When Ashley and Chris’ wedding hit my inbox from Brooke Beasley Photography I just knew that it was one that I had to share with the world. From the amazing dress and ceremony location to all of the stunning little details this fairytale garden wedding is perfect for any bride-to-be’s Pintrest board!
On September 22 at the Calistoga Ranch in California, Ashley and Chris tied the knot. The bride reflect on the moment that they first met at work five years ago, “we instantly were drawn to each other’s dry sense of humor.” The bride donned a backless wedding gown made of lace with a downplayed tiered skirt and chapel-length veil. The groom wore a crisp black suit with a white tie and boutineer.
This ceremony was nontraditional in the most elegant way, Chris decided that he did not want to have groomsmen. However, Ashley was totally set on the idea of having her best friends by her side the second her life changed forever. Her bridesmaids wore gorgeous peony pink chiffon dresses with varied necklines and carried bouquets of roses and hydrangeas down the aisle. The attendees arrived by nothing other than a party bus and were given custom cocktails to beat the 80 degree heat before the wedding.
The ceremony took place outside underneath a tree with a beautiful crystal chandelier underneath; it was the perfect Napa wedding with flowers of all sorts and nature heavily incorporated into this fairytale garden wedding. The reception was definitely not an event to forget! The party was surrounded by a custom made sheer tent and timeless rustic decor such as mercury glass centerpieces and lace runners. After the ceremony, they headed over to a local wine venue called Wine Cave to celebrate the night away. According to the couple, the best advice that they have for newlyweds is this: “Keep the wedding about you and your future husband because at the end of the day that’s all that matters.”
Photos: Brooke Beasley Photography
Event Planner: Christina Andrews Weddings
Dress Designer: Cymbeline from L’Fay Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: Katie Shy
Makeup Artist: Sarah Resnick
Floral Designer: Garden Party
Venue: Calistoga Ranch
Groom’s Attire: Armani
Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew
Ceremony Musicians: Dave Ritz Music
Officiant: Father Tom Dowling
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Reception Musicians: Dave Ritz Music
Cake: Patisserie Angelica