(Dia Photography)

Wedding Inspiration: A Romantic Family Affair in Wine Country

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Sofia Lazo and Nick Knoblauch met at U.C. Davis—two 20-year-olds who seemed vastly different.

He "wore weird outfits" and she would "hang out with the jocks." But eight years later, they were ready to spend the rest of their lives together.


They tied the knot at the groom's family home in Wine Country, the same place where his parents had married more than 20 years earlier; they never even considered another venue.

Months were spent preparing the backyard for the party. The land was, fortunately, untouched by the recent Napa fires, making the couple's big day and extra special celebration. Both students of philosophy and spirituality, the bride and groom's fathers served as officiants; Lazo's dad translated the ceremony for her Spanish-speaking family.

The color palette and design echoed the surrounds, with rustic decor and wine-hued florals; the bride wore velvet wine-toned sandals and carried a plummy bouquet, and the bridesmaids wore burgundy dresses to match. A long wooden table was embellished with a woven Peruvian table runner and worry dolls, a DJ spun records, and the couple's dog, Belka, marched down the aisle with the lovebirds. It all culminated in a dance party under the stars.

Venue: Private residence

Dress: Alexandra Grecco

Shoes: Aerosoles

Photography: Dia Photography

Event planner: Blue Daphne Events

Catering: Sazon

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