Winery Property Will Be Elegant Backdrop For Lucky Couple
KENWOOD, CA (June 2, 2015) – Chateau St. Jean is partnering with The Knot as exclusive winery partner and stunning locale for The Knot Dream Wedding on Thursday, June 4th 2015.
This year’s The Knot Dream Wedding will showcase how technology will personalize the next generation of weddings while taking place at a premier Sonoma County vineyard wedding destination. The lucky couple to receive this all-expenses paid wedding is Samantha Carisch and Taylor Sinclair of Redondo Beach, California. The Knot Dream Wedding is a luxury wedding inspired, planned and booked by The Knot, hosted by Chateau St. Jean, and allows America to help by voting on several key elements.
Chateau St. Jean will host the happy couple on their big day allowing the bride & groom use of the historic, recently remodeled chateau as they prepare for their epic mid-day event. Wedding guests will view the romantic ceremony on the grand lawn of Chateau St. Jean with the Estate vineyard in the background adding to the overall wine country chic esthetic. Following the ceremony guests will be treated to a superb selection of Chateau St. Jean wines, including several vineyard designate and reserve wines as well as flagship Cinq Cépages, alongside a gourmet lunch catered by The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. TheKnot.com will live-stream the wedding from Chateau St. Jean so America can watch and be part of the elegant, outdoor affair. Marketed as one of the most high-tech, The Knot Dream Wedding will be applying smart uses of technology to help tell the couple’s unique story. Expect to see drones, 3-D printing, data to record the bride’s and groom’s heart rate at key moments, and some cutting-edge, high-tech surprises during the big event.
Samantha and Taylor were selected by America from one of the top six final couples, chosen from thousands of engaged couples who wrote to The Knot sharing their love story. They met at a minor league baseball game when Taylor was playing for the Visalia Rawhide, a minor league baseball team associated with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Taylor proposed during a vacation in Mexico. The couple made two attempts at planning their wedding, but both were postponed as the bride’s mother fell ill, and Samantha eventually moved in to be her full-time caretaker. With the experts at The Knot planning their dream wedding, the third time will be the charm. Plus, the digital, high-tech components of the couple’s wedding will allow the mother of the bride to feel a part of the planning and the day, even if her illness prevents her from attending in person.
The Knot Dream Wedding
The Knot Dream Wedding began in 2000 when The Knot and the TODAY show partnered to create one of the first ventures into interactive television, TODAY Ties The Knot. Millions of TV viewers watched The Knot editors preview key elements of the wedding on TV, as they encouraged America to vote online and make the final decision on everything from the dress, venue and the flowers to the cake and even the couple. This interactive TV partnership continued for 10 years, and in 2013, The Knot embarked on the first-ever live-streamed, crowdsourced wedding planned by The Knot experts, celebrity wedding professionals and TheKnot.com members. The Knot Dream Wedding in 2014 was live-streamed to an audience of approximately 200,000 online viewers. In 2015, The Knot Dream Wedding will provide a glimpse into the future of the next generation of weddings by showcasing the cutting-edge technology that can be applied to a wedding in a meaningful and personalized way.
Chateau St. Jean
Founded in 1973 in the Sonoma Valley, Chateau St. Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery. Chateau St. Jean produces an extensive portfolio of Sonoma County wines as well as vineyard designated wines, limited production Reserve wines, and the flagship Cinq Cépages Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her more than 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise at Chateau St. Jean to continue the tradition of highlighting the best of each vineyard site to produce exceptional wines. Chateau St. Jean is the first Sonoma winery to be awarded the prestigious “Wine of the Year” award from Wine Spectator Magazine for its 1996 Cinq Cépages, a Bordeaux style blend. For more visit www.chateaustjean.com.