June 16, 2021
I quickly knew that Stacey and Gabe were the kind of couple that I absolutely love working with. I wish I could bottle up their energy, kindness, and demeanor, and sprinkle it around me whenever I need a pick-me-up. They are just the best and I am so glad that they found each other. I was absolutely thrilled to be part of their wedding at Viansa this past May. They were my first wedding of 2021 – after a very long break thanks to the chaos of 2020 – but they were the perfect way to kick off the season. They were the reminder that I needed that I absolutely love what I do and I love the people that I get to meet along the way.
Stacey and Gabe shared a first look at Viansa. Both felt anxious leading up to the moment, but you could tell how the nerves quickly melted into excitement once they saw each other. They admired each other’s outfits and shoes – and soaked in their time together on this beautiful wedding day. Stacey wore a gown with off the shoulder straps and the perfect hint of sparkle. For jewelry, Stacey wore her mother’s pearl earrings. Melanie from Hawthorne Flower Studio created a whimsical bouquet for her filled with a variety of textures and depth. Gabe wore a custom suit that even had their names and wedding date stitched on the inside pocket.
Gabe and Stacey are passionate about coffee. Not only do they love to drink it, but they love to try new coffee shops and it is where many of their dates take place. They welcomed their guests to enjoy some espresso as they waited for the ceremony to start – complete with custom coffee cup sleeves.
Their ceremony, which took place on Viansa’s lawn, was incredibly sweet and beautiful. I loved the semicircle of flowers that seemed to be growing up from the ground. Throughout the ceremony, Stacey and Gabe exchanged laughs. Their vows were thoughtful and heartfelt. And after they exchanged rings, they both thanked their parents with a meaningful letter that brought tears to us all. The joy that these two shared as they walked up that aisle as husband and wife was unparalleled! It puts a smile on my face remembering that moment.
They hosted their intimate wedding reception on the terrace at Viansa. With 360 degree views of wine country, it is enough to take your breath away. Tables were set with petite arrangements and lavender linen napkins. Each table represented a favorite coffee shop or restaurant that was meaningful to them as a couple. As the sun set over the mountain, the couple shared a first dance as husband and wife.
Stacey and Gabe, I can never thank you enough. You two filled my cup in a way that I didn’t even realize I needed. I am so grateful for you both, your trust and your friendship. It has been so special to be a part of this chapter of your lives and witness a sliver of how beautiful your relationship is. I cannot wait to enjoy a latte with you both soon! Hugs!
And a thank you to the vendors: Venue: Viansa Sonoma // Planning & Design: JMK Events // Florist: Hawthorn Flower Studio // Bridal Boutique: BoLee Bridal Couture // Dress Designer: Lillian West // Veil: BHLDN // Groom’s Attire: Indochino // Coffee Cart: Subconscious Coffee Co // Hair & Makeup: Shannon Le // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Catering: Elaine Bell Catering // DJ: Fog City Entertainment // Rentals & Linens: Encore Event Rentals // Officiant: Aaron Choi // Programs & Table Numbers: Marry Me Paper Boutique // Menus: The Mela Design Co // Welcome Sign & Calligraphy: Hand Lettering by Britt // Welcome Table Cards & Gift Signs: iCustomDesigns // Coffee Sleeves: Paisley Grey Design // Favors: Sugarfina & Bloom Shop // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Videography: White Oak Studio // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab // Photography: The Ganeys //
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