Just an hour from San Francisco, we spent the day with Monique and Tony at their intimate Carneros Inn wedding in the heart of wine country. These two were high school sweethearts so choosing to elope in the beautiful Napa Valley Carneros Inn apple orchard a week after their fifteenth anniversary, we couldn’t wait to capture their precious memories!
We took a break from the sun and headed inside to the Carneros Inn bar. I love the purple wall behind the bar paired with Monique’s red pumps! These two were up for some exploration of the property with us, giving us ample opportunities to take some unique photographs that these two can cherish forever.
We loved the location because the Carneros Inn is the perfect mix of rustic meets contemporary design, complete with barns and cottages but with modern amenities and interiors. We checked out one of their Bianchi rental bikes to use as a silly prop for some fun wedding day portraits with Monique and Tony. The teal frame and red tires perfectly complemented her shoes!
Back outside, Monique opted for some fun cowboy boots to venture out into the vineyards. There was no need for outside decorations to be brought in because the grounds of the Carneros Inn are already naturally stunning! The tall grass and grape vines felt so magical with the sun beaming down creating the perfect wedding day for Monique and Tony.
This couple could not stop smiling at each other! Even with the camera off, we could see how completely happy they were together just by glancing at their beaming faces.
The bridal bouquet was so unique! With patterned flower petals and dried hay accents, it fit in nicely with the setting Carneros Inn provided.
Finding this field of flowers and tall grass at the Carneros Inn property was like a dream come true for Monique, who originally envisioned an intimate ceremony at sunset in a beautiful field of wild flowers. We felt so lucky that we were able to share in their intimate wedding day which was limited to so few people, and we hope that they are in love with the photos we were able to capture.