Julia and Jack’s gorgeous Napa Valley wedding seemed like just the thing to share with you on this first day of September – with fabulous pink and orange details (including stunning flowers by Max Gill), and warm afternoon light, it’s perfect for this end-of-summer/beginning-of-fall season we’re in. And of course, Meg Smith‘s photos are always perfect for any day of the year. Not that you need a reason to get married in Napa, but Julia shared a bit about why she and Jack chose Auberge du Soleil for their celebration:

Jack and I met while pursuing our MBA’s at Georgetown, but he graduated ahead of me and accepted a job in Scottsdale before we became serious. We hit our turning point when I agreed to take a road trip with him from his folks’ house in Portland, Oregon to his new home in Arizona. We stopped in Napa and Sonoma for the first time, and it was there that we realized we were truly serious about one another. We’ve taken many trips back since that first trip and it was where we realized we wanted to get married. When it came time to choose our wedding location the choice was obvious – we wanted to celebrate our day with a small group of our very best friends and family and share this special place with them.

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Bridesmaids carried bouquets of pumpkin-orange dahlias and hot pink dahlias, peach garden roses, vines and pepper berries.

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The bride’s bouquet included shades of peach and orange.

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Perfect weather and a view of the Napa Valley – what could be lovelier?

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An olive leaf garland makes for elegantly rustic ceremony decor.

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Max Gill (floral genius) arranged centerpieces in various silver and pewter vessels, incorporating seasonal flowers and blackberries.

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For dessert, Perfect Endings created a classically lovely buttercream wedding cake with three tiers and two flavors: vanilla bean pound cake with crushed organic raspberry preserves and cream cheese filling; and sponge cake with white chocolate mousse, California apricots and orange liqueur.

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To me, Julia and Jack’s wedding is further evidence that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel when planning your wedding. Choose a few elements to focus on, and whether you do-it-yourself or hire a professional, do them well. A few pitch perfect details make for a stunning celebration that’s a treat for those in attendance. Congratulations to the happy couple, and thank you to Meg Smith for sharing all of these beautiful photos with us!

If you like this Napa wedding, take a look at these other posts:

Monica & Aaron’s gourmet wedding.
Kate & Sam’s apple farm wedding.
This rustic inspiration board in blood orange, peach and gold.

Photography: Meg Smith / Venue: Auberge du Soleil in Napa, California / Flowers: Max Gill / Bride’s Dress: / Shoes : Amsale / Giuseppe Zanotti / Bridesmaid Dresses / Necklaces: Simple Silhouettes / Miss Meri Designs / Cake: Perfect Endings / Music: Wall Street
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  1. Inessa Zherebnenko

    so lovely and the colors make me think of a beautiful sunset

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  2. Ariella Chezar

    Oh, the glorious, amazing, uber talented Max Gill. Like no on else. Delicious palette!

    And Meg!! Amazing shots as always. Love them both beyond beyonds.

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  3. Amber Ulmer-Ulmer Studios

    Beautiful weddings… lovely colors… amazing details… the sunset is totally magical!

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  4. Judy/FancyPantsWedding

    I love the color choices. If I were getting married again this is what I would choose. Completely stunning.

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  5. forget.me.knot.weddings

    Such a beautiful venue and those flowers are amazing!!

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  6. Meg Smith

    Thank you Amazing Kathryn! You’re beautiful layout and design makes the pix look even lovelier!!

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  7. Kate

    Ohhh! I was just in Sonoma last week and now I want to go back. All so gorgeous. Her dress is absolutely stunning.

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  8. Luke Snyder

    Such incredible colors paired with a splendid eye. Great shots Meg!

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  9. melissa

    I just love the colors!

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  10. lydia {ever ours}

    gorgeous hairstyle and gown!

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  11. Eloquence Strings

    I love the vibrant colors of their flowers, and you can’t beat the view at Auberge du Soleil. The weather in Napa Valley has been perfect all Summer. No hot days yet! We always enjoy playing for weddings at Auberge.

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  12. Jessica from Delicatessen

    I just love simple sophistication of this wedding! The bow detail on the back of the wedding gown, the luscious and vibrant late summer/early fall colors, the amazing florals… this wedding is perfection!

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  13. kwpang

    absolutely beautiful wedding, the colorful decor in nature is really one of the best combination.

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  14. Kathryn Andrews

    Gorgeous photos and a beautiful colour scheme! The photos look so warm and inviting :o)

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  15. Kate Holt

    Max’s flowers are so sumptuous. How does he get the dahlias to look so happy? It all looks so effortless but I know it wasn’t. Bravo on the flowers!

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  16. a thousand mason jars

    wow, i love the colors. the bride’s bouquet is so beautiful…and that last photo just makes me smile. so touching.

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