Today’s romantic wedding takes place at the beautiful BR Cohn Winery, nestled between Sonoma Mountain and the Mayacamas Mountain range, in Glen Ellen. With its Picholine olive grove and rolling hillside vineyards it was the perfect spot for Kayla & Matt’s elegantly relaxed outdoor affair…..
You see, not only was it the vineyard at which Matt met Kayla’s parents for the first time. But with the venue known as much for its olive oils as it is for its wine, the couple held their reception underneath the olive trees, which was the perfect landscape to represent Kayla’s growing up as her family own an olive farm. And as if that wasn’t enough, the couple love Italy – especially its cuisine, so every dish served at their wedding was inspired by the country and its flavours, giving it a real Tuscan feel.
As beautiful as the venue is though, it is how Kayla & Matt decorated it that really caught my eye. With lush florals, that incorporated a special something from home, in the most romantic palette of soft pinks and deep reds; marquee & bistro lighting, gold vintage frames and Vineyard worthy details like a wine barrel altar and cork table numbers. If you’re planning a Vineyard wedding you will find plenty of inspiration in their lovely celebration…..
All of the flowers – including bouquets, centerpieces, aisle decor & the cake – included live olive branches. And all of the branches were hand picked from Kayla’s family farm in Corning, CA and brought to Sonoma to be a part of the wedding.
Looking out over the vineyards, under the shade of the tree, can you imagine a more perfect spot to exchange vows?
How fabulous is the color of Kayla’s bridemaids’ dresses? Just the gorgeous shade of red that is perfect for Summer, Fall, or Winter!
What a fab idea for a seating chart – and so easy to DIY!
I love this heartfelt detail for loved ones who may no longer be with us, but will never be forgotten.
The table numbers were all hand made by Kayla and her mom out of wine corks – many of them from bottles Matt and Kayla had enjoyed together through the years of their relationship.
The guest book was a wood crafted piece of California made by Matt & his dad. Even the heart which was placed over Sonoma County on the map was hand carved for the piece.
Pearls of wedding wisdom from the bride….
“Get a wedding planner. No matter how big or small you think your wedding day will be, the most important part is that you are able to enjoy the day of and not worry about anything. My wedding planner was amazing and when it came to the day of my wedding I was completely dismissed from all stresses because her and her team completely handled the set up and even keeping guests on track as they arrived. It was the best experience to be able to look back and not be concerned about anything, except to enjoy each second of the entire day. ”
Huge and heartfelt congratulations to gorgeous couple Kayla & Matt – there is no doubt your guests loved every moment of your beautiful day! A big thankyou to them and of course to the fabulous Onelove Photography who, as always, captured all the important moments and gorgeous so perfectly. If you love their photography as much as I do, and would like to see more of their work, take a peek at this magical Winter wedding or this sweet celebration with a vintage travel themed reception and this garden inspired wedding full of boho vintage elegance. Or head over to their website www.onelove-photo.com and don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
And if you love Kayla & Matt’s timeless celebration and are looking for more inspiration for your own big day, then you might want to see Betsy & Joel’s showstopping flower-filled wedding, or Laura & Jake’s heartfelt rustic-vintage woodland wedding and Kate & Wes’s colorful celebration is a wedding not to be missed!
Contributors & Credits
Photography – Onelove Photography // Venue – BR Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen // Coordinator – Lindsey Nickel, Lovely Day Events // Wedding Dress – Lauren Elaine // Makeup – Ashley Clark // Hair – Noelle Patton (cousin of the bride) // Wedding Cake – Your Sweet Expectations // Caterer – Park Avenue // Videography – W. Video Productions // Entertainment – Lucky Devils (Band) // Floral Design – Tori Patocchi // Bridesmaids Dresses – Faviana // Officiant – Tim Boeve // Bridal Shoes – Badgley Mischka