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Happy & Doug’s Auberge du Soleil Wedding Photos

June 10, 2021

Happy & Doug’s Auberge du Soleil Wedding Photos

Here a collection from the Auberge du Soleil wedding of Happy and Doug. Perfect doesn’t even begin to describe the amazing day our couple had. We’re so we are able to be a part of this beautiful day!

Getting Ready Before the Auberge du Soleil Wedding

Getting ready for the wedding is always such a special part of every couples wedding day. Happy and Doug chose classic and chic wedding styles with a twist. Happy and Doug both looked so radiant and fabulous before the ceremony. We couldn’t get enough of Happy’s sparkly heels! Our couple’s style was absolutely on point for their big day!

Happy before the Auberge du Soleil wedding
Happy and Doug's Auberge du Soleil wedding accessories and gifts
Happy getting ready for the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy's wedding heels!
Happy getting ready before the Auberge du Soleil wedding
Happy's wedding jacket and wedding heel's before the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy getting ready before the Auberge du Soleil wedding
Black and white photo of Happy before the Auberge du Soleil
Happy looking so happy before the Auberge du Soleil wedding
Doug getting ready before the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Doug getting his suit jacket on before his Auberge du Soleil wedding to Happy
Doug putting on his wedding shoes before the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Doug showing of the liner of his wedding suit jacket before the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy holding the wedding bouquet before the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Red wedding bouquet before the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy looking lovely with the wedding bouquet before the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony

First Look and Couple’s Portraits Before the Auberge du Soleil Wedding

Happy and Doug’s first look before their Auberge du Soleil wedding was incredibly sweet. Happy and Doug both got a bit emotional, and who can blame them? Our couple was absolutely glowing and were all smiles. We LOVE capturing special moments like this!

Happy approaching Doug for their first look before the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy tapping Doug on the shoulder for their first look before their Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy and Doug's first look before their Auberge Du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy and Doug's first look before the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy adjusts Doug's boutonniere before their Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy and Doug before their Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Doug after sabering a bottle of champagne!
Happy and Doug kiss before their Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Close up detail of Happy's wedding ring
Couples portrait of Happy and Doug before their Auberge du Soleil wedding
Happy and Doug holding hands, detail shot of wedding shoes before the Auberge du Soleil wedding
Happy and Doug holding hands before their Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy and Doug kiss during their couple's wedding portrait session before the Auberge du Soleil wedding
Happy with the wedding wedding bouquet before the Auberge du Soleil wedding

The Wedding Ceremony

Happy and Doug’s Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony was beautiful. The weather was gorgeous, and the vows were sweet and touching. It was an amazing day shared with friends and family. The venue was rustic and cozy, and the deep red wedding florals were divine!

Wedding floral décor at Happy and Doug's Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Doug walking down the aisle at the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Black and white photo of Doug during the Auberge du Soleil wedding
Happy walking down the aisle at the Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy and Doug during their Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Happy and Doug during their wedding ceremony at Auberge du Soleil
Happy laughing during Doug's vows at their Auberge du Soleil wedding ceremony
Doug reading his vows to Happy during the wedding ceremony
Wedding guests reacting to Happy and Doug's wedding vows
Happy and Doug kiss!
Happy and Doug, married!!
Happy and Doug leaving their wedding ceremony

Auberge du Soleil Wedding Reception

Happy and Doug’s Auberge du Soleil wedding reception was so amazing. Our couple had delicious food and a classic and beautiful wedding cake. There was dancing and touching speeches, and lots of love shared with friends and family. It was the perfect ending to an even more perfect day.

