Love Wine? This Romantic Napa Valley Affair is the Wedding For You
May 26, 2016
California
Classic WeddingsAcademic Venue SettingsReligious Institution
If you're looking for wine cask tables, cork escort cards or grape motif stationery, you're in the wrong place. Instead, you'll find a modern, romantic take on a Napa Valley wedding. With an al fresco sunset cocktail, a candlelit reception in the barrel room (including a photo booth from Giggle + Riot Funbooth), and sophisticated florals from Michael Daigian Design throughout, this day is all things pretty. See every gorgeous detail captured by Michael Radford Photography and Dollar Store Cinema in The Vault!
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From Michael Radford Photography...Deep in the heart of Wine Country, Patrick and Ashley began their happily ever after as they wed on a gorgeous summer day in a quaint church surrounded by their love ones and a staggering large bridal party of 20.

The Catholic ceremony took place at the St. Helena Catholic Church and was followed by a reception at the Culinary Institute; a perfect setting for a couple with an appreciation of fine food and wine.

Cocktail hour was on the outside patio with a sprawling overlook of Napa Valley vineyards. As the sun set, the cocktail hour area was beautifully lit from the glow of bistro lights. A harpist serenaded guests as they sipped wine and nibbled on delicious bites before coming inside for dinner.

Guests found their seat as they walked by a large wine cellar that had been decorated with hanging ribbon with affixed escort cards. Once they made their way upstairs the barrel room of the Culinary Institute glowed from the flicker of candles of all shapes and sizes and the tables were named after wine varietals, which was a perfect tie into the wine colored and themed reception. Flowers in the shades of blush pink Rosé, Cabernet red, deep purple Bordeaux and ivory Chardonnay were displayed in mercury glass vases. Gray linens were set with four glasses, an indicator of the great wine that flowed throughout the reception.

The bride, groom, and their guests danced the night away then capped of the evening with the most perfect display of sweet treats – which included everything from mini milkshakes to macaroons.