After all that wedding planning stress, future in-law spats, and vendor contract chaos, a bride could really use a glass of wine (or two... or three). And what's a better place to grab a vintage bottle of red or white than California wine country? And surrounded by those rolling hills, romantic vineyards, and haute-hued sunsets, your imagination is bound to be flowing right along with the rosé. In fact, we're stealing some super chic wedding inspiration from sunny Sonoma, California for an affair basking in warm tones, romantic details, and gorgeous greenery.
With over 400 wineries and swoon-worthy scenery, the chic California countyside sure makes for a luxe locale for a destination wedding. But if you can't get all of your wedding guests to the west coast, just bring Sonoma to your soirée. With the use of soft summertime hues and fantastic florals, a bride can easily give her wedding a California-cool vibe that's wrought with pretty, feminine details.
Start with wedding stationery that exemplifies Sonoma's earthy-elegant vibe. A crisp invite with crawling vines and chic calligraphy does the job and gets your guests ready for your bougie (and boozy!) big day. Outfit your 'maids in glitzy pearl and gold floral crowns to elevate the typically bohemian style into a look that boasts an easy elegance. As for you, an airy chiffon sheath or a wedding dress embellished with Sonoma-inspired florals — very on-trend for Spring 2017 — will have you looking more gorgeous than a vineyard sunset.
Scatter your naturally lush color palette throughout your wedding day décor to keep the vibe romantic and warm. Small bundles of lavender make for sweet and unexpected escort cards, and a ceremony program adorned with forest-green ivy and tied with a creamy ribbon is right on theme.
A farm-to-table reception dinner is definitely a necessity, and fashion-forward flourishes — like gold flatware, bright blooms in rosé pink and cabernet red, and an ivy garland table runner — takes your Sonoma-inspired wedding to the chic side of "rustic-chic." Now it's time eat, drink, and be married!
1. Ceremony program with hand-dyed silk ribbon, price upon request, Ellen Weldon Design, LLC; 2 Oval-cut diamond engagement ring set in 18-karat rose gold, price upon request, Claire Pettibone for Trumpet & Horn; 3. Headband, $895, Jennifer Behr; 4. "Carrara" dessert plate, $54, Dibbern available at Table Art; 5. "Prisme Libre" powder, $54, Givenchy; 6. Garland, $100 for 10 feet, Fifty Flowers