Happy 2015! I can’t believe how fast this past year flew by. I took a little writing break while I focused on an amazing wine internship experience and a few life changes. I plan to get into everything over the next few weeks, but I want to start out with the BIG news…Alex and I are getting married!
We are very excited and are having a great time going through the planning process. One of the most fun days that we’ve had as part of our engagement was a photo shoot at Hall Rutherford. The whole concept for our engagement photos came to fruition during the interview with Paul Barnett, while we were on the hunt to find the right photographer for our big day. We were originally a little skeptical about taking engagement photos. After talking to Paul and determining that this should be a fun, relaxed day meant to give our guests a peek into our lives together now, we were sold! It was a perfect way to get to know our photographer before the big day. Next was the big task of finding the right location...Napa was an obvious choice for us.
The search began! Alex and I sat down (with a bottle of vino) and talked through all of our favorite Napa wineries with gorgeous settings. Hall Rutherford was at the top of our list. I called the winery to ask if it would be possible to take our photos here. Laura, the Director of Special Events was amazing! She helped us coordinate a time to have the winery to ourselves, and she was able to book their new Appellation Tasting experience immediately following our photo shoot.
We arrived that day to a friendly staff, a beautiful glass of Sauvignon Blanc, and a fun day of memories! Below are some of our favorite shots. I have to say that beyond the incredible pictures (which were all shot in less than 2 hours), we will never forget the beautiful cabernet tasting and the entire experience of the day.