Whitney & Justin

Featured in Style Me Pretty, Whitney & Justin's wedding just breathes romance, from the muted gold color palette, to their French bulldog ringbearer, to the intimate ceremony beneath two ancient oaks in Sonoma Valley wine country.

"We said 'I do' under two gorgeous, old California Oaks on top of Boot Hill at the Kunde Family Estate, surrounded by the valley, the vines, and the overwhelming love of our family and friends. Every detail of the wedding took a cue from Justin and my relationship. Not overly traditional or noisy or busy, just a simple, classic celebration with our favorite people on earth. We knew our guests would be traveling in from all corners of the world, so we planned a weekend of events for everyone to get to know one another and experience some of our favorite spots in wine country. We loved that by the time the wedding rolled around, new friendships had formed and we could all just enjoy the moment together. Not to mention, a few glasses of wine!"

 

Whitney and Justin pose in a vintage convertible in California wine country for a couple shoot with Sylvie Gil
A spread showing wedding favors, the bride's heels and the groom's boutonierre; photo by Sylvie Gil
Whitney, dressed in an elegant sheath dress steps into her shoes held by her bridal party while getting ready; photo by Sylvie Gil
A blurry, romantic shot of the bride holding her bouquet before the wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
The groom poses for a shot before the wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride stands in an elegantly draped, lace sheath dress before the wedding, photo by Sylvie Gil
The couple's French bulldog is a part of the ceremony too, wearing a floral, ribbon collar; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride and her father share an emotional moment before the ceremony as the father gifts her daughter jewellery; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride and groom stand back to back holding letters written to each other before the first look of their wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride and groom stand back to back, reading letters written to each other during an emotional first look before the wedding; photo by Sylvie Gil
The first time the bride and groom meet eyes on their wedding day, so emotional and in love; photo by Sylvie Gil
The pair share a kiss and a short walk through their wine country wedding venue before the ceremony; photo by Sylvie Gil
The drive to the ceremony space - the bride will arrive by vintage white convertible; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bridesmaids stand with the bride, dressed in slinky, 20's-themed gowns, and the French bulldog; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bridesmaids, dressed in loose, sequined gowns smile toward the bride on her wedding day, holding white bouquets; photo by Sylvie Gil
Whitney and her bridesmaids pose for shots before the wedding, dressed in similar shades of taupe and light grey gowns; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bridesmaids bouquets are elegant white roses and peonies; photo by Sylvie Gil
Bridesmaids lean in for a shoot before the wedding ceremony; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride looks out into the distance, the true picture of elegant, minimalist beauty; photo by Sylvie Gil
The sunlight filtering in through ancient oaks in California wine country make for a magical ceremony setting; photo by Sylvie Gil
A sprawling floral arrangement, in green and white, sits atop a barrel at the ceremony space; the bride and groom pose together over their French bulldog; photo by Sylvie Gil
The dapper groomsmen walk toward the camera together in grey suits and white ties; photo by Sylvie Gil
The ceremony space, lined with white chairs in front of two enormous oaks in California wine country; photo by Sylvie Gil
Details from the ceremony - programs sit by the entrance to the seating area; Whitney is helped out of a vintage white convertible by her father; photo by Sylvie Gil
Love in the eyes of both the bride and groom, as Whitney's father walks her up the aisle toward the ceremony; photo by Sylvie Gil
Tears in the bride's eyes during a beautiful and emotional ceremony as the couple exchanges vows; photo by Sylvie Gil
A bridesmaid adjusts Whitney's train, the bride's parents look on at the gorgeous couple as their recite their vows in front of family and friends; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride and groom exchange vows under two enormous oaks at the Kunde Estate in Napa; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride and groom exchange rings and laughs during the ceremony; photo by Sylvie Gil
Bride and groom kiss at last, married - the bride wears her hair in a gorgeous, messy braided bun; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride and groom smile to themselves as they walk down the aisle together, married, and surrounded by clapping family and friends; photo by Sylvie Gil
Guests relax on the lawn after the ceremony, vintage lanterns, suitcases, and candles decorate the reception space; photo by Sylvie Gil
Peonies and succulents arranged in tarnished antique vases set on a tray in the reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
Tables with flowing white tablecloths are set up beneath towering oaks next to a vineyard for the reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
The glowing bride after the wedding, with a glass of champagne; photo by Sylvie Gil
Succulents and peonies again make an appearance in the wedding reception floral arrangements and centerpieces, long white tables for seating; photo by Sylvie Gil
Glass plates, sprigs of rosemary and antique decor make a lovely shabby chic reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
String lights sweep over the long wooden reception tables for a very romantic atmosphere; photo by Sylvie Gil
Rustic metal pans, wooden baskets and crates make imaginative serving plates for dessert at the reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
A simple two-tiered cake adorned with peonies and succulents; photo by Sylvie Gil
The wedding reception is a joyous affair filled with laughter and clinking champagne flutes; photo by Sylvie Gil
The bride gazes lovingly at her new husband during the wedding reception; the two sit in seats marked with beautifully calligraphed Mr./Mrs. signs
The bride claps for her husband during the reception toasts; Whitney's father gives a toast to the new couple; photo by Sylvie Gil
Chandeliers hang from the oaks over the dance floor as the couple takes their first dance; photo by Sylvie Gil
Guests join the couple in love for dancing under the oaks, hanging with chandeliers and string lights; photo by Sylvie Gil
Whitney and her father share their father daughter dance during the outdoor reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
Whitney jumps into her father's arms at the end of the dance, a loving embrace during the outdoor reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
Whitney and Justin pose for cute couple shots in the vineyards surrounding the wedding space in Kunde Estate in Napa Valley; photo by Sylvie Gil
The couple walk together, then hold their adorable French bulldog in the back of a vintage white convertible; photo by Sylvie Gil
The couple drives off into the sunset after the wedding in the vintage white convertible, through the Kunde Estate in California's wine country; photo by Sylvie Gil
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Wedding Planner: Cole Drake Events | Venue: Kunde Family Winery | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | Florals: M Design | Hair & Makeup: It's A Date at the Powder Room | Bride's Gown: Jenny Packham | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Cake & Desserts: Patisserie Angelica | Ceremony Music: Perfect Prime | Lighting: Twilight Design | Linens: Bright Rentals | Entertainement: Entourage | Video: Morocco Lee | Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation | Getaway Car: Classic Convertible Wine Tours | Officiant: Peadar Dalton