Classic Al Fresco Wine Country Wedding :: Kimberly & Tom

When Tom and Kimberly attended a wedding at a friend’s home in Healdsburg, California, they absolutely fell in love with a giant oak tree on the property. Just one of the reasons they chose to have their own wedding there…


Kimberly wore her mother’s Priscilla of Boston dress from 1967, that she had altered and updated by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes. Because of the uneven ground, she opted for shoes with wedge heels.

The couple’s friend officiated.

Photographer Gia Canali used some really fun cameras at Tom and Kimberly’s wedding: “I first met Tom and Kimberly in 2007 when we were all in Beijing for a wedding. We hit it off talking about cameras – Tom has the most enviable collection of antique and unique cameras one could ever want. So when they got engaged and hired me to be their wedding photographer, I was, of course, totally thrilled, and started planning to incorporate a bunch of my antique cameras into the photography of their wedding day.”

100 guests sat together at one long table, winding among the trees, and enjoyed a meal of seasonal, locally-grown ingredients (including a pig roast!), catered by Outstanding in the Field (that’s right – they cater!).



Congratulations Tom and Kimberly! And thank you to the sweet and talented Gia Canali for sending over these gorgeous photos.



Al Fresco



Vendor Credits

Gia Canali / Venue: private home in Healdsburg, California / Event Planning & Design: Off the Beaten Path Weddings / Bride’s dress / shoes: vintage Priscilla of Boston updated by Atelier des Modistes / Bottega Veneta / Bridesmaid dresses: Cari Borja / Flowers: Dragonfly Floral / Catering: Outstanding in the Field / Music: Green String Farm Band / Lighting: Twilight Design


Gia Canali is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor. 

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  • Tonia says:

    What a stunning stunning wedding!! I love that the bride wore her mother's dress, you don't see that very often anymore. Whenever I see these amazing outdoor weddings, I wonder what their "plan b" in case of rain was….or do they just live in places where it doesn't rain often?

  • Album Boutique Team says:

    Beautiful – I love the groom in the white tux and the lighting in the images is stunning, especially the purples and blues of twilight. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah @ FoglioPress says:

    That tree is amazing! And so is the use of the antique cameras… lovely work Gia!

  • Tara Kay says:

    are those peppers pimientos de padron by any chance?!
    i´m an american living in galicia, spain where they´re a typical dish but was caught by surprise seeing them in a californian wedding! soooo good.

  • The Wedding Contessa says:

    The long winding table under the trees is so perfect! A very romantic setting for your guests! Surely your guests felt very honored to eat in such beautiful surroundings and that you planned it that way!

  • says:

    This is beautiful! Love Healdsburgs and the tree reminds me of the big oak tree I was married under!

  • OctPumpkin says:

    Really love the bride's dress and the winding tables – so unique and organic looking.

  • Wedding Advice says:

    Wow, this wedding is like a fairytale! The trees in that first photo are magical.

  • Mary Ellen Murphy says:

    Off the Beaten Path here…we enjoyed this wedding so much and to answer the rain question…we are lucky in California…we have a rainy season and a dry season, so do not have to worry too much about rain. I truly enjoyed producing this wedding and thank you to Snippet & Ink for featuring it!

  • Jean Kallina says:

    I loved the table. The light was fantastic. A really beautiful wedding!

  • Sarah Wedding says:

    I can't believe someone is lucky enough to live on a property with that beautiful oak tree! I can imagine that the beautiful branches would cast incredible shadows at sunset over the beautiful grounds. What a picturesque setting for a wedding!

  • Merrymint Designs says:

    This is a stunningly beautiful and romantic wedding! Thank you so much for sharing it – we are especially in love with the serpentine table set-up! Lovely!!

  • lizzieandisaiah says:

    What a gorgeous wedding and such a unique idea to do the single long table…I love this wedding, officially in my favorites list.

    Thanks for sharing!

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