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Destination Wedding at Auberge Du Soleil

destination wedding photographerLynn and Mindaou wanted a destination wedding for their 55 traveling guests and they fell in love with the incredible view at one of the most well known and beautiful properties in Napa Valley, Auberge Du Soleil.  Located in hills of Rutherford, the property gave the family the privacy, intimacy and romance they were looking for with all the luxuries of a five star resort. napa valley destination photographyWe love a little groom style and these gentleman definitely pulled off their dapper looks perfectly!  And Lynn’s Vera Wang dress needs no introduction, simply beautiful!destination weddings in napaThe ceremony was all about the spectacular view!  They chose to keep the decor minimal throughout this part of the day to let the natural beauty of the surroundings take over.auberge du soliel weddingThen it was off to the vineyard for some sweet couple shots!vineyard weddingProduced by France Liu of Charmed Events Group, the decor was infused with the bride’s personal touches, right down to the welcome table accessories, each item had personal meaning to the bride and groom.wedding signFrances described some of Lynn’s personal touches, “The bride brought key items that were important from their relationship to display on the welcome table such as their crystal heart and android, and they had a great personal video that documented their love relationship that led into their Grand Entrance.”  Then she added wine cork place card holders (with beautiful calligraphy by Laura Hooper), a fingerprint tree for a guest book and the reception was well underway! winery wedding guest bookAnd Frances made sure the couple’s style was key throughout.  “When I first met with them, they kept saying that they wanted their wedding to be beautifully classic and soft so a color palette of blushes was used to complement their style and the venue.  Motifs of the wine country itself were brought in for the escort cards and beautiful soft flowers really accented the wooden architecture of the venue.”pink and peach wedding flowers

sweetheart table ideaFor dessert, the couple went with a wedding cake from the famed Napa company Perfect Endings.  But that wasn’t all!  They surrounded the cake with a sweet dessert bar and finished off the look with a handmade detail by the bride – the sign.  So sweet!wedding dessert bars

first dance ideasTo complete the wedding ceremony, everyone participated in a ballroom release!  “One of my favorite parts of the day was when the couple did a balloon release with their closest friends.  Pink heart shaped balloons were brought in and at the conclusion of the ceremony, they were released at the same time to signify the marriage of their love for one another.  That was truly a picturesque moment captured in time.”  Frances explained.  What a great way to celebrate!balloon release at wedding

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Il Mare Photography

Wedding Vendors: Venue:  Auberge du Soleil, Dress:  Vera Wang, Planner:  Frances Liu of Charmed Events Group LLC, Floral Design and Candy Bar:  Mints Design, Cake:  Perfect Endings, Calligraphy + Menus + Invitations + Signs: Laura Hooper Calligraphy, Hair and Make Up:  Beauty Expert Tiffany, DJ and Ceremony Musicians:  AMS Entertainment, Officiant:  Kathy Wilkerson of Heartfelt Weddings, Favors:  Lette Macarons, Shoes:  Badgley Mischka

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