Rachel and Chris’ fall rustic luxe vineyard wedding at Brix Napa has all the beautiful neutral tones and elements that you are looking for if you are planning an outdoor wedding. The San Diego couple chose to have a wedding in early October when the vineyard is in full bloom and the grapes are ripe on the vines just before harvest.
Monique Lhuillier for Rachel
One of my all-time favorite wedding dress designers is Monique Lhuillier, so you can imagine how excited I was when I saw Rachel’s silk white sorbet colored wedding dress: the Dulce. It is a sheath gown topped with a plunging V-neckline over a corset-style bodice. The curve-skimming style of Italian lace tulle sweeps the floor with a godet-flared skirt. It’s absolutely gorgeous!
As for the wedding shoes, Rachel selected the powder pink Valentino rockstud block heel sandals.
Wedding Invitation Suite
The beautiful wedding invitation suite is by Sweet Paper from La Jolla, CA.
The best moment of the getting ready portion of your wedding day is when your mom helps you with your dress and the accessories…
It’s such a sweet moment when bride and groom exchange love notes and gifts…
Rachel got a gorgeous bracelet as a wedding gift from Chris!
Their ceremony decor has a lot of greeneries that complement the vineyards in the background. Absolutely love the rustic distressed white ceremony A-frame white wood arbor with florals by Mae Flowers Sonoma.
What do you think of this green seeded eucalyptus garland lining the chivari chairs along the aisle?
Mixed white florals in a mason jar hanging on the back of the chivari chairs make a simple yet beautiful decor for the ceremony.
A colorful Persian rug at the ceremony altar adds a bit of texture and boho style to the ceremony design…
The grapes in the vineyard were blooming, ready to be harvested!
Carlos Herrera Band provided music during the ceremony and cocktail hour.
The moment when the bride and groom walk up the aisle as husband-and-wife is definitely our favorite! They are always so happy and excited to be married, and now they can enjoy the reception with their loved ones.
And of course we can’t miss the gorgeous light in the vineyards during the bridal portrait session!
Wedding Reception Setup
How beautiful is this outdoor wedding reception setup with all the neutral canvas sun umbrellas? Lisa McAdams of Boutique Events Napa and her team did an amazing job putting all the details together.
Each guest has a mini baguette from Bouchon Bakery with their names on them. What a wonderful idea!
We love all the wood rustic details of this wedding from the seating chart sitting on the wine barrel, to the pashmina shawls inside the basket and signage all over the reception area!
Squeezing in the last drop of sunset light across the vineyard. If the dinner reception has started already (especially during the Summer or early Fall when the days are longer), we usually “steal” the bride and groom for 15 to 20 minutes during that time to take a few more sunset portraits before night falls.
Back at the reception with the brother and sister of the groom giving heartfelt speeches to the newlyweds.
Main entree of the evening – grilled rib eye steak and prawns!
The Lucky Devil’s Band looking sharp in this group shot!
The Father Daughter dance is always so special!
If you and your guests like cigars, it’s a fun way to to include a cigar station at your wedding.
Late night fries, anyone? Rachel and Chris had these special custom french fries boxes made with their names and wedding date on them! And the wedding favors are french macarons by the talented Patisserie Angelica.
Yummy desserts and wedding cake also by Patisserie Angelica.
A classic vintage car from Napa Valley Tours & Transportation to whisk the lovely bride and groom away on their wedding night.
It was such an honor working with such a talented creative team:
Photographers: Evonne & Darren Wong of Evonne & Darren Photography
Event Planner: Lisa McAdams of Boutique Events Napa
Ceremony Location: Brix
Reception Location: Brix
Floral Designer: Mae Flowers Sonoma
Wedding Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Salon: M Bride
Wedding Shoes Designer: Valentino
Bride’s Engagement Rings: Custom
Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co.
Bride’s Jewelry: Bridal Beginning
Groom’s Wedding Ring: Quest Jewelers
Wedding Attire for Groom : Custom made
Groom’s Wedding Shoes: Magnanni
Groom’s Watch: Rolex
Hair Stylist: Leilani Lucas of Salon Eleven
Makeup Stylist: Keli Campbell of Salon Eleven
Invitations/Stationery Designer: Sweet Paper
Desserts & Wedding Favors: French Macarons by Patisserie Angelica
Mini Baguettes: Bouchon Bakery
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Rentals: Bright Event Rentals, Encore Event Rentals, Theoni Collection.
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Musician: Carlos Herrera Band
Live Band: Lucky Devils Band
Cigar Rollers: Wine Country Entertainment
Guests Transportation: California Wine Tours
Vintage Get Away Car: Napa Valley Tours & Transportation
Congratulations, Rachel and Chris!
7377 St. Helena Hwy
Napa, CA 94558