elegant, winery wedding | brie+chris | the rose hotel, pleasanton, ca | murrieta's well, livermore, ca

Winery weddings are often associated with Napa and Sonoma County.  However, there are some other hidden gems in the San Francisco Bay Area including this charming wedding venue. Murrieta's Well served as the setting for Brie and Chris' wedding. This little piece of wedding gorgeousness is about as romantic and emotional as you can possibly get. With handmade details from Etsy infused into every corner, a bride floating in a cloud of champagne dress goodness, the pretty pink and orange flowers accented with berries and peacock blue ribbon, and not to mention the handsome groom, Chris, with his love letter that brought his bride to tears (see photo below) will make your heart pitter patter.  Sounds pretty amazing, right? These winery nuptials have all of that and more with design and styling by the bride for an intimate and fun family gathering. Brie and Chris, What an emotional day!  From the getting ready to First Look, to the ceremony, to the Father Daughter dance, you two took advantage of every moment.  I love you guys! Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey

Katie Nash always does an amazing job on hair and make-up.

I think I was crying too when Brie was reading her love letter from Chris on her wedding day. Good thing Katie was there to touch up. :)

Another gorgeous First Look--when the bride and groom see each before the wedding. I love to set the bride and groom up in this figuration so when the groom turns around he can see his bride from head to toe in all her glory. :)

Brie and Chris love dogs and have 2 of their own, Chewy and Teddy Bear, as shown in their engagement session. As a matter of fact, they love dogs so much, that in lieu of traditional favors, they made a charitable donation in their guests' honor to arf, Animal Rescue Foundation. Amazingness! Anyways...I digress.  Chewy and Teddy Bear couldn't be present for the wedding. However, this precious pooch strutted its stuff for Brie while we did their First Look. Adorable!

Chris' very emotional speak thanking all of the people who have influenced him throughout his life. An amazing speech!

The bride and groom worked so hard to coordinate and make this her dream wedding. And it couldn't been done without the love and support of friends and family as well as various professionals: Hair & Makeup, Katie Nash Beauty | Day of Coordinator, Stacey Wakefield | Videographer, Justin Fone Productions | Caterer, Wente Vineyards |  Florals, Anne Mendenhall Flowers | Cake(s) | DJ | Officiant, Mark Wollan of Community Presbyterian Church of DanvilleCommunity Presbyterian Church of Danville | Decorations, the bride and Etsy

And my FABULOUS team does it yet again! Thank you Jenna and Chelsea! I love you gals!