A Classy Garden Wedding at the Cornerstone Sonoma in Sonoma, California
John Pamintuan (36 and in E-Branch/Operations Support at San Francisco Federal Credit Union) and Marc Brewer (39 and a pediatrician at Palo Alto Medical Foundation) met in an online dating chat room and dated for the next five years. The couple took their first cruise trip together, where Marc romantically proposed as they were sailing through Mexico. When John and Marc went to look at venues in wine country, the landscape and quirky personality of Cornerstone Sonoma won them over. Since they shared a mutual love for traveling, they decided to make the theme of the wedding day just that. Leather luggage tags were used as escort cards that doubled as the wedding favors, and tables were named after the couple’s favorite destinations they traveled to. The color palette of orange and gray was the inspiration behind the flowers that decorated the custom birch arch at the vineyard lawn wedding ceremony. At the tented dinner reception, dining tables were dressed in gray tablecloths with yellow napkins. There was even a dancing reception space inside the venue’s barn, where guests were able to dance the night away! The dessert table was inside the barn as well, which was filled with fallen chocolate souffle, butterscotch pot de creme and the three-tiered ivory wedding cake. One of the couple’s favorite details was the mini replica of John and Marc on top of their cake, which was filled with strawberry basil, black tie and lemon blackberry flavors.