Elegant Farmhouse Wedding in Sonoma, California

This elegant farmhouse wedding in Sonoma, California with all its pastel-colored details and the bride’s gorgeous lace wedding dress will keep you dreaming for days!

Happy newlywed walking in a sunny garden at a farmhouse wedding in California

The white wooden sign post in front of The General's Daughter, a Victorian style farm house wedding venue in California

The Vintage Venue

A visit to Sonoma’s General’s Daughter was truly a treat; the 1864 Victorian Home was everything to be loved. The white paneling exterior, with wooden patio and gazebo overhangs accented with greenery and side fountain, was the compliment to our rustic table.

The front entrance of The General's Daughter, a Victorian style farm house wedding venue in California's wine country

Bride’s Gown

Our bride, Kristin, wore the ARIA V-neck wedding dress in a fitted mermaid silhouette by Tak Hau.  This beautiful gown features an alluring low back design, with scalloped edges around neckline, armholes, and hem of the dress. The ivory embroidered lace and champagne satin lining added a romantic feel overall.

A white lace Aria v-neck wedding dress hanging from a custom wooden wine rack at a farm house in California's wine country.

“Simplicity with a charm” is what inspired our rustic stationery.  We wanted to achieve a countryside feel by incorporating as many natural textures and imagery as we could.  Trees, twine, and wood are elements that we chose to focus on to give this a relaxed and country feel.  We also chose a slightly darker paper stock to emphasize this, while keeping the font choices very simple with a pop of color.  We loved bringing in different textural elements to give this suite a layered look.

Rustic wedding invitation suite tied with twine ribbon, vintage stamps on envelope, for a California wine country wedding

Letterpress wedding reply cards, by the Paper Mint Press, for a Sonoma winery wedding

Cabbages and white stocks were incorporated into our oversized bouquet with matching Juliet roses, ranunculus and scabiosa.

Bride wearing a fitted mermaid silhouette, ivory lace wedding dress, and holding an oversized white and green bouquet, for Sonoma winery wedding

Bride holding a white and green bouquet of Juliet roses, ranunculus and scabiosa at outdoor wedding in Sonoma, California

Hair and Makeup

Hair and makeup stylist, Christina Chen of Makeup by Quis, went with free-flowing curls to match the organic feel of the tablescape.  To complement the lace mermaid dress, we wanted the overall look to be something a little more laid back and “relaxed.”  To soften Kristin’s look, we took away the bottom liner and matched her lips with a nude color.

Bride with a relaxed, California wine country look with free-flowing curls to compliment lace wedding dress, and lips with a nude color

Newlywed couple walking in a sunny garden at a farmhouse wedding in California's wine country

Newlywed couple laughing as they pose for portraits in a sunny garden at a farmhouse wedding in California

Rustic wood sliced wedding escort cards displayed in a garden box with blush rose blooms, in California's wine country

Florals

Centered with wooden lanterns, our rustic farm table was filled with white puffy hydrangeas and roses in chubby glass jars. We decided to use Juliet garden roses with its unique buttercup petal works and its unique color, with scabiosa flowers and pods as blooms for textures and variation of eucalyptus and rosemary to drape across the table.

Rustic, outdoor farm table wedding decor with Calistoga wood dining table, matching oak bistro wicker chairs, gold rim glass dinner plates

Farm table wedding decor, with white puffy hydrangeas, Juliet garden roses, scabiosa flowers, eucalyptus and rosemary garlands to drape, gold rim glass dinner plates

California farm table wedding decor, eucalyptus and rosemary garlands to drape across, with white puffy hydrangeas, Juliet garden roses, and scabiosa flowers, gold rim glass dinner plates

Wine country farm table wedding decor, eucalyptus and rosemary garlands to drape across, with white puffy hydrangeas, Juliet garden roses, and scabiosa flowers

White puffy hydrangeas and roses in chubby jars for farm table wedding setting in California's wine country

The table settings are from Bright Event Rentals. We handpicked the 10 oz. highball and 6 oz. water tumbler with the bee designs to match our rustic theme.  We paired them with the Rosewood stemware, the 12” gold rim hammered glass dinner plates and the 7.5” clear glass plates, all set on the beautiful Calistoga wood dining table with matching oak bistro wicker chairs.

