We’re kicking off the week with an incredibly romantic wine country wedding at Chalk Hill Estate. The bride’s dress and veil, the white flowers and candlesticks… classic elegance at its best!

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The Ceremony

“Erin and I both wanted to have a destination wedding and thought wine country would be the perfect spot. Who doesn’t like wine!” says Kristin. “When we saw Chalk Hill we fell in love with it and knew that’s where we should do it. The beautiful chapel sealed the deal since we were having a religious ceremony.”

 

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Your ceremony in three words. Religious, Traditional, Musical.

How did you go about planning your wedding ceremony?  We had a very traditional Catholic ceremony, so our priest Father Tom was very helpful with planning it. He gave us a book that we followed that gave us options for each part, and we picked from those. We decided not to write our own vows. To be honest I thought I would start crying and not be able to finish! The company we used for strings was really helpful too in our music selection. They gave me traditional and non-traditional options.

Did you include any special details?  Since my grandmother is no longer with us I wanted her to still be a part of the day. Scott added my grandmother’s locket to my bridal bouquet which was really special to me.

 

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  My flower girls really stole the show. They were great! The unity candle was a special moment, as well as having my cousins do the readings.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  For me it was walking down the aisle and seeing my husband’s face. In general spending this amazing moment with our friends and family.

 

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The Reception

“I wanted our wedding to be very romantic,” says the bride. “Our wedding planner Scott Corridan helped make that come true and gave me a lot of great ideas. The food was absolutely amazing. The room looked like a dream. The whole dinner was candle lit. It was just really amazing. We still hear it was the most beautiful wedding people have been to.”

 

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What was the best advice you received as a bride?  Just enjoy the moment because it will be over before you know it!

What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  Listen to each other and compromise on the details. I know most of the time we think the guys don’t care about some of the details but they probably do more than you think. It’s not “my wedding” it’s “our wedding.”

 

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Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  To be honest I had a budget and went way over so I’m probably not the best person to ask.

Is there anything else that you’d like to share about your wedding ceremony?  It was a really beautiful day with amazing food, music and people. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Lucky for me I had an amazing photographer to capture every moment. I can relive it anytime I want!

 

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Photography: Matt Edge / Event Planning & Design, Floral Design: Scott Corridan Design / Venue: Chalk Hill in Healdsburg, California / Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Suit: Giorgio Armani / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm / Stationery: AJ Bart & Sons / Music: Bay Area Entertainment / Cake: Fleur de Lisa 
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I love my in-laws. They are kind, generous, family-oriented people who raised an amazing son and then they let me marry him. Of course, four years later I’m still hoping to impress them in some form or another, and I still feel mildly insecure about my housekeeping skills whenever they come to visit, but maybe that’s just the nature of the in-law relationship? Since they’ll be in town this weekend that means golf for my hubby and his dad, grilling out if the weather stays nice, possibly shopping for better pillows with my mother-in-law (the woman is a pillow aficionado, with at least 12 to choose from anytime we stay at their house), and if we feel like braving the traffic, we might head to the city for a picnic and the Blue Angels.

So what about you – weekend plans? In-law insecurities? Share!

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Last day to enter our $500 Vrai & Oro giveaway!

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I’ve finally found a perfectly minimalist circle necklace.

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I like big bowls and I cannot lie.

Super cute cake toppers.

How wonderful are these envelopes?

Every time I see a new Clare V clutch I want it.

This dress would have been perfect in my moon-and-stars post last week!

White chocolate chip pumpkin snickerdoodles.

 

In case you missed it, this week on Snippet & Ink:

Backyard wedding with super romantic flowers.
Tuscan-inspired wedding at Holman Ranch.
50 of the best calligraphy fonts and hand-lettered fonts.
This couple brought the garden indoors for their Knoxville wedding.
10 ways to incorporate white pumpkins at your wedding.
Words to Love By continues!

 

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Our trip to the pumpkin patch last weekend was so much fun, and they had every kind of pumpkin imaginable – pale pink, bluish-gray, red-orange Cinderellas, and elegant white ones which I think are just perfect for a fall wedding. So here we go, some of my favorite ideas for incorporating white pumpkins into your wedding!

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1. pumpkin centerpiece from Daisy Mae Belle // 2. mini white pumpkin escort cards, photo by Ryan Greenleaf // 3. aisle runner pumpkins and gourds styled by McKenzie Powell // 4. white pumpkin luminaries from Martha Stewart // 5. white pumpkin and vine wedding cake by Happy Cakes // 6. antique pumpkin soup tureen, similar available from Macy’s // 7. mini white pumpkins from Wedding Star // 8. white pumpkin “vase” from The Cottage Journal // 9. pumpkin ring pillow from Sea Pinks // 10. gold calligraphy pumpkin from The Glitter Guide

 

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