After the I Do's, we headed out to one of Sonoma's beautiful hidden back roads for our photos, far from the wineries and tourists but still fully submersed in vineyards and delicious sunlight. We then met up with our family for a relaxed dinner, lovely toasts, and an all around good time. It turned out to be one of the most relaxing and low-key days we've had in quite some time. And it also happened to be our fifth anniversary. Not a bad way to celebrate, I think. :)
We tried to add as many personal touches as we could for the day. One of my favorites was my hairpiece, which was actually my great-grandmother's necklace.
The handkerchief belonged to the Husband's great-grandmother and the earrings and bracelet were gifts from my mother-in-law.
My multi-talented friend, Ali, made my bouquet that morning with flowers we picked out at the San Francisco Flower Mart the day before. She also made the boutonnieres and corsages, plus all the centerpiece arrangements for the reception. We incorporated the yellow roses in my bouquet and in The Husband's boutonniere for two reasons: his grandmother's favorite flower was the yellow rose and the first flowers he ever gave me were yellow roses.
The Husband wore his grandfather's bracelet. It's sort of his good luck charm. :)
We made homemade limoncello (The Husband's fave) for the adults' favors and little baggies of homemade chocolate chip cookies (my fave) for the kids.
Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Solano Church
Reception Venue: The Depot Hotel
Dress: Glamour Closet (designer: Pronovias)
Make up: Delaney Zarzana
Hair: Rebecca Taff
Photography: Jeff Marsh
Hotel (getting ready photos): Ledson Hotel