Wine and Roses Wedding, Courtney and Robert

Just married, Courtney and Robert

Last week, I went to my husband’s niece’s wedding in Northern California, near San Francisco, while Nichole stayed home with the doggies and cat.  We were just there for the weekend but honestly we felt like we packed for a whole week.  Going for the weekend required so much preparation, especially when trying to decide what to wear for the rehearsal dinner and the wedding.

Finding clothes for a wedding is difficult to do because we never know exactly what to wear for such an occasion.  You never want to upstage the bride, so white is out of the question and it’s sometimes hard to tell if the event requires more casual wear or more formal wear.  You probably end up calling every person you know that is attending the wedding asking what they are going to wear.

My babies and I

I was going to wear a blue dress.  I was so thankful that I didn’t, because the bridesmaids wore blue, my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law wore blue.

Mother-In-Law, myself, and Sister-In-Law

It’s a good idea to ask what the theme color of the wedding is so that you don’t wear the same color.  Nothing is worse than looking like you are in the wedding party when you are not.  So, I ended up wearing black. One can never go wrong with black and I remembered that at my wedding everyone wore black as well, so I went for it.  I am more of a pant girl so my outfit was a black dressy jump suit as an alternative to a dress paired with a string of natural pearls that my mother gave me for my birthday one year. Simple and elegant.

Me, Myself, and Simon. Yes, that is water.

My little boy was the ring bearer in the wedding and he wore a nice suit with a blue tie that matched the wedding party.  I think it’s easier for a man to dress for a special occasion, because all he has to do is find a nice shirt, tie and suit.  If only dress shopping were so simple!  My husband wore a dark navy suit and was very comfortable and chic. Thank you, ZARA.

My husband, David.
Bridesmaids and Simon.

The wedding was beautiful, the bride and groom looked exquisite, the food was yummy, and the venue was dreamy.  The ceremony and reception took place at a vineyard, called Wine and Roses. It was very romantic and we had an amazing time.  I haven’t been to a wedding in a long time and this was a lot of fun and very special to us being that our niece got married to her high school sweetheart.

The flowers


  1. We wear engagement and wedding rings on the left-hand ring finger because it was once believed that a vein connects that finger to the heart.
  2. Brides have worn a veil since the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits.
  3. In the United States, each year 17 tons of gold is used to create engagement and wedding rings.
  4. Brides wear “something blue” to symbolize purity, fidelity, and love.
  5. Brides wear “something old”  to symbolize continuity with the past.


Yvonne with love.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lerry says:

    Thanks for the info 🙂 photos looks very beautiful 🙂



    1. Thanks for reading, Lerry. Some of the wedding facts surprised us! And I was glad to be able to capture some of the beautiful moments I experienced with my family.


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