St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa, California

Choosing the St. Francis winery for their Sonoma wedding was an easy decision for Jin and Mike. Jin, who is a family medicine doctor, did her residency in Sonoma County, and lived about 10 minutes from the winery. It was the first winery she visited in Sonoma County, and as such was the place that introduced her to Sonoma wines.

Because of that connection, St. Francis was the first venue Jin and Mike checked out as a potential wedding location. “Mike was sold immediately,” Jin said. “Besides it being beautiful, Mike and I also appreciate that the winery is affiliated with the life and mission of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment.”

After their church ceremony, everyone arrived at the winery for an evening of dining and dancing, and also a  Korean wedding tradition known as the p’ye-baek which always makes for fun photos!

It was a lucky thing Jin and Mike were able to make easy decisions about their wedding plans, as they planned everything within four months – engaged on June 15 and married on October 12. “Despite the both of us having busy work schedules, we were able to pull off a pretty memorable wedding because of Mike’s crazy organizational skills,” Jin said. “In fact our wedding planner was so impressed with him that she wanted to offer him a job as her assistant!”

Authored by: Category:  WeddingsDestination:  Santa Rosa, CaliforniaSetting:  Vineyard WeddingType:  Korean WeddingVenue:  St. Francis Winery