The brides fab jewelry comes from the cuties over at Haute Bride.
Magnus and I grew up in neighboring towns in the Bay Area and then attended the same college. But it wasn't until our senior year of college that we met through mutual friends at a party. Magnus later surprised me with a beautiful sunset proposal on the rooftop of the same building where we had first met six years prior.
While dating, we'd spent many weekends traveling from San Francisco to Napa to get out of the city and enjoy all that the beautiful wine country has to offer. We knew right off the bat that Napa is where we wanted get married. With most of our friends and family already from the Bay Area, Napa provided a mini-destination wedding of sorts. The actual venue choice wasn't as easy, as there are so many gorgeous venues in the area. However, we knew we had found the site the minute we arrived at Auberge du Soleil. The natural elegance and absolutely stunning views of the Napa Valley at Auberge sold us immediately. It was important to us that our venue showcased the natural beauty of the area and the views from the ceremony site at Auberge surely fit the bill.
The flowers and decor were really important to me in the planning process. I wanted to pick a color scheme and decor that didn't compete with the natural beauty of the site, but still set the tone for an elegant fall wedding while reflecting our personalities. I chose warm browns, taupes and varying shades of orange to complement the warm decor of Auberge, with touches of metallic gold throughout to incorporate a more glamorous feel to the day. I have always loved flowers, so I chose dense arrangements of orange flowers - roses, orchids, dahlias and more, with touches of green to add visual interest and texture.
It was a gorgeous and memorable day that went off without a hitch, with large thanks due to all of our wonderful vendors who helped keep us on track and provided seamless service.
Photography: Adeline & Grace Photography / Wedding Coordination: Suzy Berberian for A Dream Wedding / Venue & Catering: Auberge du Soleil / Hair: Rachel Zimmerman / Makeup: Nelanie Borges / Officiant: Rev. Don Emmel / Flowers: Tesoro / Cake: Perfect Endings / Ceremony & Reception Music: Eloquence String Quartet / Entertainment: DJ Dave Tutton / Bride’s Dress: Alvina Valenta / Bride’s Shoes and Bridesmaid’s Jewelry: J.Crew / Bride’s Jewelry: Haute Bride / Bride’s Veil: Bridal Galleria / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Groom’s Tuxedo: Canali / Groom’s Tie: Nordstrom / Groom’s Shoes: Bruno Magli / Groomsmen’s Tuxedos and Ties: Men’s Wearhouse / Invitations: Vera Wang / Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Tacori & Diana