What happens when a food editor and a wine connoisseur throw a wedding in Napa? Divine food, excellent wine -- and the best time of their lives.
This New York couple met at The Modern (The Museum of Modern Art's restaurant) when Elizabeth Gottfried, a food editor at Martha Stewart Living and Weddings was supplementing a food-heavy resume with wine classes and was introduced to Stephane Colling, The Modern's wine director, by a mutual friend. Over a year later, the two began their wedding-location search. There was New York, where they had eaten their way through every good restaurant, but the city's venues fell short, and France (where Stephane is originally from) had a brutal exchange rate. In the end, California won. Just hours from Elizabeth's childhood home lies a region nearly as famous as France for its wine: "I'm in wine, she's in food, and Napa has both to offer," says Stephane.
Even rain on their wedding day couldn't dampen the spirits of Elizabeth, in a gown and peep-toe heels by Oscar de la Renta, and Stephane, in a suit and shoes by Ermenegildo Zegna. The parasols are by Bella Umbrella.