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Loving the Bold Red and Golds at this Family Owned Vineyard Wedding

late summer vineyard wedding

When you think about the colors red and gold together, it tends to put you in the mood for late December not late summer. Well get ready to have us open your eyes to the color palette possibilities with this next wedding day in Napa, California. Bold color choices aren't the only thing that has us all googly-eyed over this big day, the stunning floral design and a build your own Gin and Tonic bar also grabbed our attention!

So if you are loving the bold red and golds of this family owned vineyard wedding and wish there was a way for you to have been there to see even more of it, we have a little good news. No, not an invitation and a time machine, we have a full gallery of all these images plus more thanks to the photography skills of  J Wiley Photography. Not quite as great as seeing it in person, but oh so close. Enjoy! 

unique wedding bouquet

red and gold wedding invitationsgreen and red boutonnieres

bridal party in red

bridal stylered and green bouquet

vineyard wedding in September

The Rest Is History

From Cassy Rose Events: Alejandra and Jason met while studying public policy at Berkeley. Jason was a year ahead of Alejandra in school and was assigned to be her "Gold Buddy," an older student who could be a helpful resource in getting acclimated to the program. The rest, as they say, is history. 

While most of Alejandra's family traveled from her native Colombia, the family owns a vineyard in Napa where the event was hosted. They wanted to incorporate personal touches (like their love for gin with a "Build your own G&T" bar at cocktail hour) and their love for wine country with a romantic vineyard aesthetic. 

outdoor wedding ceremony ideas

simple and chic outdoor ceremonyfloral wedding arch

here comes the bride

organic floral arch tying the knot

you may now kiss the bridewedding kissjust married

Prioritize your Big Day

From the Bride: We both ultimately had the same goals for the day, but were coming from different starting points, so it was important to clearly lay out our priorities at the very beginning of the planning process: Most important was our marriage, second was throwing a great party for all of our loved ones, third was the wedding (i.e. the aesthetic aspects I was bound to get distracted by). That refrain reminded us to use the  planning process to strengthen rather than stress our relationship; made it easy to allocate a large share of the budget to music, booze, and food; and helped me focus my energy into the key aesthetic pieces I really cared about (flowers, flowers, and paper!). 

Beyond that, hire an awesome wedding planner that you trust, enjoy hanging out with, and who knows how to wind you down when necessary. Cassy was an absolute life saver.


wedding cocktails for your guests

build your own gin and tonic wedding bardecor for your cocktail hour

find your seat escort card table

simple wedding place cardsgarden wedding reception

late summer outdoor wedding reception

wooden and metal table numberred centerpiecesummer or early fall centerpiece ideawedding table decor ideas

late summer red and gold wedding place setting

Learn to Let It Go

I knew going into wedding planning that a) I am am huge perfectionist that had already spent a LOT of time dreaming about my ideal wedding, and b) things were bound to go wrong. So one of my New Year's  resolutions for 2016 was to enjoy my wedding day, and I spent the following nine months practicing letting things slide. Any time something (wedding related or not) didn't go perfectly, I forced myself to let it go and literally viewed it as practice for the wedding. It worked! 

mini wedding cake

first wedding dance

ServiceVendor
Lighting & EntertainmentMagnolia Jazz
Coordinators & StylistsCassy Rose Events
FlowersEothen Floral
Cakes & CateringCulinary Eye Catering
Health & BeautyKatie Nash Beauty
Lighting & EntertainmentCreative Lighting SF
Lighting & EntertainmentLucky Devil's Band
Lighting & EntertainmentSanta Cruz DJ Company
PhotographersJ Wiley Photography
Favors & DetailsGracious Bridal
Favors & DetailsJulia's Cake Stand Rentals
Paper Goods & CalligraphyCurlicue Designs
Paper Goods & CalligraphyLilikoi Design
SignageBee Curious Designs
Cakes & CateringCrisp Bakeshop
FashionLiancarlo
Rentals and TransportationBright Event Rentals