Sara Snell & Francis Eden
June 4, 2016
With the threat of a storm encroaching on their big day, Sara and Frank decided that, even though they had wanted to wait until they met at the altar, a first look before the ceremony made sense in case it rained (“We wanted to have a few pictures to show our children,” Sara says). They met under Seven Oaks’ Jefferson oak tree, the last of, well, seven oaks on the property, all named after presidents. “The sun was shining and it was so magical getting to share that moment and have a private memory of just us,” says Sara.
Ultimately, the rain held off until the last bus of guests drove off, leaving the couple with the beautiful day they’d pictured: Old Hollywood with Southern charm.
“We mixed in vintage metals and gold accents with soft, romantic pastels to complement the natural greenery of the vineyard,” she says. “Everything was truly a dream.”