Carneros | June 2023

“A colorful love affair in Napa”

Nina and Josh met at UCLA and decided to have a California destination wedding, for their friends and family in Napa Valley. They landed on Carneros Resort due to its blooming flowers and relaxed, elegant atmosphere. What a day they had!! 75 and sunny, it was the perfect California weather for the newlyweds.

Their color palette was inspired by nature and the pastel pops of color were the perfect representation of their outgoing personalities. Pinks, blues and neutral colors adorned the reception tables while organic greenery hung from the lamps in the dining room.  The beautiful scenery of Carneros was expertly styled in a way that looked like Nina and Josh simply walked onto the property and decided to get married. Carneros’ arbor with white roses growing up the sides paired with the light wood chairs and large floral arrangements at the end of the aisle.

Two contemporary bars and comfortable lounge furniture welcomed guests into the reception space and it was evident that everyone was ready to celebrate the couple when a traditional Russian toast kicked off dinner! Nothing like a shot of vodka to get the party started. THE CAKE! The three tiered, classic wedding cake was pressed with edible wildflowers and had guests’ jaw dropping as they walked by. What a showstopper. As Napa Wedding Planners, we see our fair share of first dances but this one was the GOAT. Having practiced for months prior to the wedding Nina and Josh pulled out all the stops with a ballroom dance that left the crowd roaring. It was a moment to remember.

Favorite Things:

  1. The bride’s beautiful Rita Vinieris a-line gown

  2. The groom’s Gucci suit!!! 

  3. Colorful menus and flowers

Wedding Details:

Wedding Venue: Carneros Resort

Wedding Style: Relaxed elegance

Wedding Colors:  Neutrals, pinks, and dusty blues

Guest Count: 150


Beauty: Artists by Sherrie Long

DJ: Boutique DJs

Wedding Dress: Kinsley James Couture Bridal

Venue: Carneros

Photography: Via Imagery

Videography: Barrel 9 Media

Rentals: BBJ La Tavola + Encore Events Rentals

Dessert: Sweet cakes Sonoma

Flowers: Bloomsbay Floral Studio

Paperie: Little Bird Paper Company