There’s something about a vineyard wedding that makes my heart go pitter-patter. All those rows-upon-rows of green grape vines just seem to have me entranced. That’s why I can totally see why Kristin & Bo chose Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery for their big celebration. There is just something so romantic about being surrounded by lush landscape of greenery; it’s like being whisked away to beautiful vineyard resort in Italy. Seneca Epley Photography captured their special day exquisitely. And I just can’t get over how their pretty wedding palette of pink, grey, ivory and black is-so chic, elegant and a true classic.
From the Bride Kristin:
How did you meet?
Bo and I both went to The University of Iowa however our paths never crossed. It wasn’t until after school we both moved to Chicago and mutual friends introduced us. We met playing co-ed softball. I had never played before, so as you can image, I was by far the worst player on the team. I like to say that it was my athletic skills that won him over! 🙂
What were your Wedding Planning Inspiration and Style?
Our main goal for the event was to have an evening where our family and friends could come together and have a great time. We selected a venue (Cedar Ridge Winery) that had an indoor/outdoor component. The ceremony was outside overlooking the vines and then the reception was both indoors and outdoors. The vines are so green and beautiful that time of year so we really didn’t want to take away from that. We kept the decor clean and simple.
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
The best part of the day was having everyone most important to us in one room together. We had great band so it was so fun to look around the dance floor and see my childhood friends dancing alongside my college girlfriends.
Do You have any advice for other brides?
Don’t stress over the small details. More than likely no one will even notice them and it will just give you extra stress you don’t need. Also, if people offer to help you take them up on it. Wedding planning can be a little overwhelming at times so the more help you have the better!
Photographer: Seneca Epley Photography|Caterer: Catering by LJ’s|Event Designer: Covington and Company|Invitation Designer: Zephyr Weddings|Dress Designer: Allure Bridals|Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka|Event Venue: Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery |Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate|Cake Designer: Tip Top Cakes