Modern country wedding: Christy + Christian

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Another perty wedding to start the week with… this time from Jose Villa. Yay. We love his work.

Christy grew up in the south and when planning her wedding wanted to have as “country” a wedding as possible on the west coast. Most importantly they wanted their wedding to feel like home, while spending an evening under stars with with delicious food and friends and family. The Carneros Inn turned out to be a perfect blend of rustic charm and hip, modern style. Can’t blame them. The Carneros Inn is seriously beautiful.










Maybe one of the best parts of the whole wedding was that Christy’s extraordinarily dapper 80 year old grandfather performed the ceremony. How sweet is that?? Following the ceremony, in true Southern tradition, a trumpeter led guests to the cocktail hour. Something about incorporating unexpected music into your wedding day really makes it memorable. Especially as a guest.

PLUS, we have their super sweet super 8 video to share too.

christy + christian from joel serrato on Vimeo.

Photography: Jose Villa / Coordination & Design: Instead of You / Videography: Joel Serrato Films / Venue & Catering: Carneros Inn / Dress: Melissa Sweet / Florist: Kathleen Deery

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Heather on Aug 31, 2009

Can I ask who designed those invitations? I love the way that suite looks!

paula on Aug 31, 2009

how I just admire jose villa... oh, and this wedding is quite amazing too.

Rachel Nickel on Aug 31, 2009

Love the photos. Amazing!

Katie on Aug 31, 2009

What a beautiful wedding. I love the Super 8 video. I've seen so many good ones lately; we might just have to do that at our wedding.

jAne on Aug 31, 2009

I'd love to know who designed the invites! Please! And thank you. :o)

paula luna on Aug 31, 2009

beautiful work jose and joel...what a gorgeous wedding!

Morgan on Aug 31, 2009

The shoes! The shoes! What about the shoes? I must know where they are from - they are to die for!

brideonashoestring on Aug 31, 2009

Gorgeous! Such an elegant wedding. The shoes are loubies I noticed. I love the "summer fairytale" on the invites. Overall, just lovely

Emily @ Peach & Pearl on Aug 31, 2009

Oh my goodness so many lovely details but I would LOVE to know where they found that massive heart shaped cookie cutter? Is that even what it is?! It's hanging off one of the apple barrels above. It. is. amazing.

Theresa on Aug 31, 2009

Wonderful wedding and I especially love the colours of the pictures! Gorgeous green and nice flowers.

Maxine Andrew on Aug 31, 2009

The invitations are beautiful and from the talented folks at Francis Orr in Corona Del Mar.

Erica Brooks on Aug 31, 2009

Very charming. Love the centerpieces and the wedding cake.

Megan on Aug 31, 2009

Love that lounge area!

Jolene on Aug 31, 2009

We went to the Carneros Inn for our honeymoon - it IS seriously gorgeous! What a lucky couple!

Chocolate Butterbean on Aug 31, 2009

So beautiful! I love the Carneros Inn. All the white together is gorgeous!

Ericka Napp on Aug 31, 2009

This is styled so beautifully, from the invites to the setting, to the colors in the photographs...Rustic modern at it's best!

Chaucee on Aug 31, 2009

I LOVE her shoes!

the WV Girls on Aug 31, 2009

the invitations are designed by Wiley Valentine. They are the forest fairy tale letterpress collection. You can see them here

meiry from Paris, France on Sep 1, 2009

J'adore la vidéo !!! Awesome !! Do you know what song it is ? ^^ (great site, i come everyday, congrats !)

Denise on Sep 1, 2009

This wedding was so beautifully designed. Maxine Andrew of Instead of You does amazing work. Where can I see more of her weddings?

Debra Varden on Sep 1, 2009

Congratulations C & C, As an Event Designer and huge fan of the Carneros Inn I can appreciate the both the elegance and relaxed ease with which you carried out your very special day. It's simply beautiful. Debra Varden Galahad Event Design

Maxine Andrew / Instead of You! on Sep 1, 2009

Debra - you are an angel! More examples of my work can be seen on my website: It's a delight for C&C and myself to read all the appreciative comments. It was a beautiful day and I was honored to be a part of it! Maxine Andrew Instead of You Coordination & Design

Nicole-Lynn on Sep 2, 2009

Everything is absolutely gorgeous. I am speechless.

Melody @ Sweet & Saucy Shop on Sep 2, 2009

I am loving the cake! The whole wedding is gorgeous!

D on Sep 3, 2009

Those shoes are Drop dead WOW!

edyta szyszlo photo on Sep 4, 2009

oh jose - you always get it right ;)

Daisy on Sep 4, 2009

Absolutely Gorgeous! I am going to have to put this on my blog! Daisy~

Lindsay on Sep 4, 2009

I'd also love to know who made those lovely shoes!:)

Tara on Sep 5, 2009

Love the barrels as tables and that peony bouquet is delish!

Mary on Sep 11, 2009

Love the big hearts! Has anyone figured out where they came from???? The whole wedding is gorgeous! The photographs, cake, everything! It's so inspirational!

Maxne Andrew / Instead of You! on Sep 12, 2009

The hearts were made from the metal hoops from wine barrels. Very charming and they added just the right touch!

Emily Rostamlou on Jan 17, 2010

The shoes are gorgeous!- where are they from?

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