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Intimate garden wedding inspiration in wine country

September 20, 2016
Garden wedding ceremony

Raise your hand if you can’t get enough wine country weddings. Or garden weddings for that matter–we’re especially smitten with these two themes combined. Organic flower arrangements and romantic bridal looks just call for a setting like Solage Calistoga, and Spreading Lovely is full of design tips for all you planning right about now. Thanks to Sorella Muse for the photos below!

Pink rose bouquet Elegant wedding invitations

Tip #1:  Hand-drawn floral motifs add a delicate organic whimsy to a classic invitation suite, while a custom wax seal adds a finishing elegant touch. Work with a calligrapher or designer to create something unique for your wedding, and tie the floral motif or wax seal into other paper goods, from the place cards to the menus!

Elegant boutonnieres Grooms tux Wedding ring Lace long sleeved wedding dress

Tip #2: Dress changes are the perfect way to let you express your bridal style! If you’re wearing something more traditional for the ceremony, like lace or long sleeves, surprise your guests by opting for color next and change into a floral patterned or pastel toned gown for the reception.

Garden wedding Garden wedding ceremony

They chose two different Ivy + Aster dresses, one for cocktail hour and one for a more formal reception (see below!).

Outdoor dinner party Elegant tablescape Floral wedding dress

Tip #3: Wine country weddings don’t have to be just about cabernets and pinots! Crafting signature cocktails that reflect your favorite libations are a fun way to infuse color and personality into your day.

Cheese board Marbled plate Floral wedding dress Pink dahlia florals

Tip #4: An olive leaf adds a subtle organic feel to a sophisticated tablescape. Bringing in natural greenery or herbs alongside gold flatware and elaborate centerpieces balances out the earthy with the luxe, which is what wine country is all about.

Lace long sleeved wedding dress Naked cake Naked cake

Gotta have a romantic, sophisticated cake too! See the rest of this editorial in our gallery:

Be sure to check out everyone credited below who brought it all together:

Photographer: Sorella Muse: N. Anderson Studio / Venue: Solage Calistoga / Planning & Design: Spreading Lovely / Florist: Delphinium Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Maple & Moss / Cake: Jasmine Rae Cakes / Tabletop: Chairs + Cups / Paper Goods: Studio von Berg / Dress: Ivy + Aster / Ring: Susie Saltzman / Ring Box: The Mrs Box  / Tux: The Black Tux  / Models: Nylo Agency