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When we decided that eloping wasn’t for us (yep – we considered it along with a very small destination wedding), we knew where we had to have our wedding – in wine country. We love wine, live only an hour away from wine country, and feel like we are on vacation every time we step foot into Napa/Sonoma.  We made the perfect choice!

Our wedding wouldn’t have been as fabulous and fun as it was without the help of many people and places.  We want to give a shout out to those that helped to make our day truly special.  THANK YOU!!!

Photo by Annie Gerber

V. Sattui Winery – the setting for our ceremony and reception was beautiful.  V. Sattui is one of the only wineries in the area that can legally host weddings, but we would have picked it for it’s gorgeous grounds regardless.  Plus, they have a large portfolio of terrific wines and fantastic service!  We really loved working with Kelly and the V. Sattui team!

Alex’s Catering – we loved this family-owned catering operation in Napa.  We went to a few tastings and the food topped the rest.  The service from Sammy up to the wedding was laid back and personal (which we greatly appreciate).  Their team did a wonderful job (and the food was just as tasty as at the tasting!) on the night of the event and even sent us home with a picnic bag full of goodies.

Fleurs de France – Jessica was a delight to work with and she was so gracious working within our budget, with great ideas and suggestions to make it happen.  The customer service we received far exceeded that of other florists that we talked to.  The flowers were beautiful and simply perfect based on our phone discussions leading up to the wedding.

Annie Gerber

Annie Gerber Photography – We fell in love with Annie’s work and were so excited for her to shoot our wedding.  We just got a glimpse of our photos for the first time and they are fab! She made us feel so comfortable and relaxed the day of, as well as during our engagement session.  The guest book that she put together featuring our engagement photos is such a special keepsake.

Darlene & Jim Forbes – Darlene was our wedding coordinator for the day (along with her husband Jim) and she was amazing!  They were available anytime we needed help with vendors or advice leading up to the wedding.   Their professional relationships with all vendors and the winery was apparent. We felt totally confident that all details of the day would be taken care of and we were right.  The day went off flawlessly and we know that Darlene and Jim are to thank for that!!

Skyla Arts – Liz and Caroline did an amazing job on our hair and makeup for the day.  Liz was incredibly professional and organized leading up to the wedding.  I knew all of my ladies and I would look beautiful on the big day!  Without hardly taking a break, they powered through a long day.  They helped to make our day fun and the results were fantastic.

Will at AMS Wine Country DJ’s – Will was fabulous!  He followed up with us prior to the wedding to get a feel for our style and what we were looking for.  The day of the wedding he was all over keeping the festivities rolling.  He kept us updated and was totally in charge!  Great music too…he read the crowd and kept everyone dancing!

Dan Goldfus Trio – Angela at Wine Country Entertainment helped us arrange Dan Goldfus and his trio for our ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner.  Dan played solo guitar for our ceremony and the trio joined in for cocktails and dinner.  The music was a perfect accompaniment for our day!  We were so happy with the ambiance that they helped to create – perfect for a winery wedding.

Farmstead Restaurant –  What can we say!?  We love this place!  After dining a number of times, we had our rehearsal dinner here and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  The private room was lovely with the natural flower arrangements and long picnic tables.  The food was excellent.  It was served family-style which made for a home-style feel which we loved.  The service was awesome too!

As you can see, we had a great weekend thanks to everyone involved.  We highly recommend all of our vendors should you have the opportunity to have a lovely wine country wedding.  You won’t be disappointed!!  Thanks again!! 🙂

 

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