Fruit and cheese plate at Happy and Doug's wedding reception at Auberge du Soleil
Happy drinking champagne during the wedding reception
Doug toasting with champagne flute and winking
Happy posing with wedding guests, so cute!
Harpist at the wedding reception
Happy and Doug's wedding rings nestled in wedding florals
Happy and Doug's wedding rings, close up
Red and white wedding bouquetTable setting at Happy and Doug's wedding reception
Wedding reception décor at Auberge du Soleil
Wedding table décor for Happy and Doug's wedding reception
The beautiful view from Auberge du Soleil
Happy and Doug's fresh flower topped wedding cake
Happy and Doug entering their wedding reception, black and white photo
Happy and Doug's first dance at their Auberge du Soleil wedding reception
Happy and Doug dance
Doug dancing at his wedding reception
Happy preparing to toss the wedding bouquet
Happy's wedding guests vie for a good position to catch the wedding bouquet
The bouquet has been tossed!
Wedding guests diving for the wedding bouquet
Wedding guests reach for the wedding bouquet
Wedding guest grabs the wedding bouquet
Victory! Happy claps for his wedding guest who's caught the bouquet
Wedding guest celebrates catching the wedding bouquet
Doug smiles at his wedding reception surrounded by family and friends
Happy smiles at Doug as Doug reads a speech at their wedding reception
Doug toasting friends and family at the wedding reception
Happy, Doug, friends, and family toast at the wedding reception. Cheers!
Happy and Doug smiling and clapping during wedding speech
Wedding reception décor and champagne flutes by the wedding cake
Happy and Doug cut their wedding cake
Happy and Doug kiss during their wedding reception
Happy and Dough out on the balcony deck at Auberge du Soleil
Happy and Doug, cheers!

“Relax, enjoy life and have some wine. Never take one second for granted.”

 Photography: Apollo Fotografie
Venue: Auberge du Soleil
Hair & Make up: Artist by Sherrie
Harpist: Bertina

 

From the couple

Planning the Wedding

Doug suggested having a wedding in Napa Valley because he has never been there. After discussing with each other, we both agreed that it will be a great location to tie our knot. That’s when I started researching and reaching out to different vendors and I found Auberge Du Soleil and their intimate wedding package.

The inspiration behind the day is to be authentically you and enjoy the day with our closest family and friends. That’s why we only have 12 guests. All the credits go to the venue coordinator at Auberge and the florists that Auberge referred me to. I have consultations with them regarding the color theme and overall feel. That’s how we decided on going with a natural, rustic, and modern look wedding.

Florals definitely play a crucial part in the wedding. In fact, every detail in the wedding plays a huge role. I did not use a specific type of flowers but I told the florists that I wanted the color theme to be burgundy with a lot of greenery and a dash of white flowers.

The Wedding Day

Some of my favorite parts of my wedding:
(1) Hiking in heels because there are a lot of hills in the venue
(2) Enjoying the special day with Doug’s parents and my friends
(3) All the foods, scenarios and photos!

We want to go with traditional looks where the female wears white and the male wears black. That’s how we decided that I’m going to wear a white tuxedo because I play more of a feminine role in the relationship and the Doug wears a black tuxedo.

The Proposal

Doug proposed to me (Happy) in the same brewery where we first met on our trip back to Chicago in November 2019!

I had already moved to Houston in May, but I went back to Chicago to visit my friends while Doug went to Spain to visit his second family. In the last few days of my trip to Chicago, he joined me because he thought it would be fun.

He booked the same Airbnb when he came down to Chicago during his trip we both first met, and we stayed there together. I thought it was very sweet of him to do that, but I had no idea about his secret plan.

On the second day of our trip, he told me we were going to a Mexican restaurant for dinner and suggested that we dressed up, and we walked over there because it’s walking distance. While we were walking there, we passed by the same brewery where we first met, and he suggested that we went for a quick drink before dinner. I said, “okay!” (I was still clueless about the plan.)

We, then, ordered a flight of beers. Basically, it’s like 5 shot glasses of beers. Little did I know, he coordinated with the brewery a few months ago and got the same glass. He had the waitress replaced the middle glass with a red rose, a ring underneath it, and had “Will you marry me on the glass” written on the glass. Once I saw that he went down on his knee and proposed to me! I was soooooo shocked and had absolutely no clue of the whole thing. I eventually, said, “Yes!”

Wedding Day Advice From the Happy Couple

Take a deep breath to allow the event to play out. You have already planned the wedding and set everything in place. Allow things to happen naturally and be flexible should there be any unexpected events on the day. There’s no “perfect” wedding day. The idea of perfection is a concept that we create in our minds. Enjoy every moment because the day is going to go by so quickly!

Like what you see? Contact us at Apollo Fotografie for pricing and availability.

 

https://www.apollofotografie.com/sf-wedding-photography-pricing/

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