N + B’s greenhouse wedding in Sonoma, Ca was elegant with hints of country chic, a perfect example of how to transform a simple greenhouse into a stunning reception, and all the more impressive since the bride and her friends designed and produced the event themselves. From the moment I drove through the front gates, I could tell that they had put a lot of thought into every detail, from the rustic signage (aptly placed close to the main road to direct guests) to the gorgeous, flower-laden wedding arbor and the sophisticated table settings. It was a wedding that could easily grace the pages of a magazine.
N + B were high school sweethearts, and the sweetness between them endures, perhaps because the two complement each other so well. N is warm and bubbly, while B is a bit on the quieter side. As his friends mentioned during the toasts, B takes his time getting to know people, which might be why it took him eleven years to propose!
The ceremony took place in a grove sequestered on a corner of the property. When not hosting weddings, the land is a working nursery, one of the oldest in the area. Friends and family sat on rustic benches made from wooden planks resting on hay bales. Bride and groom said their vows under the wedding arbor (designed by the bride’s aunt). The wedding party were elegant onlookers (bridesmaids dressed in flowing burgundy gowns, groomsmen in tuxes juxtaposed with heavy work boots).
While the wedding party gathered for group photos, guests were treated to an outdoor cocktail hour. They munched on tropical fruit nibbles and charcuterie while trying their hand at the games, which included corn hole and an oversized version of Jenga. Amidst the fun, the bride and groom stole away for a few private moments together.
The reception was a stunning example of a greenhouse wedding in Sonoma, Ca. Table settings were classic and simple, with blush and white linens, candles, and floral-filled lanterns as centerpieces. After a blessing, everyone enjoyed a buffet dinner, and toasts from the wedding party. The bride’s father and brother were obviously ecstatic about N+B’s union: both were moved to tears.
The evening culminated with a spectacular wedding cake (created by the bride’s friend) decorated with fresh local herbs and flowers and dancing by candlelight. The perfect end to a greenhouse wedding in Sonoma, Ca!
N+B, blessings to you both as you enjoy the rest of your lives together! You are surrounded by so many loving friends and family, which is a testament to what amazing people you are. May your married life be joyful and sweet always.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER? CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION.