Real Weddings Magazine Features Vineyard Nuptials

Lucas and Shawna on the lawn in front of the Rough and Ready Vineyards guest house. Photo by Mindful Media Photography

Mardie Caldwell

March 5, 2024

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We had the honor of hosting Shawna and Lucas’ wedding at the Rough and Ready Vineyards. On a Saturday afternoon in September, we got to witness the celebration of their love story. We were so pleased to see their rustic vineyard wedding featured in Real Weddings Magazine!
“We started planning our wedding for September of 2021. The COVID pandemic played its hand, and we postponed our wedding for 2022,” Shawna and Lucas share in the Real Weddings story. “With the change of dates, it gave us a long engagement, which led to a long time to plan our wedding. We had so much support between the venue, and our family.”
Let’s explore the beautiful moments of their wedding day and the unique atmosphere created among the vineyards. In their story, Real Weddings Magazine follows this fun couple from wedding day preparations in the Rough and Ready Guesthouse to the last dance on our custom outdoor dance floor.
Shawna and Lucas embrace in the vineyard. Photo by Mindful Media Photography

Lucas and Shawna’s Wedding Day

Shawna and Lucas’ rustic yet elegant wedding style seamlessly blended with the natural beauty of our vineyard setting. It created a picturesque backdrop for their love-filled celebration.
When asked what the best part of their special day was, Lucas and Shawna shared, “We had a last dance that was just the two of us, while our guests were preparing for the exit. At this point in the day, it finally sunk in that we had actually gotten married. We had the entire song to soak up the night and had time for just us two!”

Lucas and Shawna’s Wedding Vendors

The talented Mindful Media & Photography team captured every special moment expertly. Their artistry brought their vision to life in the pages of Real Weddings Magazine.
A Family Affair Catering ensured that every culinary detail was exquisite, from the first toast to the last dance. Their delicious food pleased guests and added a special touch of luxury to the celebration, making it an unforgettable experience.
Shawna and Lucas having fun on the dance floor with their wedding guests. Photo by Mindful Media PhotographyThe Music Xpress Mobile DJ kept the energy high throughout the night, curating a playlist that kept everyone on the dance floor. Their seamless transitions and infectious beats added an extra layer of joy to Shawna and Lucas’ celebration, ensuring that the perfect soundtrack accompanied their love story.

Advice to Couples

When asked what advice they have for soon-to-be-wed couples, Lucas and Shawna encouraged them to prepare for the unexpected.
“If there are certain things that you want a certain way, make sure there is a backup plan. For the other things, do not stress. The most important part is you and your partner. Everything else is just extra,” Lucas and Shawna shared in their interview with Real Weddings Magazine.
Lucas and Shawna smiling at each other. Photo by Mindful Media Photography

Rough & Ready Vineyards

In a heartfelt note to Tiffany, the Venue Manager of Rough and Ready Vineyards, Shawna and Lucas expressed their gratitude for the unforgettable memories created at our venue.
“Thank you for all of your assistance in making 9-10-22 our special day. We appreciate all of your time, effort, and knowledge that went into making our wedding day amazing. Thank you as well for the bottle of wine, as we are excited to try it!”
Their appreciation speaks volumes about our dedication and commitment to every wedding hosted in our vineyard.

Wedding Video

To share the magic of Shawna and Lucas’ wedding day with you, we’ve put together a special video capturing the highlights of their celebration. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the love and laughter that filled the air at their Rough and Ready Vineyards wedding:

At Rough and Ready Vineyards, we understand that your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we’re committed to making it as extraordinary as you’ve always dreamed. If you’re ready to write the next chapter of your love story amidst the vineyards, reach out to us today, and let’s start planning your perfect day.

Mardie Caldwell

Written by Mardie Caldwell

Mardie has been a successful businesswoman since 1981. The Rough & Ready Vineyards was created out of Mardie’s desire to contribute to the community. Mardie’s vision to serve the community is rooted in her love of Nevada County, and it provided her with the opportunity to revitalize an old Ranch property into a breathtaking wedding venue.

Her innovative mind and commitment to environmental accountability contribute in a positive way to our community and the surrounding area. With the Rough & Ready Vineyards, Mardie seeks to create the best wedding experience for our clients and their guests, creating memories that will last for generations.

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