Rustic Charm: Carrie & Neil In Glen Ellen, CA

Soon after Carrie Law and Neil Grant began looking for a gorgeous wedding location, they found one that seemed ideal — Atwood Ranch and Vineyard in Glen Ellen, California.

The bride poses with the ’maids, dressed in a deep burgundy hue.
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Soon after Carrie Law and Neil Grant began looking for a gorgeous wedding location, they found one that seemed ideal — Atwood Ranch and Vineyard in Glen Ellen, California.

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Parasols, for guests to use at the ceremony (and take home with them, too!).
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Neil’s niece, wearing a dress with a burgundy sash and holding a matching parasol, makes a picture-perfect flower girl. “Hannah, Neil’s six-year-old niece, was a major part of the day. She helped me get ready, and handed me my lipstick when I needed a touch-up. We danced with her a lot, too. I hope she’ll have these memories for a long time.”
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On the wedding day, Carrie watched from the ranch’s main house as her 130 guests congregated on a nearby lawn with a view of vineyards and distant hills. Once they took their seats, two bridesmaids, and two flower girls, Neil’s nieces, paraded down the aisle.

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Together, the couple wrote their wedding vows, merging Neil’s Catholic background with Carrie’s nondenominational spiritual values. “The ceremony was so intimate because our friend Robin was our officiant. It was reassuring to look up during the ceremony and smile into her familiar, friendly face,” says the bride.
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The newlyweds are given a post-nuptial shower of petals. After they were wed, they walked back up the aisle to a recording of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”

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The bride and groom walk through the vineyard hand in hand during a photo session with photographer Lisa Lefkowitz.
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Night falls over Atwood Ranch as guests dance the night away.
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