The Meritage Resort

Napa, California. Being in the wedding biz can take away from the magic of what the day really means. This wedding was truly a modern day fairytale and really brought back the enchantment for me.

Rose and Chris pulled out all the stops for this beautiful autumn wedding complete with an homage to football, their favorite sport. They met through mutual friends but Rose won Chris over by showing him how much she really knew about football. Sporty yet elegant, this wine country wedding was the stuff of jock dreams. I got to try out my new camera (thanks Papa Ted!) and captured some truly unique details.
What you need to know about Rose- the lady has perfect skin. Flawless. She is also a minimal makeup wearer and wanted something natural and pretty. Not hard since she's so naturally gorgeous. What else is amazing about Rose? She's the mother of the sweetest tweenager you've ever met, which is crazy since Rose looks like she's fresh out of high school. Here's Alina, pictured below with the skilled Miss Michelle fixing up her locks.
The Meritage Resort is a seriously grown-up venue, perfect for a sophisticated event.

Chris was a tough critic throughout the trial process, not quite loving Rose in a smokey eye. But his personal thanks to me after the ceremony was all I needed to know that I had hit the nail on the head with soft lashes and blush pinks. Thanks Rose and Chris for bringing the magic back for me! And a huge thanks goes out to beautiful Brittany and her talented momma Michelle who knocked out the bridesmaids' hairstyles in record time. I couldn't have done it without you both!