From the bride:
Our wedding took place in the quaint town of Geyserville on a warm June
afternoon. It was an outdoor ceremony and reception. We were surrounded
by beautiful vineyards and rolling hills. The inspiration for our
wedding was rustic and romantic with a tough of bohemian flare. Our
primary colors were blush and navy with pops of ivory, gold, and
magenta. Our favorite decorative elements at the wedding were our custom
made chalkboards made by our dear friend and artist Kristy Neufeld
(chalkgypsy.com). They added the perfect touch!
We believe that our friendship and strong respect for one another makes
us unique as a couple. After graduating from College our jobs took us to
different cities. We have always supported each other and continued to
do so as we entered into a long distance relationship. For the 3 years
we did long distance our relationship never weakened. In fact it only
got stronger. I truly believe that our love, friendship, and respect for
each other kept our relationship strong throughout those years.
Chase and I met working together while going to college at Chico State.
We both worked at S&S Natural Produce Market. He worked in the
butcher shop and I was a cashier. We became quick friends and spent most
of our time flirting with one another. About a year after meeting we
turned our friendship into a relationship, fell in love, and were
inseparable. 7 years later we were ready to tie the knot! It was the
perfect time in our lives to get married and it was well worth the wait.
Chase proposed in Bodgea Bay which is one of our favorite vacationing
spots. He completely surprised me as he popped the question in front of a
huge fire on the beach. It was one of the happiest moments of my life.
We were ready to spend the rest of our lives together!
Our biggest piece of advice to other brides and grooms would be to not
stress the small stuff! The planning process can be stressful as well as
the day of. What you want to remember is how much fun you had planing
and what an amazing wedding day you had. Things will inevitably go wrong
and what matters is how you deal with it. Don't let it ruin the moment
or stress you out. This is one of the best days of your life and it
truly flies by.
Enjoy every minute of it and take time to stop, breathe, and take it all
in. One of my favorite moments was during the ceremony when I took a
minute to look at all of our friends and family that were there to
support us. The feeling of unconditional love was overwhelming and I
will never forget that moment.
Venue: Geyserville Inn, Geyserville, California