Simon grew up in Chicago and Cecile is from New York so when Cecile chose UIC to go to college, little did she know she would meet the man she would marry! They met up going to dinner together with mutual friends and ended up falling in love with each other from the first sight. He proposed the next week! The rest is history!
THE WEDDING DAY
Simon and Cecile live now in Chicago, but when it came time to choose a perfection location for their wedding, they wanted a country feel to their wedding. They ended up planning a wedding at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, CA. Their wedding was so beautiful! It was such a joy to watch these two throughout the day.
Soda Rock is a perfect location for a barn wedding. They can accommodate about 250 guests. In addition to the light from the chandeliers, the sunlight that peeked through the wooden slats of the barn made for fabulous romantic light!
I always love starting my day photographing all of the pretty details that bride and groom or wedding planner spend so much time planning and gathering.
The reception was held inside the ballroom and was also decorated with a country wedding vibe. Cocktail hour was held in the tasting room of the winery with a huge bar and a nice outdoor patio. Standing height tables were available for guests and there’s a small lounge area to the left of the main entrance. They had rustic specialty tables and guest book.
Thank you, Cecile and Simon, for having me join you at this beautiful wedding!