St. Helena Wedding by Tec Petaja Photography + Suzy Berberian Weddings
April 5, 2012
We could probably spend the rest of our days gazing at Tec Petaja's beautiful images and never grow tired of a single one. Each tells a story and all laid out together, that tale is wildly romantic. It's thoughtful details by Suzy Berberian Weddings & Events that redefine simple elegance. It's a color palette so soft and organic it blends seamlessly with the landscape of St. Helena. It's flowers crafted by Tesoro that look freshly picked from the garden. Simply put, it's a stunner. See so much more right here. And sit tight because a bit later we have a film from Joel Serrato Films that will set your heart a pitter-pattering.

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From Suzy of Suzy Berberian Weddings & Events... When Chris and Tara invited me to meet them at Chris’s family estate and winery – Long Meadow Ranch – to begin the planning process, I instantly understood their love for the place.  It was simply stunning. The property is 650 acres set high above Napa Valley, where the family farms and resides. The wedding day evolved into an amazing experience for the couple and their guests, with the wedding vows taking place on a landing overlooking the vineyards and valley floor. After the wedding, guests took a vineyard walk down to the winery for the cocktail hour, complete with charcuterie and an oyster-shucking station from Hog Island Oysters reminiscent of their first date: oysters and champagne at Tomales Bay. 

Wedding Photography: Tec Petaja Photography Inc. / Wedding Venue: Long Meadow Ranch Winery in St. Helena, California (The Groom's Family Estate) / Dinner + Dancing: Farmstead in St. Helena, California (The Groom's Family Estate) / Wedding Coordination: Suzy Berberian Weddings & Events / Floral Design: Tesoro / Wedding Cinematography: Joel Serrato Films / Oyster Bar: Hog Island Traveling Oyster Bar / Charcuterie Station: Fatted Calf Charcuterie / Cheese “Cake”: Oxbow Cheese Merchant / Wedding Invitations + Stationery: Ink and Ivory / Calligraphy: A Family Friend / Officiant: John Skupny, A Family Friend / Music: The Robert Vickers Orchestra / Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events + Classic Party Rentals Napa Sonoma / Tent: Zephyr Tents / Linens: La Tavola / Heaters: Patio Heaters R Us / Lighting: The Lux Productions / Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors / Bride’s Jewelry: Borrowed from Her Mother-In-Law + a Bridesmaid / Bride’s Veil: Custom Made by A Family Friend / Hair: Sophie Callas / Makeup: Betten Chaston / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Saja / Bridesmaids' Jewelry: Jessica DeCarlo Jewelry / Men's Suits + Ties: Billy Reid / Groom’s Shoes: Frye / Engagement Ring + Wedding Bands: Palladium + Soho Gem