Draw fall inspiration from a real Napa wedding.
Megan Mazzola married Andrew Arroyo on September 30, 2010 in an al fresco wedding set against the changing autumn leaves of Napa Valley, California. Both the ceremony and the reception took place at beautiful Beaulieu Gardens which allowed the couple to seamlessly integrate the colors of the season into their breathtaking décor.
Bride and groom exchanged vows under a canopy draped with billowing amber and gold fabric and festooned with floral arrangements of coral, gold, pink, and ivory that was loosely interspersed with greenery and twigs. The bride carried a bouquet of white and off-white flowers which highlighted the floral embellishments on her stunning mermaid-style gown. Bridesmaids carried nosegays of rose, wine, and peach tones which contrasted brilliantly against their shimmering bronze dresses.
Fall tones advanced into richer, deeper hues for the dinner and the reception, both of which took place under a leaf-adorned terrace strewn with sparkling white fairy lights. Bronze and brown linens reflected the glow of candles that stood amongst the mango, orange, and red floral centerpieces, as well as the glass votive holders that hung down from overhead. No detail was overlooked. From pewter serve wear to textured charger plates, every element of the evening helped create a rustic but elegant ambiance to the celebratory affair.
The wedding was photographed by Boyd Harris Photography