After seven years together, this couple had been through everything. A fun trip to Chicago resulted in their engagement. Then, came the best part— this elegant wedding at Auberge Du Soleil in Napa Valley. Clane Gessel Photography captured more than just great photos, the essence of this romantic affair is present in each shot! In a stunning Kenneth Pool design, the bride took more than just the groom’s breath away! The decor, the fashion, the flowers, and well- that beautiful cake is all to die for! Check out the FULL GALLERY to get your wedding day inspiration on!
From the Photographer… “The couple me during a study abroad program in Siena, Italy while attending University of California, Irvine. After learning they had commonalities in art, travel and music, Don sketched a rendering of the hands from the Sistine Chapel and an inscription that read, “Always treat your interests as divine,” which was meant to symbolize the act of making a true connection with each other. After their study abroad program ended they backpacked all over Europe together. Fast forward to seven years of dating and a spontaneous trip to Chicago in 2011, Don popped the question at the top of the John Hancock building at the Signature Room.”
Photographer: Clane Gessel Photography // Reception Venue: Auberge du Soleil // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids // Musicians: Bellarosa String Quartet // DJ: Boutique DJs // Headpiece: Jennifer Behr // Dress Store: Jin Wang // Dress Designer: Kenneth Pool // Makeup Artist: sherrie long makeup hair and effects // Cake Designer: Sweet on Cake // Floral Designer: Tesoro Flowers // Invitation Designer: Union Street Papery // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Written by Laurice Yanar, Creative Direction by Alejandra Baca-Rodriguez