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WEDDING UPDATE 6.22.2013 end no plan a great week





Whether you’re coming up for the Big Day or planning an entire weekend, find lots to do in Wine County.

G N I D WED 3:30-5:00 Hitch a ride to Shady Farm Hilton, Fountaingrove, Wine Country Suites, L&M and Vintners’ Inn guests are encouraged to hop on the wedding van. See for schedule. Other guests: carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited.

5:00 Ceremony begins Adrienne and Todd tie the knot, with Mike Spencer Sr. officiating and American roots music by the Eric Thompson Trio.

the A DRI E N N E a n d T O D D ST O RY o f YES


fter meeting in high school (go Mats!) in a French class (how romantic!), Todd went off to Chico State while Adrienne attended UC Santa Cruz. Despite the 230 miles separating them, the two talked ALL the time and saw each other as much as they could.

Savor the local flavor Spend the cocktail hour poolside.


Fast forward four years later. Todd stayed in Chico to work at Novasyte while Adrienne set off to study for a Masters degree in Public Health at University of Michigan. Despite 10times the distance now between them, some 2,300 miles apart, the couple spent holidays and as many weekends as they could spare together.

At last, by the spring of 2012, Adrienne and Todd were living together in Chico. On May 4, Todd planned a “surprise” trip to Santa Cruz, to propose on a favorite beach just north of the city. (No matter that the surprise was ruined when Todd spilled the beans to Adrienne about having booked a B&B a few weeks before.) After laying a blanket and spreading out a picnic, Todd finally got the courage to get down on one knee and pop the question. The rest is history.

6:30-8:00 Dinner is served Chef Sally Briggs serves up a familystyle meal featuring many of her homegrown delights.

8:00 Put on your dancing shoes The California Honeydrops take the stage.

10:30 S’more fun Meet around the fire pit.



ts n a r u a t Res

If you’re into wine tasting, then you’ve come to the right place. Head out in any direction ... you’ll find all roads lead to wineries.

The San Francisco Chronicle calls Healdsburg “the center of Sonoma County dining.” We haven’t eaten everywhere, but wherever we’ve eaten in town has been great.

Napa Domaine Carneros Sip bubbly on the patio overlooking vineyards

Lava Vine


Super friendly, great for picnics, live music, if you’re lucky

Parish Cafe Authentic Louisiana

And then there’s... Anderson Valley Of course, you will want to check out this appellation, if only for the great name! Quivera, Jordan Vineyards and then there’s...Francis Ford Coppola Winery, an offer you can’t refuse, fun for the whole family, from the Godfather gallery to the park/pool.

(This group is not invited to our wedding.)

Highway 12/Arnold Dr These scenic Sonoma roads provide an endless array of options on and off the main thoroughfares. Kunde Massive property to explore, complete with cave tours and hiking trails Mayo Worth the taste Lasseter Family Vineyards The head of Pixar’s latest production Arrowood Woman winemaker! Ram’s Gate For something more modern in the way of architecture Brew pubs, too Russian River Brewery Todd highly recommends Pliny the Elder Lagunita’s Brewery Some of the top-rated beers in the WORLD

“Simple, elegant and local. That’s the goal for Adrienne and Todd’s wedding flowers.”

cooking (get your shrimp-grits fix here) Downtown Bakery Breads, pastries, right on the Square Flying Goat Coffee Great alternative to Starbucks Oakville Grocery Gourmet picnic fare Costeaux French Bakery Artisan breads, French pastries, open-air cafe

Lunch/Dinner/Drinks Bravas Bar de Tapas Todd told Adrienne this was his favorite restaurant...even before the food arrived...great patio

Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar From the same folks who own Bravas, another location is in Santa Rosa Mateo’s Cocina Latina Yucatan inspired, was Todd and Ade’s favorite until Bravas came along, great patio Campo Fina Pizza and bocce Scopa Dinner only, fresh Italian Barndiva Cool, modern vibe Wicked Wines Not just your ordinary tasting room

