Anne + Cedric | Monique Lhuillier Real Wedding From Caroline Yoon Photography

This beautiful Napa wedding is just brimming with elegant style.  Every detail is so utterly in keeping with the wedding’s ethereal and romantic aesthetic that you can’t help but be inspired.  The bride’s Chantilly lace embroidered Monique Lhuillier Candice was so beyond perfect for the affair that it’s no wonder that when she first spotted it, she knew instantly it would be her gown.

Anne + Cedric | February 2, 2016 | Napa California

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The Ceremony
We got married on the Lommel Lawn at Calistoga Ranch. The lawn overlooks their beautiful lake and it is nestled between lush rolling hills. The backdrop couldn’t have been any more stunning. We got married in February so we were worried about rain but we really lucked out. The clouds were moody grey and puffy so it was great for the photos. As we were saying our vows the clouds broke and rays of light shone down on us. It was such a transcendental moment. 

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The Reception
The reception took place in Calistoga Ranch’s wine cave. I wanted our reception to feel intimate and romantic with tons of candles. The cave was perfect-it was glowing. We had two long kings’ tables with candles and perfectly overgrown flowers lining the tables. We had vines cascading from the large iron chandeliers and olive sprigs at each setting. I wanted to make it feel as if you were in the South of France having a lovely dinner party. 

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Anne’s Wedding Dress Search
I probably tried on about 30-45 dresses.  I was very specific about what I wanted. It needed to be timeless, romantic, and look as beautiful in person as it did in photos. When I saw my dress for the first time I saw it online and I said “that’s my dress!” I knew it from the instant I saw it. Once I tried it on it was more than what I had imagined. My dress has 4 layers which gives it such incredible depth. There are hand sewn pearls and sequins that give it the drama and romanticism that I wanted. It was the dress of my dreams. 

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How She Felt In Her Monique Lhuillier Candice
Classic, romantic and joyful

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
It would make me sad to keep such a beautiful dress tucked away in my closet. I would love to give another bride the opportunity to wear this dress and make her feel as special as I did on my day. This dress was so special to me and I hope it finds a wonderful bride! 

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier Candice | Photography: Caroline Yoon  | Venue: Calistoga Ranch  | Event Planning: Aliya Piotrokowski through Calistoga Ranch  | Floral Design: Kelly Lenard  | Cake: Kara’s Cupcakes Napa