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If there’s ever a luxury wedding I have photographed that screams exquisite design and detail, this wedding is it!  From preparation at the Calistoga Ranch into the early hours of the next morning at the Trinchero Family Estate, this wedding was uniquely fashioned to wow, not only the wedding guests, but also the Bride and Groom, Tony and Leigh Anne.  Even the vast property and the buildings constructed were creatively engineered.  I could photograph several weddings there and still make each wedding look unique with all the elements, lighting, and color.  There were several rooms and areas for activities, with a fancy club room with a rockin live band, an over-the-top reception hall that was decorated beyond anything I have ever seen, thanks to Laurel Events, a photo booth area, couches and chairs outside everywhere, inside the winery guests mingling, the bar area outside and inside, the lounge, and don’t forget about Gott’s Roadside late night food outside, serving sea food and burgers.  On top of that (among other items) there was a specially designed chandelier cake hanging from the high ceiling with fresh flowers intertwined throughout it.  This was no doubt a unique wedding.  Tony and Leigh Anne were classic, entertaining their guests, honoring their friends and family, and showing genuine love for all those around them.  The Trinchero family owns quite a few vineyards in Napa as well as in Plymouth, the Shenandoah Valley, which is near my home.  Stop by sometime to drink some wine and check out their winery.  Now on with the show, here are a few images from their high class Napa wedding!


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Napa Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography  |  Wedding Event and Design:  Robb Smith of Laurels Events, Los Angeles, CA.  |  DJ:  DJ Johnny Knight, Los Angeles, CA.  |  Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Trinchero Family Estates, Napa, CA.  |  Catering:  Trinchero Family Estates  |  Make-up and Hair:  Lia Negrete from Beauty by Lia, San Francisco, CA.  |  Band:  Jay Siegan Presents  |  Lighting:  Lux Productions, Sonoma, CA.  |  Invitations:  Papineau Calligraphy, Oakland, CA.  |  Shuttles:  California Wine Tours, Napa & Sonoma, CA.  |  Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals, Napa, CA.  |  Ghost chairs:  Hartmann’s Rentals, Napa, CA.  |  Wedding Dress:  Alli Rahimi for Mon Atelier, Beverly Hills, CA.  |  Lodging & Preparation:  Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, CA.  |  Officiant:  Timothy McDonald  |  Cake:  Patisserie Angelica, Sebastopol, CA.  |


I met Edmund and Melody on a Skype conversation last year from Washington D.C. when they decided to book me for their wedding in Napa, California. Since then, I have enjoyed getting to know the both of them, talking and having fun, specially during their engagement session up near Melody’s parents home in Napa. Working together has been pleasant, as both of them are classy, relaxed, organized, and energetic. Photographing their wedding in Napa was amazing, even with the horrendous storm that came down hard over the golf course, and Melody was already prepared for that type of weather. Although rain had been an issue for many of my May and June weddings (and difficult for many of my brides), Melody and Edmund were more than carefree and relaxed. Most couples get nervous with cloudy skies and rain, rightly so. However, as a photographer, I can capture even more spectacular and dramatic photographs, as you may have seen in past blogs, like Colorado or Missouri. I can play with light and shadows, which I love very much. Edmund and Melody rented out the RAVEBOOTH (Photo booth), which maybe we will show sometime soon! Anyway, enough yapping, here are some images from the Napa Valley Wedding at the Silverado Resort and Spa. Cheers!


Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography

Venue Ceremony: Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Ca.

Wedding Reception: Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Ca.

Silverado Coordinator: Janice Twomey

Hair and Make-up: Wendy Walter

Florist:Napa Valley Flowers

Wedding Cakes: Sweetie Pies

DJ: Dj Buddy Holly

Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Lawrence Strings



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bride and groom photographs after ceremony during rain at Silverado Resort and Spa

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