By: Chelsea Hudson
Ryan and John’s Domaine Chandon wedding was inspired by a palette of gold on gold with white accents – and this wedding definitely set the “gold standard”! The day started off with an intimate ceremony where guests filled the chairs that created a circle around the bride and groom. Everyone came together during a special candle ceremony and the flame was passed around the circle, where it reached the groom’s mom and a special candle that was set for the bride’s mom, and ended up at Ryan and John for them to light their candle as a symbol of the beginning of the rest of their lives together.
After the ceremony, the sun began to set and cast a warm glow over the cocktail hour where guests were beginning the celebration. It was important to the couple that their guests felt pampered from beginning to end, especially with delicious food and wine. This led us to a restaurant-inspired dinner reception with a variety of tables while utilizing the space within the venue where guests were wined and dined.
One of our favorite touches was the custom dessert bar with some of Ryan and John’s favorite desserts. Guests indulged in sweet treats along with a photo booth station, busting moves on the dance floor, and a cigar and whiskey bar – complete with custom smoking jackets!
Congratulations again to the happy couple!
A special thanks to all of our vendors:
Venue – Domaine Chandon
Catering – Elaine Bell Catering
Photographer – Julie Weisberg Photography
Videographer – Steven Bailey Films
Florist – Sweetness & Light Floral Design
Dessert – Honeycomb Desserts + Design
Ceremony Music – Corelli Strings
Reception Music – Caliber DJs
Photobooth – The Laugh Box
Transportation – Pure Luxury
Linens – Napa Valley Linens
Lighting – Magical Lighting
Hair and Make Up – Lux Image Agency
Stationery – Minted
Gown – Marina Morrison
Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Accommodations – Napa Valley Lodge