A Classic Mountaintop Wedding at Venticello in Murphys, California

Stephanie Johnson (26 and an ER nurse) and Jeremy Dana (28 and a paramedic) had a classic, fuss-free wedding at Venticello, a Tuscan-inspired villa and property overlooking the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountain range in Murphys, California. “The home made a beautiful backdrop and the breathtaking view was hard to stay away from,” Stephanie says of the venue. For the outdoor ceremony, hanging mason jars filled with flowers and greenery lined the aisle seats. For the reception, also outdoors, string lights, lush greenery, wine barrels and purple table linens with lace overlay evoked the natural romance of a vineyard. Bridesmaids, too, wore elegant, eggplant-purple cocktail dresses, while the groomsmen looked sharp in light gray suits and purple ties. Along with her lace strapless sweetheart dress, Stephanie wore borrowed earrings and Jeremy’s grandmother’s ring. After the mountaintop ceremony, the couple kicked off their formal shoes and donned personalized “Mr. Dana” and “Mrs. Dana” Converse sneakers to get the party started. —Maggie Seaver