Many of my brides love to take on some DIY aspect of their wedding but I think baking your own wedding cake is one of the bravest thing a bride or groom can take on, given the necessity of finishing this up so close to the day. Amanda was one of those brides. I’ve had a few clients tackle this, here and here, all with great success. Paradise Ridge is a lovely and little known venue for weddings in Sonoma with vineyards, oak trees, a hilltop reception hall, and an amazing sculpture garden with evolving pieces of art. It’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Napa Valley and gives a very private feel. Amanda + Andy’s wedding was a gorgeous, sweet, and low-key affair which was perfectly in tune with their personalities.