Real Wedding: Hillary + Joe’s Intimate Wedding in Napa

Hillary has the most fun, unique wedding dress! I love it! I don’t know if a lot of us can pull her look off, but she totally can and I’m smitten with it… This wedding was photographed beautifully by the talented Aaron Delesie – I love the colors he captured for this wedding.

It was a very intimate wedding with a lot of personal style. The bride had the gown custom made. Hillary is a very creative artist so she designed the dress based on a Vivienne Westwood gown she had seen a few years back. The shoes are vintage thrift which if done right is just fantastic! The reception for this wedding was held at a private residence in the heart of Napa. Everyone dined on a huge patio that overlooked the neighbors vineyard at sunset. Very simple arrangements, lots of lavender, and a very clever arrangement of miniature cakes that created the base for the brides vintage cake topper helped to make this wedding truly unique.

I hope you enjoy their fun photos as much as I did! Congrats to Hillary and Joe!

wedding dress hanging on tree

colorful tulle under dress

colorful tulle under dress

colorful tulle under dress

church wedding

colorful wedding dress

bride and groom

bride and groom

mini wedding cakes

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  1. I love the shoes! Do you know where they are from?

  2. The shoes are vintage thrift..not sure what kind but probably hard to find the same ones…

  3. Her dress is incredible and the location stunning. (she’s not so bad herself!)

  4. oh my gaassshh cool dress

  5. Do you know where the dress is from?

  6. yeah, i would love to know where that dress is from!

  7. love, love , LOVE her dress…her flowers are lovely too

  8. what a fun fun looking wedding! oh, i wish i had the guts to wear a dress like that :-)

  9. LOVE the dress! I could never do it, but can fully appreciate it. :)

  10. One of my absolute all time favorite weddings and dresses of course! I can never get enough of it :)

  11. i forgot if i commented on this one or not already, but i adore everything about this wedding! soooo wonderful!

  12. I wish i could pull off that look :(

  13. Her hair and dress are awesome!

  14. STUNNING! That dress is incredible. She should sell that design to a wedding dress manufacturer…or make those dresses and sell them herself. :)

  15. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The dress, the shoes, the location, the decorations, and of course the lovely couple. =) i hope if I ever get married, it's something as lovely.

  16. Hi! I love love love the pics! And I ADORE the dress! I’m getting married next summer – can I get in contact with the adorable bride…? Or the photographer for more pics. of the dress…?


  17. I remember looking at this wedding photos and admiring the dress to make a similar one when the day has come… Now the day is coming but the photos of this post is not available anymore… Can you please fix that?

  18. Hi Mue-

    Thanks for your comment – I still see the photos, so maybe try refreshing – they are still there :) Love the dress too by the way!

  19. Does anyone know what church they were married in? It is beautiful!

  20. Oh nevermind, I think it’s a church in San Francisco, St. Mary’s:


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