Stephanie & David’s wedding at Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma

A while back, we posted a sneak peek of Stephanie & David’s Napa wedding on our blog and today we’re delighted to share some more of our favorites.

Stephanie, the stunning bride (Hair & Makeup by Deanna of It’s a Date at the Powder Room ; Wedding Dress: Casa de Novia, Houston, TX.)

beautiful bride with bouquet

Dave, the handsome groom

Napa valley groom

This unplanned moment when Stephanie’s father ran into her in the hallway.

emotional father of the bride


This moment from their first look

Napa valley first look

This dip during their first married kiss

Napa wedding

The bride & groom taking a walk through the vineyard – so timeless in black & white.

Black & White Bride & Groom


A romantic moment during their first dance ( DJ: DJ Dennis Anderson – Anderson Entertainment)

romantic first dance


Even our photos can’t tell the entire story, so we asked Stephanie & Dave to give us some insight to their experience and here’s what they had to say:

MP: What was the best part of your wedding day?
S & D: Getting married in such a beautiful setting!

Stephanie & Dave live in Texas, and chose Chateau St. John in Sonoma, California as the location of their ceremony and reception.

 Venue: Chateau St. Jean 707-265-5219


Chateau St John wedding


Chateau St John wedding


Coordination and planning by Echo Wright of A Dream Wedding

Chateau St Jean wedding


Chateau St Jean wedding


Chateau St. Jean wedding


Chateau St. Jean


MP: Describe some of your favorite wedding details and how you came up with them.
S & D: We wanted a modern sophisticated wedding, which was somewhat unique being that rustic has recently been the hot style. We had a lot of discussions with our florist on our ideas, although our vision was a bit scattered. We sent her a lot of pictures that we loved, and she amazingly created the perfect flowers! Everything was beautiful!

Florist: Meredith Law (M Design) 828-545-5575

Meredith Law design florals


Meredith Law design florals


Meredith Law design florals


Meredith Law design florals


Meredith Law design florals


Meredith Law design florals


Invitations: Vivian Jade, Houston, TX

wedding Invitations: Vivian Jade, Houston, TX


Another cool detail we loved was the table names. Each table was named after an 80’s band because we met at an 80’s prom themed fundraiser party, and we wanted to work the 80s theme in somehow. We thought the table names were a fun touch and our florist designed the signage that still looked classy.

wedding table number details


wedding table number details


MP: What was unexpected that you loved?
S & D: Stephanie’s dad surprised her with a hip hop dance and she was so shocked. He’d been taking dance lessons and at the end of the father daughter dance, the music changed and he started to break it down with the music. It was so much fun!

father daughter surprise


father surprise dance


father surprise dance




MP: Any advice for those planning their wedding now?
S & D: There are lot of details and a lot of things to think about, but don’t stress and just have fun with it! It’s your day, so make it want you want.

Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom



Groomsmen Attire: Bonobos


Catering: Park Avenue Catering

wedding appetizers


Cakes: Krumbs Cakes

wedding & groom's cake


fun bride & groom


fancy wedding dancing


mason jar smores


glowstick exit


MP: What did you like the most about working with Mischa & Brie
S & D: Their pictures are absolutely incredible! In addition, they were so much fun at the wedding. They were light-hearted and made the picture-taking so much fun. 


Napa wedding at Chateau St John


Napa Valley wedding party


Napa Valley wedding party


Napa Valley wedding


Chateau St. Jean wedding


Napa Valley wedding kiss

Bride & Groom running through vineyard


nighttime kiss


During the ceremony, we didn’t even realize Mischa and Brie were there. They just blended in, so the ceremony was about the ceremony, and the pictures turned out amazing!

here comes the bride


here comes the bride


Napa wedding


Chateau St Jean wedding


MP: What is your favorite image from the day and why?
S & D: There are so many amazing photos, it is difficult to say. But one of the last photos of the night with the lights drawing the word “LOVE” is practically iconic.

Napa light painting

MP: What would you change, if anything?
S & D: Absolutely nothing. Everything was perfect and a dream come true. Given more time or money, we wouldn’t change a thing.

Now that’s what we call a success.

Congratulations and continued thanks to Stephanie and Dave for including us in your day!

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