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WEDDING BLOG

Breezy Napa Valley Wedding at The Carneros Inn

April 16, 2015 | nicole

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The most extraordinary rainbow stretched across the sky just as Karen and Chris walked down the aisle to exchange vows in their breezy Napa Valley wedding. The Carneros Inn provided a sweet apple orchard for the wedding ceremony, where the newlyweds were joined by their son in a bear hug that made our hearts grow at least three sizes. Larissa Cleveland Photography was fortunate enough to capture all of these incredibly special moments in a wedding that was as personal as it was beautiful.

The Couple:

Karen and Chris

The Wedding:

The Carneros Inn, Napa Valley, California

The Inspiration:

Overall, the idea was for the wedding to be sophisticated, but simple and natural. For my dress, the one word that kept coming to me was “ethereal” and Lea (who designed my dress) did such a great job capturing that.

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The Moments:

It was incredible that just as we walked in, a rainbow appeared behind us and framed the ceremony as we stood in the apple orchard with the vineyards in the background. The other best moment was when sealed the ceremony with a kiss, my son Owen came up behind Chris, hugging him. We then enveloped Owen and each other in a hug, feeling the incredible love of our new family.

The Couple Recommends:

Larissa Cleveland was amazing. From the time we met her she was professional, helpful and so sweet. One of the things to think about with a photographer, is this is the person who will be with you through the whole day, and you want someone you are comfortable with. I feel like we became friends through this process.

I also really appreciated Neil Hunt at Hunt Littlefield Flowers because he really listened to me and helped me define what I was saying I wanted. I am obsessed with the color green (chartreuse specifically) and yet, I didn’t think I should have it in the ceremony. He convinced me I must include it and I am so glad we did. His flower arrangements and bouquet were creative and amazing.

Several of our friends told us that Pop Fiction was the best band they had ever heard and we all danced all night. The floor was packed!

We couldn’t have had the wedding without Brooke Baglietto at The Carneros Inn. She took care of every detail, treated us like we were the only couple she was dealing with and was a complete pro. I highly recommend her and the Carneros Inn. It was the perfect venue.

Finally, Peter Chung did such a beautiful job of singing before and during our ceremony. In addition to having an amazing voice, his humility is remarkable for such a talent.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Larissa Cleveland Photography
Venue – The Caneros Inn
Floral Design – Hunt Littlefield
Catering – The Caneros Inn
Ceremony Music – Peter Chung
Live Band – Pop Fiction
Videography – Luke Goodman
Invitations – Mira Aster
Wedding Dress – Lea Couture
Bridal Accessories – Mabel Chong Jewelry
Groom’s Apparel – Zegna
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Ralph Lauren
Rings – Leher Designs
Linens – La Tavola
Favors – Glassy Baby

A special thanks to Larissa Cleveland Photography for sharing Karen and Chris’ lovely wedding at The Caneros Inn with Junebug! If you love the breezy look of this wedding, be sure to check out Kristin and Nick’s bohemian Block Island wedding for more inspiration.

xoxoNicole

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you for featuring this lovely wedding! Karen and Chris are two very special people, their love is undeniable – such a gift to witness and record it!

  2. Wow ! how nice and wonderful couple sweet and romantic wedding photography . I’m inspiration to see these .

  3. Love this couple . Always i appreciate such happy couple photography . Thanks you so much .

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