If you love simple elegance, natural decor, and neutral colors when it comes to weddings, you’ll fall head over heels for this stunning al fresco wedding at Triunfo Creek Vineyards. Leave it to Couture Events planner Dani Piercy to plan her dream wedding to a T. Plus, she got to marry her dream guy! Below, the bride shares all the details of this beautiful day and the beautiful photos from Natalie Schutt Photography. Enjoy, swoon, and maybe even shed a tear as you page through it…
Dani says, Ahh, what a wonderful day it was. Not only was I marrying the man of my dreams, but I was experiencing the wedding I always dreamt of having. While getting our makeup done onsite I took a walk around to see the production of our special day. All I remember is crying with joy with the beauty that was being created. During planning, I wanted everything to have a natural elegance to it. I wanted to let the venue be highlighted not hidden. To do so, I had many natural tones incorporated throughout the wedding. I truly felt like our decor was a reflection of our personalities and style. It was such a surreal feeling to see what we created in our minds over the last year come to life.
I work in the industry, and was lucky enough to go into planning knowing to never let the wedding get bigger than the meaning of the marriage. Having that perspective made the planning process so enjoyable, and so fun! I loved getting creative, and thinking of new ways to incorporate things that were special to us. But through it all, I kept my focus on my fiancé who was soon to become my husband. He’s my best friend, and the absolute love of my life! We highlighted moments throughout the day that were special to our hearts.
My husband, Macaine, got ready with the boys in his parents RV at the venue. They played games, enjoyed beers, and laughed their way through the afternoon. He had a day that was so his style: laid back, relaxed, fun, and casual. My girls and I got ready in the beautiful bridal room at Triunfo Creek Vineyards while playing music, enjoying mimosas, and pouring love and support into one another. Some of my favorite memories of the day were getting to have that time with my girls.
We had a first look on our wedding day, not to save time for photos but because this was the biggest day of our lives and we wanted to feel the comfort, love, and protection of the most important person in the world to us. We were given that time to truly reflect on our emotions and prepare for the biggest commitment of our lives.
Walking down the aisle, I was staring at my protector – the man who I have only seen cry once before – be completely vulnerable as he cried watching his future wife walk toward him. We view marriage as a promise under God, so we decided to have a moment to pray with one another and communion as we were two individuals becoming one. Macaine and I wrote our own vows to one another to truly express our love, and commitment to one another. We were not only sharing this with one another, but sharing it with the people we love and trust most and to have them hold us accountable for these promises we made to one another.
Then, we continued the night with celebrating the marriage we had begun. We laughed, as well as cried, at the speeches our loved ones made. They not only humbled us with love, but confirmed to us through other eyes why we know we found the one. We shoved cake in each other’s faces, and laughed at each other’s excitement. My grandparents led a line dance to our wedding of 230 people, and we danced the night away.
Our wedding was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined in my head. The weather, the decor, the details, and the people. We left that night knowing we have so many amazing supporters, and this was just the beginning to a wonderful lifetime together.