A Vintage Wine Country Wedding at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma, California

                    Unique décor and a classic color palette brought a vintage feeling to the nuptials of Yuri Yakubov, a 29-year-old clean energy str

Unique décor and a classic color palette brought a vintage feeling to the nuptials of Yuri Yakubov, a 29-year-old clean energy strategist, and his bride Alex Hoenig, a 27-year-old worldwide consumer. The wedding didn’t have a strict theme, instead incorporating many of the couple’s favorite things. “It was a little bit romantic, a little bit vintage, a little bit country, a little bit chic, a little bit Southern, a little bit Russian and a whole lot Californian,” Alex says. The environmentally conscious couple made every attempt to be as local and sustainable as possible when planning their big day, which took place at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma, California. From a beautiful outdoor ceremony space to a barn for dancing, the location had everything the bride and groom were looking for. A color palette of grey, navy and white helped bring their vision of nostalgia to life. “It's a great clean canvas to build upon with vintage pieces, and the natural colors of local florals,” Alex says. Although the couple’s wedding featured a great attention to detail, they never lost sight of the big picture. “Stay true to who you both are and the love that you share,” Alex says. “No detail, big or small, should matter more than your love for one another.”

The wedding's color palette of grey, navy and white was incorporated into the invitations.
"I was so in love with my dress," says Alex, who wore the "Clover" gown from designer  Amy Kuschel. "It's me in every way. I loved that I felt like my best self in it, the lines are clean, it was simple, yet elegant, and had just a touch of Gatsby-flair. "
The bride wore Stuart Weitzman shoes which she purchased at a boutique across the street from her San Francisco apartment.
Groom Yuri wore a navy John Varvatos suit, a Burberry tie, Hugo Boss shirt and Bruno Magli dress shoes.
Yuri and his groomsmen each sported a white ranunculus boutonniere.
Alex's bridesmaids donned knee-length navy dresses from J.Crew. "I had them each pick out the silhouette they preferred in the same fabric," she says. "It turned out that J.Crew was discontinuing the fabric I loved, so the line was on sale. Every dress was under $75 with shipping and alterations!"
The couple's florist used a mixture of peonies, garden roses and ranunculus for both the bouquets and table arrangements.
Yuri's eight groomsmen looked sharp in sharkskin grey tailored traveler's suits from JoS. A. Bank and ties from The Tie Bar.
The bride and groom made a special effort to make their wedding affordable for the bridesmaids and groomsmen. "We looked to options that wouldn't break the bank, and could be worn again," Alex says. "Every bridesmaid has worn her dress since the wedding, and the groomsmen all talk about regularly wearing their suits."
The couple chose to host their early Fall wedding in wine country so they could be outdoors without having to worry about the bad weather that typically plagues San Francisco.
After exchanging vows under a chuppah built by the bride's father, the newly married couple walked up the grass aisle as guests happily looked on.
The couple made sure to include their beloved dog Zoey in the celebration. After sitting with a friend at the ceremony, she roamed around the venue for the rest of the day, mingling and taking photos with guests.
Guests joined the bride and groom for cocktails immediately following the ceremony. "We loved being with everyone, sharing a toast, and chatting away," Alex says.
The couple rented vintage furniture to tie in their love of all things old at the reception.
Guests enjoyed music from a jazz trio during the cocktail hour. "Their sound was perfect for what we'd envisioned," Alex says.
Guests had access to an open bar all night with hand selected wine and beer, as well as vodka, bourbon and gin with mixers for classic cocktails.
The couple came up with a wedding hashtag for guests to use when posting photos on Instagram.
A vintage suitcase served as a box for guests to leave gifts and cards for the bride and groom.
Grey tablecloths and white napkins covered the tables at the reception, where guests dined under string lights.
Table numbers made out of used wine corks rested against floral centerpieces on the tables at the reception.
The couple kept it personal when it came to dessert, serving four types of pies (their dessert of choice) instead of a wedding cake.
Following the wedding, Alex and Yuri spent two weeks traveling around Spain and Italy for their honeymoon.