Lauren & Jon at Trentadue

Lauren & Jon at Trentadue

I adored both this couple and their families. Absolutely the most loving, supportive, positive people around! Lauren and I exchanged nearly one hundred emails during the course of the year I worked with them and every detail was meticulously planned. It definitely showed in the absolutely flawless wedding day!

The details that went into this wedding were just amazing. What’s more, they were an outpouring of family love. Jon’s mother hand-embellished every save-the-date card, invitation and announcement. Jon’s grandfather hand-made tiny little chairs from champagne cages to serve as escort card holders. And the family brought so many special items on the plane to make this wedding day perfectly personal, from a vintage suitcase to hold gift cards to a map of Sonoma County for guests to sign in on.

Against a backdrop of vineyards and mountains, Lauren and Jon were married by their friend, Sean Seymour. Lauren’s dress was a stunning, form-fitting matte satin richly embroidered in ivory and silver thread with tiny rhinestones.  Two dozen fabric-covered buttons added lovely detail to the back of the dress. The dress had a chapel-length train, and she wore a fingertip-length veil. Lauren carried a summery bouquet of white mums and roses with accents of yellow and lavender by Dragonfly Farms Floral.

After a wonderful hors d’oeuvre hour when Lauren and John were whisked away for pictures by Deb Laver of Laver Photography, guests were invited into Trentadue’s gorgeous Salon. Lauren’s father, Ken Morrow, gave the welcome toast and blessed the meal. The couple toasted with the same open-bowl champagne glasses that had been used by Jon’s parents on their wedding day. Then guests enjoyed a scrumptuous family-style dinner featuring mahi mahi and marinated skirt steak prepared by Park Avenue Catering.

After dinner and a some dancing, Lauren and Jon cut their wedding cake. Now, there is a real story about this cake. Jon has life-threatening allergies to nuts. Since nearly all commercial bakers use nuts to make their flourless cakes for their gluten-free clients, none were able to promise a cake that had absolutely no possibility of nut contamination. That’s when Michele Stagi of Michele’s Corner Cakes offered to meticulously clean every inch of her kitchen and make their cake so that Jon could actually have wedding cake on their day. What’s more, she didn’t charge any extra to do it. What a special lady. The cake topper was a darling, hand-made “We Do!” from Etsy.

There aren’t many wineries that look just as pretty when the sun goes down as they do when it is shining. Trentadue  is one of those few. Hundreds of tiny white lights festoon the trees and arbour, making it look like a fairyland. Lauren and Jon enjoyed a few quiet moments away during dance time to take advantage of the lovely ambience.

Lauren, Jon, their family and friends had a great time dancing to AMS’s fantastic sounds for the rest of the evening before saying goodbye to Trentadue Winery and a perfect day.