Romantic and moody winter event inspiration in Sonoma, California
We know so many of you have fall wedding dates on the books for 2021, and the rest of us are just sooo eager to plan a gathering again. These romantic, moody photos coming to us from Olivia Marshall Photography and Three Summer Days Events create a perfectly cozy moodboard in either case. Winter in Sonoma is such a beautiful time, but don’t take our word for it. Witness the magic at Robert Young Estate Winery, below:
No shortage of spots to say I do around here!
We partnered with Distinct Locations to find the perfect setting for this shoot and The Robert Young Estate Winery did not disappoint. We started up at the Scion House, with a modern, lush ceremony overlooking the vineyard and then moved inside to get out of the rain for a fireside first course. The romantic tablescape played off of influences from the Dutch baroque masters with rich velvet, moody florals, and golden winter pears that matched the beautiful menus created byVelvet Fox Designs.
Which is your fave? The pink or the black?!
The beauty of micro weddings is the ability to host an experiential dinner with many courses and wine pairings. Following the fireside first course, we moved down to the wine cave for the second course. In contrast to the romantic lilac tablscape in the Scion House, we set a more dramatic, untamed table down at the cave to create a feeling of baroque opulence paired with the modern architecture of the winery. The dark concrete walls, covered in ivy created a stunning natural backdrop for the lush table. We then moved inside the wine cave to warm up for the main course and another wine pairing. There is something so grandiose about dining amongst the aging barrels, sipping on Sonoma’s finest!
Design and Planning: Three Summer Days Events | Photography: Olivia Marshall Photography | Floral Design: Three Summer Days Events | Cake: Sweet Cakes Sonoma | Venue: Robert Young Estate Winery, Distinct Locations | Hair and Make Up: St. James Salon | Bridal Boutique: Wine Country Bride Boutique | Paper Goods: Velvet Fox Designs | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals