Annie and Brandon’s wedding took place in the beautiful relaxing winery of Nella Terra Cellars. Tucked away in the golden foothills and surrounded by the rolling hills lie the picturesque vineyards in a breathtaking oasis. Nella Terra means “Into the Earth” in Italian. It remains the perfect place for a wedding in Sunol California.
Winery weddings tend to be our favorite. Vineyard light all the luxurious grape vines and greenery that surround the properties make it luxurious.
Bubbles and laughter filled the bridal suite as Annie and her girls got ready. I styled invitations with florals and greenery. I made sure all the wedding details were carefully photographed.
Annie and Brandon’s request for an intimate “First Look” led us to a path through the garden. It was filled with lush greenery and soft light. Annie walked up and hugged Brandon’s waste from behind. The couple giggled for a brief moment. Brandon turned around and teared up to see his beautiful bride.
The bride’s grand entrance was a showstopper. She walked down a long and luxurious staircase that resembled royalty. Her parents escorted her down the stone paved aisle. Annie met her Groom waiting for her at the alter under a wrought iron Pergola. The couple exchanged vows and wedding rings under an incredible willow tree. They were pronounced husband and wife. Their friends and family were there to witness. Filled with emotion Annie and Brandons professional was filled with hysterical laughter and joy.
Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the relaxing patio and fire pit. People enjoyed drinks with the gorgeous scenery and a golden sun setting behind the vineyards. A delectable dinner reception was held in an all white tent in style with a very impressive desert bar. The floral pallet in the room were soft hues of creams, mauves , and dusty rose tones. A complimentary array of greenery added an organic touch. Designed to perfection, Lindsay Brys and her team of Simply Lovely Events executed each detail.
The couple gave their guests a memorable first dance. Brandon lifted his bride in the air and spun Annie in circles. They finished off the dance with a dip kiss in the middle of the dance floor.
Ending the evening we stole the couple away for for a brief moment to capture some sunset photos. The golden hills that surrounded the property were the perfect backdrop for sunset photos. Annie and Brandon couldn’t wait to get back to the party to enjoy endless dancing throughout the night.
From the bride…
I had always envisioned a wedding surrounded by greenery, happiness, and love. The moment my husband and I stepped foot onto Nella Terra we knew that we had found our dream venue. Every part of the venue was breathtaking. The stunning garden and pond, to the grand staircase flanked by grapevines, the perfectly backdropped pergola, and the gorgeous white tent. Nella Terra is a vineyard oasis of breathtaking greenery surrounded by endless golden hills.
The floral colors for our wedding were primarily neutral blushes and ivory with splashes of green. I wanted something romantic and timeless, and the colors matched perfectly with the overall aesthetic of Nella Terra. My favorite part of the day was seeing all of our friends and family gathered in one place to celebrate our special day. They traveled from all parts of the country, and the people that mean the most to us finally had a chance to meet.
My key advice to future brides that are planning their wedding would be to start the process early and to take it one step at a time. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself with all of the details at once. Especially in the Bay Area, venues get booked very far in advance, so secure a venue before everything else.