Jolene Hoover and Jay Buck originally wanted to head to Italy for their June 19, 2016 wedding. “We love Europe, and were planning to rent a villa and fill it with friends and family,” she says. But when getting all of their family overseas became a challenge, the couple decided to bring Italy to Washington State, instead. “DeLille Cellars has a European style and sprawling grounds, perfect for our Tuscan theme,” describes Jolene. They used soft white, green, and blue tones —and lots of olive branches, natch!—to enhance the already Italian vibe for their winery wedding. Their planners, Valley & Company Events, ran with the theme, using lush garlands, breezy fabrics, and warm, romantic details to transport guests from one wine country to another. These stunning photos by O’Malley Photographers are absolutely enchanting, and will have you ready to plan your next vineyard visit, wherever that might be! Keep reading for more winery wedding inspo.
Guests were welcomed to the "Tuscan" wedding in Washington with gift boxes full of goodies from the two very-different destinations.
Jolene had a hard time choosing a dress, as she loved every one she tried on. “I went to San Francisco to shop with my mother and a friend, and the designer for Anna Maier was in the salon,” says the bride. “He personally helped me fit the gowns I tried, and I fell in love with this corded French lace design.” The bride flew to New York for her first fitting – done by the designer himself! – and he came to San Francisco for the next one. “I could not have asked for a better experience or designer to work with,” says Jolene.
She paired the dress with a simple chignon and sparkling Jimmy Choo sandals. She added a lace jacket to wear during the ceremony, as well as a chapel-length veil.
The day’s flowers had an all-white vibe, combining white peonies, snow on the mountain, eucalyptus, tea roses, and white ranunculus.
“My daughter and the daughter of a friend were our flower girls,” says Jolene. The girls wore white leotards and huge tutus, and carried petals in buckets.
The ceremony took place in a wooded area on the property, with simple decorations to complement the surrounding nature. Chairs were draped in garlands of olive branches and native Northwest greenery, and galvanized buckets full of white roses flanked the aisle. Pouches of white rose petals were ready for a petal toss after Jay and Jolene’s first kiss!
The bride’s father walked her down the aisle, where she and Jay exchanged vows they’d personalized together.
The newlyweds were all smiles during their flower-filled ceremony exit.
A wreath on the winery’s gates featured a calligraphed quote that read, “Raise your glasses for a toast to a little bit of chicken fried”—lyrics to “Chicken Fried” by the Zac Brown Band.
At cocktail hour, guests tasted truly Tuscan fare like bread and olive oil, as well as fresh olives. These tables were set up market-style so guests could pick and choose what they wanted to eat!
Rosé was on tap all evening, as were the couple’s two signature cocktails: Jolene’s garden lemonade with herbs or Jay’s Buck Cucumber Concoction, a dry cucumber cooler with fresh mint.
The reception took place on a tented stone patio, with a mix of long and round tables surrounded by cross-back chairs. Chandeliers were accented with rounds of olive branches, and the tables were dressed in light blue linens.
The tables were kept clean and understated, with taper candles and cement vases full of peonies, garden roses, olive branches, and blushing bride. A sprig of olive leaves was placed on each flour sack napkin.
Jay and Jolene sat at a sweetheart table draped with the garlands used at the ceremony. Their place settings featured custom napkins, and they sat in two vintage chairs as they overlooked the scene.
For dessert, the pair served a vanilla chiffon cake with white chocolate lemon mousse and fresh raspberries, decorated simply with roses. They had a spread of macarons later in the evening—as well as homemade favors, bottles of limoncello made by the bride and groom!
“We had a blast with our family and friends, enjoying drinks, yard games, and dancing—until we were cut off!” says Jolene, laughing.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: DeLille Cellars || Catering: Lisa Dupar Catering || Bride's Dress: Ulla - Maija || Bride's Veil: Anne Barge || Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Hair: Erin Wright, owner of Salon Bella || Makeup: Chelsey Matley || Groom's Attire: Joseph Abboud || Floral Design: Valley & Company Events || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Aaron Tipp || Calligraphy: Libby Tipton || Invitations: Izzy Girl Designs || Music: Blue Wave Band || Cake: Ruth Anne || Photography: O’Malley Photographers || Videography: Aaron Horton Productions