From the bride:
My wedding was inspired by a vintage bird theme. It had a flare of glam mixed with rustic charm. I chose a lot of lace and shabby chic accents. My colors were a vintage white, blush, and grey.
When Jessup and I first met we both felt instant attraction which had never happened to either of us. Everything was just easy and seemed to make sense. We have now been together for 9 years Because we were together so long it was easy to make decisions for the wedding and in life. We have our similarities in personality and hobbies but we do appreciate each others differences. Our contrasting personalities end up complimenting each other in our life journey. We are the yin and the yang.
Jessup and I met in 2006. Jessup's friend, and groomsman, Dario was dating one of my friends at the time. Dario, Lauren, and I were living in Irvine, CA at the time but we were all originally from Santa Rosa. We dated all summer and then began a long distance relationship shortly after and the rest is history. We knew for quite some time we would get married but it was just finding the right time, due to different jobs, long distance, and going back to school. The right time to get engaged was a trip to Italy in 2014. Let's just say it was worth the wait!
I would recommend to brides, or whoever is doing the planning, just stay calm and try not to overthink your decisions while planning. Simplicity will go a long way. Jessup recommends to grooms to just relax and enjoy the day because it really will go by too quickly. Also, we did the first look, originally I did not want to, but it helped both of us relax a little before the ceremony and it was more intimate to see each other alone before the ceremony.
Venue: Kenwood Ranch of Sonoma
Location: 9250 A Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, California 95452.