A Sonoma Celebration: Ann & Jarrod in Glen Ellen, CA

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

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