Wedding Inspiration: A Lush Garden Party at Glen Ellen's Beltane Ranch

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While a chance encounter on the East Coast led Alexandra Canty and Robert James Tuller together, they chose Canty's native California as their home.

The Golden State's iconic landscapes would inspire their relationship from proposal (in Tiburon) to big day—Sonoma Valley's historic Victorian landmark Beltane Ranch would provide the rolling vineyards and scenic oaks for their romantic, rustic wedding.


The ceremony took place outside of the historic building beneath the majestic oak trees; the grounds were accented with fresh greenery, wood signs, and warm florals.

Each of the eight bridesmaids wore a floor-length blush gown and carried a delicate bouquet of ivory and peach blooms. The groomsmen sported navy suits with cream boutonnieres. Naturally, Canty was the star of the show in an elegant scalloped lace gown with a plunging back and flowing train. Her stroll down the aisle, flanked by florals on either side, was accompanied by a live quartet.

Afterwards, guests meandered through the gardens while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. Dinner, too, was served al fresco with a long table for the wedding party at the center of the scene. Later, the bride and groom cut into a two-tier ivory wedding cake embellished with fresh flowers. Guests danced the night away.

Reception: Beltane Ranch

Dress: Mikaella Bridal

Hair: Bella Bridal Napa Valley

Floral designer: Alicia K Designs

Event planner: Alicia K Designs

Rentals: Encore Events Rentals

Invitations: Holly Hollon Design and Calligraphy

Bakery: Susie Cakes

Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering

Band: The Alison Sharino Band

Photographer: Michelle Walker

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