They chose the beautiful Churchill Manor in Napa Valley for their destination wine country wedding.
We arranged a meeting between the bride and groom so that they could see each other privately for the first time that day prior to the ceremony for a few moments together.
They each had three attendants — here are the guys with the groom . . .
. . . and the ladies with the bride.
Meet Sparky! What a special cocker spaniel this guy is; he traveled with Melissa and David all the way from Colorado to Napa and was present for some pre-ceremony shots. We were all up for that as we love dogs and it was a lot of fun taking some photos of them with him!
The wedding program doubled as a fan, which was much appreciated on this warm summer day.
A couple views of the ceremony officiated by Pastor Bob Groves.
The bridal party celebrates with a toast.
Guests signed a new family heirloom.
Group photo of all guests.
Their dinner reception was held in the side yard of the inn.
Pretty early evening lighting makes their new wedding rings sparkle.
The bride and groom shown enjoying the toasts given by the Maid of Honor and the Best Man.
The guests got a kick out of the toasts as well.
Here is a unique cake topper with a couple embracing, as in a first dance.
Their first dance was to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t help falling in love with you”.
The party moved inside for some more fun and dancing.
A few more shots of the bride and groom before we depart for the evening.
They wanted to have some fun action shots.
The sun setting behind Churchill Manor makes for a pretty closing shot.