My photography of Alyssa and Brett’s Vintage Estate wedding is featured in Junebug Weddings, alongside a wonderful interview with Alyssa. I met Alyssa through her friend Keisha, whose wedding I photographed in Cayman Islands. When I think of Alyssa, a bright-eyed Wall Street executive, the first thing that comes to my mind is her effortless elegance and unexpected kindness. Read my story of how Alyssa gave me her Vera Wang Eleanor dress on Grace Ormonde.
Alyssa and Brett’s multi-day destination wedding brought the New York couple and 75 guests to the sophisticated Napa Valley vineyard for the opportunity to experience far more than a wedding ceremony. Wedding coordinator Cay Lemon of Zest Productions was instrumental in planning this lush weekend – from the “fiesta” of Mexican food with an accompanying Spanish band to a spa day treat for the bridesmaids and brunch at Auberge de Soleil for the groomsmen.
Against the lush green backdrop of wine country in May, the wedding’s Mediterranean theme beautifully complemented the Wine Country charm of the estate. With guests all decked in white and toting white parasols to shade them from the brilliant California sun, the entire event sported elegance and purity, dotted only occasionally with sage green accents and the natural greens of the summer.