An Old South-Tinged Wedding in Napa Valley

The Carneros Inn provides a modern, yet intimate home for this couple's breezy, gray and white-hued nuptials.

By the time Garrik popped the question to Dare—more than seven years into their dating relationship—it was "way past time," Dare says her friends and family alleged. "But somehow, Garrik was still able to surprise me."

On a crisp spring evening in Napa Valley's St. Helena, the couple joined friends for a wine tasting at an intimate cabin at Long Meadow Ranch, where Garrik dropped to one knee on a scenic porch and proposed. "As we walked into the cabin, I discovered that the evening was meant just for the two of us, and he had prepared a dinner with my favorite flowers, food and champagne," Dare recalls.

Photo: Kate Webber Photography

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