Our Laid-Back Winery Wedding at Wente Vineyards

Crystalin Marie winery wedding

Organic neutral wedding bouquet

Wente Vineyard Weddings

Crystalin Marie wedding ceremony

Crystalin Marie wedding 4

Crystalin Marie wedding 2

Golden hour wente Vineyards

J.Crew Chambray suit

Petite friendly wedding dresses

Crystalin Marie Wedding

Crystalin Marie wedding portraits

Bliss by Monique Lhuillier

Crystalin Marie wedding reception

Huckleberry Karen florist

Wente Summer Wedding

Crystalin Marie wedding

Champagne bridal sash bridal galleria

Wente Vineyard Wedding

I’m so excited to finally share photos from our wedding here on the blog. I can’t believe it’s already been over 4 months since we said I do. Crazy how time flies. It’s also a little surreal to call the guy I met in college when I was 18 my husband. Saying the words, “this is my husband, Mike” when we’re out, is so stinking strange, but exciting at the same time. So far, I’d say marriage looks good on us.

Our laid back summer wedding was exactly how I envisioned. The weather was perfect, the details came together wonderfully, the guests were happy, and Christine captured the day beautifully. As any bride would tell you, the day went by in a blink of an eye, but being able to go through photos and watch video, really helps remind you of all those exciting feelings and all the love from the day. We really wanted the day to be about love and family and seeing the joy on our parents faces were priceless. A huge thank you to all the vendors who helped make our day magical and to all those who attended, thank you for sharing our special day with us.

I will be sharing more detailed posts of our day in a new weekly series, Wedding Wednesdays. Every Wednesday (until I’ve covered everything) I’ll be sharing photos, details, insights, tips and advice from our wedding and the planning process. You’ll hear about where we saved, our groomsmen’s suit debacle, bride fashion, where I sourced everything and so much more. Those of you who have no interests in this, feel free to skip these posts. There’s so much that people don’t talk about, I feel it’s my duty to inform soon-to-be brides about anything and everything I learned through the process. Call or email all your engaged girlfriends and let them know about this series. Also, if you want to see a certain topic be discussed, shoot me an email or let me know in the comments. This series is about you, so I want to make sure I cover what you want to see.

P.s.  If you didn’t catch it, you can see more photo from our wedding on Style Me Pretty.

Vendor Credits

Venue: Wente Vineyards // Photography: Christine Sargologos Photography // Event Design: Engaged & Inspired // Floral Design: Huckleberry Karen Designs // Stationary: Meghann Miniello // Wedding Dress: Bliss By Monique Lhuillier // Bride’s Shoe: Valentino // Makeup: Priscilla Francine Makeup // Hair: Nora Artistry // DJ: Sound Productions //  Groom’s Suit: J.Crew // Groom’s Bow Tie: Make My Day // Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan // Photography Assistance: Kayla Fletcher // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals



  1. ellen
    October 29, 2015 / 7:25 am

    may i ask what color the groom’s suit is? i love the blueish grey!

    • Crystalin
      October 29, 2015 / 8:14 am

      It’s chambray blue. I’ve linked to it at the bottom of the post, although it looks like the jacket has been changed a bit. Same color though :)

      • ellen
        October 29, 2015 / 10:37 am

        ah gotcha! thank you :)

    • Crystalin
      October 29, 2015 / 8:28 am

      Aww, thank you! :)

  2. ellen
    October 29, 2015 / 10:54 am

    also, i just recently got engaged and would love to hear advice on the process (especially re: cost savings, venues) so thank you!

    • Crystalin
      October 30, 2015 / 6:48 am

      Thanks for the feedback, I’ll definitely be covering those!

  3. October 29, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    You photos look stunning! You made a beautiful bride, and your husband looked really handsome! You can tell that both of you are just beaming with happiness <3

    Something About That

    • Crystalin
      October 30, 2015 / 6:48 am

      Thank you so much!

  4. October 29, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing! The pictures are beautiful! Speaking from a fellow bride that recently got married I’m sure my sis who is getting married next year will benefit from your series :) Looking forward to it!

    • Crystalin
      October 30, 2015 / 6:47 am

      Thank you so much! Yes, tell your sister to follow along :)

  5. October 30, 2015 / 4:59 am

    You looked absolutely gorgeous – that dress is perfect on you! And these photos are beautiful! I’ll be following along with your new series!

    • October 30, 2015 / 5:01 am

      Bahaha, I have no idea how I ended up linking my URL as a CHVRCHES video on youtube in my comment above!! But uh, I like that song, so enjoy. ;)

    • Crystalin
      October 30, 2015 / 6:46 am

      Awww, thank you! :)

  6. October 30, 2015 / 6:07 am

    Such a beautiful bride. Congratulations!

    • Crystalin
      October 30, 2015 / 6:46 am

      Thank you!

  7. Christine
    November 3, 2015 / 6:47 am

    I never comment but have been reading your blog for awhile. Your wedding was absolutely beautiful and I am SO excited about the Wedding Wednesday series :) I’m in the beginning stages of wedding planning so I can’t wait for your insight!

    • Crystalin
      November 3, 2015 / 7:20 am

      Yay! I’m so glad you spoke up :)

  8. November 4, 2015 / 9:45 am

    You look so beautiful! Such a happy couple. I love the candid shots. Congratulations to you both!

    Wishes & Reality

  9. Kelly Hansen
    January 30, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    So beautiful! I found your blog through Pinterest when looking for ideas for Wente! We are getting married there July 2017.

    Might you be able to provide any advice? Esp for how you cut costs etc?

    Where did you find your bridesmaids dresses too?


    • Crystalin
      January 30, 2016 / 6:42 pm

      Congrats! And I’m so glad you found our wedding. I know a lot of weddings at Wente are done the say way, and ours was a bit different in terms of setup. I have a wedding series (if you click under Lifestyle in the top menu). I’m still working on a couple more posts for the series going over cost savings and bridesmaid dresses. So stay tuned!

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