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Kim + Ryan | Solage Calistoga Resort | Calistoga Wedding Photographer

I immediately knew when speaking to Kim that I was going to love photographing her wedding!  I loved the way that she and Ryan wanted the day to flow, paced evenly and giving themselves time to enjoy their friends and family, and their celebration.  They infused their wedding day with all their favorite things, including many of their favorite foods and drinks into their menu as well as a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream wedding cake!  Ryan is from Vermont so they included some of his favorite cheddar cheese along with Magic Hat, his favorite beer from home.  One of the cutest ideas for table names that I’ve ever seen, they named them after all their favorite things to do together!  I laughed out loud when I read: Whole Foods Cheese Aisle.  Other favorites were: Grilling With Friends, Trying New Restaurants, Playing with Dogs and of course Sneaking Ben & Jerry’s!

It was a beautiful & fun day, enjoyed by everyone.  Here are a few favorites, or take a peek at their slideshow for more!

Kim & Ryan, thank you for inviting me to capture your sweet love and wonderful wedding day!

A huge thanks to all of the wonderful vendors who helped put this beautiful wedding together!

Ceremony Venue: St. Helena Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Solage Resort
Wedding Coordinator: l’Relyea Events
Floral Design: Kate Stanley Design
Officiant: Dominick Fullam
Dessert: Ben & Jerry’s Napa (707-253-0484)
Ceremony Music: Lisa Schieble
DJ: Sean Evans
Hair/Makeup: Betten Chaston
Videography: Bob Gould (Bride’s Uncle)
Wedding Gown: Christos
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic
Ring Designer: Zach Sigal
Invitation Designer: Papyrus
Transportation: Napa Valley Tours and Transportation
Rentals: La Tavola

And very special thanks to Jessie & Rachelle for lending their sweet dispositions and tremendous talents to the day!


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  • November 4, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    Betten Chaston - Congratulations Kim and Ryan! Beautiful Pictures! Great crew!
    Lovely Bride!!! Thank you,


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