The day after the Asado dinner, we went from table settings, linens and flowers that looked like this
to this–a beautiful, elegant Kiddush brunch.
Virginia and David, along with their family, hosted a Kiddush brunch for their family and friends who came from Israel. It was a lovely setting, completely transformed from the night before.
I love taking photos of all the details that make the whole.
But even more than the decor, I love the stolen moments that happen in a quick whisper, a private joke, an exhale with the one you love.
Brian and I were standing in totally different places while the brunch unfolded, but we both seemed to feel the energy of this single moment. I love that we both captured a stolen moment of joy between David and Virginia, from two different angles. Virginia’s beautiful smile is stunning.
Nothing exists but the two of them and their love in this image.
That evening, we left Louis M. Martini Winery and drove up into the hills to Auberge du Soleil for the Rehearsal Dinner. Next time your are in Napa, you must have dinner at the Auberge. The view of all the vineyards below is amazing–it stretches as far as the eye can see.
The draped seating below is lit by candles and part of the spa. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon.
Virginia and Robert Fountain’s team worked on a color scheme that complemented the morning brunch. The centerpiece flower arrangements were breath taking. The Asado dinner color scheme was bright and vibrant. The Kiddush brunch was shades of white against a soft green. The rehearsal dinner was made up of rich elegant tones; creams, light pinks and buttery yellows with antique whites. A photographer’s dream!
And live music that was appropriate to the elegant setting.
Every detail was in place and the lovely brunch flowed into an elegant evening of celebration. Brian and I came home full of imagery, excitement, and vision for the next two days. Can you believe the Wedding Day was still to come? 🙂 You can just imagine how amazing the wedding was going to be with what you’ve seen of Virginia’s vision and Robert’s magic. You won’t be disappointed! The wedding was stunning.
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