A Vineyard Wedding ~ Part 2

The ceremony and garden party.

sedona vineyard wedding

Scott’s 5 o’clock shadow was a bride’s request.

Happy wife. Happy life.

sedona vineyard wedding

I love this photo. Lela’s veil floated to embrace Scott’s face at the moment of the kiss to give them just a hint of privacy.

sedona vineyard wedding

sedona vineyard wedding

Soon it was time for the sunset dinner in the vineyard. Guests were seated at one long elegant table.

sedona vineyard wedding

Our wine charms pointed us towards the tables we were to sit at.

sedona vineyard wedding

Mirrors with our names at our place setting reflected the cottonwood trees and the golden light of the late afternoon sun.

sedona vineyard wedding

Simple and beautiful flowers.

sedona vineyard wedding

Crystal bowls of plum hued fruit.

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sedona vineyard wedding

Champagne with blackberries.

sedona vineyard wedding

We sat across from Randy and Sally, the groom’s parents and my husband’s brother.

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Our beautiful niece, Laura, the groom’s only sister.

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Did I share with you that my cookies were used to decorate the out-of-towners goodie boxes? Since this was a destination wedding there were lots of them to deliver to 5 hotels. Loved the scorpion in the lollipop for the southwestern touch.


Thank you to Christine of Christine Kay Photography for sharing her beautiful photo of Lela and Scott and to my photog-maven-friend Susan of Susan Keller Photography who took my two underexposed photos of the bride and groom and created her magic and made them so much more interesting in black and white.

A special hello to wedding planner Monica McQueen of Tres Chic Weddings and Events. I was amazed with all her special touches and thoughtfulness.

Part 3, the evening party, to come.

Part 1

Part 3

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  1. Wow, what a wedding! Your cookies look amazing!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love every detail, especially the mirrors with the names.

  3. Gorgeous pictures….bride and groom such a beautiful couple….everything looks so nice. Almost makes you want to do it all over again…..or at least you are getting good ideas for your own boys big day.

    PS thank you so much for my package today that was too kind of you. thank you!!!

  4. This is just amazing. I already have plans for one of my sons to get married in Napa Valley, so kind of me don’t you think?
    This is sooo beautiful, what a beautiful couple and such an elegant and yet welcoming wedding party, picture perfect!

  5. My dream is to one day have a vineyard wedding so I am in awe right now. It’s amazingly gorgeous. What a cute couple. And your cookies? Adorable!

  6. how beautiful. your cookies totally rock. have a great week.

  7. Thank you Annie. 🙂

    Hi Tricia. There were so many special little touches. So different than from when I got married. 🙂

    Kathy ~ I totally forgot a note with your package! You are most welcome. 🙂

    Tina ~ Wouldn’t Napa be lovely especially this time of year for the crush? 🙂

    Leeann ~ I hope your dream comes true! 🙂

    Hi Sheri. Thank you! 🙂

  8. I love that same picture! It could win an award….

  9. Fabulous photos! And your cookies are gorgeous of course! I got my present today! It is just too darling! Thank you again! XOXO

  10. Thank you so much, Marilyn, for your kind words! Your cookies are AMAZING and I’m loving your blog! Such a treat to meet you at the wedding. You know I’ll fly out to the OC anytime there’s a wedding to be planned, so keep me in mind! 😉 xo

  11. hopflower says:

    What a gorgeous couple; and the best in life to them!

    Those cookies are wonderful, too. So festive.

  12. That was an absolutely gorgeous wedding. Just beautiful. The bride and groom are lovely. Love your cookie touch, too.