Michelle Mitchell and Niva Flor married on October 4, 2014, at Rancho Wikiup, Santa Rosa, California, at 5 in the evening. Michelle donned a dapper custom gray suit, and Niva wore a flowing strapless J.Crew wedding gown. Click here to read their engagement story.

From Niva and Michelle:

Rancho Wikiup functioned as a world-class horse stable until the late 1900s, when it was converted to a home. We were inspired by the circular flow of the venue; the garden courtyard is nestled perfectly in the center of the estate, with over 10 rooms that housed our family and wedding party over our wedding weekend.

We wanted the flowers to be warm, whimsical and simple. Our dear friend and florist put together delicious arrangements of tulips, roses and sword fern and other seasonal flowers in mason jars in varying sizes and shapes, which really added to the rustic vibe of the ceremony. 

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Niva and Michelle’s first dance was to a medley of songs: “A Star Full of Stars” by Coldplay,
“Ey Macalena” by Samba do Brasil and “Mi Musica” by Alexander Abreu.

VENDORS

Wedding Coordination + Day Director:  A Monique Affair 

Photographer:  Lauren Crew Photography

Venue:  Rancho Wikiup

Florist:  Niralli D’costa

Cake: Sweet Adeline Bakeshop

Rentals: Grapevine Party Rentals

Vintage Rentals: Simple Country Weddings

Caterer: Mine to Yours Catering

Hair: Donald Seals

Makeup: Keli Jenee

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