Leslie & Ryan’s Wine Country Wedding

Sonoma Wine Country Wedding

How do you make a wedding truly memorable? Well you pick an awesome venue, you invite your loved ones and you create an incredible and playful atmosphere that draws everyone together. This is exactly what Leslie and Ryan did.

First — you pick the perfect venue, in this case Cornerstone Sonoma, which is one of the most unique venues in the Sonoma wine country. With its creative environmental sculptures it offered the perfect backdrop for photos and a celebration. Guests who arrived early had the opportunity to wander the extensive grounds discovering all the unique things Cornerstone has to offer. For us, of course, the modern environmental sculptures provided the perfect vignettes for some creative shots of the two lovebirds, it was like being in a candy store!

Second — you have a emotional and heartfelt ceremony, with bagpiper and all. The premature kiss Ryan tried to sneak in gave everyone a good laugh.

Third — you create a cocktail hour that is full of fun and games. In fact Ryan and Leslie created a lot of the games and even made some of the decorations. The standout being the mini golf course Ryan built and the 1000 cranes origami display that Leslie put together, which was hanging from the ceiling in the barn. Guests also played bean bag toss, hula hoop, beer pong and other lawn games. It was truly fun to see everyone engaged in some activity or the other during cocktail hour. The kids in attendance just loved it, but not just the kids!

Fourth — you have everyone come together for dinner under a wonderful tent, strung with paper lanterns. After a great meal guests were handed the words to “What a Wonderful World” by Neil Armstrong; and while everyone was singing Leslie and Ryan went from table to table cheering with all their guests. The emotion and joy flowing in the room gave us goosebumps.

 Fifth — you party hard in the barn — with late night hot dogs and s’mores as well as a pie table to sustain the party. What a perfect wedding day at a perfect venue. We can’t wait to shoot there again!

And here are the Vendors who helped make this event so incredible. 

Coordinator: Leslie Struble, Dandelion Events www.mydandelionevent.com

Catering: Sage Catering http://sage-catering.com/

Site: Cornerstone Sonoma http://www.cornerstonesonoma.com/

Pie: Petaluma Pie Company http://www.petalumapiecompany.com/

Floral: Vanda Floral http://vandafloral.com/

DJ: Heart of Gold DJ’s – http://www.heartofgolddjs.com/

Photography: Marcel & Meher Photography http://marcelandmeher.com/

Late night snack: Rebel Dog http://rebel-dog.com/

Bagpiper: Fred Payne http://www.fredpaynebagpiper.com/

Hair/Makeup: Gianna Williams of Trico Salon http://tricosalon.com/

Photobooth: Giggle & Riot http://giggleandriot.com/

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