Winery Wedding Gone Right... Well, Minus a Few Dramatic Moments

Let me tell you brideys, I am a HUGE fan of winery weddings! And Kelly and Ty's wedding is no exception!While some of the craziness that occured could have gotten Kelly down, turning her into a bridey bitch, my girl persevered, asked for help, looked amazing and most of all, had fun! Brideys, Kelly will tell you that shit will go wrong on your wedding day, but it's really your attitude that can ruin you day if you let it. This is an incredible wedding and story of strength! Enjoy!

1. Bridey, how did you meet your spouse?


2. How long were you together before you were engaged?

1 year, 4 months.

 3. What was the length of time between the engagement and the wedding?

1 year 2 months.

4. If you had to rate your wedding planning experience on a scale of one to ten with one being shitty, and ten being awesome, how would you rate it?

10 all the way up to the day before then- 4- because, why didn't I let someone else take control?! Luckily my boss did, as well as my amazing cousin.

5. What was your favorite part of the wedding planning process? Least fave?

Favorite was the vision boards... Pinterest helped to rock that. Least favorite was the 2 days prior... You have so much to do, and you need to have someone else be in charge. Don't be a control freak like me.

6. Did anything go wrong (that you were aware of) at your wedding? If so, we’d love to hear about it (and maybe even see a picture?). Allow us to learn from you, bridey!

The Cake.... But also, all of the flowers for the table died as soon as they were put out. If you are having an outdoor ceremony and reception, listen to your florist. I was extremely lucky that here is basically a full garden of flowers around the property that I was married at and we have full license to use them. I was so blissed out that I didn't even notice, but I was also lucky that I am surrounded by people who aren't afraid to jump in and do! Thanks Aunties, thanks MOM!

7. What was the biggest challenge you faced from the moment you were engaged to the day you walked down the aisle?

Family, I'm estranged from my step-siblings and had to deal with that right off the bat. (I.e. I don't want them there but if you insist then you can deal with them and the consequences that come with having them there, I am NOT going to let it ruin this day.) My parents have been divorced since I was 3, Mom remarried, Father not so much. They had not seen or spoken to each other since I was 16- up until the day before the wedding I dealt with them each separately. What could have been ugly, ended up being very sweet and touching. My MIL is a different story. Still working on that one.

8. What advice do you wish you had before started planning your wedding?

Know what you want, know where you are willing to give and work in the budget. It is one day, not the rest of your life; be realistic with a touch of princess. 

9. Looking back, would you have done anything differently?

I would definitely have someone else set-up the space. We built it from the ground up, electrical, bathrooms etc. 

10. Bridey, please provide the most valuable lesson you learned while planning your wedding.

The wedding is about one day; your marriage is about the rest of your life.  


Industry Folk (aka Vendors):

Photographer: Sarah Marcella of Sarah Marcella Photography

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Wedding Dress & Bridal Belt:  Flares Bridal & Bridal Belt by Glamhouse 

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay via Flares Bridal

Tuxedos, etc.: Boots 'N Jeans, Groom's Vests & Jacket via, Ties via 

Wedding Bands: 

Venue: Grgich Hills Estate, American Canyon VIneyard

Decor: Family and friends 

Officiant: Anthony Martin

DJ: Raymond Brown

Cater: Heidi West

Cake/Cupcakes: Safeway/Batter Bakery

Florist/Planner:Benicia Floral

Wedding Coordinator (Grgich Hills Estate): Stephanie Kindler