Samantha and Brennan: When Napa comes to town!

My love for wine and Napa is not something I am shy about. When I meet clients who are not only as enthusiastic as I am about the wine country – but want their wedding to have the “Napa feel” – I am in HEAVEN!

Samantha and Brennan wanted to have their ceremony at Sam’s parents home in Lakeway. I fell in LOVE with it the minute I pulled in the drive. It was the perfect home for entertaining and had a killer view of the lake! I always design weddings to feel “residential” so there was not much needed….just to deck over the hot tub, bring in an acrylic arch, a couple of hundred chairs and ton of romantic floral!

Guests then headed to Barton Creek and spent the evening in a chandelier covered pavilion. Candles were our best friend and really warmed up the space! My fave detail was the wine tasting at each setting, so all guests got to sample wines hand selected by my wine soul-mate, Dan Holland, aka Father of the Bride! Thank you, Hollands for being so lovely to work with….and for introducing me to Jarvis!


P.S. – Check out this gorgeous video shot by Mason Jar Films that shows off Samantha and Brennan’s personalities perfectly.


Photos: Diana M. Lott

For more information about this wedding, check out their spread in The Knot.

Reception Venue and Catering: Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Austin // Event Design & Coordination: Whitt // Photographer:  Diana M. Lott Photography // Floral: Wendee Sawran // Reception Entertainment:  Matt Wilson Band // Reception DJ:  Penguin Entertainment  // Ceremony Music:  Barton Strings // Reception Rentals: Marquee Rents // Decor:  Townsley Designs // Ceremony Rentals: Whim Hospitality // Ceremony Catering: Ben Petko // Linens/Chargers: BBJ Linens // Makeup: Face Kandy ATX // Hair Stylist: Hair Barr // Transportation:  Transportation Consultants // Lighting: Ilios Lighting

5 Responses

  1. Amanda
    31 January 2017 at 9:01 pm


  2. Samantha Hughes
    31 January 2017 at 8:51 pm

    You are amazing Gina! You made our dreams into a vision and that vision into a reality. The process was so much fun! Wish we could plan a wedding with you every year.

  3. Diana
    31 January 2017 at 2:41 pm

    awww, I loved this wedding!! such a great couple (and family!) and so many fun things to shoot!!

  4. wendee
    31 January 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Love the Hollands! Can we do it again?

  5. Stacey Conant
    29 January 2017 at 9:25 am

    Lovely as always! So cool (and perfect for you) that they did wine tastings!!

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