The Scoop: Deana & Nick’s Wedding

We had such a blast hanging with Deana and Nick for their engagement session, we couldn’t wait for the wedding. And the wedding was even more awesome and fun than I had expected. Their friends and family were outstanding- welcoming and relaxed. Their site was one of our favorites, Hans Fahden in the California wine country. The skies were deep, deep blue. And I got to learn so much more about Deana and Nick. Deana’s dad’s speech rocked- both witty and sentimental. I could see through his eyes how these two amazing, intelligent, fun, wonderful people were absolutely destined to be together.

deana-and-nick-wedding-bride and groom in the vineyard at Hans Fahden winery in Calistoga- wine country wedding


Kicking off the ceremony with an abundance of cuteness, two young ones rushed onto the scene.

flower girl and ring bearer walk down the aisle during this napa valley wedding

Deana followed to meet up with Nick. And the surrounding area during the ceremony was filled with color. This is the view from across the pond.

wedding ceremony at hans fahden vineyard in calistoga ca

The beautiful clear skies also meant hot sun. The guests shaded themselves with parasols as Deana and Nick spoke their vows.

bride and groom say their vows during their wine country wedding in calistoga california

I adore their smiles.

bride and groom all smiles after their wedding ceremony- vineyard wedding in napa valley

After they had a few moments to sip champagne, they returned for their family portraits. We then were able to take some pictures of our gorgeous bride.

bride's portraits on her wedding day at hans fahden winery- napa valley wedding

Deana’s bouquet.

bride's bouquet on her wedding day in the wine country

We ventured into the vineyard for a few more of our fabulous duo. Deana was wearing some awesome high-heeled shoes, but she was willing to trek anywhere. I am so amazed. No fear. She looks so relaxed.

bride and groom in the vineyard during their wedding portrait session at hans fahden winery- calistoga ca

Dinner in the caves followed. It was a cool and refreshing change of pace; the ambiance was so romantic.

wedding dinner in the wine caves - wine country wedding reception

At each seat, the guests were treated to a box filled with these chocolates. We had a taste. They were delicious. Each guest received two truffles (one with “d” and one with “n”). And additional chocolates were displayed around the bar and the coffee table for after dinner enjoyment. These delightful morsels were filled with various wines. Yum!!!!!

wine-infused chocolate truffles- wedding favors for this vineyard wedding reception at Hans Fahden Winery- Calistoga, Ca

Yum leads to more yum.

bride and groom cut the cake during their wine country wedding reception in napa valley california

Dancing the night away….

bride and groom dancing during their napa valley wedding- hans fahden vineyards in calistoga

I just had to close with this image. Dave and I worked together to create this magical image of Deana and Nick by the pond. They seem so small under the skies in this version. I can’t wait to see it blown up.

bride and groom at night at hans fahden winery under the stars- wine country wedding

Many thanks to Deana and Nick- we had such a wonderful time photographing your wedding! You two are amazing. It was an absolute joy to celebrate with you and your families.

And thank you to Kit for making sure everything ran so smoothly.

Want more? Click here to see more of the wedding gallery. Also check out Deana and Nick’s super cool engagement session.

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