Napa Valley Celebrations

REAL WEDDINGS

A TALE OF TWO WEDDINGS: How do a Progressive pair honor both their religions and modern love? By saying "I do", not once but twice, in a dynamic cross-cultural Napa Valley affair. When Jaya Kirtane and Jordon Hathaway first met as co-workers at a Los Angeles financial firm in 2007, the attraction was instant. Yet to remain professional, they limited their fledgling feelings to a few… View Article...


BRIDES

PERFECT PAIRING: Black Swan Lake, a private estate in Northern California's wine country, was the shoo-in setting for Breanna Lai and Scott Beck's May wedding. "Although we live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, I was born in L.A. and grew up visiting the Bay Area, and my dad collects Napa Valley wines, so I always dreamed of getting married there"... View Article...


Brides

A VINE ROMANCE: Where do wine lovers go when they want good grape and a lush setting? The Napa Valley. "We couldn't imagine having our wedding anyplace else," says Jamie Schmidt who, like groom Mike Walker, grew up near this epicenter of California's Wine Country. (The two met in New York, where they both work as financial research analysts.) After scouting locations...View Article...


S.F Brides

SCENE S.F. WEDDINGS: The Couple: Jennie Hooker thought she knew everyone in Tiburon. But after packing up for the big city, she found love from her own backyard. She met Rocky Hearn in San Francisco, but they had grown up just a mile apart. "We couldn't believe how many people we both knew - and yet we'd never met," Jennie remembers. The Venue: A scenic overlook just over Calistoga... View Article...


Town & Country

ELIZABETH APISSON WEDS DAVID CARMEN: Elizabeth Apisson first met David Carmen more that a decade ago at a political event on Capitol Hill. She was on the staff of the Rep-ublican Senatorial Committee, and he was head of the Carmen Group, a lobbying firm. But it wasn't until 2001 that David and Elizabeth, now an attorney began dating seriously. Early on in their courtship, David invited her... View Article...