The colorful celebration took place in late June, at the glorious intersection of peony and dahlia season. I had to hold some of the more unusual peonies for a few weeks in the cooler, but it worked and my sister had all the bright colors we hoped for : ). Here are a few highlights.
The bouquets . . .
The favors, a twist on the classic jordon almond in netting (we used glassine and cotton twine) . . .
The delicious and very special sparking wine, made by a family friend, and the zinnia boutonnieres in the background . . .
The silk ribbon wands with silver bells for the many children in the ceremony . . .
My beautiful sister taking a peak out at the gathering guests before the ceremony . . .
The cozy barn reception, with big double doors opening into the vineyards on both sides (sadly not captured!) . . .
The magnificent (and delicious!) cake made by the groom's ridiculously talented mother, decorated with my grandparents' cake topper . . .
The ceremony site, the foggy morning after . . .