When Gabrielle & Anthony met for the first time in San Francisco, it was truly love at first sight. And even though they met in a city that neither actually lived at the time, they embarked on a long-distance relationship, where their favorite getaways became trips to Napa & Sonoma. As Gabrielle recalls, "As soon as we were engaged to be married, we both knew without a question - Wine Country was the place for us to share with our friends and family all of the beauty that it holds. Walking into Vintners Inn, we realized that our dream of truly enjoying all the goodness of Wine Country in its surroundings outside, could be done here – we knew this was the place."
On the day of their wedding, surrounded by family and friends, Gabrielle & Anthony married with the vineyards as a backdrop. Vibrant coral & orange hues in the florals and bridesmaid's dresses popped against the beautiful summer greens, and the men's linen suits kept the formals approachable and fun. Gabrielle & Anthony created a custom label for each table's champagne bottle, and treated their guests to delicious Napa-style meal.
As Gabrielle describes the festivities that followed, "We danced our first dance as husband and wife to 'At Last' which was perfect, as we had waited for so long to be together in the same city and our wedding was the start of our life together. The energy of the night radiated in everyone's smiles, and as I looked around at one moment towards the end of the night I knew we would never forget the happiness we felt around us - the chorus kick-line that had formed to the unforgettable song 'New York, New York', the sound of glasses clinking together as new friends cheered in celebration, and our two families holding hands as we all danced together in one circle. When I look back, I am forever grateful that those moments, those feelings and those memories are captured & allow us to relive the best day of our lives."
Hair Stylist: Article Salon & Med Spa
Caterer: Vintners Inn
Event Designer: Swank Events
Floral Designer: Kathy Sabbagh
Reception Venue: Vintners Inn
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
Cinema and Video: Thomas Hughes Films
Dress Designer: Wtoo Brides by Watters
Band: The Fundamentals
Equipment Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events
Jewelry: Michael Greene & Co
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Calvin Klein
Photographer: Lori Paladino Photography