They say all good things must come to an end, but why oh why must that happen to Wine Country Week? It’s been the loveliest way to spent the week, and the best part is – it never really has to end, because it will be sitting pretty in the archives for you to peruse whenever you please. We even have one more up our sleeves to share with you today to keep this pretty party going, so settle in for one more Napa nuptial!
If we absolutely MUST close out this week, we might as well end it on the highest of notes. And you can’t get higher than this wedding by Catherine Hall Studios. It has us all singing its praises here at SMP HQ – one look at the gorgeous florals or stunning bride or cutie patootie flower girls, and you’ll understand what we are singing about. It’s all that’s perfect about wine country weddings, and you can see it all right here!
From Catherine Hall Studios… Every bride wants her wedding to be perfect – sometimes, however, the things that didn’t go quite as planned are often what makes each wedding unique. That’s certainly true for Katherine and Rob, who exchanged their vows at the Silverado last summer after a five-year courtship. When Katherine tossed her fresh ivory bouquet, it hit a hanging lantern and landed straight on the grass instead of at the eager ladies in the wedding party – it drew a few laughs. Or when the petulant flower girl refused to walk down the aisle – until her dad picked her up and lovingly scattered the petals for her. Despite the quirky little challenges, the day couldn’t have ended in a more perfect fashion. After the ceremony, the bride and groom stole a private moment after the ceremony – they ducked behind some trees, where Rob had a surprise in store. He had their rings engraved with the destination of their honeymoon and revealed it only on the wedding day!
From the Bride & Groom… The story of how we met is ultra-geeky and seemingly scandalous. Kat was enrolled in a project-based engineering course at Stanford, and Rob was assigned to be the coach for her group (he had recently graduated but was working in the area). We discovered we had many things in common after spending a few late nights together in the SNF (that’s Stanford Nanofabrication Facility, not a coffee shop). Eventually, Kat began to notice that Rob would stop by her office a lot to “see how the project was going,” much more frequently than any other group’s coach. Likewise, Rob noticed that Kat would often call him for “advice about the project” or for help with “a car problem.” Despite the mutual attraction, we were careful to maintain a professional relationship during the course of the project (even though Rob had no say over Kat’s grade). On the last day of class (August 18, 2006), Rob asked Kat out on a date, and the rest is history.
Wedding Photography: Catherine Hall Studios / Wedding Venue: Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California / Wedding Coordination: Kimberlie Husted / Floral Design: Atelier Joya / Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura / Wedding Cake + Desserts: Satura Cakes / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet for Priscilla of Boston (Now Closed) / Bride’s Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.+ BCBG / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Priscilla of Boston (Now Closed)