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A Farm Wedding in Winters, CA

  • Allyson Magda Photography, Atascadero, CA
    Tina Reikes/Bear Flag Farm
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Courtney & John in Winters, CA
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Courtney carried a lush bouquet of hydrangeas, silver leaf and lamb’s ears accented with herbs like mint, sage and thyme.
Flaxx Floral Design, Sonoma, CA
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Low-heeled, nude Jimmy Choo sandals made it easy for Courtney to walk around the grassy property.
Jimmy Choo, San Francisco, CA
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The bridesmaids wore steel-gray V-neck dresses, while the groomsmen matched in dark-gray merino wool suits and Hermès ties.
Lazaro, Marcella’s La Boutique, Seattle, WA
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Courtney worked with Hello!Lucky to create a bear motif for everything from the save-the-dates to the thank-you cards.
Hello!Lucky, San Francisco, CA
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Two simple stands of manzanita branches set in stone containers filled with herbs, grasses and flowers created an organic altar.
Bear Flag Farm, Winters, CA
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Natural wreaths of seeded eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender hung from the chairs along the aisle.
Flaxx Floral Design, Sonoma, CA
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n keeping with the farm theme, table assignments hung from twine inside an old wooden window frame set on the bed of a truck filled with hay bales.
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A friend of the couple made this caricature of them standing in Marin County (where they live) with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. It decorated the guest book table.
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A mix of square and round tables topped with either patterned or solid linens gave the outdoor reception a mix-and-match, dinner-at-home atmosphere.
Hartmann Studios, Richmond, CA; linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, Napa, CA
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Eclectic arrangements of branches, kangaroo paws and herbs mirrored the wedding’s farm setting.
Flaxx Floral Design, Sonoma, CA
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The menu was written on an antique chalkboard.
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The couple worked with a local caterer to plan a menu of fresh, in-season foods. “The entire event was vegetarian,” says Courtney, “save for one appetizer, which just tasted better with shrimp.”
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Courtney & John in Winters, CA

The Bride Courtney Hughes, 33, an advertising sales director at Yahoo! Inc. The Groom John McKlveen, 34, vice president of private placements at Royal Bank of Canada The Date September 25 Given their love for being outside, a completely outdoor (no tents) celebration on a farm using only in-season flowers and locally sourced food and wine was the perfect fit for Courtney and John.
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • Allyson Magda Photography, Atascadero, CA
  • Tina Reikes/Bear Flag Farm
  • Flaxx Floral Design, Sonoma, CA
  • Jimmy Choo, San Francisco, CA
  • Lazaro, Marcella’s La Boutique, Seattle, WA
  • Hello!Lucky, San Francisco, CA
  • Bear Flag Farm, Winters, CA
  • Hartmann Studios, Richmond, CA; linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, Napa, CA
  • Alex’s Catering, Vallejo, CA

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