When guests arrived on that August afternoon, they were treated to lemonade in raspberry-pomegranate and mint flavors. They took their seats facing a view of the Sonoma countryside. Ann's family pastor officiated, and his wife, a pianist, played classical songs on a keyboard. Ann and Jarrod exchanged vows they'd written themselves, and the bride's best friend did a reading. "It was so honest and sincere, it made a lot of people—besides me—cry," says Ann.
"At Australian weddings, it's customary to drape horseshoes on the bride's arms for good luck. When Jarrod and I headed up the aisle, his mom gave me a beautiful porcelain horseshoe on a white ribbon."
Photo Credit: Nick Brown Photography