I have been wanting to visit Solage Calistoga since the moment I first laid my eyes on all of its breathtaking beauty right here on Style Me Pretty… And I may or may not have spent a few hundred hours perusing their website in the meantime. Needless to say, when I saw that this lovely wedding was held at the Napa Valley resort, I knew it would be spectacular. And, oh my, is it ever. One look at those incredible blooms crafted by Fleurs de France and I was a goner. And the pretty doesn’t stop there. Everything, and I mean everything, about this fête is amazing. The location, the color palette, the beautiful couple… Beyond. I’ll be spending the next few hours in the gallery gazing at all of the stunning images by Halberg Photographers. I suggest you join me there!
From Fleurs de France… Peter and Kara met in college at the University of California, Berkeley. They dated briefly in college before parting ways in 1999 as Peter left Cal to study abroad in France for a semester. In 2006, several years after both had graduated from Cal and two years after Kara had finished law school and passed the Bar, Peter and Kara bumped into each other at a Cal football game.
They caught up and figured out that they were both single and began a friendship that eventually turned into a relationship. Three years later, on a Cal football game day in 2009, Peter planned a large group tailgating trip from San Francisco over to Berkeley, including his two younger brothers and Kara’s brother and sister. It was not out of the ordinary for friends and family to go to the Cal games in a big group, so Kara didn’t suspect a thing. Once they arrived in Berkeley, Peter and Kara went for a walk on campus, and below the Campanile, Peter got down on one knee and asked Kara to marry him. It was so fitting that the proposal took place at Cal, where their romance began! Kara immediately wanted to run back to their siblings and friends to share the good news. Peter, however, already had friends and family waiting with champagne in the middle of campus, including Kara’s parents and one of her best friends whom Peter had convinced to fly up from Los Angeles just to celebrate the engagement. Less than a year later, on August 21, 2010, Peter and Kara got married at Solage.
Wedding Photography: Halberg Photographers / Floral Design: Fleurs de France / Venue, Linens, Wedding Cake + Catering: Solage Calistoga / Wedding Planner: The Bride, Mother of the Bride, and Friends / On-Site Coordinator: Lindsey Relyea / Wedding Invitations: Cat Seto / Officiant: Brother of the Groom, Rabbi Richard S. Chizever / Wedding Gown: Modern Trousseau via Haute Bride / Hair Accessory: ban.do / Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Hair + Make-up: JS Makeup Artistry / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Lighting: Got Light? / After Party: Solbar at Solage Calistoga / Groom’s Suit: Burberry / Ties: Thomas Pink / Groom’s Cuff Links: Hermes / Ceremony Musicians: Eric Hart + Mark Kenyon / DJ: Rob Farmer of Root One Music (Brother of the Bride) / Rehearsal Dinner: Cuvaison Winery / Place Cards: Timeless Paper