{Real Wedding} Katy & Doug: Rustic + Elegant Sonoma Winery Wedding

Today’s wedding is a stunner, but I think I like the couple’s story even more!  Katy and Doug’s companies were partners, so the two had a working relationship over the phone for years, but had never met in person.  Finally, Doug invited Katy to his company holiday party, since it was being held close to the city where Katy lived at the time, and they finally met face-to-face.  Four months later Doug proposed, and 15 months later they were married!  I love stories like that.  So here’s some of that stunner of a wedding I mentioned earlier…napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin

napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
Everyone told me “It goes by so fast,” but I guess I thought my wedding would be the exception.  
It was not.  So I have the same advice I received:  Enjoy every second.
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
Ours was a destination wedding which meant a lot of guests traveled quite a long distance to celebrate with us.  So we wanted to do something for our guests to show our appreciation for their support.  We thought a truly personal thank you gift would be a cookbook, which we made from recipes the guests were asked to submit when they received their invitations.  
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
napa winery wedding on oh lovely day | photos by rebecca gosselin
While dating, my husband and I quickly learned that we loved good food and wine, and cooking together.  So we tried to incorporate these loves into our wedding celebration.
 
Don’t these two have the coolest story?  And how much do you love this wedding?  I’m a bit obsessed with the florals (that bridal bouquet & button mum ring pillow – I DIE!)  Plus, the DIY details like the cookbook favors, the cork placecard holders, and the ice cream cone petal cones are such great touches.  Any favorite touches for you?
 
{Vendors} Photographer: Rebecca Gosselin / Venue: Buena Vista Winery / Cake & Desserts: Michelle Marie’s Patisserie / Florist: Viola Floral Design / Catering:  Park Avenue Catering Co. / Bridal Gown: Judd Waddell from The White Room in Birmingham, AL / Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff from Bridesmaids Inc. in Birmingham, AL / Hair & Makeup: Lauthr Salon in Petaluma, CA / Thank You Burlap Banner: Etsy – Funky Shique / Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music: Eloquence Strings / DJ and Dinner Music: Premier Productions / Getaway Car (a 47 Packard): Classic Convertible Wine Tours
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9 Comments

  1. Posted Aug 22 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    Definitely a stunner! So many lovely details, but my favorite is the cookbook favor. How sweet and truly personal!

  2. Posted Aug 22 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    What an amazingly beautiful wedding. The details are unbelievable! The bride is glowing! Everything looks perfect!

  3. Posted Aug 22 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Love this elegant wedding, the dress and flowers are beautiful! x

  4. Posted Aug 23 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    It was such a blessing to be a part of such a wonderful day! There were no details left undone. Truly a fairytale sprinkled with their own special touches! I will forever hold my memory of this day in my heart.

  5. Posted Aug 23 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Really great photos, looks like a really beautiful wedding.

  6. Posted Aug 23 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful! Wish we could have been there!

  7. Posted Aug 27 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    What an elegant, warm, romantic wedding. Just beautiful to look at!

  8. Susan
    Posted Feb 18 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Any idea where I can purchase those earrings? Would be perfect for my June wedding.

  9. Posted Apr 11 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Love the details of this wedding! The ring bearer pillow is awesome! Beautiful wedding!

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