Kristina and Paul in Rutherford, CA

California, Real Weddings

Photos: Suzy Clement

Beaulieu Garden, a Napa Valley garden estate, provided a picturesque backdrop for this couple's summery blue-and-yellow affair. Kristina wore an ethereal Reem Acra gown; Paul sported a Hugo Boss tux. Kristina's bridesmaids wore J.Crew dresses and carried bouquets of tweedia, hydrangeas, and English garden roses. During cocktails on the terrace, guests enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres and sipped Pimm's Cups, British cocktails Kristina and Paul came to love while both were attending Oxford University.


Photos: Suzy Clement

Dinner was held in an arbor wrapped with grape vines hung with crystal chandeliers. "I asked the arrangements on the tables incorporate plums, apricots, and blackberries, which I think reflect the natural bounty the area," says Kristina. An outdoor lounge area up near the dance floor allowed guests to take a breather from the festivities. Read more about this couple's wedding here.

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