Any wedding inspired by wine already has high marks in my book but Trish and Matt managed to infuse their wine-themed event with glitz and glamour too. Gleaming chandeliers lined the barrel room where the couple said their I Dos, candlelight provided the perfect ambiance, and everything- from the bouquets and paper products (by the amazing Gourmet Invitations) to the cake and the bride- was decked out in crystal brooches. Diana Maire Photography was on hand to capture all of the rustic elegance.
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My mother retired six months before my wedding and transitioned right into being a wedding planner superstar. She scheduled appointments with vendors and spent a great deal of time researching ideas, themes, items, etc. that all helped shape the entire day of the wedding.
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
The most important thing in deciding who to work with for my wedding was flexibility. My vision of the day and the theme of the overall wedding changed so many times and in so many different ways. All vendors that I worked with listened carefully and modified or enhanced original ideas to fit nicely into what was ultimately the wedding of my dreams.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
Inspiration for my theme came from two things; our love for wine and my dress. My husband and I live near wine country in California and have been to our fair share of wine-themed weddings. We wanted to stay true to the rustic side of wine and ended up finding the ideal venue, The Palm Event Center. The Estate Room is a barrel-lined room with a romantic and rustic feel that we fell in love with. Our ceremony was candle-lit and the candles illuminated the room in a magical way. The second inspiration came from my Lazaro dress. The hand-stitched crystal belt was such a beautiful statement that I took that and infused it all over! I had a crystal brooch themed shower and the brooches my guests gave me were used to make my bouquet. The remaining brooches as well as some handed down family brooches were used to decorate our cake and as part of centerpieces throughout the room.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
The favorite thing about my wedding was having all our closest friends and family together to celebrate our journey to our big day. We had relatives from as close as a few miles away come and some from as far away as Australia. It was magical to share in the joy with everyone who was special. And, the wedding coordinators at the venue were amazing. Their guidance throughout the day kept the event right on track!
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
My best piece of advice to other brides is to take the time during planning to make sure the vision is on track and as it changes, make sure everyone involved understands exactly what you want! Vendors are such important people to a bride and when they “get it,” they take their tools and create something special just for the bride.
I love when couples manage to combine two styles so effortlessly. A big thank you to Diana Maire Photography and Trish and Matt for sharing their rustic, elegant wine-inspired wedding with us!
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