NYC in NAPA
Kiera and Axel are a fabulous pair from NYC that chose to celebrate their elegant, fun wedding in the heart of Napa Valley’s wine country at a private estate.
Caterer: Paula Le Duc Fine Catering
Coordination: Joellen Pope/Pronupto
Flowers: Lush Floral
Makeup: It’s A Date
Officiant: Kimberly Thompson
Dessert: Kara’s Cupcakes
Eco-friendly, Letterpress Invitations: Julie Holcomb
Guest Guide to Napa booklet design: Kristi Head
Dress: Melissa Sweet
Her Shoes: Stuart Weitzmann
His Shoes: Luchese Cowboy Boots
From the bride, Kiera:
“When Axel and I got engaged we knew, right away, that the celebration would have to be in wine country. Our favorite trips have always been in Napa, so we decided it was the perfect location for a Texas girl and New York boy to say I do.
While we searched for a location, we knew it had to be unique and private. When we were turned on to Beaulieu Garden, we knew it was perfect– the long history behind the property, the significance of the family to the Napa Valley, the grounds themselves, and that amazing driveway– all of these made it an easy decision to pick Beaulieu.
Our favorite thing about Napa is the understated elegance that you can find throughout the valley. It has a casual, but sophisticated feel. In order to ensure our guests had the same experience, we created booklets in lieu of welcome gifts that acted a guide book for the way we see Napa. This booklet included our favorite vineyards, restaurants, activities, maps, and an invitation to our event the night before at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.
The location translated perfectly into a beautiful ceremony that we felt just had to be near the vines on the property. We selected a newly offered ceremony location there, right in front of the cabernet vines. At the end of the ceremony, we walked into the vines instead of back down the aisle. This gave us some time to reflect on an amazing moment and have a delicious glass of our favorite wine!”
This wedding was so beautiful and fun and I could easily go on about it for too long. If you want to see more images, it is featured on the new Kate Webber Weddings website in the NAPA portfolio. Thanks so much to Kiera and Axel! I can’t wait to see you again on my next trip to NYC!