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Love Wine? This Romantic Napa Valley Affair is the Wedding For You

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 PhotographyDeep 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.

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Photography: Michael Radford Photography | Cinematography: Dollar Store Cinema | Event Planning: They So Loved Events | Floral Design: Michael Daigian Design | Wedding Dress: Inez De Santo | Ceremony Venue: Mount Tabor Park | Reception Venue: Culinary Institute of America at Greystone | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Culinary Institute of America at Greystone | Makeup: Ashley Lentz | Hair: Fiona Lake | Lighting: Five Star Productions | Groom's Attire: Lauren by Ralph Lauren | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Harpist: Harp Guy | Transportation: California Wine Tours | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: Giggle and Riot | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Signage: Lauren Owen Design

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Napa Valley Estate Wedding at Beaulieu Garden

For me, “Napa Valley” and “incredible al fresco weddings” are pretty much one and the same. And this dreamy summer lovefest planned by Rosemary Events only further proves my point. Photographed by Samuel Lippke Studios, it’s got all the elements for a storybook day – Vera Wang gown and five-tier creation by Sweet On Cake included. Go get lost in The Vault for a weekend that’s officially off to a perfect start.

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From Rosemary EventsJust one day of venue scouting and Brittany & Justin fell head over heels for the beautiful Beaulieu Gardens Estate in Napa Valley. It was the perfect location for their fabulous and glowy evening under the stars.

Joined by 150 friends and family, the couple exchanged vows on a gorgeous summer day under a Chuppah covered with Amaranthus (Brittany’s favorite) in the beautiful sunken garden at Beaulieu Gardens. Guests were greeted with Blackberry Lemonade and Minted Iced Tea then seated in rustic wooden chairs under linen covered cabanas shading them from the July sun.

Justin looked handsome in a classic black tuxedo and began the procession walking in with his Mom. Bridesmaids wore dresses by Love Shack Fancy in complementing fabrics and carried bouquets of peach garden roses with raspberries and thistle. They walked in, accompanied by Justin’s groomsmen, to “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. Brittany looked stunning in her Vera Wang gown and carried a beautiful bouquet of white garden roses and Amaranthus. Both her Mom and Dad accompanied her down the aisle to an instrumental version of the song from her favorite childhood movie (the one she used to play over and over) “If We Hold on Together”.

Most important to Brittany and Justin was that the ceremony incorporated all the special religious and family traditions representing their respective backgrounds. They worked together with Rabbi Brian and Pastor Larry who created one of the most moving and special ceremonies I have had the pleasure of witnessing. It appropriately ended as the couple walked out through a shower of rose petals to the instrumental version of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” by performed by Ever Music Group.

Guests mingled after ceremony enjoying cocktails and delicious bites from Paula Le Dec Fine Catering and jazz by Ever Music Group. When it came time for dinner, they collected seating cards from wooden shutters placed along the beautiful vine covered path leading to the dining arbor.

The dining tables were a magical backdrop for the extraordinary feast prepared by Paula Le Duc Fine Catering. A continuous golden ribbon stretched the length of each of the long tables and wove through each place setting. Casa de Perrin chargers of Italian glass and 24K set each place, then were finished with a gold flatware, gold napkin, a mix of crystal and Riedel glassware, menus by Tiny Pine Press, a pair of individual crystal salt & pepper cellars for each guest and a golden ribbon monogrammed with each guest’s name. Footed bowls held stunning arrangements of yellow and creme garden roses accented with berries and thistle, spilled with amaranthus. These gorgeous arrangements lined the tables and were accented with smaller arrangements each displaying single ingredients of the larger arrangement and bowls of floating candles. The arbor was twinkling with beautiful gold chandeliers. The pool was aglow with white globes of varying sizes.

Guests ate an amazing Salad of Peaches and Arugula, Salmon on a Cedar Plank served w/ Farro and main course of Bavette Steak. Laughter and toasting followed, Brittany and Justin cut their cake and took the dance floor for a romantic first dance to “Shining Star”. Ever Music Group appeared for a lively Hora dance and then a friend of Justin’s, DJ Chris Fox from Boutique DJs, spun their favorites and kept the dance floor hopping.

It was a magical departure as guests walked through a sea of bubbles and were offered Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches as a sweet finish to the party but the fun continued at an after party at the nearby Reddwood restaurant.

The evening was absolutely magical and glowing. What was so incredibly wonderful about Brittany and Justin (and Brittany’s wonderful parents) was the effort they took to make sure that each and every guest felt special and taken care of. The mood was infectious. There was so much love in the air.

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Photography: Samuel Lippke Studios | Cinematography: Weddings on Film | Event Planning + Design: Rosemary Events | Floral + Event Design: Sillapere Eco Events | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Cake: Sweet on Cake | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Love Shack Fancy | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Jam Leonard | Lighting: Got Light | DJ: Boutique DJs | Ceremony Music: Ever Music Group | Venue: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Alterations: Heidi Johnson | Invitations + Stationery: Tiny Pine Press | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rabbi + Pastor: Rabbi Brian | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Napa | Sound: Delicate Productions | Tabletop: Casa de Perrin

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Romantic Fall Wedding Among the Redwoods

With the sunlight shining through the forest ceiling, casting an ethereal glow on this whole celebration, you can’t help but go weak in the knees. Jen Rodriguez captured the magic, and between the beautiful Bride and a reception shining bright with La Tavola linens and the work of Got Light, it’s all we can do to not stay in this gallery all day – see what we’re all crushing on here in our VAULT right this way!

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From Jen Rodriguez Photography… This wedding was so much fun to photograph. From the ceremony that took place amongst the redwoods, the stunning florals, the surprise firetruck grand exit, and of course this amazing couple who have been together since high school; I don’t know if it gets much better than this wedding right here.

Sasha Souza was on hand to bring all of the beautiful elements together, and boy did she knock it out of the park with this event. All of the details, down to the beautifully executed name card board, complete with butterfly cut outs was perfection.

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Photography: Jen Rodriguez Photography | Coordination: Sasha Souza Events | Floral Design: Flaxx Floral Design | Catering: Elaine Bell Catering | Lighting: Got Light | DJ: Gatsby Entertainment | Transportation: Fire Trucks 4 Hire | Venue: Beringer | Desserts: Sift Dessert Bar | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals | Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

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