Bright and playful spring tones brought together this chic Napa Valley Rehearsal Dinner at Carneros Resort.
I love being able to work with my couples for the entire weekend of their wedding. It allows me to capture a thorough view of their story. Which usually begins with pre-wedding celebrations like the rehearsal dinner. Lily & Evan’s bright and playful dinner on the lawn of Carneros Resort was a wonderful way to begin the weekend of their wedding and welcome their guests who traveled just for the occasion.
Lily and Evan are a couple from New York who originally planned for a destination wedding in Paris in 2020. As you can imagine they had to reschedule their original plans and found that they felt pulled instead to wed in the gorgeous rolling vineyards of Napa Valley.
Their wedding weekend began when they welcomed guests to a dinner overlooking the sprawling Napa countryside. Small jute bags were filled to the brim with thoughtful gifts for the guests to enjoy over the weekend. Including treats and bottles of champagne to pop in celebration of Lily & Evan. The couple also arranged a table of pashminas for their guests to wrap themselves in as the night air turned from the warmth of the valley to a light breeze.
Their guests spent the evening dining on a seasonally prepared custom dinner at family-style seating under rows of cafe lighting. There were carefully crafted cocktails, a speech by the bride and groom, and a sea of loved ones that came to honor their union. Lily and Evan were later wed in a classically elegant ceremony by the arbor of Carneros Resort. You can see the full details of their union, in this post.
Napa Valley Wedding Photographer: Anna Gianfrate Photography
Planning & Design: Loli Events
Florals: Jennifer Cole Florals
Venue: Carneros Resort & Spa
Stationery: Wiley Valentine