Located in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country, surrounded by vineyards and organic gardens, you’ll find the Arista Winery. Designing a wedding at this venue is always a pleasant experience for us as we can’t say enough about its natural beauty and space. When Dayna and Judd asked us to help make their wedding dreams come to life, we were more than thrilled!
They wanted to create a blend of the bride’s modern NY style with the natural landscape of Wine Country. Hues of blue, cream and light pink set the tone for the wedding’s design. Dayna’s bridesmaids wore beautiful knee-length dresses in a silver-blue hue while the groomsmen looked sharp in tuxedos and bowties. Dayna looked like an absolute dream walking down the aisle in a custom flowy ethereal dress and a delicate hair piece. Saying “I do” in a secluded area of the winery surrounded by lush greenery we could feel the sentiments of love in the air.
Using mixed metals and geometric influences throughout, guests found their table assignments on a copper metal display that was used as an entrance to the reception area. Dinner was served on long, family style tables and white linen runners to keep the design minimal. By adding succulents in glass domes and bouquets of cream and light pink flowers by Centerpiece Napa Valley we were able to preserve the natural beauty of the venue, while adding a touch of decor to the tables.
With music provided by AMS and a fun photo booth by A Flying Camera for guests to capture goofy selfies throughout the night, we added fairy lights to keep the entertainment going through the night. With a surprise performance by the bride just before the first dance, she serenaded her new husband as she sang him a love song. As a late night treat, Dayna and Judd provided guests with mini cupcakes, macaroons and the couple's favorite, Oreos.
We had such a great time working with Dayna and Judd to create the intimate laid back wedding they desired. Special thank you to Brad Harris Photography for the photographs! We are so happy to be able to relive this special day.
Planner/Designer: L’Relyea Events | Ceremony/ Reception Venue: Arista Winery | Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering | Photographer: Brad Harris Photography | Cinema: Daydreamer Cinema | Ceremony/ Reception Music: AMS Entertainment | Florist: Centerpiece Napa Valley | Wedding Cake: Moustache Baked Goods | Transportation: Napa Valley Tours & Transportation | Hair Stylist: Michelle Stehle | Makeup: Marisa Perel | Rentals & Lighting: Bright Event Rentals | Classic Party Rentals | La Tavola Fine Linens | Photobooth: A Flying Camera