Vintage Wine-themed Wedding in California by A Monique Affair

If you're a lover of vintage and attention to detail, then you'll love this California wedding.  It's is filled with vintage charm and we love all of the decor details by Chanda Eddens of A Monique Affair.  Get to know the couple below and enjoy these gorgeous photo by Sonia Salvo.  More images in the gallery here.

Bride: La Wanda Knox
Groom:  Zachary Knox
Wedding date:  9/21/2012
Location:  Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, CA

From the bride...

We had a rustic, chic wine themed wedding. Our colors were cayenne orange, lavender and dark purple. Every element had a wine aspect to it including: the wine bottle guest book, invitations, table names, place cards. As a Manager and Business Consultant in the wine industry it was my dream to have a wedding at a winery and we did! The planning process was made simple by contracting A Monique Affair, Wedding Specialist Chanda Eddens. There weren't many challenges other than, crowd control to maintain our intimate 50 person maximum. We planned the wedding for 10 months and paid for the wedding ourselves which cost under $15,000 not including the rings. We picked the venue on the first visit and every thing fell into place easily after that.

Incorporating culture...
We had a sand ceremony because we didn't want to "jump the broom"  like most African-American ceremonies.  My pastor from True Vine Ministries in Oakland, CA. married us as we requested. We did things more non-traditonal for example:

First Look photo shoot before the wedding (This was ideal to get all the couple and family photo's done before the ceremony)

3 tiered Cake Pop stand instead of a 3 tiered cake

None of the bridesmaids wore the same dress. They all had unique dresses to flatter their shape, with different colors matching the groomsmen.

Best memories...
The most memorable part was the vows, the food and dancing.
Zachary's vows were loving and lovely words that I will never forget.
The food was organic and sustainable cuisine made from a top chef.
We did the "Wobble", "Cupid Shuffle" and every other line dance you can think of, it was a party!


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  1. @EnrapturedEvent

    Gorgeous! RT @munaluchiBride: ON THE BLOG: Vintage Wine-themed Wedding in California by A Monique Affair

  2. Ashantai Yungai (@dicalligraphy)

    Lovely Chanda! Absolutely stunning!

  3. @munaluchiBride

    RT @amoniqueaffair: I am over the moon excited & honored to be featured on Munaluchi Bride, check US out! Have a coordinated day.

  4. @amoniqueaffair

    RT @EnrapturedEvent: Gorgeous! RT @munaluchiBride: ON THE BLOG: Vintage Wine-themed Wedding in California by A Monique Affair

  5. Chanda, Wedding Designer

    With each client I am blessed to be given the chance to produce the wedding of their dreams…La Wanda and Zachary trusted me with their vision, and that’s a huge deal! I listened to what LaWanda wanted in terms of her wedding venue, and I was on a mission. When I found Bernardus Lodge, I knew I had hit it out the box….and that set the tone to make this wedding the absolute best in their eyes! They were a dream to work with, and so were all the creative partners (vendors) who collaborated on this wedding. Boy, I love what I do!

  6. @LinenLoft

    Such an elegant #vineyard #realwedding! #vineyardwedding

  7. @TimDuncanEvents

    Such an elegant #vineyard #realwedding! #vineyardwedding

  8. oluchy

    Vintage n unique, lovely color combination.

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