Gold and White Wedding in Napa Valley

Photographer: Matt Edge Wedding Photography
Venue & Caterer: Farmstead Restaurant at Long Meadow Ranch
Hair & Makeup: The Powder Room
Cinematography: Frontside Films
Coordinator: Va de Vie Events
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Flowers: Green Snapdragon
Groom's Attire: Vera Wang
Shoe Designer: Nina
Stationery: Ink & Iron
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events
Bridesmaid Dresses: Parker
Band: Hot Einstein
Calligraphy: K is for Calligraphy

Rehearsal Dinner:
Venue: Lodi Farm Center
Catering: The Buckhorn Steakhouse
Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events

Read on to hear how TJ and Troy met and to see how much this gold and white wedding in Napa Valley cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you Troy and I were set up by mutual friends in the summer of 2003 when he was still in the Navy. In no time at all, I was head over heels for this sailor and was hearing wedding bells. But at the end of his enlistment, he relocated from California to Florida to finish his flight training and although we continued to see each other, we were young and the distance proved to be too much. As the years passed by, I never forgot about Troy; I would compare the men I dated to him and wonder what he was up to. Finally in early 2010, we reconnected via email, and it was as if we had never been apart. Within six months we were engaged and were finally planning our future together! In the seven years that we were apart, I had assumed he was married and oh how I was jealous of his wife, for I knew she was the luckiest girl alive. Today I pinch myself because I am that girl. I had to wait ten years to marry him, but it was so worth it! Here's the partial budget breakdown: Venue & Catering: $12,900 Venue included dinner for 92 guests, 8 kids meals, 12 vendor meals, open bar, and s'mores. We opted for s'mores instead of a wedding cake, and I'm so glad we did. It was about $700, but it added so much to the atmosphere; it was one of the best decisions we made for the wedding. Transportation: $610—Our guests were staying all throughout the valley, so we did not offer shuttle service. Party Rentals: $2250—The big ticket items were th dance floor ($450), patio heaters ($855), and café lights. Farmstead has a "barn" that can be used for dancing and would have spared these expenses. Flowers: $1700—Included flowers six centerpieces for the rehearsal dinner. Band: $3500—We could have reduced the music cost by going with a DJ, but we wanted live music. Coordinator: $1300 Decorations: $500 The other big ticket items, like the dress and photographer, are more flexible.