Our Wedding: Kate + Jeff | The Lodge at Sonoma | Sonoma, California

In honor of our first anniversary this week AND the beginning of our wedding season this Saturday, I’m (finally!) sharing our wedding photos!!  I’m going to blame the fact that this post was so surreal to write as the reason … Continue reading

Big Wedding News + Our First Giveaway!

Ever since Jeff proposed 6 months ago (!) I have been looking forward to blogging about our wedding planning experience and TODAY marks the very first post!  In addition to giving people a glimpse into the process, this will serve as a sort of journal for us to look back on after the wedding.  So….. what’s the first step?!  VENUE + DATE!  Jeff + I were not locked into any particular date or time of the year, only that we knew we wanted the wedding in 2015.  I have long wished for a destination wedding and Jeff wanted something a little closer to his hometown, San Francisco.  Now if you know us, you know that my family is all on the East Coast, so we decided that we would both get our way with a wedding in………………. SONOMA!!  Jeff took me on my first trip back in 2011 and we just adore everything about this sweet little town.  I am so excited for both of our families to enjoy this lovely destination.   And after a little research, we’ve set our date for late March 2015 at the GORGEOUS Lodge at Sonoma!  Earlier this month, we had a quick weekend trip and were able to finally tour the property ourselves and snap a few pictures.  I couldn’t be happier with everything.  Here are a few pictures from around the resort:  2014-03-23_0001 2014-03-23_0002 2014-03-23_0003


Selecting  your venue is such a HUGE part of the wedding planning process and there are so many questions to ask yourself before you begin the process.  Lucky for me, SimplyBridal.com recently sent me this infographic questionnaire helping to narrow down your venue choice!

Venue Selection Flowchart

Which leads me to our next big announcement:

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SimplyBridal.com + Kate’s Captures have partnered for our first ever GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!  We are giving away a beautiful, IVORY, cathedral length (108″) veil to ONE lucky winner!  It’s beautiful + classic + I can’t WAIT to see who wins!!  To register to win, click HERE!!

Giveaway ends at 12am on 3.31.14.