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Meredith & Victor: A Romantic Elopement in Sonoma
Photos By Jessica Burke
By L. K. on Nov 12, 2013 at 5:00 am in Classic and Simple/Minimalist
As a wedding planner, Meredith knows all too well that orchestrating a wedding can be fraught with stress. So when it came to planning her own nuptials, the only kind of celebration that she could envision was a simple, intimate one. She and her groom, Victor, were wed on a balmy spring day beneath a quaint gazebo in the lavender- and rose-filled gardens of MacArthur Place, a boutique inn set on a historic Sonoma estate. Only those closest to the couple—18 people in total—were present.
“I find beauty in neutral simplicity, so I picked white, peach, and pale gray as our colors,” Meredith said. “These hues were reflected in my bridesmaids’ dresses and in the groomsmen’s suits. Anita, the florist behind Wine Country Flowers, created beautiful cream-colored floral arrangements dotted with anemones and peach roses.”
Following the romantic ceremony, the newlyweds and their tiny entourage hopped into a party bus and headed to Bottega, celebrity chef Michael Chiarello’s artisanal Italian restaurant, located on the grounds of one of Napa Valley’s oldest wineries.
Captured beautifully by photographer Jessica Burke, the day was so memorable, Meredith said, because “everyone who was there was involved in some way.”
Sharing is Happiness
Photography > jessica burke
Ceremony Venue > MacArthur Place
Reception Venue > Bottega
Day-Of Coordination > brooke altman
Venue Coordinator > Maryssa Stovall
Flowers > wine country flowers
Catering > bottega
Cake > bottega
Officiant > kimberly thompson
Ceremony Music > eric gustafson
Bride’s Dress > nicole miller
Bridesmaids’ Dresses > forever 21
Hair > yesenia guinea-harbison of keter salon
Makeup > nikole elaine
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire > express
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Amy ✈ Fly Away Bride, Nov 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm
Beautiful! Love the muted accent tones and that veil shot is really lovely.
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