Lush florals, jewel-toned hues and great wine is definitely the makings of a perfect Napa Valley wedding. This beautiful celebration by Suzy Berberian Weddings & Events has all of that and more complete and utter gorgeousness. Elegant and classic don't even begin to describe the chic details that make this event something seriously spectacular. Kara Pearson Photography's images are the icing on the already delicious cake. See them all in the full gallery!
From the Bride...We took at trip to wine country when we first moved to Colorado, even though Chad did not like wine at all before we went on the trip! We were at a pivotal point in our relationship, and wine country became symbolic for us – it was the place we reconnected and learned to compromise, and Chad really ended up loving wine. We saw the beauty of the land and it made us feel so grounded…something about those vines! Chad and I wanted the intimate wedding because we wanted to share it with those who have seen us through all of our years together. By having it with only our nearest and dearest, it allowed us to focus on each other because we didn’t have to worry about tons of people to greet, thank, etc. You could really feel the love… we couldn’t ask for anything more. We chose the Vintage Estate, because I loved the fact that there were different “vignettes” within one space that allowed us to move about, not have to trek to. I also loved the fact that Yountville had lots of options for our guests to stay and be able to walk to our event.
Also, I wanted a long processional walk. Despite not having our ceremony in a church with the aisle, The Vintage Estate provided me the aisle/pathway for me to have that moment and take it all in. From the beginning, I envisioned Chad in a blue suit…not the traditional black, gray or tan. I wanted a jewel-tone palette and the girls looked great in the purples/pinks and voilet…the colors were set!
I also knew that I wanted a unique bouquet but keep with tradition of all white. I loved that bouquet; it’s what made me feel like a bride. I guess that was my main focus: respecting tradition but really switching it up to make it as much about us as possible. We found a hurricane glass candle holder at the NapaStyle store in the Vintage Estate, and had everyone sign that as our guest book (it is perfectly shaped like a large wine bottle). It was really important to us to have the king’s table for all of our guests to sit at and to feel like one big family dinner.
We will celebrate with all of our loved ones in our home state of Ohio, with a 400-person bash on New Year’s Eve! It will be modern with a white color scheme and very different from our intimate Wine Country Wedding. The best of both worlds!
Wedding Coordination: Suzy Berberian Weddings & Events / Wedding Photography: Kara Pearson Photography / Location + Catering: The Vintage Estate / Officiant: Kimberly Thompson, A Beautiful Ceremony / Hair + Make-up: Hair and Make-up by Julie Morgan / Wedding Videography: Wing Hon Films / Floral Design: Valley Flora / Wedding Cake: Laurie Lucov Wedding Cakes / Music: Sutherland Entertainment / Linens + Rental Equipment: Classic Party Rentals / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang via Anna Be’ / Bride’s Jewelry + Veil: Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces / Bride’s Shoes: Platinum BP via Nordstrom / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew + Melissa Sweet / Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Calligraphy: The Bride / Engagement Ring + Wedding Bands: The Groom + The Jeweller’s Shop / Groom’s Suit: Ben Sherman via Nordstrom / Groom’s Tie: DKNY via Nordstrom / Groomsmen’s Shirts + Ties: Tommy Hilfiger