Portrait of a Wine Country wedding
Weddings go with Wine Country like jazz in New Orleans.
Celebrated Sonoma Valley artist Dennis Ziemienski (www.ziemienski.com) paints a portrait of Mary outside his self-designed, Tuscan-inspired villa. Ziemienski’s work includes portraits by commission.
t’s a product of the culture.
Where better to toast the bride and groom with a double-gold chardonnay than in the very vineyard where the wine was born?
And whether lovers go gangbusters, buy out the Kenwood Inn & Spa to exchange vows in baths of estate-grown biodynamic syrah, or keep it simple with a homegrown zin in a honeymoon hammock beside a vineyard bungalow, there’s an unrivaled variety of Wine Country venues and a vast infrastructure of wedding industry churning out flowers, cakes, Cinderella slippers, rings, tiaras, photographs, reception rentals, elegant hairdos, deluxe limos and vintage Rollses—everything a bride and groom could possibly need to tie the knot, and then some.
But while love may be the noble impulse behind marriage, and romance may be the glue that helps keep it on track, throwing a wedding is work. We’ve tried to put a good face on that work with the help of a handful of wedding photographers and our own Robbi Pengelly.
The weddings and resources profiled in the pages ahead are but a slice of the Wine Country wedding cake. But it’s a tasty slice and we hope you enjoy it.