Sonoma Wine Country Wedding, Paradise Ridge Winery | Mindy + Daniel

Just married as lavender blooms at an elegant wine estate located in Sonoma County

Mindy and Daniel had a beautiful Sonoma Wine Country wedding at the Paradise Ridge Winery and St. Rose Catholic Church in Santa Rosa, California.  They both actually live on the East Coast but decided to have a destination wedding here in the Wine Country because their first trip together as a couple was to Napa. They absolutely loved the wine country and Northern California.  After they got engaged, they visited a few venues during their scouting trip and as soon as they stepped on the veranda of Paradise Ridge Winery, they knew it was the one!

The Courtyard Garden with central fountain at Rancho Wikiup, a private wine country estate and wedding venue near Healdsburg and Russian River Valley

Wedding Details

As you can see from their wedding details, their color scheme was blush and neutral. It was boho chic inspired.  Mindy designed the wedding invitation herself. She wanted to incorporate a travel theme since it was a destination wedding so she used a pastel-colored map as the background.

Bride designed pastel colored wedding invitations herself with a map in the background because it was a destination wedding in Sonoma Valley, California

The Gorgeous Custom Engagement Ring

Daniel custom designed Mindy’s engagement ring at a jeweler in his hometown of Chicago. They picked out the wedding band at a local jeweler, Quest Jewelers, in Fairfax, VA.  Daniel wanted a tungsten wedding band and it is blue on the inside (his favorite color since he went to University of Michigan-Go Blue!)

Custom designed diamond engagement ring and wedding band from Quest, in Fairfax, VA

Tungsten wedding band is blue on the inside (Groom's favorite color since he went to U of Michigan--Go Blue!)

Bridal jewelry accessories, pearl bracelet, earrings

Mindy’s Wedding Gown

Mindy chose a WToo wedding dress. She knew she was looking for a boho style and found this dress at the first shop she looked at. Mindy found this gorgeous dress at Bridal Beginning in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was about to leave the shop after trying on 10 dresses or so and luckily saw this one before she walked out the door. Of course, she tried it on and had the “feeling” and knew it was the one.  Her mom started crying when she saw Mindy in it, which just reaffirmed it was THE dress!

Boho style, beaded lace designer wedding dress by WTOO. I tried it on and had the "feeling" and knew it was the one (my mom started crying when she saw me in it which just reaffirmed!)

The bridesmaids wore beautiful blush colored dresses with different designs and style by BHLDN.

Romantic and classic lace wedding dress by Wtoo and blush bridesmaid dresses by BHLDN, hanging from wood beamed ceiling at a private wine country estate near Healdsburg, Calif.

Mindy chose the Badgley Mischka kitten heels in ivory with lots of beading for her special day.  Look at those beautiful crystals!

Badgley Mischka kitten heels in ivory with lots of beading

DeAnna from It’s A Date at the Powder Room in Santa Rosa did Mindy’s hair and makeup.  Mindy wanted her hair up in a loose romantic updo with her headpiece.  Her beaded headpiece was also from Bridal Beginning, where she got her dress.  She knew she wanted a cathedral length waterfall cascade veil with edged beading so Mindy had an Etsy vendor create it for her.

Bride getting ready at rustic farm house with large sliding barn doors to let in natural sun light. Hair and Makeup by DeAnna from It's A Date at the Powder Room in Santa Rosa

Bride putting on a classic and romantic Wtoo by Watters wedding dress in beaded cybele lace

Mindy’s grandmother was also there in the bridal room and helped Mindy put on her pearl bracelet.

Grandma helping bride put on her pearl bracelet, getting ready for wedding day at Rancho Wikiup in Sonoma County near Healdsburg

Bride laughs with bridesmaids getting ready at a luxurious wine country estate and wedding venue near Healdsburg

Mindy’s mom helped her with the gorgeous cathedral length veil!
Mom helping bride with her cathedral length veil and Wtoo wedding dress at a private wine country estate near Healdsburg, Calif.

Daniel reading a special note from Mindy is pictured below.

Groom reading a note from his bride-to-be, while wearing his Chicago Cubs Majestic Road Gray jersey, on his wedding day at a historic horse stable near Healdsburg, Calif.

