For their October 8, 2011, wedding, Jessica and Andrew Nigrelli wed in a very special spot: the same place where they got engaged 14 months earlier. And like the beauty of California's Napa Valley, where they held their destination wedding, the sentimental touches came naturally.
In lieu of a traditional guest book, Jessica and Andrew's loved ones wrote special notes and well wishes on large bottles of locally produced Duckhorn wine. Another vineyard touch? The newlyweds gave each couple in attendance an engraved Simon Pearce coaster that read "Jessica and Andrew, October 8, 2011, Napa Valley."
A simple white bloom was placed on top of every napkin, in which a letterpressed menu was slipped. The cards bore each guest’s name calligraphed by Michele Papineau and outlined the feast prepared by Meadowood. The meal included a trio of tomato dishes (a tower of heirlooms, basil panzanella, and a gazpacho shooter); grilled beef tenderloin with zucchini croquettes and cabernet-sauvignon jus or pan-roasted halibut with Dungeness crab, sweet corn soubise, and lemon butter; and, of course, a towering wedding cake.
Photography: Lisa Lefkowitz
Location and catering: Meadowood
Wedding planning: Melissa Panico of MAP Events
Flowers: Kathleen Deery Design
Cake: Perfect Endings
Ceremony music: Golden Gate String Quartet
Reception music: PowerPoint
Hair and makeup: Sarah E. Hyde of sHe artists
Videography: Greg Slick of Once Studio
Engagement ring and wedding bands: DeScenza Diamonds
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