Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wedding Planning Flashback

Remember last Spring, when I sprung on everyone that we'd be moving our wedding from Chicago to Napa? Well surprise, Nate and I had never been to Napa before! Our spontaneous selves kept nothing but ...
  • The dress
  • The bridal party
  • The photographer, Tim Tab
Other than that, everything else changed and we decided a trip to Napa was in order. Prior to our trip, we booked the Calistoga Ranch for our reception and the Westin Verasa for our Wedding Block and Rehearsal Dinner ... sites unseen. We packed our bags California bound, and hoped our decisions paid off ...
First stop was Dim Sum in San Francisco prior to the drive up to Napa ...
 Quick meeting with a San Francisco baker, then right off to Cakebread Cellars 

A night of gultiny started at the Hog Island Oyster Bar, then barbeque at Bounty Hunter and ended at Pizza Azzuro.

Woke up to this cute breakfast basket and then headed to check out the Westin Verasa...

Off to more important things ... wine tastings at Frog's Leap and Signorello.

A fabulous dinner at Bottega ... that Michael Chiarello can make some amazing pasta!

 More wine at Duckhorn {where we joined the club!} and champagne at Mumm ...

 Last, but certainly not least, a menu tasting at the Calistoga Ranch that got me SO excited for our wedding night!

 And that rounds out our weekend of eating and drinking in Wine Country. I came home with some tight pants and the realization that we 100% made the right decision to move our wedding out to West!


  1. Wow - so much amazing looking food and wine. Next time take me with you please

  2. Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
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  3. The food from your trip looks just amazing! What a picturesque place for a wedding!

    Sal x



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