In Terms of Gorgeous, This Napa Valley Wedding Takes the Cake
With a modern lighting installation, layers of white, flowering branches and mini cakes at every place setting, this Napa Valley ranch wedding is a beautiful take on modern elegance.

The lighting will make your jaw drop, the photography will stop you dead in your tracks and the whole day will definitely be added to your Most Favorite Ever list. It's modern, classic and elegant all wrapped into one and crafted by some of the wedding industry's greats. With design by Laurie Arons, florals by Kathleen Deery Design, stationery by A Day in May Design and photos by Jose Villa, this ranch wedding literally and figuratively takes the cake.

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From the Planner... “Life is Short, Eat Cake First.” The motto of our darling bride Sophie not only inspired a fun little treat for our guests, but pretty much summed up how enjoyable it was to work with this couple on planning their wedding. They embraced the beauty in life, didn’t sweat the small stuff, and all in all, had fun creating a special day for their families and guests. The wedding in Napa Valley had a fresh, crisp canvas on which to create the design. For the ceremony, we constructed a custom wood walkway and magnificent chuppah, which Kathleen Deery Design adored with spring blooms and branches. Sophie loves soft pink and white flowers, so there was no shortage of peonies in the bouquets and centerpieces. Little petits fours greeted guests at their place setting, with Sophie’s motto encouraging them to dive into dessert first. The big moment of awe came from the ceiling installation of hanging cherry blossom branches and glass bulbs in the center of the white barn. Over the outer tables, we hung a simpler version of the chandelier with bulbs only. I loved the combination of the two, for a mix of both romantic and modern. After dinner, guests danced in a clear top tent covering the ranch’s pool. The Hora at this wedding was so energetic and celebratory, I worried we might end up in the pool before it was all done. But guests danced into the night, before heading home with individual Bourbon Pecan Pies from Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, a nod to Eric’s Georgia roots.