Obviously we are crazy about the farm to table theme for an engagement party. So imagine how ecstatic we are to feature Sara and Adam’s elegant farm to table wedding. Before we get to the actual reception at Long Meadow Ranch we have to tell you more about their beautiful wine country wedding all photographed exquisitely by Matt Edge Wedding Photography. You can see more of his pretty pictures in the full gallery , including more gorgeous photos of Sarah’s Vera Wang gown.
The ceremony took place at the bride’s family estate at Spring Mountain, which divides Napa and Sonoma counties. Guests drove 30 minutes up the mountain from the nearby town of St. Helena which had signs along the way to direct traffic. The rustic estate has been in the family for over 20 years and a driveway was paved just for the wedding.
Sara, a jewelry designer, made both wedding bands. You can visit her store With Love SW by clicking here. They exchanged vows at the top of the mountain overlooking all of Napa, a unique sight that most people don’t get to experience in touristy wine country.
For the reception, the bride and groom were driven in a vintage Rolls Royce into downtown St. Helena to Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Farmstead Restaurant.
As you can see from the photo,s this is an incredibly charming wedding venue. From the sensory garden in the forefront, the quaint tasting room of restored turn-of-the-century Logan-Ives House, to the noble walnut tree along the vineyards, and sharp details of the farmstead barn, each space is unique and provides the perfect spot to share your finest moments with friends and family.
Are you sold yet on this incredible Wine Country wedding venue? If you need a little more convincing we just so happen to have the wedding menu that was served at Sarah and Adam’s wedding. Luckily they also have a restaurant, so you can visit Long Meadow Ranch and eat all this delicious food whenever your heart desires.
Wild mushroom arancini
Smashed peas with mint & ricotta on housemade crostini
Long Meadow Ranch grass-fed beef meatballs with tomato marmalade
For the Table:
Roasted beets with sky hill goat cheese
Arugula Salad with fresh strawberries, feta, almonds and citrus vinaigretteâ€¨.
House made potato rolls with sea salt and Long Meadow Ranch olive oil
Spanish Paella with bomba rice, chorizo, clams, chicken thighs, mussels, garden peas & saffron
Spanish Paella with bomba rice and spring vegetables
Grilled Long Meadow Ranch grass-fed Ribeye with mushroom ragout
Grilled Asparagus with meyer lemon ricotta
The guests arrived to the sight and smell of paella cooking over an outdoor grill. All of the food was served family style, including farm fresh salads and entrees. Long farm tables were decorated with different colorful flowers (no two tables were the same). The night ended with guests dancing under romantic string lights as the sun set over the vineyards.
It’s official. We should plan our next work trip to St. Helena and eat at Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Farmstead Restaurant. We will give you our full review once we have tried it. We are positive it will be delicious.
Photographer: Matt Edge Wedding Photography
Venue: Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Farmstead Restaurant
Flowers: Centerpiece Floral and Home
Makeup & Hair: Sherrie Long
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Groom’s Attire: John Varvatos
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
Valet: CPA Valet
Vintage Rolls Royce: Nationwide Limousine Service
DJ: Dwayne Wilson
Group of musicians was assembled especially for the wedding by Freddy Clark
Freddy Clarke – English Vocal / Guitar | Carlos Reyes – Spanish Vocal / Violin / Paraguayan Harp | Erick Barberia – Spanish Vocal / Congas | Marc Van Wageningen – Bass | Cake: Karen Homick | Coordinator: Andi Mallinckrodt | Officiant: Father Mac at Grace Episcopal Church