Sonoma Wedding Designer
Dawn Ranch Lodge Brunch Weddings Make For Lots of Play
What was so lovely about planning & designing Candice & Chip’s wedding day celebration was that they were very specific about the experience they wanted the guests to enjoy. For example… they love brunch. It’s their favorite meal and they often host large brunches at their home for their close friends and family. So, we chose to do an early morning event with ceremony at 11 a.m. followed by a brunch where guests could choose from several stations which focused on local, seasonal and organic foods. They also had a bar with freshly squeezed juices, coffee and bloody mary’s. This was their way of expressing who they are through the meal being served. However, the morning ceremony was the first piece of what was to be an entire day of joy, fun and reveling in the community they had brought together. Because of the bride’s affiliation with the Tom’s Shoes, all guests were given a pair to enjoy. The company’s mission is to provide footwear for children in need throughout the world whenever you purchase a pair for yourself. One for One. Get a Pair Give A Pair.
The ceremony was held in a grove of trees with the structure being only a simple four posted canopy of scalloped damask fabric. The trees held the story of the ribbons that we were using throughout the day and the gorgeous paper flowers which were part of the entire weekend celebration and were the common thread used throughout the weekend.
Post ceremony, guests enjoyed a day of field games where they could enjoy the day. The activities allowed guests to play board games, corn hole, ping pong, badminton, bocce ball, horse shoes or just relax and have a hand, foot or scalp massage. The unstructured nature of the day was paramount to the team building feeling the guests had while they were at the property.
We ended the evening with a wonderful concert which I will share in my next post. In the meantime, enjoy the wedding images of Candice & Chip.
images & Damion Hamilton for Sasha Souza Events