As is often the case in January, it had been rainy and cold the days prior to Melissa and Jamie’s elopement but what a perfectly sunny day it turned out to be for their wedding day at Milliken Creek Inn and Spa in Napa! For their “first look”, we had Jamie waiting on the lawn while I escorted Melissa out to where her groom was waiting. It was a little tricky getting Melissa out to where Jamie was waiting, as they each were holding a bouquet of white balloons in front of their faces so that they could not see each other! When they were standing in front of each other, I told them to release the balloons at the same time and we were able to capture a creative, beautiful, emotion-filled “first look”.
Their ceremony was at a beautiful location on the property of Milliken Creek Inn and Spa, which borders the Napa River performed by Rev. Blane Ellsworth of Wedding Ministries, Napa Valley. The next day, we met up with Melissa and Jamie at CornerStone in Sonoma for some fun “day after” photos.