It was a beautiful, sunny summer day in the Northern California wine country. Tucked into a little corner of Yountville, Addendum restaurant was prepping to have a very special wedding on their grounds. This cozy outdoor eatery, complete with rows of thriving garden beds, tall redwood trees, flowers and fruits trees blooming throughout was being transformed into a magical, one of a kind wedding venue. Fifty of Eliza & Dan’s closest friends and family gathered into this sweet, private spot to celebrate this couple’s commitment to one another.
About the couple: Eliza work for the DC branch of a Silicon Valley-based tech company, doing government proposals and procurement. Dan works on the strategy and analytics team of a product company. The couple love to cook together, go on hikes, and explore small towns in our area. They currently live in DC for work, but Eliza grew up in the Bay Area and all her family and close friends are still there, so Dan and her visit frequently. Dan is from Connecticut but his family has mostly moved to Southern California over time, so when they were thinking about wedding locations, the Napa Valley was both sentimental (they loved going there for short getaways as a couple) and convenient for both of their families and friends. Eliza and Dan met during a summer program way back in high school and managed to keep their friendship alive for a few years long-distance. However, things got serious when fate seemed to put them together- both of them ended up in the same city for one semester of college and they’ve been together ever since!
To Eliza & Dan- thank you so much for allowing me to capture your big day! I couldn’t stop smiling your whole wedding- everything was just so perfect! From your gorgeous ceremony in the garden, to your stunning reception under the redwood trees, to your beautiful first dance under the market lights- everything so perfectly tucked all into the same space- it was fabulous! Your truly created a special environment for all your friends and family to gather with you and support this next step in your lives. I won’t forget how both your vows made me teary eyed (they were seriously the sweetest ever!), how amazingly Eliza twirled in her dress during our little private time out in the vineyards, or how Dan made the sweet “lift-and-kiss” pose look so effortless! You two are such a beautiful couple whom it’s obvious you deeply care for one another, and I’m sure you are going to have nothing but an amazing marriage to one another. Congrats again on becoming husband & wife- I hope you are having a blast on your tropical honeymoon!
Venue: Addendum, Yountville
Flowers: Dana Alba
Wedding Cake: Bouchon Bakery
Rentals: Bright Rentals