This stylish Andaz Napa wedding was a destination celebration for Chicago couple, Alaina and Zack. Both wedding and reception took place at the ultra-chic Napa hotel, Andaz. The outdoor patio was a beautiful spot for portraits, with the sweeping drapes and backdrop of green bamboo. The couple wanted the aesthetic of their reception to resemble a Wes Anderson movie, which I just thought was brilliant. The reception was held at the hotel restaurant, the Farmer’s Table which truly met the goal. Plaid rugs, leather wing-back chairs and a roaring fire created a warm and quirky atmosphere. Alaina and Zack were so in love and reveled in spedning this incredible day with thier closest friends and family. From Alaina, “Zack and I met about three years ago, during a time when neither of us expected it. From the minute we met, we were crazy about each other, and that remains 100% true today. We are best friends and soul mates, and there is no one that I have more fun with, or would rather be with. We feel extremely lucky to have each other, and are so excited to get married.” Congratulations to Alaina and Zack!Venue: Andaz Napa, Coordination: Glow Event Design, Flowers: Karen Brown, Reception: Farmer’s Table
A Corinthian Yacht Club wedding is always memorable for the beauty, atmosphere and location. My couples often first hold their ceremonies at Old St. Hilary’s Church in Tiburon. This tiny chapel is incredibly picturesque and romantic. Guests travel to the waterside to the Corinthian Yacht Club for cocktail hour and dinner. I usually spend time with my couples in the Tiburon town square making fun portraits. Guests love the views of San Francisco from this venue and the indoor/outdoor options from the reception area. From the Corinthian’s website: “Located at the heart of the waterfront edge of Main Street in the little quaint picturesque town of Tiburon, the newly renovated and 100+ year old Corinthian Yacht Club is known for its stunning majestic panoramic views of the San Francisco cityscape, its classic romantic colonial structure, its unparalleled exquisite nautical atmosphere, and above all its extraordinary award winning menu and delightful service.”
Corinthian Yacht Club wedding
Although Angie and Oliver’s wedding will take place on an island in the South Pacific ( I know, I know) a San Francisco engagement session was still important to them. This couples loves San Francisco and they wanted to have images together in their favorite locations around the City. North Beach and the Embarcadero are so charming, we took our time and played in these two neighborhoods. Photographing at night is also special as we can capture the moody light and colorful signage. It was a true pleasure for me to work with these two. Congratulations to Angie and Oliver!