Friday, January 6, 2012

Pre-Wedding Events in Wine Country

I'll be posting our wedding pics next week, but thought I'd show you these to set the scene!

wine tasting at Domaine Carneros. beautiful views. sparkling and pinot flights. booked and planned on a walk home from work. small bites. photo ops. a good start to a great weekend.

a Saturday morning rehearsal at the Calistoga Ranch. loads of confusion. more views, more photos. onto the wine tours.

5 groups. 4 cars. a timed orchestra. Von Strasser. Duckhorn. Paradigm. Signorello. friends making new friends. Rombauer. Cakebread. cabernet flowing. Frog's Leap. Pine Ridge. ZD Wines. things started to get a little silly. Mumm. Kuleto. who doesn't love cheese. Cade. Joseph Phelps. Rubicon. groups making up cheers and chants. just another harvest Saturday in the valley. 

rehearsal cocktail reception at the Westin Verasa. twinkling lights. tasty bites. light jazz. photographer stops by for an hour. more wine. bride, MOB and flower dog pack for the Calistoga Ranch and head out. the groom and groomsmen hit the town.

*If you like the pics from our rehearsal dinner, make sure to look at the wedding pics I'll be posting next week. They are the work of Tim and his wife Bethany of Tim Tab Studios.


  1. Congratulations on your wedding, it looks like a fabulous weekend event! You hit some of my favorite vineyards in CA.

  2. Gorgeous pictures all around my dear. You look so beautiful and so happy.

  3. Gorgeous pics. Loved looking at them :)


  4. these pics are so gorgeous - i lived out in California for years and just loved it! i miss touring wine country especially.

  5. Oh my gosh - how weird! My husband and I got married in Calistoga! August 2010 at Hans Fahden Vineyards. It was gorgeous and we all dined in a wine cave! So crazy to know another Chicago couple marrying in Calistoga! Makes me warm and fuzzy :)


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