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We absolutely adore relaxed, intimate, and always warm wine country weddings and were excited to start our busy season with a wedding in Calistoga last weekend. We loved this site from the first glance, it is full of surprises and it lets you fall more and more in love with it the longer you explore it. Hans Fahden is located in the mountains right between Santa Rosa and Calistoga and it is a venue that has it all: Cabernet vineyards, a pond full of lily pads and koi fish, a beautiful wisteria covered tea house, and an amazing candlelit volcanic ash cave, just perfect for dinner. We’ve worked at this venue before and it never ceases to amaze us.

Becca and Anil live in Southern California so for them Calistoga was a destination. They did a fantastic job planning every single detail from so far away: everything was just perfect, and the day turned out to be absolutely beautiful. We have a ton of favorite photographs from this sweet wedding, here are just a few of them:

Hans Fahden Wedding Photo

Bride at Hans Fahden Winery

Calistoga Wine Country Wedding

Becca’s beautiful dress was heavily guarded:

Becca's dog on wedding dress

Do I even need to mention how much I loved Becca’s fabulous shoes?

Flowers and wedding shoes

Hans Fahden Calistoga Winery Barrel

Our handsome groom:

Anil dressed for wedding

Groom with bouquet

Hans Fahden has the most gorgeous ceremony setting: the area is surrounded by blooming flower beds and overlooks the overgrown Monet style pond:

Ceremony at Hans Fahden

Mike caught this moment at the ceremony, I absolutely love it:

Becca and Anil wedding ceremony

After seeing this gorgeous cheese display, now I want cheese at my wedding too!

Cheese table reception catering

Wedding Portrait at Hans Fahden

Wedding Photo at Hans Fahden

We loved shooting portraits in the garden around the pool – every branch was blooming and every turn opened new exciting photo backgrounds!

Portrait at Hans Fahden

Becca and Anil

Wedding Day Portrait

Champaign glasses at cocktail hour

The cave goes deep into the hillside and is perfect for hot summer wine country reception dinners as it never gets hot:

Candlelit Volcanic Ash Cave Wedding Reception

Wedding details at Hans Fahden Winery

Wedding Cake

Hans Fahden Wedding Photo


To view other gorgeous Hans Fahden Vineyard weddings photographed by Choco Studio visit:

Hans Fahden Vineyard Spring Wedding Photos

Hans Fahden Vineyard Summer Wedding Photos

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Mike and Nat are a husband and wife photography team based in San Francisco Bay Area. Their relaxed style allows them to capture authentic moments while creating a stress-free experience. Choco Studio photographs weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, and Monterey.