There is something so naturally romantic about a vineyard wedding. The rolling green vistas, the rows of grapes waiting to be transformed into delicious bottles of wine – Raphael Vineyard was the perfect setting for Laura and Don to tie the knot. They chose a gorgeous purple palette for their August wedding with thoughtful details including fans for their guests at the ceremony, and bottles of wine for them to take home! The bouquets by Claire Bean just about knocked my socks off with their rich hues of violet, plum, and periwinkle and were all captured beautifully by New York wedding photographer, Roberto Falck. Read below for more details.
Don and Laura met in 1995. Don attended graduate school with Laura’s best friend, Sara, who insisted that Laura fly to California to meet Don during her Spring break. There was an immediate connection and though they were separated by an entire country, they got to know each other the long distance. Over the many years, they remained close friends, sometimes dating when not separated by distance, until finally making the commitment to be together forever. They feel as if they’ve grown up together and are truly family. Despite their very divergent interests (e.g., technology versus nature), at their core they share a common set of values that binds them together. Raphael Vineyard was the ideal choice for Laura and Don, who knew they wanted an outdoor venue with a warm and inviting feeling for their guests. They searched far and wide – from synagogues, to restaurants, to botanical gardens, farms, and museums, before walking into Raphael and immediately realizing it was a perfect fit for them.
Photography: New York Wedding Photographer, Roberto Falck / Venue: Raphael Vineyard / Floral: Claire Bean / Gowns: from Michelle New York / Music: Hank Lane / Video: Valerie Barnes
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