Elegant Outdoor Vineyard Wedding in Calistoga
April 13, 2015
California
Classic WeddingsWeddings in WineriesFall Weddings
When the talents at Paperweight Films send a film our way, we consider that a very good day. Especially when that film happens to feature a stunning vineyard affair filled with sweet DIY details and one of the cutest couples you will ever virtually meet.  It's a breathtaking ceremony meets a candlelit party and you can see every moment in the sweet film below, and the gallery captured by Eric James Leffler.
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From Paperweight Films... Michelle and Tim had a beautiful wedding at Hans Fahden. They spent a lot of time on the small details -- Michelle is a design and DIY wiz! The bride created all the paper-based details herself, including the Hydrangea Pomander Balls, Rose Paper Swirl Flowers, Origami Japanese Kusudama Flowers, Origami Paper Cranes, and fans. What's really special about the origami pieces is that her Grandmother taught her the skill! She also designed their wedding invitations.

Another favorite detail from their wedding is their sweet Corgi, Yuki! These two love their pup and incorporated him so well into their day. He was so handsome in his bowtie!

We're so happy for this beautiful and sweet couple and were thriled to capture their magic!

From the beautiful Bride... Wedding planning was actually a breeze as I am a pretty well organized person. The only tedious part of planning I came across was doing a lot of the DIY invitations, poster, menus, handmade cranes and paper flowers for the wedding. My main mission was to try to find a venue that had everything packaged with vendors (especially a wedding coordinator). Above all I wanted to find a venue where I did not have to think about extra detailed costs and possibly needing to spend more money on decor and other such add-on's.

Thus, when we found Hans Fahden, I already knew we found the place. As you step in to Hans Fahden you are surrounded by a beautiful natural scenery with each landscape thought out with love from the owners. I felt like I was walking into a Monet garden (my favorite painter). You are surrounded by arches of green, vineyards, a bridge, ponds, tea houses and so much more. Best of all a beautiful lit wine cave for a reception. There was no need to add anything because it was already all there. You could tell the owners of Hans Fahden truly just wanted to make your wedding day special.

The only vendors we chose to use outside of the Hans Fahden package was our videographer and photographer and my hair/makeup stylist. And I truly have no regrets for choosing them. I received so many compliments for my makeup & hair and our photographer was amazing and I truly barely even noticed our videograpers! Our video, photos, everything about our wedding was beautiful.