A Romantic Northern California Wedding: Sade + Brent

With the gorgeous photography of Punam Bean + the design talents of Very Merry Events, this wedding is the ultimate love story. Sade + Brent were both deployed numerous times throughout their relationship, so it was important to them that they carried their dog tags from the 5 war zones with them each – Sade wrapped Brent’s around her bouquet while Brent wore her’s under his shirt. The dog taggs symbolized not only their commitment to their country, but to each other. Yellow is Sade’s favorite color and blue is Brent’s so they wanted to incorporate those colors also – plus yellow represents those who are serving our country in far away lands and yellow represents the hope that they come back safe. Their personal style is pretty relaxed, so they ultimately wanted a romantic day that was very relaxing for all their guests and I think they accomplished that. Congrats to Sade + Brent!

billy balls bouquet

bride and groom in a field

bride with lace wedding dress

billy balls bouquet

bride with lace wedding dress

wedding photos on film

What a gorgeous couple! And I’m seriously in love with Sade’s gorgeous Monique Lhuillier lace gown.

bride and groom in a field

wedding invitation suite yellow

wedding ceremony with a door as backdrop

yellow door as ceremony backdrop

outdoor wedding ceremony

Their ceremony + reception took place at the lovely Cornerstone
 Gardens in Sonoma, California.

bride and groom

black and white wedding photography

From Sade, “Our wedding 
was 
designed
 by 
the 
incomparable 
Mary 
Phan 
of 
Very Merry Events. W
hile
 I
 had 
ideas, 
I
 had
 no 
clue
 how 
to
 make
 sense 
of 
it.
 The
 design 
concept 
came
 about
 because we
 (my 
Husband
 and 
I)
 are
 always 
traveling
 and 
we 
(Mary
 Phan 
and 
I)
 decided
 it 
would 
be 
fun 
to 
incorporate 
the 
sense
 of
 romance 
that 
comes
 with 
being 
gone
 all
 the
 time 
into
 our
 wedding 
story.
”

chalkboard at wedding

Sade and Brent come from very diverse cultures, so that was important to them to honor that. Sade is Nigerian/West Indian and Brent is Mexican. During the cocktail hour they incorporated Mexican and West Indian hordverosu such as empanadas and jerk chicken. At the end of the night, they served a Nigerian snack called chin chin as part of the late night snacks.

lemon wedding place cards

yellow wedding reception decor

vintage dessert table

modern wedding cake

wedding jam as a favor

wedding dance in a tent

wedding tent

So so gorgeous, right? Congrats to Sade + Brent and we wish you both the best in your new journey as husband + wife!

Vendors:
Photographer: Punam Bean // Wedding planner + designer: 

Mary
 Phan














 of Very Merry Events // Venue: Cornerstone
 Gardens // Officiant: Reverend Tim Mills // 






















Bridal Salon: Carine’s Bridal Atelier // Bridal Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillier //
 Shoes:
 Christian Louboutin // Hair + Makeup Artist: Maria Chang // Jewelry: Mari Palmer // Bridesmaid Dresses Salon: Pricilla Of Boston (Vienna) // Caterer:
 Alex’s
catering // 










Wedding Cake: Cake Coquette // Invitations: Designed by Mary Phan, letterpressed by Bride // Florist: Nona Tai Floral Design Studios // Rentals: Classics Party Rentals (Napa)









 
















// Lighting: 
Got
 Light // Entertainment: DJ Turner from Elite Entertainment // Videography: Silva stills and cinema // Transportation: California
 Wine 
Tours // Rehearsal Dinner:
 The
 Lodge 
At 
Sonoma // Photobooth: Photobooth by Phil Bond

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