Choosing a venue close to their hearts, Brendan and Jena hosted their rustic wedding at the bride’s family home and business, Forni-Brown-Welsh Gardens in California. Bright florals and rustic décor came together perfectly to create their garden party wedding. Adding another sentimental touch to this sweet wedding, the couple gave away homemade olive oil as favors. Clarkie Photography captured all the meaningful moments at this outdoor wedding in Napa Valley.
Brendan and Jena
Forni-Brown-Welsh Gardens, Napa Valley, California
It was mostly taken from the location. We we’re extraordinarily lucky to have Forni-Brown-Welsh Gardens as our family home; and the family and friends that put so many years into cultivating the land also put so much love and care into our wedding.
Brendan: My favorite moment was when the entire party was just getting their seats for dinner; the sun was just setting on the Palisade mountains and the light was hitting all of our family and friends perfectly.
Jena: I think my favorite moment was immediately after the wedding, as we were walking down the aisle. In the pictures, you can really see the pure joy on both of our faces. Joy — mixed with love and relief!
The Couple Recommends:
We were very lucky in that everyone we worked with was wonderful! Everyone was extremely professional, timely and made the whole experience pleasant. 5 stars all around!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Clarkie Photography
Event Planning – Stellareese Wines
Venue – Forni-Brown-Welsh Gardens
Floral Design – Lauren Schiller
Catering – Rick Warkel Catering
Cake – Sweet On Cake
Officiant – Edie Weinstein
Live Music – Cosmo Alley Cats
Invitations – HelloTenFold
Makeup Artist – Misty Taylor
Hair Styling – Misty Taylor
Wedding Dress – Saja Wedding
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – J.Crew
Groom’s Apparel – J.Crew
Rentals – Classic Party Rentals
A special thanks to Clarkie Photography for giving us a glimpse into Brendan and Jena’s garden party wedding in Napa Valley. Love this bright floral look? Head over to this southwestern inspired wedding at Mercury Hall!