Evan and I enjoyed every minute of our wedding day, and made sure to step aside and take a look to make sure that we soaked it all in. The day started by lounging with my lovely bridesmaids at the Poetry Inn, enjoying champagne and the organic Napa Valley views…while Evan and about 30 of his friends drank beer and played golf in Yountville. Next thing I know it, my father is walking me down the aisle at St. Helena Catholic Church. It was so surreal to be at the altar with my first love, and all of our closest friends & family from all over the world supporting us in celebration. Then off we were as a Mr. and Mrs.
One of my favorite moments of the day was leaving the church in a vintage Rolls Royce because it was just us two (well and the driver), and we got to just breathe, enjoy the new feeling of being officially married, chat, and get excited for the rest of the evening. We continue to feel so blessed to have such amazing family and friends who allowed the whole wedding weekend to be very memorable. And of course to our parents and brother & sister, who inspired us, helped us at every inch during the journey, and allowed us to just be us.
Photography: Elizabeth Messina // Planner: Bliss Event Productions // Reception Venue: Beaulieu Gardens // Program, Table Numbers, Menu: Momental Designs // Catering: Paula LeDuc Catering // Cinematography: Cloudless Weddings // Floral Design: Pineapple Planet // Cake: Sweet on Cake // Stationary: Brenda Himmel Stationery // Linen Rentals: La Tavola
Not every wedding guest list has to have every single one of your second cousins, their spouses and kids, and everyone from the neighborhood you grew up in. You might feel more at home with a very intimate wedding, maybe with just your siblings and parents.