"You Are The Sunshine of My Life"

December 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Liz and Gabe... a gorgeous pair from the sunshine state with a love for Northern California's wine country. You can take the girl out of Miami, but you can't take the "Miami" out of her Napa Valley wedding! Liz and Gabe brought beautiful sunshine to their early May celebration, as well as the elements of the classiest Miami wedding: gorgeous designer apparel, over-the-top florals in all white, tuxedos, white chiavari chairs, platinum rosette linens, gorgeous tabletop elements in mercury glass and silver, candlelight galore, market lights and a gourmet multi-course dinner with wine pairing. Liz sported a magnificent strapless dress with a cathedral length veil and trane. The groom was handsomely clean shaven and perfectly groomed. Their wedding was a welcome divergence from the burlap and mason jars of late!!

Upon arrival, guests were greeted with white sangria and classical guitar, as well as gorgeous vineyard and mountain scenery. The ceremony was held on the lawn under the redwoods, butting right up to fully leafed out vineyards with views of the Stag's Leap formations in the distance. Following the full Catholic mass, guests were received with tray-passed wines and hors d'oeuvres, a classy jazz vibe as the musical backdrop. Guests mingled around the fountain courtyard conversing, some making excursions into the barrel room to try all the winery's varietals and to hear a bit about wine production.

The dinner reception began with first dances, the emotion of the day spilling forth. Everyone attending felt the love, the passion and the strength, not only of the couple, but of both of their families. It was a rare and inspiring day... to see the amount of support and love everyone had for this beautiful pair. The Cubans inspired us all!

As the sun began to set, all gathered once again on the lawn under the redwoods, which during cocktail hour had magically been transformed into an elegant outdoor ballroom, replete with sparkling string lights, luscious floral arrangements in peonies, hydrangeas and roses, mercury glass candle holders and vases, and beautiful tabletop elements. The evening ended with dancing on the terrace under the stars.  A wedding dripping with romance!

 

 


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