Seeing how it is the end of October, I am sure that you all have just been dying to hear about my July wedding that I have been planning since the creation of this blog. To assure you, my wedding was, in fact, the best day of my life to date! With so many friends and family members surrounding me and my husband with love and support, how could it not be the best day? And with so many custom touches that reflected our life together it was sure to be a perfect day.
Our wedding ceremony and reception was held entirely at Crooked Vine Winery in our adorable hometown in Northern California. The event included just under 200 guests, 11 groomsmen, and 9 bridesmaids. Combining my husband's Jewish background and our passion for teaching created quite a unique celebration with school-themed decor (including composition notebooks as centerpieces and a yearbook made out of our guests' high school photos for our guestbook) and a traditional hora dance. Other unique elements included a homemade photo booth and ice cream cones instead of cake. To sum it up, our wedding was a PARTY!
A few disclaimers before you view the pictures:
1. As a DND enthusiast (Dungeons and Dragons, for those of you unfamiliar with the role playing game's abbreviation), my husband has always dreamed of straddling a horse while wearing a cape and wielding a sword.
2. My apologies for the length of this post. Over 1,000 pictures were taken by our photographer and there are several that I simply HAVE TO include.
Event Planner/Coordinator: Lauren Michele Weddings (yours truly :))
Venue: Crooked Vine Winery- Livermore, CA
Photography: Casey MacKenzie Photography
Flowers: Knodt's Flowers
My Dress: Dana's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew
Groom & groomsmen Ties: Tux & Tulle