Katherine & Donald’s Auberge du Soleil wedding is absolutely swoon-worthy with a capital Swoon. A lilac and blush palette, a picturesque Napa Valley venue, and a beautiful bride in a stunning Kenneth Pool gown, seriously lovelies, trust me when I say that this one is a stunner. Clane Gessel Photography captured all the enchanting details you are about to see today.
Katherine & Donald’s Love Story as told by the Clane Gessel Photography: The couple met during a study abroad program in Siena, Italy while attending University of California, Irvine. After learning they had commonalities in art, travel and music, Don sketched a rendering of the hands from the Sistine Chapel and an inscription that read, “Always treat your interests as divine,” which was meant to symbolize the act of making a true connection with each other. After their study abroad program ended they backpacked all over Europe together. Fast forward to seven years of dating and a spontaneous trip to Chicago in 2011, Don popped the question at the top of the John Hancock building at the Signature Room.
Photographer: Clane Gessel Photography|Reception Venue: Auberge du Soleil|Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids|Musicians: Bellarosa String Quartet|DJ: Boutique DJs|Bridal Accessories: Jennifer Behr|Dress Store: Jin Wang|Dress Designer: Kenneth Pool|Makeup Artist: Sherrie Long Makeup Hair and Effects|Cake Designer: Sweet on Cake|Floral Designer: Tesoro Flowers|Invitation Designer: Union Street Papery