Photography by: Sylvie Gil Photography
About the venue
Where is Beaulieu Garden? That is one question every bride, planner, DJ, florist, and officiant ask themselves when they make their first trip to this magical oasis in the heart of Napa Valley. Brides, do not fear, as anyone who has ever worked or attended an event at this incredible property will tell you, it is well worth the wait.
The property is set back from the main road; you cross the railroad track and the stately gate grants you entrance. The 1/4 mile lane leading to the heart of the property is lined with towering Pine trees and Cabernet vineyards on either side. Are we there yet?
The WOW-factor associated with this location is amazing. Once you arrive and leave your vehicle in the parking area, you still are not sure what to expect. Then you see the Grecian style garden with over-sized pond filled with rose petals and water lilies, a carved stone staircase and landing that are picture-perfect for your ceremony, and perfectly manicured rose gardens that are just a step away from perfection.
Ask the expert
As you peruse the wedding blogs and publications, it is easy for us to begin to think that the level of photography we see is the standard. Take a seat brides, these are all the best of the best and we are so excited to have the amazing Sylvie Gil helping us out and allowing us to publish this "raspberry" soiree. It doesn't matter whether Sylvie is capturing a moment of sure bliss on the bride's face or making sure she gets a gorgeous shot of every detail, for all you brides to be, her work is uncompromising.
I love the picture of the grape arbor set for dinner with the chandeliers and candlelight. This is one of the most gorgeous locations for dinner in all of The Valley; however, trying to capture it on film or describing it to a bride can be difficult. Imagine the warmth created by the chandeliers and the small twinkly lights. The juxtaposition of the brightly hued flora motif against the rustic wood arbor and the dense green foliage is perfect. The bright white table runners jump off the page against the neutral colored farm table - it is gorgeous and Sylvie is amazing in her ability to bring it to life!!
I Do Venues wants to recognize the talented team of wedding professionals who helped to make this bride's dream a reality: Photographer - Sylvie Gil Photography; Planner - Kathy Higgins Weddings; Floral - Valley Flora; Catering - Paula LeDuc Fine Catering; Cake - Perfect Endings; Lighting - Got Light?; Linen and General Rentals - Classic Party Rentals; Lounge Furniture - Blueprint Studios; Entertainment - Ever Music Group, Chris Fox of Fox Sounds.