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!
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.
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!)
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!
The bridesmaids wore beautiful blush colored dresses with different designs and style by BHLDN.
Mindy chose the Badgley Mischka kitten heels in ivory with lots of beading for her special day. Look at those beautiful crystals!
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.
Mindy’s grandmother was also there in the bridal room and helped Mindy put on her pearl bracelet.
Mindy’s mom helped her with the gorgeous cathedral length veil!
Daniel reading a special note from Mindy is pictured below.
The Cutest and Furriest Ring-Bearer
Their Yorkshire terrier “Tiger” was the ring-bearer and did an absolutely ruff-rific job!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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