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California Vineyard Wedding

Emily lives in San Francisco (Oh, how I envy her).  I live in Phoenix (queue rattlesnake noise).  However, before Emily and I had officially been “introduced” our lives crossed paths.

Not so long ago, in a city 750 miles away from Phoenix, Emily was planning a wedding.  As she clicked around the web, searching for wedding inspirations, she happened upon “The Bella Life” (which is now Fancy House Road).

Fast forward to December 20th. The day my life collided with Emily’s.

During mine and Emily’s first conversation, I mentioned “this blog I do with my mom and sisters…”. When Emily inquired, “Is your blog The Bella Life?”.

My head started spinning!  Someone is San Francisco actually reads our blog, I thought. This {breathe} is {breathe} big.

“Yeah, our blog is The Bella Life,” I nonchalantly replied.

Emily went on to say, “I hope I don’t sound creepy but I really like your blog.  It’s in my Goggle Reader and I’ve been following you for the last 5 or 6 months.” I went on to say, “Are you kidding me?  I’m not creeped out at all.  I love myself some attention”.  Side note: why do I say weird things like this out loud to people I hardly know?

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of stalking Emily’s wedding with my sisters.

We’ve clicked through hundreds of her photos, oohing and aahing.  You see, to us Arizona gals, a California Vineyard Wedding seems like something out of a storybook.  Take a look…

Trione Vineyards and Winery  in GeyersvilleEmily and Daniel were married at Trione Vineyards and Winery in Geyserville, California. The wedding was held in a rustic upstairs room and the reception was held downstairs.  The colors Emily chose were Midnight Navy and Moss Green.

Letterpress Wedding Invitations

The invitation suite included some beautiful letterpress. And, if you were wondering… that’s letterpress on wood veneer. Daniel, the groom, designed the invitation and it was printed by Joel and team at Dependable Letterpress in San Francisco.

One of my favorite things about Emily and Daniel’s wedding was the succulents.  The bride and groom are mildly obsessed with succulents, as was evident by the floral arrangements and individual place cards/party favors.

Bouquet and Boutonnier with succulentsFlowers by Zoe Farmar Bowers Floral Design

Wedding SucculentsSucculents by Succulent Gardens

My second favorite thing about Emily and Daniel’s wedding was the details: embroidery on the ring bearer pillow, old family traditions being embraced (Emily’s family always sends guests home with a small piece of groom’s cake), and family heirlooms being passed down (Emily wore a wedding pin that has been in her family for generations). Side note: the flower the pin sits in was custom made by Glenda Pongiglione of San Francisco.


Wedding Pin & Flower


Thanks for letting us stalk you.  Your wedding was enchanting.


Here are the vendors Emily and Daniel used:

Too see more images from Emily and Daniels wedding visit Emily’s blog …and what not at

  • January 27, 2011 - 10:12 pm

    Emily - This is so great – thanks! I can’t believe our wedding is featured on your blog…so crazy. We had a great time pulling it all together — maybe a little more DIY than we’d do again, but no regrets! Stalk my upcoming and ongoing projects at

  • January 27, 2011 - 10:39 pm

    camberley - Thanks Emily!

    P.S. I went back and included a link to …and what not in the post.

    Good night!

  • January 28, 2011 - 6:22 am

    Anne Rogers - We have watched Emily grow up and blossom into the wonderful woman she has become. I very much enjoyed this tribute to Emily and Daniel’s good taste and simple but elegant wedding. I am also very glad to find all of this wonderful information on your extremely tasteful page!! Thank you.

    Anne and Fred Rogers

  • January 28, 2011 - 4:10 pm

    camberley - Hi Anne-

    Thanks for stopping by Fancy House Road and leaving a comment. We loved featuring Emily’s wedding on our blog. She has immaculate taste!


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