MERRILL + IAIN
Charming Barndiva Garden Wedding
Photographed by Christian and Emilio for Natura Collective // NYC Destination Wedding Photographers
We cannnnnot get over this Barndiva Garden Wedding. We were luckily already planning to be in town for another Sonoma Valley destination wedding, so when they inquired we jumped for joy. It worked out perfectly! Merrill and Iain started their big day getting ready at the most incredible Sonoma Valley airbnb. The views from every room were incredible – mountains and hill backdrops and not to mention the home’s gorgeous grassy fields and pool. No matter how many epic destination weddings Natura Collective captures, this will always be one that we vividly remember.
Merrill’s custom made dress was created by her mother, who even included a stunning oversized bow on the back of the dress. Iain looked just as sharp and rocked some black velvet loafers and a blue suit with a white bowtie. Once they were all dressed up for the day, the two met for an emotional first look poolside in the back yard with views of the valley and hawks soaring overhead.
To make the perfect day even better, the two chose Barndiva, in Healdsburg for their ceremony. Amidst the quaint Sonoma County city in the heart of California’s Wine Country, Barndiva provided the perfect atmosphere for them to tie the knot. A dreamy garden vibe with twinkling string lights throughout the well trimmed trees shading the wedding guests made the atmosphere even more romantic. After Merrill and Iain kissed and happily walked back up the aisle, the family and friends gathered in the open space next to the garden for one of the most incredible meals we’ve had at a wedding. Naturally being in wine country you can expect some very important looking bottles of wine to be presented and toasted with. The largest bottle I’ve seen was brought to the table and toasts began.
Moving indoors to wrap up the evening with formal dances and cake cutting, everyone was able to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere Barndiva provided. We highly recommend visiting this amazing garden restaurant and bar if you’re ever in Healdsburg. It’s one of our favorite spots for sure and we hope to visit this cute little garden venue again in the future. Obviously, it would be even more exciting if we could capture another charming Barndiva Garden Wedding. If you’re planning one, definitely shoot us a message.
If you didn’t get your fix of this Sonoma Valley destination wedding, definitely check out Josh and Hassan’s gallery and wedding video here!