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.

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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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