Trisha + Jordin | Vera Wang White Wedding from Karim Iliya Photography

Trisha + Jordin’s Napa Valley wedding was an intimate garden affair for 50 of their closest friends and family.  Holding their ceremony and reception at the estate of a family friend’s meant today’s featured couple could keep their event meaningful (with lots of family involvement during the ceremony) as well as fresh and light…I love that the bride and groom held a brunch buffet for dinner!  And Trisha’s Vera Wang White gown looks perfect amidst the garden, twinkle lights and her happy groom.  Enjoy!

Trisha + Jordin | September 1, 2012 | Clift Estate, Napa Valley, CA

The Ceremony
The ceremony was intimate, with 50 of our closest friends, and was held under a romantically lit oak tree in the garden of Clift Estate.  The ceremony was brief, with the bridal procession accompanied by Canon in D played by the bride’s brother-in-law. During the ceremony, the mother of the groom read a lovely poem about marriage that was written by the mother of the bride, and prior to the vows, two of the three groomsmen performed a song from one of the groom’s favorite bands.  The ceremony concluded with the exchange of marriage vows written by the groom and bride in their very own style.

The Reception
The reception immediately followed the ceremony and also took place in the garden of the Clift Estate. Dinner was a buffet-style brunch with omelets, muffins, fruits salads, sausages, etc, and the tables were arranged on the lawn under large lanterns that were hung from the trees.  Dinner was followed by dancing under the stars.

Trisha’s Dress Search
I started my search for my wedding dress with a very different style in mind (column dress with straps in lace). However, after trying on 15 or so, my mom encouraged me to try a Vera Wang dress that was on the mannequin in the front of the store that I had noticed when walking in. I tried it on that day and fell in love immediately. I knew instantly it was the dress for me.  

How Trisha Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt glamorous and luxurious in the dress, as if I were royalty.

Why Trisha Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I’ve decided to sell my dress as I would like my children (assuming I have daughters) to have the same experience I had- finding the dress that was meant to be and falling in love with it upon first sight.  Also, I hope that another bride can enjoy the dress as much as I have.

Wedding Dress: Vera Wang White |  Photography: Karim Iliya | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Clift Estate, owned by Lorie Clift and James Minter, family friends of the couple | Event Planning: Ocassion Creations – Tiffany Saddler and Stacey Keithley | Floral Design: Rita Wilson | Cake: Penelope Jane