Susie + Lowell | Monique Lhuillier Wedding from Jason Q Tran Photography

This wedding in wine country is just bliss. From the get go, Susie + Lowell knew they wanted to tie the knot in Napa Valley and why not? Garden ceremony and reception, endless California sun that gives everything that warm and color saturated glow like an old photograph. Details not to miss: fun and colorful parasols for guests in need of a bit of shade at the ceremony and cocktail hour, bright pops of bold yellow and white stripe canopies accented with soft off white floral arrangements throughout. And my favorite, Susie’s delicate, lace Monique Lhuillier gown called ‘Amelie’. Enjoy!

Susie + Lowell | July 31, 2010 | Napa, CA | Dress Listing: Monique Lhuillier ‘Amelie’

The Ceremony
The ceremony and reception were located at Brix in Napa Valley. We immediately fell in love with this place the first time we went to visit. They not only have a beautiful backdrop of hills and endless vineyards, but they also have their own charming vegetable garden for you to walk around and explore. One look and we knew we wanted to get married there! The actual ceremony took place right in the vineyard.

The Reception
We hosted our cocktail and reception in their beautiful garden area as the sun was setting behind us. For us personally, being surrounded by our family and friends in this amazing place, was more than we could have asked for. It was truly a dream come true.

Susie’s Dress Search
Before we even got engaged, we knew that we wanted to get married in Napa. And I knew exactly the kind of wedding dress style that would be perfect for the wine country. The elegance and delicateness of the lace on this dress is what immediately struck me. Although I did try on a few other dresses, it didn’t take me very long to realize that this dress was the ONE.

How Susie Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant. Timeless. Classic.

Why Susie Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell my wedding dress because I wanted to give someone else the opportunity to have the dress that they knew was the ONE for them too.

Wedding Dress:  Monique Lhuillier ‘Amelie’ | Photography: Jason Q Tran Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Brix | Floral Design + Event Planning: Blue Orchid Floral | Cake: Fleur De Lisa Wedding Cakes