Feb
18
Tuscan-Inspired Vineyard Wedding by Michelle Warren
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

What’s more romantic than marrying your high school sweetheart in the soft California sunlight? Together for fourteen years of life’s ups and downs, Jessica and Shawn said ‘I do” at the family-run Still Waters Vineyards in Paso Robles. Inspired by Shawn’s Italian proposal (he asked her to marry him in Rome’s Borghese Gardens), they planned a rustic, Tuscan villa-inspired celebration filled with dozens of beautiful vintage details. We can’t rave enough about the lovely images Michelle Warren sent over of the day—from the earthy bouquets to the decadent cupcake spread, everything glows with love.

Jessica and her bridesmaids spent the morning of getting ready in a private cabin on the Still Waters property while the groomsmen hung out in the nearby barrel room. They came together for the ceremony atop a hill overlooking a valley of olive trees. The bride used the breathtaking landscape as inspiration for her wedding favors—tiny bottles of olive oil from a specialty shop in downtown San Luis Obispo!

As the sun went down on the warm September night, sixty of the couple’s nearest and dearest dined family style on a meal of pesto arancini, plank grilled salmon, ricotta ravioli, and more Italian fare.  No detail of the reception spread went unaddressed by the sentimental couple. Rustic, romantic florals by April Flowers  topped off vintage crystal on each of the tables. Escort cards were hung from a raised ladder. Shawn’s mother collected antique trunks and other accents to surround the dessert spread (which featured cupcakes flavors from Enjoy Bakery: Chocolate Blackberry Syrah, Meyer Lemon Chardonnay, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Foster). Finally, the custom cake topper featured the couple swinging from an olive tree and a miniature model of the couple’s dog Luey—a perfect nod to their lives before and on their wedding day.  

Shawn and Jessica returned to to where it all began for their honeymoon: Italy! They visited Rome, Capri, and Positano before coming back home to California. If their gorgeous wedding is any indication, these two are in for a beautiful life together. Many congrats to the happy couple, and thanks again to Michelle Warren for sharing their story with us!  See the full story here….

Photos by Michelle Warren • Bride’s Gown by Amy Kuschel • Bridesmaid’s Dresses by Jenny Yoo • Cake and Cupcakes by Enjoy Bakery • Caterer: Pacific Harvest • Reception Music: Jesse from Kramer Entertainment • Flowers by April’s Flowers • Hair and Makeup: Queen’s Bees • Invitations by Sweet Cookie • Groomsmen’s Attire by Kenneth Cole • Videographer: Joel Van Z • Tables from All About Tabletops • Day-of Coordination: Kasey Helt for Still Waters • Venue: Still Waters Vineyard

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