October 25, 2011

I have a beautiful wedding to share with you today and a special DIY project inspired by this wedding! A huge thanks to the fantastic Alison of Alison Yin Photography was generous enough to share this beautiful event with us. “The wedding and reception took place at the Napa Valley Country Club, which had gorgeous rolling hills covered in gnarled oak trees all around it.  Everything happened at the perfect time of day when the light was best, and so it was a real treat to photograph these two, who were so obviously in love and surrounded by quintessential California late summer beauty.  Once the sun went down, Melissa and Donovan planted themselves on the dance floor with their friends and family and danced the night away.  This was a real enthusiastic dancing crowd and as the night went on, the dancing got crazier and crazier, which just made for super fun picture taking!” – Alison

“Donovan and I met in college at San Diego State.  Fast forward a few years and cities later to January 9, 2011, we got engaged!  I knew immediately that I wanted a September wedding in the beautiful Napa Valley . Donovan’s grandpa is a member of the Napa Valley Country Club and has been for Donovan’s entire life.  It seemed like the perfect spot for us to throw a great party with our closest friends and family.” – Melissa the Bride.

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

I love this little flower toss baggie… my next post will be DIY instructions for a project just like this.

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

Alison Yin Wedding Photography - Napa Valley

{event credits} Wedding Dress:  Jenny Yoo // Bride shoes:  BCBGeneration // Groom suit:  Banana Republic // Groom shoes: Banana Republic  // Groom/groomsmen socks: JCREW // Florist: Valley Flora // Hair:  Amber Cusick – Halcon Aveda // Make-up:  she did her own! // Donuts: Butter Cream Bakery // Catering:  Napa Valley Country Club // Photography:  Alison Yin Photography  2nd shooter : Brad Zweerink // DJ21st Century Sounds Custom DJ Entertainment – Paul // Officiant:  Friend (Dave Edler) // Venue:  Napa Valley Country Club  // Stationery/Invitations: Minted.com // Jewelry: Earrings – Lara Lewis, Bracelet – Nordstroms


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Susan
October 26, 2011

The photographs are exquisite and really capture the special day of this couple.