The bride in this Napa Valley wedding has the most amazing, infectious, gorgeous smile that not only radiates right off the computer screen, but I’m convinced it is because of her wonderful demeanor that her wedding was absolutely fabulous. A happy bride means a sunny and fantastic wedding. Just ask Adeline and Grace Photography, who were on hand capturing the whole big day. From the gorgeous wedding party to the top notch floral design from Branch Out Floral and Event Design, this entire fête simply makes me happy. Click here for the full image gallery!
Geoff proposed to me on our first anniversary. That night, we had dinner at C&O’s in Venice (where we had our first date) and had drinks at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica (which we did on our third date). We went for a walk on the beach in front of the hotel at their wedding ceremony site, and then he got down on one knee!
I didn’t really want an obvious theme for the wedding. I love so many different types of weddings and began to feel a little limited by the idea of choosing a theme. I began with my favorite colors and flowers and let it grow from there. The color of the bridesmaid’s dresses was the first decision. Next, I chose the contrasting colors that would be in the bridesmaid’s bouquets after falling in love with a bouquet I had seen.
I had already decided on the manzanita trees/gardenias at the altar. While looking at centerpieces, I immediately decided on the the manzanita branches/orchids once I saw Branch Out’s website. The manzanita was the cohesive element and the predominant colors were white & green with accents of yellow & coral. During the reception we played a little French music, ate French food, had a French wedding cake (croquembouche), and included our favorite French pastries (macarons and canelés) to signify our favorite time together in Paris.
Photography: Adeline and Grace Photography / Venue and Catering: Auberge du Soleil / Flowers: Branch Out Floral and Event Design / Hair& Makeup: Deanna from It’s a Date at the Powder Room / Bride’s Dress: Amsale / Bride’s Shoes: Chanel / Bride’s Jewelry: Earrings, Nadri at Bloomingdales & bracelet, Whiteflash / Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank / Groom’s Shoes: Johnston & Murphy / Groom’s Tie: Turnbull and Asser / Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co. & Whiteflash / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Invitations & Stationery: Folios by M. Thomas, Jacques at Hyegraph Invitations and Calligraphy