A Madrone Estate Wedding // Kelle and Taz

madrone estate wedding

With the henna still deeply imprinted on her nervously wringing hands, Kelle took a deep breathe as she arrived at the church. Moments later, she would meet Taz for the second, of their multi-day Sonoma wedding celebration inside St. Francis Solano Roman Catholic Church in downtown Sonoma. Once again surrounded by the love of their family and friends, the couple were married in the Catholic tradition and from there, the festivities moved down the road to the Madrone Vineyards Estate. The choice of reception venue perfectly fit with Kelle's inspiration for their day; modern but rustic and certainly nature inspired. En-route to the reception, we found some great opportunities along the drive down the valley for photos of the couple before meeting back up with their wedding party for cocktails and family photos. Under the deep blue skies of summertime in wine country, dinner was served at their Madrone Estate wedding. As family and friends delivered poignant speeches and as Taz's father did his absolute best to keep his inner shutterbug at bay and set down his DSLR. The night concluded with the final portion the reception in the tasting room, and as we drove away, we could still hear the sounds of music and laughter behind us.

 About the couple

How we met

Through mutual friends

1. a period during which a couple develop a romantic relationship before getting married.
"he married his wife after a whirlwind courtship"

Describe your courtship

Pretty standard and steady! I thought he was a little crazy at first, but there was something that drew us to one another despite the fact that we come from very different backgrounds. I think we knew we were meant to be married long before we actually moved that direction.

Describe the proposal

Super great surprise during a bike ride around Tiburon! He had the ring in his shorts the whole ride. He had my parents and his parents and siblings there too. I have never been so surprised in my life- it was the best day ever.
See their day one Cornerstone wedding here!