The bride wore Pnina Tornai – and a GoPro in her bouquet.
Samantha Carisch and Taylor Sinclair – the recipients of 2015’s TheKnot Dream Wedding – were married in at Chateau St. Jean in California wine country on Thursday in what was called “the most high-tech wedding ever.”
Though there were all the “traditional” touches – flowers, cake, bridesmaid dresses and a surprise performance by country singer Canaan Smith – the ceremony and reception also focused on the future, with 3D printed jewelry and accessories for the bride and her maids, a 3D printed cake topper, a drone videographer, a robot bartender, wearable rings and bracelets to track the wedding party’s moves and a livestream on TheKnot.com.
Though it sounds like a lot, it turned out to be just what the couple – picked from a pool of nearly 10,000 entrants – needed. Samantha’s mother, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, recently found out the colon cancer she beat last year returned, and was unable to attend the wedding. Watching her daughter get married “was the most important part to us,” Taylor said. “She watched us get ready, watched the ceremony,” Samantha added. Plus, the 360-degree coverage “gave us so many angles normal people don’t get to see.”
In a heartfelt Instagram post shared Monday, Samantha thanked TheKnot.com readers, friends and family for their support. Sadly, her mother suffered another health setback the day after the wedding, so Samantha, who acts as her caretaker, returned to her side.
First post as #MrsSinclair!😍Sorry for disappearing on social media around the days of our wedding. I am just now seeing everyone's loving posts, comments, messages, and texts about our big day and I promise I will get back to everyone eventually! Taylor and I were so blessed to have so many friends and family in town to celebrate that we honestly wanted to spend as much time "off of our phones" as possible and maximize our time with everyone! That time was cherished more than I can put into words and I wish those few days could have lasted forever💗 We also unexpectedly cut our trip short and came home when my mom had a serious medical scare at the hospital on Friday night…so our focus has been on that ever since. Thankfully she is stable now and we are hoping she only gets better. You all have been so wonderful at sending your love and prayers during this emotional time so we thank you profusely for continuing to do so! She was so happy to watch #TheKnotDreamWedding live and is enjoying everyone's photos and videos so thank you all for sharing. Our wedding was truly the most amazing day and we feel so lucky to have had so many people to share it with us! There will be many, many more wedding posts to come and MANY more people to thank, but I thought sharing this video for those who have not yet seen is a good start💗 Link to video in our bio! Thank you @loveandyouvideo for capturing the love and happiness from this beautiful day! #TheKnotDreamWedding2015 #twobirdsonenest 😘: @detailsjeannie 💗: @theknot 📷: @jasminestar
However, the couple has a lot to look forward to, including an upcoming six-night honeymoon in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, furnished by TheKnot, and, of course, married life.
“Our wedding was truly the most amazing day,” Samantha shared, “and we feel so lucky to have had so many people to share it with us!”