Groom wears a Chicago Cubs Majestic Road Gray jersey at his destination barn wedding on a private estate near Healdsburg, Calif.

Groom wears Blue color polka-dot bow tie and pocket square by The Tie Bar, his favorite color since he went to U of Michigan--Go Blue!

The Cutest and Furriest Ring-Bearer

Their Yorkshire terrier “Tiger” was the ring-bearer and did an absolutely ruff-rific job!

Groomsmen wear classic blue suits by Suitsupply at a Sonoma Barn Wedding at Rancho Wikiup

Chi-Town Jerseys for the Groomsmen

Daniel’s hometown is Chicago and he is a huge Cubs fan. So, for the groomsmen, he gifted each of them their own jerseys for the special day.

Groomsmen wear gray Chicago Cubs jerseys and Univ. of Michigan blue suits at a destination wedding in Sonoma County near Healdsburg, Calif.

Stable Portraits

Mindy and Daniel opted for a first look at Rancho Wikiup where they stayed and got ready.  It’s a historic horse stable converted to a luxurious wine country estate and barn wedding venue.  I absolutely love those wooden barn doors and it’s a perfect spot for the first look and bridal portraits afterward.

Bride and groom waiting along a cobblestone path in a historic horse stable converted to a luxury estate and wedding venue near Healdsburg, Calif.

Bride waking towards her groom wearing a cathedral length waterfall cascade veil with edged beading, in a historic horse stable near Healdsburg, Calif.

Wedding couple's first look at Rancho Wikiup, a former horse stable converted to vacation and wedding venue in Sonoma County, near Healdsburg and Russian River Valley

Bride seeing her groom for the first time at a historic horse stable converted to a luxurious wedding venue near Healdsburg

Groom sees his bride for the first time in a horse stable converted to a luxe barn wedding venue near Healdsburg

Couple has a romantic barn wedding in a converted horse stable near Healdsburg and Russian River Valley

Happy newlyweds share a laugh at their wine country barn wedding near Healdsburg and Russian River Valley

Couple has a luxe wine country barn wedding at a converted horse stable near Healdsburg

Newlyweds take a walk along the cobblestone path inside a horse stable converted to a luxury wedding venue near Russian River Valley and Healdsburg

Couple weds in a luxe barn converted to a lodge and wedding event venue, near Healdsburg

Stylish couple portraits at a rustic luxe wedding venue that was a former horse stable, converted to a lodge and wedding event center near Healdsburg

Couple sharing a candid moment at a luxurious barn wedding venue near Healdsburg and Russian River Valley

Classic bridal group photos in a historic horse stable converted to a wine country wedding venue and estate near Healdsburg, Calif.

Groom and best man with their Yorshire Terrier ring bearer wearing polka-dot bow tie, at barn wedding venue near Healdsburg

Bride wears a cathedral length waterfall cascade veil with edged beading and wedding dress by WTOO at Rancho Wikiup barn wedding near Healdsburg

Bride at a luxurious farmhouse and barn wedding venue near Healdsburg, wearing WTOO lace dress with cathedral length veil, ETC Designs, florist

Florals

Their flowers were the same in all the bouquets and centerpieces.  It was a mix of David Austin Juliet roses, white mums, dusty miller and baby’s breath.  It created a soft and romantic look.

Bridal bouquet by ETC Designs, mix of David Austin Juliet roses, white mums, dusty miller and baby’s breath.

Wine Country Bride sitting on couch wearing a designer WTOO lace wedding dress and cathedral length veil at Rancho Wikiup

St. Rose Catholic Church in Santa Rosa has large stained glass windows and sky lights at the alter, providing lots of natural light for daytime wedding ceremonies

Groom in Gray and Groomsmen in classic blue suits by Suitsupply. Bow tie and accessories by The Tie Bar

Yorkshire terrier ring bearer with flower girl walking down aisle at a classic church wedding ceremony in Sonoma County.

