Hey Beauties, Katherine & Donald’s wedding at Auberge du Soleil is the perfect inspiration for any bride looking for a romantic and chic wedding day. Every detail worked perfectly together! Thank you to Clane Gessel Photography for capturing all the stunning details you will see below.
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.
The planning began and they decided on a chic and stunning wedding at Auberge Du Soleil in Napa Valley, California. Katherine & Donald couldn’t have asked for a better day! From the picture perfect weather for their out door ceremony to the sunning choice of wedding gowns and beauty chosen by the bride, everything looked like a fairy tale. Katherine chose a beautifully embellished Kenneth Pool gown to wear as she said her vows, and her Beautiful pale pink and white bouquet with a pop of unique color from the black and white anemones was the perfect accent!
Katherine & Donald’s indoor reception was elegant from in every way. The romantic rustic touches, stunning decor and beautiful French doors created an atmosphere that was both stylish and memorable.
Photographer: Clane Gessel Photography
Reception Venue: Auberge du Soleil
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Musicians: Bellarosa String Quartet
DJ: Boutique DJs
Dress Store: 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