House wedding in California wine country

Taking the drive out towards Napa and St. Helena and photographing weddings in that beautiful setting is high on the list as one of our favorite things.  There are so many nice venues out there and it's great having the chance to discover new ones each season.  A few weeks ago we had the chance to experience something new. Eric and Melody had a house wedding in California wine country that was a fantastic mix of small, intimate, beautifully detailed, and fun.  Our friends, Wylie Weddings, did a great job creating a warm and inviting environment and the home owners, cousins of the groom, were so generous to open up their home.  To top if off they managed to get Matt Costa to play the reception!  As all good days do, the day sped by fast but right as we the saw sun setting we managed to get across the way to a small vineyard and capture some couple portraiture with the Bride and Groom in the fantastic evening light.  Our night wound down with dancing beneath an outdoor tent complete with hanging chandelier and twinkly lights. Eric and Melody were so great to work with and we wish them all the best as they move forward together.

Chris and Christian

Gold wedding rings on wine grapes in St. Helena, CA
Gold wedding rings on wine grapes in St. Helena, CA
Bouquet  on stone and wedding dress on ivy
Bouquet on stone and wedding dress on ivy
Detail of lace wedding dress on vine
Detail of lace wedding dress on vine
Bride approaching Groom during first look
Bride approaching Groom during first look
Portrait of Bride with Portrait of Bride and Groom holding hands
Portrait of Bride with Portrait of Bride and Groom holding hands
Portrait of bride and groom in Olive grove
Portrait of bride and groom in Olive grove
Bride and Groom embrace
Bride and Groom embrace
Overview of ceremony site at Napa house wedding
Overview of ceremony site at Napa house wedding
House wedding in California wine country
House wedding in California wine country
Candid of Bride and Groom during house wedding ceremony
Candid of Bride and Groom during house wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom kiss during ceremony
Bride and Groom kiss during ceremony
Happy married couple
Happy married couple
Bride and Groom walk down the aisle after wine country house wedding
Bride and Groom walk down the aisle after wine country house wedding
Details at house wedding in california wine country
Details at house wedding in california wine country
Matt Costa performing at house wedding
Matt Costa performing at house wedding
Wedding reception at house in St. Helena, CA
Wedding reception at house in St. Helena, CA
Wedding guests during reception
Wedding guests during reception
Rustic table settings at California wine country house wedding
Rustic table settings at California wine country house wedding
Planter style table arrangment
Planter style table arrangment
Couple walking through St. Helena vineyard at sunset
Couple walking through St. Helena vineyard at sunset
Portrait of Bride and Groom.  Bride holding wine grapes in St. Helena
Portrait of Bride and Groom. Bride holding wine grapes in St. Helena
Black and white of bride and groom holding hands in wine country field
Black and white of bride and groom holding hands in wine country field
Bride and Groom first dance in St. Helena
Bride and Groom first dance in St. Helena
Black and white of first dance at California house wedding
Black and white of first dance at California house wedding
Father of bride dancing at wedding reception
Father of bride dancing at wedding reception
Guests dance under wedding tent
Guests dance under wedding tent
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