Julie & Aaron | Romantic Wine Country Wedding

I don’t know about you, but a trip to the wine country sounds perfect right about now. Meg Smith and Kristi Amoroso take us there with this beautiful vineyard wedding.

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The bride and groom wrote their own vows, incorporating lines from their first dance song “If Not For You.” They also included more than 15 cousins in the ceremony by having them collectively read the lyrics to “It Takes Two” by Marvin Gaye.

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One of the best parts of the day? Dinner under the trees!

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The bride designed the stationery suite, which was printed by The Desk Set. Favors were bottles of olive oil made with olives from the property. The four-tier cake was decorated with hydrangea, roses, and ribbon.

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Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  We chose my family’s home and vineyard as our location because it is a spectacular setting and we have spent many wonderful times there with family and friends. It is a special place to us both and it is also where Aaron proposed to me.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  We were definitely inspired by the beautiful setting and vineyard landscape. Stone Farm is a really special place for both of us and we wanted to get married somewhere that was meaningful to us. My sister was also married at Stone Farm one year earlier and we wanted to create a similarly incredible experience but with a different look and feel. In some way it was challenging to come up with something different, but from a planning standpoint it made it really fun and we were able to be very creative.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  We loved the whole day from start to finish. It just went by too fast! Some of our favorite parts include our exchange of vows, the bluegrass music playing at our cocktail hour around the pool, the heartfelt toasts given by family members at dinner time, dinner under the trees, our first dance under the beautiful tent with the sun going down on the vineyard, and the late night sing along around the fire pit to close out the night. I also loved my bridal hike and picnic lunch on Friday to kick off the weekend because I was surrounded by so many incredible women in my life. For as long as I can remember I wanted to get married at home – I love my family and I love being at home and so it was the perfect place.

Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  The groom is half jewish and we decided to include a little bit of Jewish tradition with the horah.

What advice do you have for other brides?  Enjoy the planning process because it is very easy to get stressed and overwhelmed by the little things. It can be such a fun and exciting time as long as you remember to keep things in perspective.


See all of this romantic wine country wedding in the gallery.

Vendor Credits

Photographer: Meg Smith / Event Planner: Kristi Amoroso / Floral Designer: Kathleen Deery / Venue: private home in Sonoma, California / Dress: Romona Keveza / Shoes: BHLDN / Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN / Suit: J. Crew "Ludlow" / Ties: Brooks Brother / Rentals: Kathleen DeeryClassic Party RentalsZephyr Tents / Catering: Melons / Cake: Sweet on Cake / Music: Bravo String QuartetAdam TraumThe Cheeseballs / Videographer: Thomas Hughes Films / Getaway Car: Antique Tours

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