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Mendocino Wedding At Contento Vineyard

Tessa and Stuart chose Contento Vineyard at Brutocao winery for their summertime wedding in Mendocino county.

Our beautiful couple wanted to focus on what the felt matters most on a Wedding day!

1. Family

They wanted to pick the perfect place to spend some quality time with friends and family. The venue needed to highlight the outdoors with plenty of space for their dog Wanda to run around. Family and friends came from all over including across the Atlantic ocean. Stuart, originally from the UK met Tessa in California and the rest is history. Contento Vineyard was the best location for these two lovebirds to celebrate their love with all their friends and family. Truly spending time with family on your wedding day is so special. I absolutely love photographing moments between family members during wedding celebrations. Tessa and Stuart’s wedding was no different. Boy did we laugh and cry during those family speeches.

2. Music


Live music was a priority for Tessa and Stuart. I am so overjoyed that they made live music such a priority. To accommodate the live music and dancing Contento Vineyards has such a unique open Barn. Lucky Devils Band was the perfect music choice for them. There is just something magical about a live band and Lucky Devils band brought it! Throughout the day, during the cocktail hour, until the late night dancing Lucky Devils band brought the party to the dance floor and didn’t skip a beat.

3.Food

They wanted the overall atmosphere to be fun, laid back and casual so their guest could sit back and enjoy everyone’s company. A Food Truck was the perfect fit for their wedding and they picked the perfect food truck caterer. Pilon Kitchen was such a great fit. They specialize in AMAZING I mean AMAZING Venezuelan cuisine featuring arepas. Pilon Kitchen brought some GREAT food to the table! Their whole outfit is produced in the cutest little green food truck! It really was just the cutest.They did such a great job, I am still dreaming of their arepas.

Tessa and Stuart’s wedding was something magical. Everyone had such an incredible time. They got to celebrate their marriage in such an incredible way. It was such a privilege to photograph those remarkable moments for them.

Congratulations Tessa & Stuart!

Tessa & Stuart’S VENDOR TEAM

I would love to thank the vendor team that came together to make Tessa & Stuart’s wedding at Contento Vineyard – Brutocao Cellars absolutely incredible.

Venue: Contento Vineyard

Florist: Gina’s Floral

Band: The Lucky Devils Band

Caterer: Pilon Kitchen

Gown: BHLDN

Planner: Beth Havrilla

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