We are diving head-first into the land of this Napa Valley Wedding. It all started with a wildly gorgeous Welcome Party and now we have the end-all-be-all of wine country weddings to pore over. Talk about a great day at Style Me Pretty. Rosemary Hattenbach of Rosemary Events is the reigning Queen of lovely details and her awesome style is shining bright throughout today's affair. From stunning florals by Nicole Sillapere to a heart-melting kiss in the back of the getaway car, all of it was snapped by the insane talent of Abby Ross Photography. And the best part? We have SO MUCH MORE to share. We'll be back in a wee bit with more from this love fest along with a perfect, perfect video to wrap-up the festivities. And if you really can't bare the wait, take a sneak peek at the full gallery. We won't judge, promise.
From the groom... I proposed to Britt at the beginning of a beautiful New York City fall. After getting engaged, picking our location was the easy part. Napa Valley. We visited San Francisco and Napa on our first vacation together, so we thought having our wedding in the place where it really started was the perfect way to open the next chapter of our lives together. Although planning a wedding in Napa from New York seemed a bit daunting, we knew if it could be done and it would be worth it.
We began working with Rosemary Hattenbach as our wedding planner shortly after getting engaged. We searched location options with Rosemary and fell in love with a beautiful wine country estate ... the home, the vines, and the breathtaking views ... everything was perfect. After several trips out and the efforts of many people, it all started to fall into place. Rosemary brought in designer Nicole Sillapere and we went to work.
Over the next year, they listened carefully as we described our vision: contemporary meets California countryside. Putting this vision into place was the result of a year of emails, inspirational photos, ideas born from dinner conversations and evening calls. Our goal was to make this weekend really special for everyone who would join us. It was a small, intimate event. We hoped people would leave feeling like they had a great vacation and a special time with family and friends in a beautiful place. Rosemary, Nicole and all of the talented people that work on their teams, transformed the property into a truly romantic, unique environment. The design process went full circle. Its started with save-the-dates and closed with the car we left in at the end of our special night. Everything was planned with purpose and perfection.
Wedding Photography: Abby Ross Photography / Wedding Planning, Production + Design: Rosemary Hattenbach of Rosemary Events / Design,Decor, Lighting + Florals: Nicole Sillapere / Lighting: ReFRACTion for Sillapere / Wedding Venue: A Private Residence in Napa Valley, California (Owned by a Friend of the Couple) / Catering: Componere Fine Catering / Wedding Super 8 Cinematography: Lola Video / Wedding Invitations + Paper Goods: Tiny Pine Press + Sillapere / Hair + Makeup: Jessica Gillin of Marie Robinson Salon + Tracy Murphy / Officiant: Ali Berlin / Latin Trio: Tito y Su Son de Cuba / Pianist: Larry Dunlap / Classical Guitar + Band: Ever Music Group / Linens: La Tavola Linens / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Wedding Cake: Sweet on Cake / Chocolate Layer Cake: Susie Cakes / Car: Classic Convertible Wine Tours / Wedding Gown: Vera Wang