I have been SO looking forward to Madisen & Chase’s wedding all year! It seems like not so long ago I met these two cuties when they came to the Napa Valley to search for their perfect wedding venue last summer. They hired me for engagement portraits (#two-birds-one-stone), and when they started listing the wishes they had for their wedding day, I knew what they needed to see: the exclusive private estate managed by Sharon Burns of Napa Valley Custom Events. The next day they saw the place, and that was that! And anyone can easily see why – it’s a stunning hilltop property nestled on the east side of the valley, with gorgeous lawns and gardens, views, and pretty architecture too. So the plans were set, and a year later Madisen & Chase’s wedding day was absolute perfection. Enjoy!
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I was lucky to work with my wonderful associates Jenna AND Alicia today!
Their college rings were an important token for M+C as much as their wedding rings – it was Texas A&M that brought them together when Chase, an alum, met Madisen, a student, through friends – also T A&M peeps.
A first for me at weddings – a live event artist creating a finished work of art during the celebration. The start: M+C’s first dance just before dinner began. (and the finished piece was just … stunning!)
The gorgeous wedding cake, and the darling Vizsla dog groom’s cake, were both created by Flour & Bloom Cakes. Another thing that brought M+C and I so close – we both have doggie kids of the not so common Vizsla breed. And to add to that – my 2nd photographer Alicia does too! :-)
And in a beautiful moment that I again haven’t experienced at a wedding before, but absolutely love, is the private bride and groom dance at the end of the night. As guests were lining up for the sparkler send-off, M+C took a moment to hold each other and really feel the wonderful day they had just experienced together.
Congratulations Madisen & Chase! xo
More on M+C: See photos from their engagement session too. (just click ‘Engagements & Proposals’)