Maayan & Lior’s Intimate Napa River Elopement

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Renowned for its wines, culinary delights, temperate climate, and natural beauty, the Napa Valley attracts millions of visitors a year. These factors no doubt make the area a popular destination for weddings and elopements as well.

This summer, Maayan and Lior, who live in Palo Alto, chose to elope to elegant Milliken Creek Inn & Spa, a hidden retreat set alongside the Napa River. When we arrived, we found our couple giddily erecting their own chuppah on the manicured meadow just outside their suite. Shortly after, their rabbi and two friends joined us. Their friends served as witnesses and ringbearers, and also did double-duty as the iPhoneographer and DJ.

After some words in the suite and the signing of the ketubah (which Lior designed himself using their own personal vows rather than traditional wording), we processed to the waterfront chuppah. Maayan looked stunning in a white gown with lace touches and sparkly headband, while Lior wore his slim black suit well.

Their Jewish ceremony was performed in English, while they presented their vows in Hebrew. We had no idea what they said but, judging by the laughter and tears, we’re sure they were sincere and from the heart. Right before their first kiss as husband and wife, Lior stomped on a glass (wrapped in foil for safety) more deftly and quickly than others we’ve seen. We discovered afterward that he practices karate, and made sure he showed us some moves. Here are some of our favorite moments from their happy day.

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Dress: David’s Bridal
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Suit: Bar III by Macy’s
Rabbi: Bridget Wynne

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