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A Romantic and Colorful Destination Wedding in Napa

Shawn and Josh met on a blind date in Manhattan in 2011. Together they enjoy food, wine, and traveling to new places – so, a destination wedding in Napa was the perfect combination of their passions.

About a year and a half into their relationship, Shawn and Josh took a week-long vacation to Sonoma and Napa valley and fell in love with the bike rides, beautiful scenery, delicious food, and of course the wine. The couple wanted to create a unique wedding experience – different from what their NYC-based guests were used to – by showcasing a brighter color palette and a farm-to-table food experience. The theme of the nuptials was based on the bride and groom's love for all of the beautiful lavender found in the valley, and the setting was very romantic with numerous shades of purple flowers. 

Guests enjoyed ice tea and shaded themselves with parasols before the ceremony. During the cocktail hour, the band played jazz music while everyone feasted upon a raw bar, sushi station, cheese, and carving station. The night ended with a seated steak dinner and cake, before everyone danced the night away. 

Photographer: Suzy Clement

Planner and Floral Design: Scott Corridan Design

Venue: Solage Calistoga

Hair & Makeup: The Powder Room

Lighting: Impact Lighting

Band: AM Radio

Artist: David Beynon Pena    

Cake: Perfect Endings

Printed Materials: Hello Lucky

Accomodations: Solage CalistogaMount View Hotel & SpaStevenson Manor

Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation    

Preferred Vendors

Swedenborgian Church: Not Your Average Church Wedding

An extraordinary venue in the heart of the city with a secret garden and an historic sanctuary where you will be married by candlelight.

Church Street Flowers

Church Street Flowers is a full service floral boutique specializing in custom creations for every occasion.

Les Cent Culottes

French Lingerie, sleepwear, hosiery & jewelry perfect for brides. 

San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart

With over 125 Bay Area vendors and the largest selection in the Bay Area, the SF Giftcenter & Jewelrymart has your wedding needs covered from head to toe. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,

Spa and Casino

Create cherished lifelong memories in the stunning alpine setting at Tahoe’s newly renovated and only lakefront 4-diamond resort. 

Nordstrom Wedding Suites -

San Francisco Centre and Valley Fair

From your dress to every little detail, our Wedding Stylists will help bring your bridal vision to life, including looks for your entire wedding party.

Dream a Little Dream Events

Custom wedding and event planning company for the stylish bride.