As we were just saying in the last real wedding we posted, there´s something special about the California quality of light. It diffuses everything with a soft, hazy romantic quality that makes things looks so dreamy. Jose Villa photographed this absolutely stunning wedding and had this to say about the experience:
Chris and Jenet’s early May wedding was a celebration of springtime beauty, driven by the bride’s impeccable taste and vision for a romantic yet chic wedding. The couple chose The Carneros Inn in Napa Valley for its clean white lines and fresh California style. Jenet wanted the beautiful romantic florals to compliment this fresh feeling, so we designed the wedding in mostly white with accents of light grays and taupes.
The ceremony took place in the resort’s Apple Orchard, overlooking the early budding vines. A chuppah constructed of natural linen and the charming garden chairs were adorned with beautiful white locally-grown clematis.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner at the Inn’s Hilltop patio and dining room.
A special surprise followed dinner when videographer Cana Family played a beautifully edited video of the wedding ceremony and reception thus far. Family and friends were teary-eyed as they watched the joy of the day played back before them.
As dancing to DJ Chris Huvane kicked into gear, a fun candy bar by PS Paper provided a little taste of something sweet…until the stunning cake by Perfect Endings was cut, that is. The beautifully sculpted fondant honored the lace of Jenet’s Monique Lhulilier gown.
Photography: Jose Villa // Venue/Catering: Carneros Inn // Planning/Design: Laurie Arons Special Events// Videography: Cana Family // Florals: Kathleen Deery Design // Printed Materials: PS Paper // Calligraphy: Mara Zepada of Neither Snow // Ceremony Music: KLC Music, string quintet // Dinner Music: The Leftover Cuties // DJ: Chris Huvane // Bride’s Gown: Monique Lhuillier // Hair: Danny Rishoff // Make-up: Barbara Guillaume // Cocktail and dinner music: Leftover Cuties // Cake: Perfect Endings // Lighting: Illusions Lighting