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WEDDING BLOG

The Cave Reception in This Napa Wedding at The Meritage Resort and Spa is All Kinds of Glamorous

September 15, 2019 | brooke

Bailey and Sam’s intimate wedding reception happened in a cave at The Meritage Resort and Spa, y’all! And while we’re quite obsessed with that fact alone, their entire day makes us smile those giddy, just-got-married smiles. Let’s start with Bailey — who looked absolutely flawless in her timeless Pronovias dress and glam by makeup artist Samanta Keefauver . We’re also loving the fall-colored floral bouquet by Bewilder Floral and how Lauren Miller Events planned reception decor that’s simple, yet bold enough to stand out in a cave. Scroll on to see all of these fabulous details and love-filled moments captured by the talented Abby Roses!

The Couple:

Bailey & Sam

The Wedding:

The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa, California

I had a very special connection with my makeup artist (Sam) who is the most genuine and caring person I have ever been around. Having good energy around you the morning of your wedding is SO important and she made me feel calm and at ease the entire morning.

From the groom: I’ll never forget seeing Bailey in her dress for the first time. I’ll always remember feeling her finally touch my shoulder and turning around to see her. All the nervous anticipation and concern about tiny details washed away — I was just incredibly excited to marry this woman. The rest of the day was a blur. The ceremony was beautiful. The reception was a blast. But I’ll never forget our first look.

It’s so easy to dedicate way too much time and stress to the little things, but ultimately, this day is about marrying your best friend. That’s what matters and that’s what you’ll always remember.

The Cave at The Meritage Resort & Spa was breathtaking without any extra details. We wanted a simple and elegant wedding and The Cave was the perfect amount of drama while still being elegant and beautiful.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Abby Roses
Event Planning – Lauren Miller Events
Ceremony Venue – Holy Family Missions Church
Reception Venue – The Meritage Resort and Spa
Floral Design – Bewilder Floral
Videography – French Film Co.
Makeup Artist – Makeup by Samantha Keefauver
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Engagement Ring – Jennie Kwon
Bride’s Wedding Band – Kasia Jewelry
Groom’s Wedding Band – Alexis Russell

Many congratulations and cheers to Bailey and Sam on their most special day, and shouts of thanks to makeup artist Samantha Keefauver for sharing this sweet day with us. We’re officially all dreaming of a trip to The Cave at The Meritage Resort and Spa! For more Napa wedding inspiration check out this Napa Valley wedding at Brasswood Estate.

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