Candid moment, bride looks at dad just before walking down aisle at a classic church wedding in Sonoma County, California

Bride wears a cathedral length waterfall cascade veil with edged beading and a WTOO wedding dress at classic church wedding in Sonoma County

Classic wedding ceremony moment, father escorts daughter down aisle at St. Rose Catholic Church, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County

Handsome Yorkshire Terrier dog, wears tuxedo and bow tie as ring bearer for church wedding ceremony in Sonoma County, California

The Ceremony

Mindy and Daniel’s favorite part of the ceremony was when the priest asked them to take hands before saying their vows, but realized they were already holding hands because they couldn’t wait!

Candid moment, couple laughing with Father Denis O’Sullivan, Pastor, during wedding ceremony at St. Rose Catholic Church, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County

Skylit windows provide natural light at St. Rose Catholic alter during daytime wedding ceremony in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County

Classic wedding ceremony by Father Denis O’Sullivan, Pastor at St. Rose Catholic Church, Santa Rosa

Father Denis O’Sullivan, Pastor performs wedding ceremony at St. Rose Catholic Church, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County

Close-up photo of first kiss during wedding ceremony at St. Rose Catholic Church, Sonoma County

First Kiss, couple getting married at St. Rose Catholic Church, Santa Rosa

Just Married! Couple about to walk down aisle for processional at St. Rose Catholic Church, Sonoma County

Happy couple share a candid laugh, walking down aisle after getting married

Bride and Groom just married, walking down aisle at Saint Rose Catholic Church in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County

Bridal group taking a walk along a country road after their wedding at an elegant wine estate in Sonoma County

Stylish bridal group photo at the LOVE sculpture, before their wedding at the elegant wine country estate in Sonoma County

Wedding couple at the LOVE metal sculpture, before their wedding reception at a spectacular Sonoma wine country estate

Newlywed couple has romantic photos taken at the LOVE sculpture before their wedding reception, set among 156 magical acres of vineyards in Sonoma County

Newlywed couple share a candid, romantic moment at the LOVE sculpture at a private winery estate in Sonoma County

Romantic wedding photos at the LOVE sculpture, set in a vineyard in Sonoma County

Newlywed couple take a walk in the grove before their wedding reception at a spectacular wine country estate in Sonoma County

Romantic outdoor wedding photos at a family owned winery situated on 156 magical acres in Sonoma County

Candid, fine-art style outdoor wedding photos at the grove at a winery estate wedding in Sonoma County, captured on FujiFilm PRO 400H color negative

Newlywed couple laughs candidly, outdoor wedding photos at the grove at their winery estate wedding in Sonoma County

Bride wears an elegant cathedral length waterfall cascade veil flowing in the wind, and designer dress by WTOO, at the outdoor grove at a private winery estate wedding in Sonoma County

Couple married on a 156-acre estate overlooking the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County

Romantic sunset wedding photos on the veranda of the wine estate in Sonoma County

Sunset wedding photos on the veranda, overlooking Russian River Valley in Sonoma County

Romantic, hazy sunset wedding photos in the heart of Sonoma County

Stylish wedding couple photos during sunset in Sonoma wine country

Entrance to the event center at Russian River Valley Estate winery wedding venue

Sunset wedding photos at a wine estate veranda in Sonoma County

Lavender blooms at a beautiful wine estate and wedding venue in Sonoma County

Lavender fields in bloom at a winery wedding in Sonoma County during the spring.

Romantic wedding venue in Sonoma County, overlooking Russian River Valley

Candid, fine-art style wedding photos in Sonoma County

Just Married at a private wine estate in Sonoma County

Views of rolling vineyards at this Sonoma County winery wedding venue

Romantic winery wedding venue in Sonoma County with views of the Russian River Valley

Welcome to Paradise...wedding guests check-in table on the veranda, decor planned by Ali DiLuvio Events

Wedding guest check-in table decor, planned by Ali DiLuvio Events

Calligraphy escort cards for wedding guests, displayed in wooden boxes filled with baby's breath flowers, planned by Ali DiLuvio Events

Hand written escort cards for wedding guests, displayed in wooden boxes filled with baby's breath flowers.

