Lindsay and Guillaume

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

 


















 

























I couldn't resist featuring another stunning Napa wedding this week–this one at Calistoga Ranch for a destination celebration that put the focus on food, wine and family. 

The Canadian bride and French groom decided that rather than hosting their wedding in either of their hometowns, they'd invite guests to a place that felt like home. The bride drew on her love of all things classic when planning their nuptials, starting with their stationary suite–gold calligraphy on creamy ivory stock from Plush Invitations

Lindsay chose the layered silk organza "Norma" gown from Watters Bridal, and inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, accessorized it with a classic pearl necklace, bracelet and studs, Jimmy Choo shoes and a sleek chignon. Guillaume wore a well-tailored three-piece suit while both of their attendants wore slim black–Lindsay's bridesmaid in an understated silk dress from Banana Republic and Guillaume's groomsman in a suit and narrow black tie. 

Lindsay and Guillaume exchanged vows on the lawn in front of 30 guests and Lommel Lake, and enjoyed local wines as the sun set during cocktail hour. Then the newlyweds and their guests headed to Calistoga Ranch's intimate wine cave, where a three course meal featuring a roasted shrimp and farro salad with cucumber and feta and a a choice of roasted halibut with white beans and chorizo ragout or beef tenderloin with vegetables and bordelaise sauce were served. The tables glowed in the candlelight and floral arrangements from Blooms by Martha Andrews that matched the bride's lush white bouquet set off with lavender and fresh herbs imparted a heavenly scent. After their first dance, the newlyweds served slices of their white chocolate wedding cake with fresh berries, a sweet ending to their beautiful day.


Many thanks to Gabe McClintock of Perspectivey for sharing his stunning images with me–what's your favorite detail or photo from this classic celebration?

20 comments:

  1. So pretty, especially the Bride's bouquet!

    always, koru kate

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  2. Oh my GOSH, that dress!! I would wear that in a heartbeat!

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  3. The photographer did such a fantastic job. The photos are stunningly beautiful! Looks like the perfect day.

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  4. Oh beautiful. I love love the spot that they chose.

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  5. i love how so many of the photos are unposed, unlike a lot of wedding these days. just gorgeous!

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  6. Stunning photos and wedding. There's something so magical about the mood... a kind of peacefulness and warmth that I love. And Lena, thank you for the Decleor product recommendation, peeked at the website and they sound heavenly!! xo

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  7. Oh that place... so beautiful! And the bride's whole look is just perfect.

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  8. love that first frame. always an elegant wedding on here.

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  9. This wedding is insanely beautiful! I love their reception spot!

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  10. What a beautiful dress! Love the floaty layers to that skirt. xo style, she wrote.

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  11. I love everything, but my favorite part is that sky. Holy moly that is my astro-physicist husband's dream!

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  12. So elegant!!
    But I really adore the cake and the olive deco!
    Laura@RicevereconStile

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  13. Gorgeous bride. Stunning wedding! Wow! I haven't seen one this beautiful in a long time...

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  14. This is so obviously a Napa wedding. The whole time I was looking at the pictures I just kept singing, "NAPAAAAAAAA." So. . . yeah.

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  15. What a stunning wedding. I love every detail.

    C x

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  16. Do you know the photographer, Lena? Love their style

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  17. Wow, thank you A Crimson Kiss for featuring my wedding on your site. Came across it through Pinterest funnily enough. :) Always nice to see those beautiful photos again. Gabe did such an incredible job capturing that magical day.
    Thanks again, Lindsay

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