Chicago locals, Carrie + Brian, chose to have a destination wedding in wine country.  With all of the expense, work, travel and other issues related to having a destination wedding, Carrie came up with a truly wonderful idea, to turn her wedding into 2 days of festivities with family and friends.  I’ll put a post up soon about why multi day weddings are so awesome, but for now, let’s take a look at some shots from day 1.

Carrie did an absolutely fantastic job planning her wedding and making sure everything about it was beautiful and perfect. Carrie + Brian rented an amazing house with 2 cottages up in Sonoma for all their immediate family and wedding party to spend the weekend in.  Their ceremony was at BR Cohn and was the first ceremony to be held at BR Cohn’s new ceremony site, Fox Hill.  I think this place is now my favorite winery wedding venue. I’ll post on BR Cohn soon, too.

On day one, we shot all the getting ready shots we usually do, set up a first sight for Carrie + Brian then went to BR Cohn for the sunset ceremony and champagne/lemonade hour.  Then it was back to the house for an amazing dinner catered by Grapevine Catering.  The weather was perfect and the sky so beautiful, we wrapped up around 9 with some after dark shots.

I’ll post day 2 soon!

Wine country wedding

Wine country wedding

Wine country wedding

Wine country wedding

Wine country wedding

Wine country wedding

BR Cohn winery wedding

BR Cohn winery wedding

BR Cohn winery wedding

BR Cohn winery wedding

Wine country wedding

Wine country wedding

Wine country wedding