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Wine Country Wedding Venue at the Culinary Institute (CIA) Napa

Way back I photographed Tristan & Matt’s destination wedding at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, Napa Valley. The couple were from the east coast, huge foodie fans and loved great wine parings so the Napa-Sonoma area was their first choice. The C.I.A. St. Helena California campus was the perfect venue to experience where great chefs are born. The best wedding vendor meal I’ve ever ate including the cake! Thank you to I Do Venues for publishing my wedding this week. Thank you also to the wedding vendors that made my event photography spectacular, Kate Stanley for lighting and hydrangea wedding flowers and La Tavola linen rentals of Napa-San Francisco.

The Culinary Institute in Napa, CA is a winder wedding wine country venue

Seeing each other for the first time before the wedding. Culinary Institute, Napa-Sonoma

Wedding ceremony at The Culinary Institute, Napa

Cutting the wedding cake and toasting the couple. Culinary Institute (CIA), Napa

Wine barrels make a rustic backdrop for the wedding reception. Culinary Institute in the heart of Wine Country

The end of the wedding reception at Culinary Institute, a perfect foodie and wine lovers paring

Wedding and  Reception venue,  Caterer:  The Culinary Institute of America, St Helena

Cake: The Culinary Institute of America

Rehearsal Dinner: Tra Vigna, Napa Valley, CA

Florist: Kate Stanley Design Inc.

Linens: La Tavola

Wedding Invitations, Programs, etc.:  Vera Wang (ordered at Paper Source)

Band/ Wedding DJ:  Mixxed Company

Wedding coordinator: Layla Azimi, C.I.A.

Dress designer/Shoes/Bridesmaids dresses:  Wedding Dress — Carolina Herrera; Shoes:  Stuart Weitzman; Bridesmaid Dresses:  J Crew

Wedding Photographer Melissa Mermin


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