September 20, 2009

A Winery Wedding

One of our first weddings this summer was held at the beautiful Chateau and grounds of DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, WA. DeLille Cellars is a beautiful 10 acre property with park-like grounds with beautiful old trees and spring-fed ponds. It's a very romantic place for a summer wedding. The property is the former Lill family farm. I can just imagine growing up here, playing among the cedar trees and swimming in the ponds.

The bride approached the ceremony through a cluster of cedar trees, with their welcoming canopy of branches.

The ceremony was held on the upper meadow, right next to a pond with a trickle of water flowing into it from a spring. The arch is decorated with purple hydrangeas, purple aranda orchids, green cymbidium orchids, Italian ruscus and hanging amaranthus. I love how the classical form of this wire arch adds detail to the setting without blocking the view. In the background you can see a little peninsula that juts out into the pond.

After the ceremony, the bride and groom adjourned to a gazebo on the grounds to sign the marriage certificate. I love the symbology of them crossing a bridge to begin their life together.

After signing the marriage certificate, the entire bridal walked past the largest pond on the property to join the rest of the guests for a cocktail reception before the meal. We floated several small arrangements in the pond.

On the way they paused for a few photographs of the wedding party.

Even the family dog was included in the festivities.

The cocktail tables were simply decorated with orchids and fern curls in glass cubes.

Gothic candlestick holders added a rustic touch to the formal table settings. Grapes hanging from the centerpieces complement the winery setting. Additional grapes and Italian ruscus were used to decorated the tables.

The centerpieces were composed of hydrangea, ivory and lavender roses, calla lilies, grapes, cymbidium orchids, trailing ivy and hanging amaranthus with touches of Queen Anne's Lace.

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