Refined, elegant, yet totally relaxed, Carey and Ryan’s multi-day Northern California wedding is the stuff of dreams. Grace Lorenzen Events brought cozy innovation to a classic neutral color palette, while Mike Larson captured every knock-you-off-your-feet moment from the day. The piece de resistance is undoubtedly the serpentine tablescape for the couple’s al fresco dinner, accented by petite centerpieces + twisty taper candles from Idlewild. This sophisticated vineyard wedding with a laidback mood will have you feeling majorly inspired, so sit back, relax and enjoy the gorgeous gallery below.
From the bride: Ryan and I met seven years ago when we were working together at a tech company in San Francisco. We have traveled all over the world together and during a trip to Italy last year Ryan proposed in Montepulciano, Italy.
We decided to get married in October at our favorite winery in central California. Last year, before we were engaged, we were wine tasting at Halter Ranch and I fell in love with their covered bridge. I said it would be the perfect place to get married, not knowing that is exactly what would happen!
Both of us really wanted a small, intimate wedding. We hosted people for three days on the property and all stayed in their beautiful victorian home. The reception dinner was most important to me, I wanted it to feel like a relaxed dinner party.
Ryan and I both agreed that we had never felt more loved than during our wedding weekend. For us, the most special moment was our first look. I think we were both surprised by how emotional and special it was.
Overall it was the perfect weekend, followed by an amazing honeymoon in Portugal.
We love the way this multi-day Northern California wedding brought loved ones together for more than just one night of merriment. Now, if the idea of an al fresco wedding dinner makes your heart smile, check out this Mediterranean fete with romanic draping + twinkle lights next!
Planner: Grace Lorenzen Events
Photographer: Mike Larson
Venue: Halter Ranch
Catering: Field To Table
Bar: Bottles & Ice
Linens: La Tavola
DJ: Malik Miko Thorne
Ceremony Music: Gilberto Gonzalez
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Olson
Transportation: SLO Safe Ride