Lincourt Vineyards Wedding by Michelle Warren

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Lana and Daniel had the per­fect vine­yard wed­ding. Located in the quant town of Solvang, CA, the Lin­court Vine­yards was the per­fect mix of ele­gance and fun. Friends and fam­ily truly made this wed­ding mem­o­rable by adding their own per­sonal touch to this spe­cial day. Michelle War­ren was there to cap­ture all the fun of this wed­ding in won­der­ful can­did pho­tographs. She also beau­ti­fully pho­tographed this cou­ple and all the details that made this wed­ding so spe­cial. Enjoy!

Santa Ynez Wed­ding | Lin­court Win­ery | Lana & Daniel from lolavideo.net on Vimeo.

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Girl Meets Boy…

Our love story began in the dorm rooms at col­lege, on the first day of move-in! Daniel held the door open for me as I was mov­ing in. I guess first impres­sions are impor­tant! He was sweet and kind; and that first meet­ing stuck with me. How­ever, our paths didn’t cross very often for the first half of the school year. How­ever, our friend groups began merg­ing later on and as we began to hang out together more, we real­ized that we had quite a con­nec­tion! From there, the rest is his­tory.… We stayed together for 6 years through many moves and long dis­tances before becom­ing engaged.

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Wed­ding Plan­ning Inspiration…

We wanted our friends and fam­ily to feel the essence of “us” at the wed­ding. We used that as a guide to help us pick and choose the details we wanted; and through­out all of the plan­ning we made sure to enjoy each step! Our theme was full of lit­tle touches as well as fun bits! We chose a win­ery because of our love for wine, the desire for an out­side wed­ding, and of course, a cute red barn! We incor­po­rated a gen­eral theme of books, bot­tles, and birds and tried to uti­lize that theme through­out our rus­tic wedding.

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Details…

The details were some­thing I was most ner­vous about but had a lot of fun incor­po­rat­ing. I think the detail I liked most was incor­po­rat­ing hon­or­ing my grand­mother who had unfor­tu­nately passed away a few weeks before our wed­ding unex­pect­edly. To honor her I added red lady­bug but­tons to my bou­quet. She was close to my heart dur­ing the cer­e­mony and it was a sweet way I was able to incor­po­rate her memory.

Another detail I enjoyed was mak­ing the cork nap­kin ring hold­ers– they were a a small detail, but some­thing that rounded out the theme. The corks were from the win­ery and helped to class up a wed­ding that had a more relaxed feel.

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Color Palet…

Warm Neu­trals, Cham­pagne, & Yellow

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RADDEST Wed­ding Vendors…

Every ven­dor we worked with really went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of and felt very spe­cial! A spe­cial big thank you to our amaz­ing pho­tog­ra­pher, Michelle War­ren! She was with us on our whole wed­ding plan­ning jour­ney and sup­ported us with things beyond just being a pho­tog­ra­pher. We are so grate­ful to all she did for us and feel supremely lucky to have found and been able to work with her (and her awe­some hus­band too!)

We also owe a huge thank you to Sweet­ness and Light flo­ral design- Wendi Goad who was able to per­fectly craft the flow­ers into exactly what I wanted– and then made it even bet­ter. Her knack for under­stand­ing what a bride wants is so key and she helped bring the look I wanted alive!

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Mem­o­rable Moments…

We had a lot of fun sur­prises that we had planned and some that were unplanned at our wed­ding! We had a cup­cake trailer (it really was so adorable) and a photo booth that our guests were not expect­ing. These two things pro­vided a lit­tle extra some­thing for our guests to explore and have fun with. There were also some unex­pected sur­prises such as my co-maids of honor did a rap for their speech, our 6 year old twin ring bear­ers per­formed a dance rou­tine to “Party Rock”, and my husband’s high school friends brought musi­cal instru­ments and played music to have us raised up on chairs!

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Advice for Other “New­bie Brides”…

Make sure this wed­ding has ele­ments of you both through­out it, which includes how you han­dle the plan­ning process. Remem­ber that all the details come together so keep your focus on the big­ger pic­ture: you are mar­ry­ing your best friend and the love of your life, sur­rounded by all those you love. Enjoy the plan­ning, make it plea­sur­able and not a has­sle. Enjoy your day and don’t let the lit­tle mess-ups get in the way. Take deep breaths and savor every part of it!

Other lit­tle tips that I think are help­ful: try on your dress the day before (even if you had a recent dress fit­ting), eat break­fast the day of your wed­ding, and don’t rush off the next day to your hon­ey­moon so you can enjoy your fam­ily and friends who came into town!

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Wed­ding Artists | Pho­tog­ra­phy: Michelle War­ren Pho­tog­ra­phy | Video­g­ra­pher: Gina & Josh Jones w/ Lola Video | Venue: Lin­court Win­ery | Event Plan­ner: Lind­sey Groark with Frooishen Events | DJ: Ronny Dick­stein with Ready Rock Enter­tain­ment | Light­ing: Bella Vista Designs | Flow­ers: Wendi Goad with Sweet­ness and Light | Photo Booth: Shut­ter­Booth | Cake: Amber Van­dervliet with Enjoy Cup­cakes | Rentals: Elite Events | Make-up Artist: Team Hair & Makeup | Hair Styl­ist: Tigerlily Hair Salon | Invi­ta­tion Designer: Daniel Kiyoi with Paper Playne 

1 Comment

  1. Dream come true! Love this wed­ding and this adorable cou­ple! Thanks for fea­tur­ing us!

    Her very wise advice is so price­less: “Remem­ber that all the details come together so keep your focus on the big­ger pic­ture: you are mar­ry­ing your best friend and the love of your life, sur­rounded by all those you love.”

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