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.
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.