Sarah & James St. Helena

Sarah & James' gorgeous pastel wedding, featured in Style Me Pretty this month, captures a soft elegance fitting of their Napa Valley estate venue.

"I can say that one of the best things that happened to James and me (and our wedding) was our amazing wedding planner Kathy Higgins. With just a phone call and a quick glance at my blog - Kathy was able to understand exactly what James and I were looking for on our perfect day. She got us our venue, Spring Mountain Estate which exceeded any expectations I could have ever had - it was stunning! Kathy is also responsible for assembling the most incredibly talented group of people that made our wedding perfect. Kathleen Deery created the most beautiful setting, Sylvie Gil our photographer captured the day more perfectly than I could have imagined was possible and our caterer Paula Le Duc needs to open up a restaurant in NYC ASAP. The incredible team took the stress off of us, so that we could relax and enjoy the day."

Sarah's bridesmaids look on as they pose for wedding party photographs with Sylvie Gil.
Sarah's Carolina Herrera dress hangs on the back of an antique armoire; photo by Sylvie Gil
Sarah and James' rings sit atop their beautiful invitation suite; photo by Sylvie Gil.
Sarah's family helps her get ready for her big day; photo by Sylvie Gil
Sarah & James' elegant invitation suite and rings; photo by Sylvie Gil.
Sarah's bridesmaids lift her beautiful lace veil over her head; photo by Sylvie Gil.
An intimate shot of Sarah, wearing her veil and beautiful Carolina Herrera gown before the wedding ceremony; photo by Sylvie Gil.
Sarah reads a letter from her fiancee, surrounded by her bridesmaids before the ceremony, holding flowers by Kathleen Deery; photo by Sylvie Gil
Sarah and her bridesmaids, dressed in pastel blue, lean in close for a photograph, by Sylvie Gil
James and his dapper navy groomsmen, Sarah and her stunning bridesmaids; photo by Sylvie GIl
Sarah and James share a kiss before the ceremony; photo by Sylvie Gil
A ladder bathed in warm afternoon sunlight adds a charming rustic accent to the venue; photo by Sylvie Gil
The outdoor ceremony seating overlooks beautiful Napa wine country; photo by Sylvie Gil
Pastel & chiffon bridesmaids walk Sarah to the ceremony space; photo by Sylvie Gil
Newlyweds walking up the aisle after the ceremony; photo by Sylvie Gil
Votives hanging from trees at the outdoor reception by the pool; photo by Sylvie Gil
Colorful pastels highlighted the ceremony, especially in the beautiful floral centerpieces, by Kathleen Deery; photo by Sylvie Gil.
Hand calligraphied place cards are tucked into moss at the entrance of the reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
Paula Leduc Caterers hold trays of refreshments for the reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
The outdoor cocktail area - artfully designed food and florals highlighted the event; photo by Sylvie Gil
Pastel floral compositions added splashes of colors to the Napa Valley reception space; photo by Sylvie Gil
Guests enjoyed the summery weather following the ceremony; photo by Sylvie Gil
Paula Leduc Catering delivered an array of beautiful and delicious canapes and hors d'oeuvres; photo by Sylvie Gil
The garden setting for the outdoor reception provided an airy summer feel to the day; photo by Sylvie Gil
Elegant place setting graced the long reception tables at the outdoor Napa reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
Long, elegantly decorated tables at the reception look out over vast Northern California vineyards; photo by Sylvie Gil
White and light pastel centerpieces adorn the reception tables; photo by Sylvie Gil
Gorgeous lighting ideas, artfully designed plates, and beautiful centerpieces added to the elegant reception atmosphere; photo by Sylvie Gil
Calligraphied place holders and blushing pastel florals decorate each place setting; photo by Sylvie Gil
Glowing Napa countryside as the sun sets over the hills; photo by Sylvie Gil
Newly married Sarah and James share a kiss after the ceremony for a couple portrait session; photo by Sylvie Gil
The newly married couple shares a quiet moment next to a field of lavender; photo by Sylvie Gil
The dapper new husband kisses his wife for a couple portrait session before they join their guests at the reception; photo by Sylvie GIl
Newlyweds find a moment of calm after the ceremony, walking hand in hand for a couple portrait by a lavender field; photo by Sylvie GIl
Colorfully dressed guests participate in the joy of the evening, dancing after the reception; photo by Sylvie Gil
James and Sarah share their first dance on a patio overlooking verdant Napa vineyards; photo by Sylvie Gil
The father daughter dance was filled with sweet moments, especially when Sarah jumped into her dad's arms; photo by Sylvie Gil
The wedding band provided an energetic backdrop to the reception evening; photo by Sylvie Gil
Dancing by the pool with the view of the Napa countryside continues into the night as guests celebrate Sarah and James' special day; photo by Sylvie Gil
The wedding cake matched the elegance and romance of the evening, surrounded by tea lights and blushing roses; photo by Sylvie Gil
Sarah and James share a sweet, silly moment over cake cutting; photo by Sylvie Gil
The dancing and merriment continues as the sun sets over the Napa estate with a party by the pool; photo by Sylvie Gil
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Wedding Planner: Kathy Higgins | Venue: Spring Mountain Estate | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Florals: Kathleen Deery Design | Invitation Suite: Dulles Designs | Hair & Makeup: Sarah Hyde | Bride's Dress: Carolina Herrera | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Amsale | Groom's Suite: Paul Stuart | Cake: Perfect Endings | Ceremony Music: Ever Music Group | Lighting: Illusions Lighting | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Entertainment: The Hudson Project | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Transportation: California Wine Tours