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Wine Country weddings hold a very special place in our hearts. (There’s a reason why we also chose it as the location for our wedding!) It’s always so warm, colorful and inviting. Whitney and Mike’s wedding was not only in the heart of the Wine Country, but it was also held at a very special place – the Vine Hill House in Sebastopol.

Whitney did a fabulous job planning the wedding and bringing all the bits and pieces together. Everything was perfect though and through – from the wedding color palette which was chosen so it doesn’t interfere with the gorgeous landscape, to flip flops for the ladies and personalized wedding welcome bags. The Vine Hill House is surrounded by apple orchards, so Whitney and Mike had a couple of 3D apple tree models made with hanging apples as the escort cards.

This celebration truly had the essence of a Wine Country wedding – it was full of love, relaxed and warm, with lots of wine, yummy food and good friends. Here are our favorites from their day:

Bride and groom portrait at Vine Hill House


I was obsessed with the garden at the Vine Hill House – it was well-groomed, lush, and covered in pink hydrangeas, lavender and apple trees:

Vine Hill House wedding details


The final preparations before Whitney saw her groom for the first time:

bride getting ready at Vine Hill House


Cute shoes and beautiful flowers are truly my weaknesses. I think I’m addicted, but who wouldn’t be?

wedding shoes and flowers at Vine Hill House


Mike was wearing his grandfather’s cufflinks and pin, such awesome personal touches!

Portrait of a groom at Vine Hill House


Portrait of a bride in Wine Country


We love, love, love “First Looks”! Whitney and Mike’s first look was one of the most beautiful and emotional ones I’ve seen and even the photographers got all teared-eyed behind the cameras:

Picture of a bride and groom seeing each other for the first time


Wedding portrait in the vineyards


Wedding portrait at Vine Hill House


The ceremony details were super cute and everything around was covered in yellow and white rose petals!
Details of wedding ceremony at Vine Hill House


Photograph of a Vine Hill House wedding ceremony


First kiss during a Vine Hill House wedding ceremony


Cocktail Hour photograph at Vine Hill House


More details! I just couldn’t stay away from them:
Wine Country wedding reception details


Sonoma wedding reception details


Speech at Vine Hill House wedding reception


Cutting of the cake at Vine Hill House wedding


First dance at Vine Hill House wedding reception


The incredible view from the dinner reception area:

View from a Vine Hill House wedding reception


We sneaked out with the bride and groom from the reception for a few minutes during the sunset. Whitney was very excited about the portraits and up for anything, so when we carefully suggested the idea of sitting down right in the middle of the vineyard she didn’t hesitate for a second! Love the resulting images:

Portrait of a bride at Vine Hill House wedding


Portrait of a bride and groom at Vine Hill House wedding


Vine Hill House wedding reception photograph


Whitney and Mike: thank you guys for being so awesome, inviting us to be a part of your beautiful wedding, and giving us the freedom to be creative. Can’t wait for you to see your gorgeous wedding albums!

Here are all the incredible vendors who made the day possible:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Vine Hill House
Wedding Coordinator: Dan O’Connell @ Vine Hill House
Hair & Makeup: Jennifer @ It’s a Date at the Powder Room
DJ/Band: AMS Entertainment
Florals: Nancy Ann Flowers
Catering: Elaine Bell Catering
Officiant: Reverend Peadar Dalton

3 Comments February 28, 2011
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Mike and Nat are a husband and wife photography team based in San Francisco Bay Area. Their relaxed style allows them to capture authentic moments while creating a stress-free experience. Choco Studio photographs weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, and Monterey.