A Romantic Vineyard Wedding at Belle Fiore Estate & Winery in Medford, Oregon

Surrounded by family and friends, Andrea Holcom (31 and in human resources) and Jay Sheldon (43 and a general manager) became husband and wife at Belle Fiore Estate & Winery in Ashland, Oregon. Oregon was a lovely choice for a picturesque destination wedding, since Andrea is from the state and her parents still live in the area. “Jay and I love wine,” Andrea says. “We knew we wanted a venue that was outdoors yet elegant.” Andrea and Jay exchanged vows in a outdoors ceremony overlooking the Belle Fiore's picturesque vineyard and mountains. “It was breathtaking,” Andrea says. “With fall approaching, the weather was perfect.” Andrea, who has a love for fairy tales, incorporated subtle nods to Disney love stories—from the songs played during the ceremony, including “Someday My Prince Will Come” (bridesmaid processional) and “Once Upon a Dream” (groomsmen processional), to the couple’s cake topper and cocktail napkins, which read “Happily Ever After.” At the ceremony site, chandeliers were hung from the pavilion, wine barrels held floral arrangements, and ornate gold chairs were draped with soft satin. Jay’s children, Rachel and Ryan, were the maid of honor and best man. The couple wrote their own vows, and Andrea’s touching vows were for Jay and for his children too. “Ryan and Rachel, before I promise my love, support and loyalty to your father, I want you to know, I offer the same to you,” Andrea said. “Thank you for sharing your dad with me. I was not there when you took your first steps, but I promise to love and support you in every step that you take in your life. From the moment I stepped into your lives, the warmth and caring I see your father give you has made me so happy, and your presence in my life makes this union that much more precious to me. I didn’t give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you. I promise to be there for you when you need me, to support you in all you do, and to give you a warm and comfortable home, and I look forward to adding something special to your life, for all the days to come.” A dinner reception followed inside at Belle Fiore's tasting room with a three-course dinner and dancing. “We wanted the focus to be the love and commitment we were sharing with each other,” Andrea says. —Marissa Hermanson