If you’re looking for the most magical Napa valley wedding venue, we’ve found it. The Vintage Estate is simply stunning and even more beautiful when Kelli and Marc got married there. We’ll let Jihan Cerda Photography take us back to this best day ever through photos we’re sure these two will cherish for a lifetime. Shoutout to Bravo Weddings and Events, the behind the scenes team that made this day happen!
Gold foiled greenery invitations, two Pinterest-worthy pairs of wedding day shoes, and timeless diamond stud accessories waited in the bridal suite when Jihan arrived for detail shots. The very talented Whitney Stassi Artistry and Painted Ladies Forever pampered Kelli and her crew and they modeled their bridal party looks in sleek black robes before sending the bride off to read a love letter Marc wrote for her. “All of Me Loves All of You” read the card and we’re sure the words inside calmed her nerves and made her even more excited to see her groom.
Marc got ready in a nearby suite, his groomsmen helped make sure he had a smile on his face the entire time, and even consoled him when he teared up reading the letter Kelli wrote him. They wore classic black tuxedos and bow ties, with single anemones surrounded by greenery on their lapels. The bride’s nephew played the very important role of ring bearer and also wins the award for cutest kid in a tuxedo ever!
This first look. Was epic. Through the trees we watch as Kelli slowly walks towards Marc, taps him on the shoulder and reacts with pure joy when he turns around. Her wedding dress had long lace sleeves, a dramatic low back and train that floated along the grass. It’s not wonder he couldn’t keep his eyes off of her. She held the most spectacular white floral bouquet by Heirlooms and Blooms. After the romantic first look, her gals joined her in long black dresses for photos before the ceremony began.
Parasols were organized neatly in a basket behind a chalkboard sign welcoming and thanking guests for for being in their lives. The ceremony space was stunning. A majestic pergola was their alter, white chairs were decorated with eucalyptus bunches wrapped in white ribbon, and each golden frame was so unique and bright. Marc’s mother walked her down the aisle and then lit two candles before taking their seats.
Kelli smiled at her father before shifting her gaze down the brick path to her groom. We wish we could share every photo of this emotional and intimate ceremony. There were so many tears of joy. After sharing vows the newlyweds had their first ever kiss as husband and wife and celebrated with friends and family by stopping at the end of the aisle to take a group photo (we just LOVE this!). While guests enjoyed the Wilson Bar, Kelli and Marc snuck off into the venue’s vineyards for sunset photos. Her veil, bouquet and beautiful smile stole the show!
The reception hall was incredible. Towering exposed brick walls surrounded white linen tables with candlesticks and flower arrangements. Two massive chandeliers added even more candlelight to the space. We love the mix of gold, mercury and glass in each centerpiece. The bride and groom showed off their matching Christian Louboutin’s before the grand entrance and the most romantic first dance.
Speeches by loved ones kept everyone laughing, Kelli made sure Marc didn’t leave the cake cutting without a bit of frosting on his nose, and then these two danced the night away with their favorite people. Welcome to Married Life Kelli and Marc!! We wish you a lifetime of trips to magical vineyards, tears of joy, and moments you’ll never forget.
Venue. The Vintage Estate
Photography. Jihan Cerda Photography
Planner. Bravo Weddings and Events
Makeup. Whitney Stassi Artistry
Hair. Painted Ladies Forever
Flowers. Heirlooms and Blooms