Calegari Vineyard Wedding
A Sonoma County Vineyard Wedding is at the top of a lot of bride and grooms dream location for a wedding. Courtney and Chris selected Calegari Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA. The secluded location was accessible by a long private road giving it the feel of a private and intimate celebration.
We started with getting ready photos in the guest house that had an upstairs and downstairs making it easy to keep the bride and groom separated before the first look. The house had big windows that allowed beautiful light that allowed us to create some great getting ready portraits.
One of the sweetest moments was the first look. Chris wore a blindfold and waited for Courtney in the vineyard. She walked up and gave him a kiss and removed the blindfold. After they shared a quiet moment together we got started with their portraits.
For their portraits, we took a walk down a tree lined road that had some wonderful light shining through the trees. It was fun when the resident donkeys getting involved in the wedding party portraits.
They got married with the vineyards in the background. After a short ceremony, the guests moved over to the reception area under the trees for the cocktail hour where the celebration would commence shortly. Their reception had plenty of memorable moments
Their reception had plenty of memorable moments but my favorite was listening to the toasts. There were some great funny and sweet stories about the couple. One of my favorite details was how Chris would make Courtney mixtapes in high school. After some sunset photos, it was all about getting down on the dance floor.
It was such a pleasure to be there for Chris and Courtney’s big day. It was a very memorable day for me and I’m betting the same for the guests.
Vendors that made their wedding day a success include:
Wedding Venue: Calegari Vineyards
Hair Dresser: Diva Salon
DJ: Ed the DJ
Rentals and Linens: Encore Events
Wedding Cake (Cookie): Mrs. Fields
Stationery: DIY (Bride)
Tux Rental: Men’s Warehouse
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Florist: The Wild Orchid
Catering: Lombardi’s Catering