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For this installment of Real Wedding I thought I would switch it up and feature my favorite month of the year, October. While the weddings look stunning all year round, being a bit attached to the vines as I am, October is a special month because it is when the Vineyard comes full circle in its growth cycle and the grapes are ready to be harvested.

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photo credit: Servidone Studio

Although the foliage of the vines will begin filling out by the end of June and rows of green will dominate the landscape, it’s not until early fall that the red grapes take on their bluish-purple hue and by the end of October they are about ready to burst – I swear you can almost smell them they’re so ripe.

Check out these two October SFReal Weddings and see for yourself…

Early October: Ashley & Erich

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Ashley and Erich were married October 3, 2015. Although the sky looked a bit unsettled, the couple willed the weather to hold and the outdoor ceremony went off without a hitch.

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They even found time to take a quiet stroll thru the vines to get some killer romantic shots.

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The groomsmen’s navy suits and bow ties perfectly complimented the red grapes that were hanging on the vines. Inside, garlands of greenery accented with seasonal flowers acted as table runners and brought the white linens to life.

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Both bistro lights and colored lighting were used making for a rustic-club party vibe for the reception.

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Even with the rocking party taking place inside the newlyweds found a moment to step outside for an irresistible photo op.

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The Real SFWedding Details 

Photographer … Jennifer Bach Photography

Flowers … Branford Flower Shop

Caterer … Coastal Gourmet Catering

Lighting and DJ … DJ Doug, Power Posse Productions

Make-up … Prepped and Primped

Dress … Ivy and Aster

Mid-October: Jennifer & Joe


Jennifer and Joe were wed at Saltwater Farm on October 19, 2013. Prior to their ceremony, photographer Michelle Wade beautifully captured the couples “first look” between the vines.

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The seasonably pleasant day allowed the couple to do both ceremony and cocktail hour outdoors with the vineyard in full bloom and touches of autumn foliage in the distance.

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From the bridesmaids’ dresses to the groomsmen’s ties, linens, flowers and up lighting, purple was the color of the evening.

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In addition to their rocking party inside, Jennifer and Joe decided to incorporate the outdoor patio into their reception bringing in a cigar bar and fire pit for roasting s’mores.

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The Real SFWedding Details 

Photographer … Michelle Wade Photography

Flowers … Just For You Floral Design

Caterer … Coastal Gourmet Catering

Lighting and DJ … Jock in the Box

Make-up … Dana Bartone

Dress … Allure Bridals

Cigar Bar … CT Cigar Company

Oh, I just love October.

Cheers to Ashley & Erich and Jennifer & Joe and all our happy October couples,


Want to plan a wedding at Saltwater Farm Vineyard for October 2016? Saltwater Farm still has Sunday, Ocotber 16, 2016 open. Email to get more information and schedule a walk thru to view our venue in person.

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