Alexa and Matthew began dating while they were students at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. After six years and a move to San Francisco, the couple tied the knot in front of 175 guests at the picturesque Carneros Inn, in Napa Valley, California. Opting out of a themed wedding, the couple's vision resulted in an eclectic mix of elements that playfully sparred with the venue's rustic elegance.
“Rather than sitting by ourselves, we laid out a long table in the center of the room so we could be surrounded by friends and family,” says Alexa. “It was good to be part of the action!” On the tabletops, ikat-patterned napkins brought a punch of color to gray table linens.
Location, Catering, and Cake: The Carneros Inn
Event Planning, Design, and Flowers: Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of Bash, Please
Bride's Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Hair Ornament: Jennifer Behr
Groom's Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna
Stationery: Bella Figura
Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events
Photography: Feather Love Photography
DJ: The Flashdance
Photo Booth: Smilebooth
Bride's Shoes: Loeffler Randall
Groom's Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Junior Bridesmaid Dresses: Zoe Ltd.
Groomsmen's Ties: Nordstrom
Hair: Rachel Gardea at The Powder Room
Makeup: Audrey Crandell of Glowing Bridal
Honey Favors: Hurley Farms