Edyta Szyszlo Photography

February 11, 2010

Elizabeth & Justin’s Real Elopement – St. Helena

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 2:30 PM

real wedding vineyard wine country moss

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I realize that most of the country is getting hit by snow but here in SF it sure feels like spring! Spring cleaning itch! This week I had the pleasure of photographing a very charming small wedding affair in St. Helena (just north of Napa). I have to admit, while it’s easy to label it an elopement because this couple whisked away to wine country from Texas…they did bring their immediate family. Someone want to help me coin a new term for the ‘inbetween’ elopement and wedding?! In the meantime, these images will give you the spring that you need! Stunning!

real wedding vineyard wine country sandals

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I had a few minutes to capture Elizabeth getting ready with her mom. Always sweet moments.

real wedding vineyard wine country white bouquet vintage

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Elizabeth pinned 2 family lockets to her bouquet. I fell in love with the hint of history in the day.

real wedding vineyard wine country ceremony elopement

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A warm sun glow, violinist, tree perfumed air and their closest family’s happiness equals the perfect ceremony. Justin had a couple teary moments, super sweet.

real wedding vineyard wine country cake pink rings

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The most charming details! Elizabeth’s mom brought the New Testament bible passed down in her family, which was signed by each couple on their wedding day since the 1940s. Nothing beats Grandpa using an iphone :)

real wedding vineyard wine country family portraits

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It was my first time visiting Meadowood Napa Valley and certainly NOT my last! The lodges are all tucked into the hills, and the rain that we’ve had made everything so green and mossy. Amazing grounds, you have to visit for the perfect getaway!

real wedding vineyard wine country porch lace dress

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real wedding vineyard wine country moss wood logs

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Elizabeth’s dress was purchased from Priscilla of Boston.┬áThe lace was the perfect compliment to the scenery.

real wedding vineyard wine country moss wood bridal portraits

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real wedding vineyard wine country moss bride groom

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Ahhh, the cutest mustard yellow wildflowers filled all the vineyards in the region! Winter means no leaves or grapes, but the wildflowers were simply magical! You can see here how much I loved them :)

real wedding vineyard wine country mustard yellow wildflowers dress

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real wedding vineyard wine country mustard yellow wildflowers dress

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Elizabeth and Justin – hope your day was full of magic! Interested in a getaway wedding in wine country?! Chris of California Wedding Packages was their gal and can be yours too!



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