Neighboring Spots Santa Rosa: Monti’s In Railroad Square, cool strip John Ash & Co. Upscale, reservations needed

Rosso Pizzeria Known for the best Julie Anderson MOG who designed and arranged the flowers for the wedding and rehearsal dinner

pies in the entire Bay Area Superburger Classic mom ‘n’ pop In-n-Out Burger Only in California El Coqui Puerto Rican

Alexander Valley: Jimtown Store Grab-n-go

beaches, Hikes, Bikes

in’ p p i r T Day Bodega Bay

Arrive at the coast in less than an hour. Lots of state parks to explore. Terrapin Creek Cafe is a great place to eat.

Goat Rock Beach

Don’t let the name fool you.This is where seals pup March to August. A bit north of Bodega.

Pt. Reyes Nat’l Seashore Just an hour or so from Santa Rosa will get you to Pt. Reyes, “a sanctuary for plant and animal species...and for the human spirit.” It’s all spelled out at: planyourvisit/index.htm

Armstrong Redwoods Natural Reserve

Hike the one-mile-round route through the “gentle giants” to get to the oldest tree in the grove. Other trails to check out include Annadel State Park and Jack

London State Park.

Bike Wine country

In Healdsburg, check out Spoke Folk Cyclery. A link to other bike rentals and routes: http://

B RO WSIN G AROU N D The Shed Foodies feel right at home at this new Healdsburg spot. Lots of great shopping around the towns squares in Healdsburg and Sonoma. Spa Day Cedar enzyme bath, anyone? (Wait, dont those two look familiar? ) Lots of day spa options in the area: thingstodo/spas/

Santa Rosa Landmarks • Luther Burbank Home/Gardens where the horticulturist lived/worked • Charles Schulz Museum featuring the largest Peanuts collection in the world For more travel advice, this recent Wa! Street Journal article spells out day trip ideas: article/ SB100014241278873236483045784950135 88121032.html

Michael Poley, lifelong Anderson family friend along with wife Stephanie, crafted artisan brews just for the rehearsal dinner, using locally grown hops. The former Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster retired to Sebastapol, where he’s built his own state-of-the-art brewery. The Poley’s live across the street from Sally Briggs, a private chef who trained under Madeleine Kamman and who is preparing all of the food for this wedding weekend.

Conerstone Sonoma Nine acres of art galleries and shops set amidst landscape installations.

Redwood Hill Farm Pet a goat or two and, if you call ahead, you may even be able to arrange a tour

Farmers Markets ... if you can’t get to the Sonoma farms (http://, farmers will come to you, with farmers markets every weekend in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa Budget Sonoma App A winery finder app to save you lots, including news on free and 2for-1 tastings: www.sonomatour coupons.html

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PERK UP SUNDAY YOU & YOURS are invited SUNDAY MORNING 6/23 for PASTRIES & COFFEE at SHADY FARM 10:00-noon Show up if you can

onoma County has plenty of attractions, restaurants and wineries to keep you busy during your visit. We made a custom map featuring some of our favorite destinations. C Check out our website for more details.


Thanks to our hosts: Patty Gilleran, Kathy Andrews, Debbie Frain, Peggy Rademaker and families

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N a n a ’s C r e s c e n t s “Todd puckers up to lemons. Adrienne loves berries. So expect lots of fruity flavors for dessert.” Susie Gilleran MOB who baked the desserts for the wedding weekend, including the cake

1/2 lb butter 1/2 cup powdered su gar 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour pinch of salt 1 cup finely chopped almonds or pecans or walnuts Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter. Add sugar an d mix to thoroughly combine , about 3-5 minutes, until mixtur e lightens in color. Add vanilla. O n low speed, add flour and salt. St ir in nuts.

Divide dough into sm all balls and roll each ball into cr escent shape. Bake for 12-15 minut es on parchment paper-lin ed sheet pan. Roll in confectioners sugar twice.

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