There is a hip new winery in the Valley of the Moon and I was excited to find that rumor is once their gorgeous Hacienda has finished being renovated they will be hosting weddings! According to Scribe they are not taking weddings in 2013, however, I wanted to share these lovely photos that the fab Mary McHenry captured of a couple doing their engagement session on property – more gorg imagery here. And make sure to check back with them as I know this will be a wedding venue hot spot in years to come! I hope to do a site visit as soon as they are in action as well!
Hi friends! I am headed up to wine country this weekend and am super excited to stay in a new little place called the Olea Hotel in Glen Ellen. It looks adorable. Our dinner destination is Olive and Vine and I have heard all sorts of amazing things about this restaurant and am excited for a late night dinner with my man. I can’t wait to share with you my reviews of both places! I will also be visiting Kunde Family Estate for a wedding so I will have all sorts of fun to report back on next week! Happy Weekend!
Olea Hotel, Glen Ellen, Sonoma, CA
Olea Hotel - Bedroom, Glen Ellen, Sonoma, CA
Olive and Vine Restaurant, Glen Ellen, Sonoma, CA
Kunde Tasting Room and Boot Hill
Pretty excited to be celebrating 8 years of wedded bliss and can’t wait to return and visit The Harvest Inn later this month, where we got hitched in July 2004! Crazy how time flies…
Photo by Laura Hunt
Hello! I wanted to share this gorgeous wedding from another favorite photographer of mine, Nicole Goddard. Wait until you see some of these shots – the cutest couple, Andrea and Sean, and Nicole truly captured their love in the beautiful setting of Carmel Valley Wine Country. This wedding was planned by the fab Christy Daly with Allure Consulting. And florals were by the talented Anne Mendenhall, such gorgeous flowers! Love all the pretty pops of purple and details galore. One of my favorite things at this wedding was all of the special touches the bride and groom planned with Christy – in my opinion the best being the late night cereal bar! The reception venue, Bernardus Lodge, is in my overall top 5 for wine country weddings. The service, food and wine is unreal, all your guests can stay onsite and have this amazing weekend adventure at the spa, tasting wine, or just relaxing. The setting is so romantic with backdrops of the Carmel Valley, lush vineyards and of course who doesn’t love a good game of lawn bocce ball or a night cap by a roaring fire pit. My favorite photo is the very last one – how Sean is looking at Andrea, and that smile on her face – it just kinda makes my heart all happy! Enjoy!
Summer is headed our way and I am loving the bright pops of orange against navy and gray for a summer color palette from this wedding up in Calistoga at Hans Fahden. At first I thought – navy and gray in summer?? But we pulled in some cobalt blues and a gray with blue undertones and mixed it with lots of different shades of orange to create a cool contrast to the hot oranges. Added touches of white to soften the look. I am a bit in love! The photos are by the lovely Hannah Suh and florals by Julie Stevens Designs.
Photo by Hannah Suh