A Rustic, Country Wedding at Healdsburg Country Gardens in Sonoma County, California

Kelley Rochna (35 and director of marketing for Vine Connections) and Alisha Sare (33 and in global business marketing at Facebook Headquarters) met w

Kelley Rochna (35 and director of marketing for Vine Connections) and Alisha Sare (33 and in global business marketing at Facebook Headquarters) met while they were both working for an ad agency in Austin, Texas. After they both went through tough breakups, they learned on each other for support and comfort. As time went on, their friendship turned into a romantic relationship that was a new experience for Kelley. After four years of dating, the couple decided to move to Sausalito, California for a change of scenery and to start a new life together. One day, Kelley and Alisha were walking along the Golden Gate Bridge and stopped halfway across the bridge at pillar 55. They interpreted this spot as symbolic for compromise and where they made their engagement official. Kelley wanted to have their wedding at a vineyard and Alisha wanted a barn at the venue, and they found both at Healdsburg Country Gardens in Sonoma County, California. With a lush landscape and a vineyard backdrop, there was no need for a great amount of decorating at the rustic, country wedding. Soft pastels of peach, pink and ivory colored the flower arrangements, of the bouquets, table centerpieces and even the ivory cake. A vintage window displayed guest names and table assignment, and at dining tables seats were marked with a horseshoe and a note stamped on craft cardboard tag.

“It’s ironic; the house we now live in Sausalito was owned by a jeweler in town named Sam," says Alisha. "He owns Sausalito Jewelers and he helped us with all of our wedding jewelry."
The wedding invitations made by Minted were printed on black stationary with a floral wreath design wrapped around the text.
Blue Jimmy Choo Shoes with Feathers
Alisha picked out an ivory short wedding dress with long sleeves accented in lace, while Kelley wore a long ivory dress detailed with lace on the chest. Both were purchased from Anthropology's wedding brand, BHLDN.
“The flowers were a mix of hydrangea, ranunculus, succulents, and roses,” says Kelley. “Our bouquets were similar. However, Alisha’s included a single yellow rose in honor of her late meemaw.”
“With a gorgeous vineyard backdrop, a lush green courtyard and a stunning restored barn as our canvas, we didn’t need to add much,” says Alisha. “We kept colors light and simple.”
Ivory Lace Dresses Worn During Ceremony
Recessional at Healdsburg Country Gardens
Toasting to Marriage with Guests
Kissing on Blue Pickup Truck
Personalized Soles of Blue Flats
Rustic Barn at Healdsburg Country Gardens
“We went for a California-meets-Texas theme,” says Kelley. “Yard games were designed with Texas and California emblems."
Seating Assignment on Window Pane
“The wedding guest gift was a horseshoe with a note stamped that read “Mount tips up above a door for a little love, luck and cute décor",” says Kelley.
“Since almost everyone was coming from Texas, we labeled the tables using Golden Gate Park's post cards to give them a feel for California gems,” says Kelley.
“Each table had a centerpiece made of reused wooden wine boxes,” says Kelley. “Hydrangeas, roses, and succulents in white, peach and pink colors were inside.”
Alternative Guest Book, Messages in Bottles
The three-tiered ivory wedding cake was decorated with pink, gold and a touch of blue. The layers were lemon poppyseed with raspberry, espresso Kahlua chocolate and funfetti.