Chris & Marylee’s Intimate Napa Vineyard Elopement

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Just over a month ago today, Marylee and Chris tied the knot in their Own Private Vineyard. Says Marylee, “Chris and I fell in love while taking road trips through the Iowa countryside to visit various wineries, so a Napa wine country trip was the perfect choice for our elopement and honeymoon. We loved the intimacy of starting our married life together with just the two of us in a lovely private vineyard.”

It was beautiful to witness their commitment to each other, and also a treat to hear Marylee, an accomplished singer, surprise Chris with a personalized version of John Legend’s “All of Me” during the heartfelt ceremony. “Since I’m a vocalist, a big part of our life together has included Chris coming to see me sing for different events. I wanted to give him a song, just for him instead of for an audience, on our wedding day. When we heard John Legend sing ‘All of Me’ at a local concert, we both laughed at how it fit us,” Marylee explains.

We loved Marylee’s pale-lilac empire-waist gown and the vibrant purple in Chris’s tie and boutonniere as well as her shoes, shawl, and bouquet. She assembled her bouquet using silk flowers, material from her dress and her late grandmother’s pearl necklace, and brought additional whimsy in the form of “I’m His Mrs.” and “I’m Her Mr.” signs. (Marylee has been calling Chris “mister” for years, so they were absolutely appropriate additions.) Here’s a look at their special day.

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Dress: David’s Bridal
Shoes: Nina
Suit: Mantoni
Tie: Kenneth Cole Reaction
Headband: Francesca’s
Shawl: Kentucky Tailors (Louisville, KY)
Officiant: Reverend Blane W. Ellsworth (The Wedding Ministries)

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