So I had a lovely little adventure the other weekend: I journeyed to Napa for my cousin's wedding. And - oh. my. word! - it was so beautiful!
You might have read about my preparation for the trip here, but that was a bit sardonic. Now I'll tell you the fun bits of the actual destination. :)
So, we stayed the weekend at Mont La Salle - mission and vineyard. It was built in the 1930's and there are still "brother's" (basically monks) in residence. Everything there was so lush and peaceful!
|[Entrance to Mont la Salle]|
|[Main courtyard - set up here for the reception]|
|[Beautiful statue of Mary in one of the gardens, the bell-tower (which they did ring for the wedding), and the chapel itself]|
|[The called my bedroom the "closet room" - but it was actually quite darling! And looked out over the courtyard and bell-tower]|
Saturday was the wedding itself and, as I've said before, I loooove dressing up. I had decided to go vintage for the occasion and even bought a tilt hat!
|[A shot of the updo. I hadn't dne this one before... but I'm pretty sure I could duplicate and perfect it for future events :]|
|[The finished product]|
|[My mom and I waiting for the wedding to start]|
|[Mom + Dad - he picked his tie to match her outfit. They're cute like that!]|
|[My cousin Karen and her husband Hunter - lovely couple!]|
|[The reception... under twinkling lights]|
|[Sparklers to end the night]|