Im absolutely thrilled to introduce our first “real wedding” at Once Wed. I stumbled upon Reichel’s knottie bio this past week and immediately contacted her about a feature on her stunning, vineyard wedding and she graciously agreed. Here are some details Reichel was kind enought to share with me……

Well let’s see…the inspiration from my wedding all came from my venue. The venue was such a hard decision for us. And once we chose Buena Vista, everything just fell into place. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Buena Vista Winery or not, but it’s just perfectly gorgeous and rustic, and down to earth too! It’s California’s oldest winery and so I wanted my wedding to reflect that vintage feel. My choice of dress, transportation, decoration, invitations and even our hotel all fit the theme.

All of the decorations were DIY, or rather I gathered them and my wedding coordinator, set them up ;) I used a lot of espresso wood accents like all of the candle holders and the cake pedestal; even the centerpieces on the dinner tables were in pedestal espresso wooden bowls.


A peak at what’s to come………..


I designed all of our paper products with our vintage winery theme in mind as well. Our save the dates were postcards with vintage wine labels on the front. And I scanned in a Buena Vista Winery label to use for the belly band of our invites. Our favors were stainless steel engraved corkscrews, that I just love.


I choose an antique looking dress with a latte lining and heavy cream lace and it was right at home with the romantic atmosphere of the winery.


Aren’t the flowers divine? I love the mix of bits of white, purple, and green in each arrangement.


Of course at a winery wedding, there had to be plenty of wine-themed touches. We tried to come up with unique ways of tying in the wine theme though, like instead of your stereotypical wine cork cardholders, we used wineglass tags instead. And one of my favorite details was the 1936 touring limo that we rented for bridal party. It held 14 people and the top could even be removed. The driver even had a thick Irish brogue, it was great! Of course it was a splurge but so worth it.
Thank you so much to Reichel for sharing her incredible day with us! The love, time, and energy put into this wedding is evident in every detail. For more pictures of this incredible event or more information on her vendors, check out her knottie bio.

{Photographs c/o Carmen Alvarez}


Comments (5)

Laura | Reply

This is perfect! I’m having my own wedding at a vineyard, so I will definitely be coming back to this post for inspiration.

Denisa | Reply

I really love the invitations. Very creative!!

lily | Reply

Im glad to see someone else decided to splurge on a fancy car too:)

Sadie | Reply

I love this wedding, so sweet

Reichel | Reply

I love seeing my wedding pics together will all of the beautiful and inspiring pictures you’ve posted in your blog. Thanks for featuring me in your Real Weddings section! And thanks for the compliments Ladies! If there’s anything I can help you with feel free to post a comment :)

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