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Kindred Hearts, Instagram, Wine + Love: A Real Wedding
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

From the moment they got engaged, Jen and Loreal knew that their wedding was bound to be far from traditional.  They poured loving effort into designing a truly unique, family-oriented day full of their favorite things!   The women share passions for wine and literature, so they incorporated eclectic typography pieces into their unfolding vision at SCRIBE, a favorite winery in Sonoma.  The couple created a personal Instagram stream so that their guests could share pictures… along with the professional work of Andrew Pielage Photography, the couple has photos that capture every personal detail!

Instead of a traditional bridal party, Jen and Loreal enlisted members of their immediate families to stand at the altar with them.  Loreal says, ‘without their love and support, our union might have never happened.’  Loreal’s sister, Katie, officiated the ceremony- pronouncing them wife and wife by the power vested in her by the ‘World Wide Web!’

Before dinner began, the group toasted with tuaca, a tasty Italian liqueur, to celebrate the memory of Jen’s late mother. Forty guests dined together in an intimate, community-style meal catered by Casey’s Pizza Truck.  It’s easy to see that the reception was a gathering of kindred hearts.  Toss in the instagram-fest, good wine, music by Cosmo Alleycats, and dancing- this reception was made-for-them.

DIY projects were a huge part of the celebration.  The couple sourced vintage table settings from various thrift stores and flowers from the Oakland Flower Mart to design overflowing centerpieces that graced the length of the table.  The escort cards were printed in old-fashioned type and attached to a fresh baguette with baker’s twine.  In lieu of favors, a heartfelt donation to The Human Rights Campaign topped off this loving, family day of matrimony and fun. Jen and Loreal were lucky enough to have their guests stick around for the weekend- the next day was slated for a bike wine tour through Sonoma!

Many Congratulations to Jen & Loreal, and a big thanks for sharing your inspiring day ♥

Professional Photographs by Andrew Pielage Photography; Others by Friends via Instagram

Day of Event Coordination by Laura Baxter of LBH Events

Venue: SCRIBE Winery

Flowers by Oakland Flower Mart

Catering by Casey’s Pizza Truck

Reception Musicians: Cosmo Alleycats

Favors: A Donation to The Human Rights Campaign

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