"Love at first site". This is a concept we dream of and wonder about often, but for Nick & Nicholle, it was a reality fairytale come true. These two were separately vacationing in the caribbean islands for New Years Eve, when Nicholle accidentally missed her ferry to St. Barth. Stranded on St. Martin, she took shelter in a nearby pub to figure out her next year, where she met her future husband. Later, Nicholle, a Toronto native, was visiting New York and met up with Nick. The two claim the rest was history. Here we are, years later, watching their love story unravel into an elegant formal wedding affair at one of our favorite venues in Wine Country: Chalk Hill Winery Estate.
Chalk Hill Winery Estate is undoubtedly one of the premier wedding venues in Northern California, if not the United States. This comes as no surprise to those who have stepped foot on this property even just once. The "wow" factor of this location is like none other. The spanning rolling hills of the Chalk Hill vineyards seem to transplant you to a place and time like the countryside of Tuscany. You feel miles away from any fuss of the outside world, and the organic beauty of all its spaces are without a doubt some of the best we have seen. The on site chapel is nestled atop a hill in the middle of the property, with vast surrounding vineyard views, a tranquil fountain and courtyard, and an Italian inspired bell tower. The wedding spaces are breathtaking with 360 degree views at almost every location, all with different appealing elements and offerings. Oh, and did we mention the wine is spectacular? A definite perk!
When discussing design, there is something to be said for a property like Chalk Hill. Here you can easily let the property speak for itself aesthetically, or play off the grandiose spaces it provides by incorporating extravagant details. For Nick & Nicholle, they wanted to create a classic, elegant wedding. For them, our design incorporated simple white & cream details throughout; from the gold chiavari chairs, to the simple yet stunning white hydrangea centerpieces, this wedding was fit for a fairytale.
Huge thanks to all our wonderful vendors involved in making Nick & Nicholle's wedding a dream come true for them:
Venue: Chalk Hill
Caterer: John Ash
Photographer: BLR Lifestyle Photography
Officiant: Michael Wright
Music: KJ Allstars
Florist: La Fleuriste
Hair & Makeup: The Powder Room
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals & La Tavola
Printed Materials: Vellum & Vogue