Arian and Chris were joined by their families for their intimate, destination wedding in Rutherford, Napa, at Auberge du Soleil. They kept things personal and simple with the smaller sized wedding, but between the flowers by Monkey Flower Group, Arian's breathtaking dress designed by Anna Campbell and the perfect venue their wedding still shone with beauty and joy.
View more of the lovely venue and all of the details from this simple and elegant wedding in the full gallery here, all breathtakingly captured by Jessamyn Harris Photography.
From the Bride:One of the main reasons we chose Auberge Du Soleil as our wedding destination, besides it's obvious beauty was that they literally took care of EVERYTHING. The entire staff was an absolute dream to work with. Is all we had to do was show up and have a great time. They also have an incredible in house, day-of coordinator that is included in the fee and she was phenomenal. I could not have imagined a more perfect day.
I used the diamond from my mother's ring. She passed away when I was a child and we really wanted to include the memory of her in some way.
When we started planning our wedding our number one priority was to make it as low stress as possible. We wanted to enjoy the day and we wanted to be able to enjoy the company of our guests, which is why we only invited 20 of our closest friends and family. With all honestly, if we had to do it over again, we would change a single thing.In addition to some Arian and Chris-specific Mad Libs, designed by August Press, to fill out at dinner, each guest was given homemade jam from Arian's new jam company, Sweet Lady Cook.
Auberge du Soleil provides Napa Valley’s most panoramic-view destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions from 2 - 120 guests. Terraced on a hillside overlooking the valley vineyards. As you can see a truly gorgeous wedding venue that you must investigate for up and coming Napa wedding.
Read on to see how much this simple and elegant wedding 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.
Our main priorities were to have an amazing venue, food and photography. Because we were on a tight budget we splurged in these areas and cut back in others that were less important to us, but we think it all came together beautifully. You don't have to spend $100K to have a fabulous wedding :)
Engagement Ring Setting: $1,015
Bridal Gown: $1,431
Groom's Attire: $650
Bridal Shoes: $105
Hair & Makeup: $735
Auberge Du Soleil: $5,366.00 (includes site fee, food, wine etc. We also got married on a Thursday which dramatically reduced the site fee)
Bicycle Thumbprint Drawing & Frame (Alternative Guest Book): $110
Table Numbers & Place Cards: $60
Ad Libs: $30
Grand Total: $12,361