I’m honored to have another wedding on I Do Events! Michelle and Dan came all the way from New Jersey for their destination wedding at Arista Winery in Healdsburg. They were such a lovely couple and their family and friends definitely brought Jersey to the West Coast by dancing long before the dance floor “opened”! The day was lovely, intimate and fun was had by all. The flowers were by Dragonfly Floral who really did a great job with the setting of the vineyard during the Fall season. Taking them into the vineyards with the setting sun was just gorgeous.
This family owned winery is so beautiful and the McWilliams are just delightful. There are two large lawns for the ceremony and reception as well as a Japanese Garden and of course vineyards. During the Fall this is truly one of my favorite venues. The wines, well they too are amazing. Pinot Noir is my favorite and this is really one of the best. A venue is a huge part of a wedding. Some people even choose their date based on the availability of their favorite venue. It sets the tone and atmosphere of the day whether you want a winery, seaside or 5 star hotel ballroom.
So when thinking of your venue start with what means the most to you. Do you like nature and trees then there are a lot of locations nestled in the woods. Seaside? Well in California you have more options than anywhere else! Hotels are so amazing in San Francisco that you can have new and modern lines like the Intercontinental or go retro in places like the Westin St. Francis and Palace Hotel. But where ever you choose just love it and the people who coordinate there. They will make sure it is as memorable as you hope.