June 28, 2022
Elizabeth and Tucker’s Stanly Ranch wedding was highly anticipated. These two were so patient throughout the pandemic – changing their date three times – and having to switch venues after a devastating fire. By the time May 2022 rolled around, the new Stanly Ranch resort had opened and everyone was so excited to finally celebrate with these two!
Elizabeth and Tucker have a calm, quiet presence. They are so respectful – to each other and everyone surrounding them and intentional with every choice they make. They were truly a pleasure to work with! I know they felt so loved on their wedding day.
Elizabeth got ready for the wedding day in the beautiful Bell Suite. With ample natural light and light cream stone work, it was the perfect space to begin the day. She wore a tulle Oscar de la Renta gown with floral lace and appliques. It was so beautiful on her petite frame. Her bouquet by Jennifer Cole Florals was filled with quite and cream flowers like sweet pea, ranunculus, and roses.
Tucker and Elizabeth shared a first look by the Stanly Ranch cutting lawn. The smiles on their faces were so sweet – after so much anticipation this day was finally here.
Their ceremony was held on Infinity Hill – the first ceremony to take place at this location since Stanly Ranch opened. All of the guests enjoyed the experience of walking up the circular path up to the platform. It was a meditative experience. The views from the ceremony site were breathtaking. And of course, there is symbolism in exchanging wedding vows under an infinity sculpture. This is a love that will last indefinitely.
After cocktail hour by the Garden House, the guests made their way to the Glass Barn, where Elizabeth (a sommelier) walked everyone through the wines that were being served. The couple twirled and dipped their way through their first dance – cut their wedding cake – and with the help of Taylor Pace Orchestra – tore up the dance floor. Elizabeth changed into a festive reception dress and everyone danced the night away. It was truly a night to remember!
Elizabeth and Tucker, congratulations! You did it!! You two are so resilient and patient. It is clear that you two can make it through all of the ups and downs that life throws your way. I can’t wait to see what you two accomplish with your new place in Sonoma. We are so grateful that we’ve had the chance to get to know you over the past two years!
Vendors: Planning & Design: Cole Drake Events // Venue & Catering: Stanly Ranch // Floral Design: Jennifer Cole Florals // Makeup: Artists by Sherrie Long // Wedding Dress Designer: Oscar de la Renta // Bridal Boutique: L’Elite Bridal // Bridal Shoes: Loeffler Randall // Bridesmaids Dresses: Wtoo // On Site Pressing: The Wedding DeTailor // Band: Taylor Pace Orchestra via Jordan Kahn Orchestra // Ceremony Musicians: Wine Country Trio via Wine Country Entertainment // Invitations & Paper Goods: Blake & Co Design // Rentals: Encore Events Rentals // Lighting: Twilight Design // Transportation: California Wine Transport // Cake: Flour & Bloom // Photobooth: Pixel // Photography: The Ganeys //
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