California farm table wedding setting, centered with wooden lanterns, surrounded by white hydrangeas and roses in jars

Rustic wooden lanterns at the center of farm table decor, surrounded by white hydrangeas and roses in jars, for outdoor winery wedding

Outdoor winery wedding in California, rustic wooden lanterns at the center of farm table decor, surrounded by white hydrangeas and roses in jars

White Juliet garden roses with scabiosa flowers and pods, variation of eucalyptus and rosemary to drape across the rustic table setting, at a farm house wedding in California's wine country.

Rustic table setting at a farm house wedding in California's wine country, White Juliet garden roses with scabiosa flowers, variation of eucalyptus and rosemary garlands, gold rim glass dinner plate

Rustic table setting at a farm house wedding in California's wine country, White roses and flowers, variation of eucalyptus and rosemary garlands, gold rim glass dinner plate, bee design water tumbler

Desserts

For the desserts, we went with cupcakes to tie in with the rustic chic look.  We envisioned warm, feminine, romantic, and polished. With this blush color tone; but also raw and rustic with the environment around us.  These two combined are the perfect combination! We wanted the cupcakes to have that same feeling.  The metallic liners and accents added an edge to the cupcakes. The lace and sugar flowers helped soften the look by adding a feminine element.  We topped some of the cupcakes with “I do’s” and hearts to incorporate the love shared at weddings.  As for the flavors, we kept it simple. Champagne and vanilla are both a MUST when it comes to a wedding! We topped the cupcakes with Pink Champagne frosting, light blush quilted fondant, vanilla buttercream and filled them with strawberry puree.

Wedding cupcakes with pink champagne frosting, lace and gold metallic liners, displayed on a wooden table and vintage books, at farm house wedding in California's wine country

Wedding cupcakes with pink champagne frosting, lace and gold metallic liners, on pastel color wooden displays, at outdoor farm house wedding

Pastel color wedding cupcakes topped with "i do's" and hearts, at outdoor winery wedding in California

Blush color wedding cupcakes topped with "i do's", sugar flowers and hearts with lace and gold metallic liners

Blush color wedding cupcakes topped pink frosting, sugar flowers with lace and gold metallic liners

Wedding cupcakes with pink champagne frosting, lace and gold metallic liners, displayed on a rustic wooden table

Wedding cupcakes topped with "i do's" and hearts in pastel colors, displayed on vintage books and wood box

Wedding cupcakes topped with "i do's" and hearts in pastel colors, displayed on vintage silver stand at outdoor garden reception

" i do" wedding cupcake topper in pastel blush colors, and lace liners for feminine, romantic decor

Newlywed couple pose for portraits in the soft sunlight, at a rustic villa style wedding venue in California

Newlywed couple stop for sunset portraits during Spring wedding in California

Hazy sunset portraits of newlywed couple stop during Spring wedding in California

We added a lounge area outside in the courtyard with a chateau sofa and a wooden storage trunk as a side table for the lovely florals to create the rustic vintage feel.

Newlywed couple at an outside lounge, in a villa style courtyard with a chateau sofa and wooden storage trunk as a side table for rustic chic wedding in California.

Newlywed couple outside in a sunny villa style courtyard posing for portraits at an outdoor wedding in California.

Soft, glowing sunlight behind newlywed couple standing under an olive tree and lavender garden wedding in California

Soft, sunlit portrait of newlywed couple under an olive tree and lavender garden wedding in California

Sun lit portrait of newlywed couple at olive tree and lavender garden, wedding in California

Stylish newlywed couple laughing during portraits at an olive tree and lavender garden with soft sunlight, wedding in California

Newlywed couple laughing during sunset portrait at an olive tree and lavender garden with, Spring wedding in California

Soft, sunset lit portrait of happy couple during Spring wedding, at a lavender garden under an olive tree in California

Soft, sunset lit portrait of couple looking happy, during Spring wedding, at a lavender garden under an olive tree in California

Sunset bridal portrait during Spring wedding, in front of a rustic wooden Tuscan style villa entry gate doors at venue in California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Photographers:  Evonne & Darren Wong of Evonne & Darren Photography
Event Decor & Floral Designer:  Cary Li of Petals by Cary
Hair & Makeup Stylist:  Christina Chen of Makeup by Quis
Wedding Dress:  Aria Los Angeles
Stationery:  The Papermint Press
Cake & Desserts:  Sweet Lauren Cakes
Macarons:  Chef Chirp
Linen:  Jeanette Quintero of Party Crush Studio
Venue:  The General’s Daughter
Rentals:  Bright Event Rentals

The General’s Daughter
400 W Spain Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 933-0450

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