A Vibrant Homespun Wedding at Annadel Estate Winery in Santa Rosa, California
Caitlin Carpenter, 31, a registered nurse and Brooke Goodman, 32, a resident physician met through mutual friends in San Francisco. "Caitlin decided to host a small house-warming party and our mutual friend invited me. When Caitlin opened the door that night, it was love at first sight. I reached out for an innocent hand-shake introduction but she overwhelmed me with a giant hugging embrace. Our first date was on Valentine's Day that year," says Brooke. After a surprise proposal in the canyons of Tucson, Arizona the pair decided to plan their wedding in Napa Valley -- a special spot, since the two spent their first year anniversary there. After touring Annadel Estate Winery in Santa Rosa, they immediately booked it for it's beautiful ruins and aged trees. "We wanted to get married beneath a large tree and Annadel was the perfect setting," says Brooke. "We wanted to make our wedding represent us -- we are hardworking, edgy, tough San Franciscan professionals, but we also have a softer feminine side," says Caitlin. "We wanted our decor to be a mix of hard and soft elements together and contrast modern and vintage aesthetics in the space." They achieved that affect with a soft color palette of white and cream hues balanced against the leafy greenery of the vineyard space and adding accents of bold turquoise and fuchsia tones.