Bride Getting Ready at Renault Winery Vineyard Ballroom Bridal Suite
When I walked into the bridal suite to meet Jackie for the first time, you could feel the anticipation and joy in the room! Although this was the first time we’ve meet in person, it felt like I’ve known Jackie forever! Through the ups and downs and tribulations of the last few months, I really tried to be there for her as much as I could. I feel this definitely grew a closer relationship, even though it was just through email! I knew how much these two were going through and wanted to make sure they had the best day ever!
Groom Getting Ready at Chateau Renault
Ryan captured Vince and his guys getting ready at the newly renovated Chateau Renault, across the street from the Winery. Just walking into the lobby, you’re in awe of how beautiful it is! Vivamee Hospitality really took it up a notch and designed everything so perfectly!
The Story of Jackie & Vince
Jackie and Vince were introduced by a mutual friend. Jackie worked with him, and Vince had gone to college with him. Although these two are total opposites, they are incredibly similar in all the ways that count! They love to laugh, be silly together, and both believe in working hard to achieve their dreams. (Sounds very much like Ryan and myself!)
Vince planned the best proposal! It was Jackie’s last day of school before Winter Break and she had a half day. She thought Vince was in the office working that day, but unbeknownst to her, he stayed home and set up a clue-based scavenger hunt around their house. (AWE!) When she arrived home, she was greeted by one of her snowman Christmas decorations holding an envelope that said “Open Me”. Then, a few feet away, one of her Christmas penguins was holding a note that said, “No, seriously. If you’re carrying groceries, put them down immediately, and go open that envelope!” From there, she had to find each clue hidden around their house until she reached the final envelope. That envelope contained a key to open their locked bedroom door. When she opened it, Vince was down on one knee with the ring!
A First Look in the Champagne Ballroom Atrium
Jackie and Vince wanted their first look to be private and cool (temperature-wise)! So, the staircase of the Champagne Ballroom worked out perfectly! It was beautiful, not surrounded by people, and air conditioned! Being able to capture Vince’s reaction to seeing how gorgeous Jackie looked was one of the highlights of the day!
Bride & Groom Portraits around Renault Winery
After the first look, Renault Winery’s Wedding Coordinator Kailey took us around the entire resort on a golf cart, stopping at all of the most beautiful locations around the property! Couples, you will fall in love with Kailey! She is so much fun, totally there for you and will be your biggest photo cheerleader throughout the day!
A Meaningful Ceremony on the Lawn at Renault Winery
Jackie’s cousin, Jason, is a Wesleyan Minister, and was so kind to travel from Buffalo, NY to officiate her wedding! It is so special when someone you’ve known your whole life is the one to marry you to the love of your life! From the sweet glances, to the swinging of their arms, to little bits of laughter, you couldn’t help but to awe and smile at Jackie and Vince throughout the ceremony. It may be cheesy, but you could SEE the love these two share.
Renault Winery Micro Wedding Reception on the Vineyard Ballroom Deck
The newly renovated Renault Winery has easily become one of our favorite venues! Not only is the property breathtaking, but the food is amazing and the staff is some of the best we’ve worked with! (We’re lookin’ at you Kailey, Denise & Crissy!) They really made sure this was the BEST day ever for Jackie & Vince! On top of the beautiful location, the details for the reception were perfect! Jackie grabbed some books from her own library to decorate the tables, along with the floral creations from Pocket Full of Posies!
Since Jackie and Vince had their Renault Winery Wedding on a Friday evening, instead of having a DJ or Band for their micro wedding, they were able to hear the music from the dueling pianos down on the winery. Originally, they weren’t going to do any dances, but Kailey made sure to go chat with the entertainment guys and they were able to find the songs and have them played for the couple! It was such a sweet moment!
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Renault Winery Wedding Professionals
- Wedding Photographers : Tami & Ryan
- Ceremony & Reception : Renault Winery
- Hair & Makeup : Taffeta Hair & Makeup Design
- Florist : Pocket Full of Posies
- Dress Retailer : Irma’s Bridal
- Groom’s Custom Suit : Ernesto’s
- Wedding Cake : Bake Works