Chinese tea ceremony at Andaz Napa

Beautiful Napa Wedding and Chinese Tea Ceremony

Long overdue – photos from Gladys and Alfred’s wonderful Napa wedding and Chinese Tea Ceremony.Tea Ceremony Venue: Andaz, Napa Wedding Venue: Auberge du Soleil Flowers: EV Floral Design Musicians:Eloquence Strings of Napa Videography: ByDesign Photography, as always: Two Irises – More at Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil – Small Wedding

Destination: Auberge du Soleil, small wedding Ashley and Ian chose Auberge du Soleil for their small destination wedding in the Napa Valley. They travelled from their home in Ohio. The couple never stopped beaming and the love of friends and family surrounded them throughout the day. Read more about their wedding story below, as told…

Whetstone Cellars Wedding

It was a very, very hot day in June for this Whetstone Cellars wedding with southern cooking by Smoke Open Fire Catering and gorgeous florals by Melody Raye Flowers when E and B got married with an intimate group of family and friends. They celebrated with Napa wines, fried chicken and grits, and prayer. Everyone who attended, and the…

bride and groom in napa vineyards in autumn

Auberge du Soleil and Chase Cellars Wedding with Friends

From autumn, here’s a selection of photos from Stephanie and Brady’s beautiful and intimate wedding at Auberge du Soleil, followed by wine tasting at Chase Cellars with friends. They wanted to limit their guests to a very select few, and keep everything simple, elegant and fun. A definite success! Officiant: Peadar Dalton      

Shoko + Daiki’s Wedding at V. Sattui Winery

Shoko at Diaki’s wedding at V. Sattui So much friendship and warmth surrounded the wedding of Shoko and Daiki. They are an adorable couple, deeply in love. Guests from Japan and California enjoyed the exquisite wine and cuisine of the Napa Valley while the sun shone and the last of the grape harvest were heavy…

Maison d'Arbre at Auberge du Soleil

Perfect Pairing at Auberge du Soleil

A perfect pairing at Michelin-rated Auberge du Soleil: the wedding of high school sweethearts Justina and Daniel. So much heart and soul in the families and love around them, and so much history and growing together having met as teenagers. The two are now preparing for the arrival of their baby, due soon! Location: Auberge…

Auberge du Soleil elopement in La Pagode

October Elopement at Auberge du Soleil

Molly and Stephen were in a constant state of awe and elation during their time in the Napa Valley. They found Auberge du Soleil to be the perfect place of serenity for their private October elopement. They asked me to photograph the scene. Rev. Peadar Dalton performed the ceremony and was really a perfect fit for…

auberge du soleil elopement

Maki + Hiroaki at Auberge du Soleil

Maki + Hiroaki were married at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, California in May. Family came from Japan and the couple traveled from China for an intimate wedding in the delightful spring sun, overlooking the Napa Valley. Orchestrated by Kiyoe Logan of Celebrations by Kiyoe, hair and make-up by Masami Rung, vibrant and lovely flowers…