Sunday, March 13, 2011


Hi Crafters,

This month our topic is weddings and I can tell you that the wedding season has already begun this year. We went to an evening wedding just last night, so here is a look at one of this year's events.

The wedding took place in Sonoma at one of the oldest wineries in California--Buena Vista. It's a beautiful location with ivy-covered stone buildings dating from the 1800's. The great thing about having a location like this is that half the decorating is done for you in the beautiful setting. The ceremony took place outside in the cobbled courtyard against an ivy-covered wall. (Luckily, the rain held off until today.) The stone fountain was filled with flowers and the chairs had large bouquets along the aisle. To give you an idea of the amazing floral displays, here is one that I was privileged to take home.

The bride looked lovely in a satin ball gown in a two-tone comination of cream and tan. The bridesmaids had dresses in the same tan with black lace over the satin. (The groom looked charming also.)
Inside the winery tasting room where the reception was held, more flowers in red, pink and white decorated the tables and entry ways. The open beam ceiling, arched stone passages and aged oak wood provided a lovely, warm setting for the festivities.

An item that was, I thought, unique to the wedding was the "guestbook". Instead of writing your names in a book, the bride and groom had provided an ink drawing of a tree and family and friends added their fingerprints to the branches of the tree.

Enjoy browsing through all the wedding ideas on this month's blog hop!
Happy crafting,



  1. Terry- thanks for sharing your experience. Very interesting trend on the guest book take!

  2. Yes, that guest book sounds cool!