Jess + Kage

photography Eric Kelley

Jess & Kage are just one of those couples you can’t help but  fall in love with – impossibly beautiful, adorably funny, stylishly chic, incredibly kind and so very family-oriented. They were early high school sweethearts and seemed destined for each other from the start.

Their August wedding can be described as “modern-meet-Mediteranean”, with a neutral color palette and olive branches as our main foliage. Jess selected a Vera Wang gown with clean lines that she accessorized with two very modern touches – a gold chainmail back necklace and a bridal party in black crepe jumpsuits. Kage was equally well-dressed in a white dinner jacket and velvet loafers.

They wed in a grove of mulberry trees at a modern Napa Valley private estate. Guests then sipped cocktails and took in views of wine country before dining and dancing under a sailcloth tent. We modernized the decor with Edison bulb chandeliers and new lounge furniture that Urban Parlour designed for the event.

Paula LeDuc Fine Catering served a fresh summer menu to guests including heirloom tomato salad and petite filet mignon. After heartfelt toasts from the best man and bride’s sisters, the group hit the dance floor with some of the best moves I’ve seen in years.