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Auberge du Soleil Wedding Photography – Karen and Gemmy

 

For years we kept hearing about Auberge du Soleil – a magical place to get married in the heart of Wine Country, but we’ve never had a chance to actually check it out. Well, a couple of weeks ago we were excited to have the opportunity to photograph Karen and Gemmy’s big day at Auberge! Karen and Gemmy are a sweet couple and we enjoyed getting to know them during their engagement session at UC Berkeley. We’ve been looking forward to their wedding day ever since and I have to say that Auberge probably has one of the most beautiful ceremony views I’ve ever seen – you can see almost the entire valley from the Ceremony deck!

Here are our favorites:

Auberge Du Soleil wedding photography

 

Karen had one of our favorite make-up artist – Penny Do – helping her to get ready for the wedding:

Auberge Du Soleil wedding preparations

 

Bride getting ready at Auberge Du Soleil

 

We love large and bright bridal rooms because there are so many possibilities when there’s light and some room to move around!

Putting on make up at Auberge Du Soleil

 

This one is my favorite from the preparation series – Penny and a bridesmaid helping Karen to put on and bustle her dress. I think this angle made it look slightly voyeuristic and I just love that! :)

Bridal preparations in Wine Country

 

Vintage sink + a pair of awesome shoes:

Wedding shoes in a sink

 

Karen looked absolutely breathtaking:

Auberge Du Soleil bride

 

Gemmy was getting ready in the next room over:

Groom getting ready in Wine Country

 

He also looked OK :)

Auberge Du Soleil groom

 

Karen and Gemmy opted to see each other before the ceremony (which we absolutely loved by the way) and here they are seeing each other for the first time:

Bride and groom first look

 

This was shot in Karen’s preparation room and is probably my favorite portrait of the day:

Creative portraits at Auberge Du Soleil

 

Well, I guess I also love this one:

Mirror reflection at Auberge Du Soleil wedding

 

Auberge du Soleil looked beautiful with all the Fall colors and wedding flowers around:

Auberge Du Soleil wedding wedding details

 

The ceremony view from the Terrace of Auberge:

Wedding ceremony at Auberge Du Soleil

 

Right after the ceremony we drove a golf cart down the hill into a quaint olive grove nestled on the edge of Auberge du Soleil’s property:

Bride and groom walking at Auberge Du Soleil garden

 

We love shooting portraits at sunset time – the light is gorgeous everywhere and the bride and groom can finally relax after a stressful morning and an emotional ceremony:

Emotional moment at Auberge

 

Last rays of sun on the desk of Auberge:

Bride and groom portrait with flair at Auberge

 

 

Wedding portrait in the olive grove

 

 

Bride and groom in the olive grove of Auberge

 

The sun already set when we came back to the Ceremony Deck and the beautiful valley looked peaceful:

View from the Ceremony deck of Auberge Du Soleil

 

Bride and groom reflection in water

 

One more photo on the deck:

Bride and groom on the terrace of Auberge Du Soleil

 

Lovely reception details:

Wedding reception in Auberge Du Soleil

 

As always, we were happy to see familiar faces among the guests – Megan and Albert had their wedding last Fall at the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus:

Wedding flowers

 

And of course a picture of the rings:

Wedding bands at reception

 

All the vendors of the day:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Auberge du Soleil
Hair & Makeup: Penney Do
DJ: Dan Doyle @ Platinum Disc Jockeys
Florals: Lavender Florals
Catering: Auberge du Soleil
Wedding Cake: Peeples Baking

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November 23, 2011 - 10:31 pm

Gemmy - Love how you capture all the various colors so perfectly – such beautiful pictures!

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