Yes, Napa Valley has it’s lush vineyards and we have photographed many events in and around them. The Carneros Inn and Spa is surrounded by vineyards and mountains, and for Heather and Andrew’s ceremony, they were married in the early evening in what is known as the apple orchard, which you will see photos of below.
Upon arrival at any venue, we photograph our “scene setters” so that you remember the beautiful venue you chose to have your wedding at, along with the details. As photographers, we are always on the look out for new and engaging ways to photograph venues even though we may have been there many times before.
Next, I meet up with the bride and Mark meets up with the groom for some pre-ceremony shots.
Here are some of the details captured at the bride’s suite that have special significance. First up, Heather’s bouquet with Andrew’s mother’s ring secured to it with a strand of pearls.
As the bride was dressing, I noticed underneath her wedding gown were her initials and her future husband’s initials with their wedding date hand-stitched by the bride. I’d imagine that when the bride was stitching this inside her gown, she was thinking about her wedding day along with the start of her new life together with her husband. Nice touch, Heather!
Badgley Mischka . . . pretty in pink shoes. Classy!
Ready to walk his daughter down the isle.
I love this portrait of the bride taken during the ceremony with the beautiful sun on her face and her attentive expression.
Ceremony performed by Rev. Blane Ellsworth of Wedding Ministries.
There is nothing like being showered with rose petals at the conclusion of the ceremony by your guests.
Last, but not least, a few romantic bride and groom together photos.
Congratulations you two!