Private Estate Elopement in St. Helena = Tess + Nate
A family-owned vineyard estate with a private labeled wine in Pope Valley, St. Helena, served as the backdrop for the sweet elopement of Tess and Nate. The couple wanted a destination wedding – a getaway for just the two of them that was someplace decidedly romantic and intimate in the Napa Valley region. Upon arrival into Napa, they discovered that a simple elopement service of a ceremony, picnic, and overnight stay was not so simple after all.
Amidst lushly planted trees and grapevines sit a beautiful Arts and Crafts-style home, a barn with a loft, a tasting room, and a 3-story guest suite. Fieldstone walls and walkways and board-and-batten siding lend a well-rooted charm to the place, which balance the fact that the structures are new and the amenities modern.
Reverend Jennifer Tan presided over the words while Reverend Rick Tan played harp for the couple under an old oak tree, alongside grapevines, in a circle of tall grass – it was just the right setting for what the couple wanted.
Officiant: Reverend Jennifer Tan
Music: Reverend Rick Tan, Harp
Photographer: Sweet Bay Photography