Real wedding: Christina + Eric

In 2005, Chris and Eric went on one of their first trips to Napa Valley, California and stayed at a private residence.  Eric works for an importing and distributing company, so a wine tasting trip was very appropriate.  The property features a very romantic setting.  At the time, they both though of how amazing it would be for a wedding, not realizing that six years later, it would be their venue.  The property features lots of fruit trees and a vineyard that overlooks the valley.  In keeping with the natural beauty of their surroundings, they chose to do a simple yet rustic theme, choosing summery pale hues of yellow, green, and cream for their colors.

One of the first wedding planning tasks they had completed was finding a florist.  After meeting Leah and Rafael, owners of Spiral Hand Floral and Event Design, they realized they shared a love for nature.  It was a perfect match.  Since Chris attended culinary school, a great caterer was extremely important.  Andrea from The Girl and the Fig Caterers was wonderful at capturing exactly what Chris and Eric envisioned; amazing crostinis, an oyster bar with 500 oysters, and finally a dessert bar that included delicious pastries.  Another vendor they could not have done without was their event planners, Amy and Janice, from Amy Nichols Events.  Planning a wedding from NYC to California was not an easy task, but Amy and Janice made it seamless and effortless.  Amy and Janice helped with every little detail, from representing their mini dachshunds, Gus and Tucker, to the honorary table that held pictures of their beloved ones who had passed on.  Overall, their day was magical in its simplicity and truly reflected Chris and Eric as a couple.  Together they shared a beautiful day with their friends, family, and each other.


Planner: Janice Javier for Amy Nichols Special Events
Photographer:Carolyn Quilici for Lisa Lefkowitz Fine Art Photography
Flowers: Spiral Hand Florist
Catering: The Girl and the Fig
Cake: Buttercream Bakery
Photobooth: Denon and Doyle
Hair & Makeup: Sherrie Long

[images from Carolyn Quilici for Lisa Lefkowitz Fine Art Photography]

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  1. This a lovely wedding, yellow is such a beautiful accent colour and the dress is the height of elegance. Congrats to Christina and Eric 🙂

  2. Jamie

    I love the doxies cake topper! ADORABLE!

  3. Jenny Chin

    Christina is my cousin! This wedding was completely wonderful and everything looked as colorful and lovely as it appears in the photos. Thanks to all the vendors and to the wedding planners who made this day so gorgeous and special.

  4. Chris

    Thanks Jenny for the comment! Eric and I had an amazing wedding and we couldn’t have pulled it off without the support of our family and friends. The vendors were all amazing, if anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

  5. Everything’s quite minimalist and yet charming. The yellow is such a sweet addition to the color palette; it’s bright and cheery, just the mood you need for a wedding. 🙂

  6. lala

    I Love those bridesmaid dresses! any idea how we can find out where they are from?! mazel tov on the beautiful day!!

  7. Chris

    Hi Lala,

    The Bridesmaid dresses are from J-Crew. They are the silk chiffon dresses in grey. I let the girls pick out their own dress, but they decided on similar styles. My maid-of-honor added this cute little braided shoulder strap to her dress.

    Tip: if you know someone or have a student ID card then you can get them for 15% off!! Also, try to work out a deal…like if you have a lot of girls then maybe they can do “free shipping” or something like that.

  8. I LOVE this wedding…what amazing color choices and beautiful details. Congrats to the couple!!! 🙂

  9. Stunning! The bouquets are beautiful. The color combination of cream/white, yellow and green for the flowers looks great. A good way to make any color pop is to pair it with 2 neutral colors (green being neutral in the world of flowers).

  10. Ashley

    Beautiful. What private estate was it? I’m from Napa and looking for a private venue in that area.

  11. they wanted to keep it private so even I dont know…sorry!

  12. Gaya

    Charming, lovely and sweet!

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