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Wine Country Connections party at The Harvest Inn, Napa

The Harvest Inn, an intimate winery and wedding venue in Napa Valley.

I’m proud to be a member of Wine Country Connections, a group of wedding and event professionals serving the Napa, Sonoma and Wine Country area of Northern California. We meet quarterly in different winery venues around Napa and this one was held at  The Harvest Inn in St. Helena, both a luxury resort and quaint country inn and winery that hosts intimate weddings, wine tastings and events up to 185 guests. I was hired by Michael Peterson and Robin Hawkey (Honeymoons By Robin) who run the group to do some portraits of Michael’s’ event planning team (weddings with Michael Peterson) as well as portraits of them before the event. It was 91 degrees by 4pm so the challenge was staying hydrated, not getting sunburned and hiding sweat stains on the clothes! It started to cool down as guests arrived, and Angela from Wine Country Piano and Strings played some  jazz to cool everyone down during the cocktail hour. Wine Valley Catering provided delicious appetizers and family style dining. The Harvest Inn served beautiful and yummy wedding cake dessert provided by Patisserie Angelica. The black-and-white patterned tableware with a splash of fuscia color provided by Napa Valley Linens, and contrasting colorful wedding floral arrangements were provided by Constance from Sunshine Flowers. The patio heaters weren’t needed but were still provided (in usually gets chilly at night) provided by Melissa at Patio Heaters R Us, Napa. Photography by Melissa Mermin, Napa wedding photographer and documentary wedding photo journalist. I’m excited to be photographing a wedding at the Harvest Inn next month and it was a great opportunity to scout locations for wedding backdrops.Click the image above to watch the Harvest Inn show!

Wedding professionals outstanding in the Harvest Inn field: Melissa Mermin, photographer and Michael Peterson: wedding planner, music director and Napa wedding DJ

A Harvest Inn cocktail hour: Heather Holliday, wedding planner from Santa Rosa enjoys appetizers from Wine Valley Catering. Right: Napa Valley linens and flowers by Sunshine Flowers

Organic and creative wedding and birthday cakes provided by Patisserie Angelica, Napa

The Harvest Inn is a luxury resort in wine country. A lovely vineyard as your backdrop, it’s perfect for intimate weddings


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