About one week and a half ago, our friends Ali & Keith exchanged the sweetest vows, I do's, and kisses in Sonoma County at the historic Beltane Ranch, a gorgeous bed and breakfast and vineyard. I have to admit, as a wedding planner, I was a bit jealous of this wedding locale! Of course, I loved our own wedding at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, WI; however, Sonoma happens to be a prominent wine region in the United States and I just happen to love wine just as much as I love weddings! Without a doubt, a perfectly blended wedding consists of beautiful scenery, a lot of love and an infinite amount of Cabernet, Rose' and Sauvignon Blanc! Much like the 2012 vintage bottle of Benziger Etta's Blend that I fell in love with during a wine tasting!
I'd like to dedicate this post to Ali & Keith for re-igniting the wedding planner fire in me! The last wedding I planned was ours which took place last July 2015, and with the craziest first year of marriage now behind my husband and me, I'm ready to build my business here in our new city of Gainesville, FL. For those of you who are just getting to know me, my husband and I relocated from Chicago to Gainesville for my husband's new career as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Florida. Go Gators! Needless to say, we've gone through some major changes since our beautiful wedding day on Whistling Straits!
My husband and I have just surpassed the one month mark of living here in Gainesville and we really love it! Being so close to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, I find myself day dreaming of weddings on the beach in St. Augustine, Naples, West Palm Beach or St. Petersburg. This is the closest in proximity to sugary-white sandy beaches I have ever lived, and I would love nothing but to take advantage of my time here exploring this beautiful state and expanding Sebastian Events. If I have not mentioned this enough as of late, I am extremely grateful for having such a supportive husband and amazing friends who cheer me on wherever I am in life. 💜