I love this dress. Actually it’s way more than that. I DIE for every single inch of gorgeous lace on this dress. That sounds more appropriate on the sliding scale of dress love. And what better place to don such a number than the wine cave of Calistoga Ranch (also on my love list). It’s old world charm meets a sea of pink florals by Valley Flora and image after lovely image by a photographer with the golden touch. Yeah Sabine Scherer, we’re talking about YOU. See so much more from this bundle of Wine Country greatness in the full gallery.

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From the Bride… It didn’t take long after meeting Tony to realize he was one of a kind and that a life together would be a journey filled with laughter and love. We began our engagement with a trip to Napa Valley, where we both agreed that a fall wedding in the wine country was the perfect backdrop for our special day. The breathtaking views of Calistoga Ranch captured our hearts and proved to be the ideal location to host an intimate gathering with our closest friends and family. With the venue selection complete, it was time to focus on the dress. Yay! After trying on only a handful of gowns, I fell in LOVE with the stunning, hand-stitched lace design of an Anna Maier-Ulla Maja dress and let it set the tone for a vintage romance-inspired wedding of soft pink and navy. On that perfect autumn day, we shared our vows nestled in the vineyard and then celebrated with mojitos on the lake overlooking the mountains and the valley as the sun set. After cocktails, we moved to the wine cave, where the romantic glow of the twinkling candlelight reflected off the vintage vases filled with beautiful, locally-grown flowers. We enjoyed lively conversation over a delicious food and wine pairing before dancing the night away. My favorite personal touch were the antique picture frames showcasing wedding pictures of our parents and grandparents, a way for us to honor and thank our families for their love and support. Our wedding day was magical. The kind of pinch yourself, is this really happening, fairy tale wedding that will bring a smile to our faces for the rest of our lives.  

Wedding Photography: Sabine Scherer Photography / Wedding Venue: Calistoga Ranch in Calistoga, California / Venue Contact: Amy Decko (adecko@calistogaranch.com) / Event Coordination: Amy Thumhart of Thumhart Event Consulting / Floral Design: Polly Harrington of Valley Flora / Officiant: Rev. Charles Grande of Northern California Wedding Ministries / Catering + Wedding Cake: Calistoga Ranch / DJ: DJ Tony Sparks of Close Cut Productions / Wedding Dress: Anna Maier Ulla Maija via Hayden Olivia Bridal / Hair + Makeup: Corrine Bohn of It’s a Date at the Powder Room / Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss

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