Erica + Pat: California Vineyard Destination Wedding

People often ask me, “Do you travel for weddings?” YES! I love to travel. So I was thrilled to head out to Napa in California for Pat and Erica’s vineyard wedding. And let me tell you, it was quite a shindig!

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Time for Pat and Erica to do their “first look”….

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Flower…lots of flowers!

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A little hairstyle change for the ceremony…

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After the ceremony, I whisked them away in the golf cart for a few casual portraits.

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Keep an eye out for those boots. I’m serious! But first, let’s go to the dinner tent.

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Old family photos greeted guests as they arrived for dinner. One table for the bride’s family – another for the groom’s.

The florist created 18 unique centerpieces!

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Pure, unadulterated emotion. I love it!

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I told you the boots would show up again.

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After dinner, guests walked (or took the shuttle bus) down to the reception barn, which was made up like a speakeasy. One word – SAZERAC!

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If you need a getaway car, this vintage Packard will suit nicely!

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I have to say, you have some nice sunsets California! Now let’s take a closer look at that barn decor…

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Topped off by cake inspired by a photo Erica and Pat saw of a floor covered in pennies.

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Now it is time to party!

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Thank you, Erica and Pat, for having me there to document this amazing event. I look forward to getting back to California for more weddings!

Creative Team:
Caterer: Sage Catering
Event Planner: Julie Atwood Events
Floral Designer: MARIA PHILBIN FLORAL DESIGN
Musicians: The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra
Reception Venue:

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