“Absolutely incredible. We were astonished at how much heart and dedication was put in”
Elope with us
At Napa Valley Weddings, we are here to create the most unique, stylish, and beautiful day for you. You tell us your vision, we do the rest.
- Jane & Kelly
Our style is very refined, timeless, with a touch of fine-art and fashion. We adore natural light and have mastered over the years ways to manipulate it. We are here for your elopement-on-a-budget, and want to plan it all.
elegant elopements + planning
BASED IN NAPA VALLEY & NoRTHERN CALIFORNIA
ABOUT NAPA VALLEY WEDDINGS
In the early nineties, as weddings moved from man-made churches filled with dogma to more appealing cathedrals of creation, Napa Valley Weddings came into fruition. While Napa Valley was gaining panache as a wine and food destination, couples began to feel drawn to wine country to speak their vows amidst the vines.
Recognizing this trend, Napa Valley Wedding’s started specializing in elopements and micro weddings. Elopements then were a departure from the norm. There was an antiquated stigma for having anything other than a traditional, religiously based wedding.
As the exodus from institutions that condemned divorce, living together, and same sex unions intensified, there was a yearning for the welcomeness nature provides.
Enlightened, progressive, intelligent individuals yearned for greater freedom of expression. Couples wanted the chance to shape their ceremony, and create the wedding of their dreams, without outside influences. Napa Valley Weddings was born.
"I was married on July 26th, 2020 at Hans Fahden Vineyard. Well let's just say that COVID-19 killed our originally wedding plans. I called Rev. Blane in despair, because at this point I had a beautiful wedding dress that I wasn't sure that I'd be able to wear. Rev. Blane was so comforting, and even though our plans were uncertain moving forward... we made the tentative plan to be married at Hans Fahden, and waited patiently until we knew for sure that we would be able to have our ceremony.
Our special day was magical. I couldn't imagine us being married any other way. Thank you Rev. Blane for everything. I'm still glowing from the wonderful positive experience. I would recommend the elopement package for anyone that doesn't want COVID-19 to delay marriage. I strongly recommend the venue Hans Fahden, it was so beautiful."
"My husband and I decided we wanted an intimate wedding. We wanted to make sure it was something special with only the people we loved. Rev. Blane was absolutely amazing from the beginning to the end! He made sure our ceremony was perfect. I loved how he made the ceremony unique to us and incorporated everything my husband and I love about each other. We had a little issue due to work emergency and rev Blane worked with us so we could still have our special day! I can't thank him enough for everything he did on this day. I also can't forget to add how beautiful the venue was! If you're wanting your special day to be amazing I recommend rev Blane!!"
Wine cave elopement
"When we decided to elope in Napa from Louisville, KY, we were very nervous about finding a venue and an officiant. We wanted a minister, but also wanted to be married in a vineyard. I also am a bit particular (I think most brides are) and didn't want my wedding to feel like a cheap, quick, impersonal event. I am so very thankful we found Rev. Blane and Enchanting Elopements!
From the first times I spoke with Leslie on the phone and in email, I felt assured that she wanted to make my process easy and stress-free. She was very calming, even though I was a bit high strung.
When we got to Napa, our meeting with Rev. Blane was just the icing on the cake!! We sat with him and talked about not just our wedding day, but about starting our married life on the right foot. He wanted to learn about the two of us, and I knew right away that my wedding day was going to be as personal and lovely as I had dreamed.
Since we chose to be married privately, we were so thrilled at the lovely location provided - under the trees at a beautiful private home, just feet away from their amazing vineyard. The hosts were so kind and gracious - she even picked fresh flowers from her gorgeous garden to top the cake Enchanting Elopements provided. The couple who owned the home were there to witness our day and also played the music for the song I sang to my new husband. Our photographer got lots of beautiful pictures on the property and our families were able to share the day through photos.
Thank you so much, Rev Blane, for making our wedding day the perfect start to the rest of our life together!"
"We had the absolute honor of having Reverend Ellsworth perform our ceremony. We are a Newly Wedded Same Sex couple. Not only was he prompt, eloquent and caring, but he also made our guests laugh and feel at ease. His affirmations and generous spirit will make any ceremony feel gently commanded and be perfectly personalized to you and your loved ones. Thank you Blane!"