All the romantic rustic chic details Jennifer + Kyle chose for their big day (after being together close to ten years!) sure are stunning, but the fact that they pulled it off while she was finishing up her OB/GYN residency in the Bay Area and he was busy running several California businesses? A huge feat. Their planner Kathy of Kathy Higgins Weddings swooped in to help them pull it off, and Sylvie Gil captured all the pretty bits:
Kathy says, as Midwesterners who have come to love the Napa Valley, its wines and its fantastic weather, it was the spot they chose for their special day. Every decision was made with input from each other. They fell in love with the Black Swan Lake property between St. Helena and Calistoga. It’s lovely, swaying weeping willow trees as a canopy over their ceremony.
Of course each of their dogs had to be involved somehow…
The wines were carefully chosen to pair with the Elaine Bell Catering meal and Kyle chose the after dinner Port wines to go along with the dessert bar. Not to mention this mixology bar by Goose & Gander. Clearly these guys know how to entertain!
The epitome of rustic chic, don’t you think?
And off they go. Congratulations you two!
Photographer: Sylvie Gil / Videographer: Jamie of Daydreamer Cinema / Venue: Black Swan Lake in Napa / Wedding Planner: Kathy Higgins Weddings / Florals: Kimberly Rose Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Maria Lee / Cake: Perfect Endings / Catering: Richard Earl of Elaine Bell Catering / Oyster Bar: John Burkhard at Hog Island Oyster Co. / Mixologist: Goose & Gander / Rentals: Elizabeth, Dee, & Juli of Classic / Ceremony Music: Lucky Devils Group / Band: Thai Matus at The Lucky Devils & Brian Wolfe/Keys & Sax / Celebrant: Alicia at Vow Muse / Lighting: Larry Ginesi at Illusions / Linen: La Tavola / Photo Booth: Chris Rife at Pixilated / Rehearsal Dinner: Marageret Meraz of Flora Springs / Slide Show: James Raymond of Napa Valley Media / Transportation: Karen Dooley of California Wine Tours