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Jacqueline and Laurent’s Outdoor Art Club wedding was a fairy tale come true. This Marin wedding venue is quaintly nestled in the small town of Mill Valley. The cottage-like building and whimsical gardens make for a magical atmosphere. The building was designed by Bernard Maybeck and built in 1904, so it truly has character. Jacqueline and Laurent’s ceremony took place amongst the redwoods in the back garden, which was breathtaking. The cocktail party and reception had a wonderful indoor and outdoor flow. We visited a redwood grove nearby for portraits as well as the in picturesque downtown Mill Valley. I’m so happy for this couple and their new life together! Congratulations! Venue: Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley, CA, Gown: Nicole Miller,Floral design: Katharina Stuart Floral Art + Design, Cupcakes: Sibby’s Cupcakery Make-up: Beauty by BH

A little bit of history on this unique Bay Area wedding spot:  As the story goes, a small group of women were out taking a walk one morning in 1902, their husbands were off at the Bohemian Club. On their walk, they came upon some workmen cutting down redwood trees near the square. They were aghast and decided that they should form an organization to preserve the beauty of Mill Valley. And they did just that. The Outdoor Art Club is a City, State and National landmark. The building was designed by Bernard Maybeck and built in 1904. It is a unique venue — a building of architectural significance.

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Natalya and Alex’s Jacuzzi Family Vineyards wedding in the Sonoma Valley was visually stunning and emotionally uplifting. This couple made their event an incredible family affair, celebrating both their ancestors and current loved ones. The wedding celebration was filled with rich Jewish traditions and it was evident that all the guests will remember that day for a lifetime. The outdoor patio was the perfect setting for the ceremony, as guests were able to view the vineyards and valley. The reception was held in the magnificent barrel room, perfect for dinner and dancing.

They chose their wedding venue wisely as the Sonoma Valley is truly a very special place. Known as the birthplace of the California wine industry, the valley is home to some of the earliest vineyards and wineries in the state. The valley is located in southeastern Sonoma County between the Mayacamas Mountains and Sonoma Mountains. It stretches from San Pablo Bay in the south to the city of Santa Rosa in the north. Sonoma Creek flows down the valley to the bay.  Once a valley of the coastal MiwokPomo and Wintun peoples, called the “Valley of the Moon” in their legends, the valley was selected by the Franciscan order of Spain as the site to build the Mission San Francisco Solano, the northernmost mission in their chain of twenty-one missions built in Alta California.

From the couple Natalya and Alex:  “You expect your wedding day to be special. Your friends warn you that some things will go wrong and that it will not matter in the grand scheme of things. You are rarely told that many more things will pleasantly surprise you in beautiful and unexpected ways. You don’t expect to be more emotional before the ceremony than during. You don’t expect to smile through the entire ceremony, when you have tissues ready. If you’ve been to a Jewish wedding and you know our friends, you do, however, expect to see many circles of high-energy, dizzying, sweat-inducing hora dancing. Surprising our photographer, Christina, our friends and family roared with enthusiasm through the most joyous dance of our now united lives.

When Alex and I think back to our wedding day, we remember overwhelming emotions we felt as our fathers brought Alex down the stairs to see me for the first time that day and to veil me as a part of Jewish tradition. The scene was accompanied by the melodic and somewhat somber sounds of Klezmer music and the black & white photographs of family members, some alive and others who have passed away. We were surrounded by our family, friends and tradition, re-enacting the ways of our ancestors. What a special way to start our lives together.”
Venue: Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Coordination: Cole Drake Events Floral Design: M Designs Make-up/hair: Meaganne McCandess

 

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Thanks to Borrowed & Blue Weddings for featuring my couple’s stunning Paradise Ridge Winery wedding! See more fabulousness HERE. Congratulations again to Laura and Peter on an unforgettable Wine Country experience for their family and friends.

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