Personal photos hung from fireplace mantle on a line with clothes pins and wine bottles with labels spelling A-M-O-R-E

Russian River Valley Estate – Destroyed by the 2017 Tubbs Fire

Elegant indoor wedding reception option with large windows and a grand terrace up to 250 guests

Pastel color floral centerpieces by ETC Design

Elegant wine country indoor wedding reception setting for up to 250 guests in Sonoma County

Elegant farm table set-up for wedding reception. Florals by ETC Design

Elegant long wooden head table set-up for wedding reception. Floral centerpieces by ETC Design

Floral center pieces, a mix of David Austin Juliet roses, white mums, dusty miller and baby’s breath by ETC Designs

Floral center pieces in a mix of David Austin Juliet roses, white mums, dusty miller and baby’s breath by ETC Designs

Bridal Bouquet in blush by ETC Designs, Santa Rosa

Elegant indoor wine country wedding reception venue in Sonoma County

Plain butter cream sponge cake from a local Sonoma bakery with added florals and wedding cake topper

Butter cream sponge cake with added florals and wedding cake topper

Bottled wines at Paradise Ridge Winery in Sonoma County

Mahogany veranda and grand terrace with Russian River Valley views at this wine country estate and wedding venue in Sonoma County

Beverage station for wine country estate wedding reception

The Dessert Table

Mindy and Daniel decided to do a dessert table which was catered by Ramekins.  They ordered a plain buttercream cake from a local bakery. They then added florals and a cake topper to the top.

Life is short. Eat more dessert. Catering by Ramekins, Sonoma - Dessert table for wedding reception

Seasonal desserts by Ramekins Catering, Sonoma

Mini chocolate dessert bites by Ramekins Catering, Sonoma

Wedding Favors

The wedding favors (right photo below) were Cheryl’s Cookies.  Mindy’s hometown is Pittsburgh, PA and it is a customary wedding tradition to have a cookie table at every wedding.  Friends and family help contribute all different kinds of cookies for the table.  Since this was a destination wedding and they couldn’t do that, they still wanted to honor the tradition by giving Mindy’s favorite cookie as a favor.

Dessert table by Ramekins Catering and Cheryl's Cookies wedding favors at a romantic wine country estate destination wedding in Sonoma County, California

Newlywed couple's initials wrapped in a map for their destination wedding reception in Sonoma County, California

Spectacular family owned and operated winery and wedding venue with a grand terrace and amazing Russian River Valley views

Spectacular views of the Russian River Valley, situated on 156 acres with a "Love" sculpture garden at this Sonoma wine country wedding venue

Wedding celebration at a romantic wine country wedding estate in Sonoma County

Newlywed couple cuts their wedding cake at a sophisticated wine country venue in Sonoma County

Couple celebrates their wedding reception at an elegant private wine estate in Sonoma County

Newlywed couple's first dance at a sophisticated indoor wine country setting for their wedding reception in Sonoma County

Wedding parties can celebrate past midnight at this wine country estate in Sonoma County

Romantic night time wedding celebration in the European style courtyard in the heart of Sonoma County

Wedding celebrations can continue past midnight at this wine country estate venue in the heart of Sonoma County

Night view of the "Love" sculpture artwork in the Marijke's Grove sculpture garden at Paradise Ridge winery in Sonoma County with views of the Russian River Valley

Details

It was such a pleasure working with such a talented creative team:

Photographers:  Evonne & Darren Wong of Evonne & Darren Photography
Event Planner:  Ali DuLivio of Ali DuLivio Events
Ceremony Location:  Saint Rose Catholic Church
Reception Location:  Paradise Ridge Winery
Floral Designer:  Etc Designs
Wedding Dress Designer:  Wtoo by Watters
Bridal Salon:  Bridal Beginning
Wedding Shoes Designer:  Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Engagement & Wedding Rings:  Quest Jewelers
Bride’s Jewelry:  Bridal Beginning
Groom’s Wedding Ring:  Quest Jewelers
Groom’s Wedding Attire:  Suit Supply
Groom’s Wedding Shoes:  Bar III
Bridesmaid’s Dress Designer:  BHLDN
Bridesmaid’s Shoes Designer:  Various
Groomsmen’s Attire:  Kenneth Cole
Groomsmen’s Shoes Designer:  Various
Hair & Makeup Stylist:  It’s a Date at the Powder Room
Invitations/Stationery Designer:  Bride
Caterer & Desserts:  Ramekins
Wedding Favors:  Cheryl’s Cookies

Congratulations, Mindy and Daniel!  We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness together!

Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 528-9463

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