Photography by: Meg Smith
About the Venue
Bryant Family Vineyard is a private estate in Napa, and although it is not available for the general public, it does host a gorgeous wedding. This perfectly designed wedding was styled by the incredible team at MAP Events, which shows everything that is possible in a wine country wedding theme. The ecru "French country" styled chairs look amazing among the grove of natural trees. The foliage and the placement gives the guests the ideal amount of shade under the warm Napa sun.
The bridal couple is surrounded by nature. There doesn't seem to be a necessity for much else in the way of decor. An altar created by a rustic farm-style table is softened by a piece of antique lace, while the loose flowers scattered about seem as if they have fallen from the surrounding trees. The simple unity candle embellished by full hydrangeas takes this simple tabletop display to the next level.
I love Melissa and Jennie's style. They manage to blend a unique look of comfortable country with the refinement of couture. The lounge is neither ultra-modern nor too outdoorsy. The colored cushions offer the perfect blend of color, texture, and comfort. The natural wood bowls with white and soft green hydrangea within is perfect for the setting. The wow-factor they coax from such simple elements is amazing.
As you move into the dining area, you see how they again tied in the idea of casual elegance. The tablesetting and florals are incredible - so stylish and full of color and texture, but just enough bling and sparkle. These details have been placed against a backdrop of a neutral colored table linen and chair choice. Melissa and Jennie chose the bistro chair versus a more formal chiavari or chameleon chair, which in turn provides both warmth and comfort to the design. Love it!
I Do Venues wants to recognize the talented team of wedding professionals who helped to make this bride's dream a reality: Photographer - Meg Smith; Event Planning - Melissa Panico and Jennie Janzen of MAP Events; Catering - Paula leDuc Fine Catering; Florist - Radeff Design Studios; Tenting and Lighting - Classic Party Rentals; Cake - Perfect Endings Wedding Cake; Invitations - Nancy Sharon Collins.