A Natural Vineyard Wedding at Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa in Livermore, California

Caitlin Parino (27 and in development) and Scott Powell (27 and a physician) met through mutual friends while they were attending college. Over time, they developed a strong relationship that was shaped by their mutual love of food, cooking and travel. One day, the couple was taking a walk through the park near their home. As they reached a private gazebo, Scott got down on one knee and proposed to Caitlin. For their outdoor wedding, Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa in Livermore, California, had a patio and lawn space that was ideal, as well as 10 room accommodations for their families' and friends' convenience. The rustic, natural wedding was decorated in a color palette of gray, sage green and ivory, with pops of pink. Caitlin walked down the aisle wearing an ivory wedding dress accented in lace with a sweetheart neckline. “The ceremony was about us, and the reception was about guests. We had a very heartfelt ceremony that was my favorite part of the whole day, and when it came time for the reception, we just wanted our guests to enjoy the food, alcohol and music,” says Caitlin.