Twilight Design
Linens and Chair Covers: La Tavola Fine Linen
Rings: Smith Jeweler in Danville
Thank you Michelle and Christopher!