You Won’t Believe This Chateau de Ninis Wedding Didn’t Take Place In France

November 20, 2022 | justine

Set on the grounds of a French-inspired chateau with immaculate stone architecture and manicured gardens, Jobina and Bradley had the most breathtaking backdrop at their Chateau de Ninis wedding. Wanting their venue and their love to stand out, the couple elevated the natural beauty of the setting with simple, elegant details and deeply meaningful touches. Best of all, they didn’t have to travel all the way to France for their exquisite celebration! 

At their poolside ceremony, whimsical floral pillars framed the beautiful vineyards and rolling countryside in the background while the couple exchanged heartfelt vows. After their sweet “I dos,” a stunning reception unfolded within the chateau’s courtyard. They dined on long tables draped in crisp white linen adorned with arrangements of greenery, white blooms, and candles. 

Not only was their big day about their union and spending time with their loved ones, but the pair also took the opportunity to further their advocacy by supporting BIPOC vendors. It truly was a beautiful day created in kindness and thoughtfulness. Junebug member Vivian Chen captured every element and memorable moment, so keep scrolling to learn more about their wedding journey. 

The Couple:

Jobina and Bradley

The Wedding:

Chateau de Ninis, Sonoma, California, United States

The Bride Went For Practical Wedding Attire And Natural Makeup And Hair

I am huge on sustainable fashion and preventing clothing waste. For my look, I went with a Kate Halfpenny London set. The pieces are modern, fun, and can be worn again. I wore the top on the first night of our honeymoon in South Africa. I love natural hair and saw Tracee Ellis Ross wear this amazing ponytail. My hairstylist did her own twist on me and the ponytail was giving main character energy! Also, I wore sheer bridal gloves with “Mrs. Evans,” written in my handwriting, embroidered on the left hand. My bridesmaids all wore Fame and Partners gowns and were able to score them through the site’s sample sale or on Poshmark. I didn’t want them to spend a lot for the day.

The Groom Chose A Classic Look That Complemented The Bride

After seeing the venue and its luxurious vibe, I decided to go for a classic, black-tie look. The groomsmen and I rocked slim-fit black tuxes with black bow ties. I went with a butterfly bow tie for a more sleek, modern look and included a vest. The pocket square was champagne, matching the bridal party’s color theme. Everyone in our wedding party were coordinated and looked amazing.

How They Pulled Off Their Stunning And Intimate Chateau De Ninis Wedding

Right from the start, we decided to clearly communicate what each of us was hoping to get out of our wedding and established a realistic budget for what we wanted up front. We leaned into the beauty of the Chateau de Ninis and wine country and had our entire wedding outdoors. We didn’t go over the top with decor, florals, or color but instead allowed the stunning venue to be the focal point. It was also a great “home base” throughout the wedding weekend. We are blessed to have so many amazing people in our lives, but when it came to our wedding, we only wanted our closest family and friends there. Although it wasn’t easy bringing down our numbers, the intimacy of our wedding ended up being perfect. 

Working With BIPOC-Owned Vendors To Bring Their Chateau de Ninis Wedding To Life

As a Black couple that values our community and diversity, we wanted to ensure that we supported BIPOC-owned businesses. Our caterer, florist, hair and makeup, cake designer, and planner are all owned by Black creatives. Our photographer, videographer, and wedding day director were all people of color as well. 

Their Festive And Practical Favors Got The Party Started

Our wedding favors were mini champagne bottles engraved with a gold “J&B 9/3/2022” within a heart and they were a hit. Some didn’t open the bottles and kept them as souvenirs, but many guests popped them for the reception to get the party started. And then, Bradley’s mom helped by handling the wedding favors, which made them even more special to us.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Vivian Chen
Event Planning – A Monique Affair
Venue – Chateau de Ninis
Floral Design – Esscents of Flowers
Catering – Pleasure Principle Supperclub
Cake – Cupcakin Bake Shop
DJ – DJ Justin
Videography – Slow Fall Cinema
Invitation Design – Minted
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Keli Jenee
Wedding Dress – Kate Halfpenny London
Bridal Accessories – Etsy
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Fame and Partners
Groom’s + Groomsmen’s Apparel – Menguin
Rentals – Standard Event Rentals
Transportation – California Wine Tour


Congratulations to Jobina and Bradley on their beautiful Chateau de Ninis wedding. Many thanks to Junebug members Vivian Chen for beautifully capturing their special day and to A Monique Affair for helping this couple bring their dream wedding to life. Want to start the search and assemble a team of expert vendors? Lucky for you, you’re just one click away. So be sure to check out our directory of planners and photographers from around the world.

With a bit of creative thinking and a pro team of like-minded vendors, there are endless ways you and your partner can celebrate your love and do good in the process. For more ideas on spreading the love a little further, check out how you can give back on your wedding day.

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