There is just something about Docuvitae. Every wedding they touch just works. Remember this gem? It doesn’t matter if they’re in the middle of nowhere capturing a intimate, DIY wedding or in a big, busy city, working their magic on a luxe, elaborate affair, simply put, they create magic. So when this California wedding hit my inbox, I couldn’t get it open fast enough. And it does not disappoint. The romantic ambiance, the stunning couple, the intricate details, well, it all has that Docuvitae magic. We couldn’t even start to do it justice here, so visit the gallery for even more!

From Hohn EventsPauline wanted sofas and casual seating as opposed to traditional ceremony seating.  She wanted soft accents to line the aisle in shades of purple.  We built the color palette from her request of purple and silver tones.  When we added Julie Stevens Floral Design to the mix, we built, what I feel, is a mix of Midwest and Napa Valley style.  The city-elegance of Chicago (where Pauline and Christopher live) combined with a touch of rustic wine country.  The Carneros Inn was the perfect backdrop for such sophistication.

When the rain came into the forecast, we had to change things up for the ceremony.  We set up a clear tent near the dining room that ultimately added an incredible atmosphere to the wedding.  Guests experienced the romance of a Napa rainshower and everything smelled fresh and amazing.

The Chicago/Napa Valley style was seen in the dining room by using ivory dupionique linens with hints of purple and silver and the natural greens, candle light, and soft amber uplighting around the room.  The lounge pieces were also purple and silver and there was a strong dose of candlelight.

Photography:  Rebecca and Gennia for Docuvitae / Event Planning & Design: Jenne Hohn Events / Flowers:  Julie Stevens Design / Wedding Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Sash: Handmade from Impressions Bridal Boutique / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Amsale / Cake & Desserts:  Patisserie Angelica / DJ: David Carvalho / Hair & Makeup: Sherrie Long / Venue: The Carneros Inn

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