Ana + Brett: Meritage Resort & Spa Wedding Photography in Napa, Part 2

       Part two of Ana + Brett's wedding day resumes at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, as they leave their ceremony in their vintage Volvo getaway car. (If you missed Part one, check out their photos here.) They took a little pit stop along the way to relax under the boughs of a giant oak tree (and make-out!). After the cocktail hour, they joined guests for the reception in the Meritage Resort's Estate Cave. A sumptious dinner, delightful toasts, a romantic first dance, and cake cutting commenced -- along with a lot of crazy fun dancing. Perhaps one of the most hilarious and wonderful moments of the evening was when Brett removed Ana's garter with his teeth, and her dad rushed the floor and interrupted the performance, covering his face in feigned distress. Everyone erupted with laughter and cheer.

       We are so happy for Ana + Brett. Each moment of their day was filled with absolute joy and beauty. Just seeing how they look at each other with such love, melts our hearts. Congratulations! We know that your journey together as a married couple will be nothing less than awesome! Enjoy these photos of their gorgeous wedding reception at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley.

 The bride and groom kiss in their getaway vintage Volvo. Meritage Resort and Spa wedding. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The bride and groom kiss in their getaway vintage Volvo. Meritage Resort and Spa wedding. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 After the wedding ceremony, the couple spends some time together under a gorgeous oak tree.  Meritage Resort and Spa wedding.   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

After the wedding ceremony, the couple spends some time together under a gorgeous oak tree. Meritage Resort and Spa wedding. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Wedding at Meritage Resort & Spa.   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Wedding at Meritage Resort & Spa. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

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  Meritage Resort and Spa wedding photos   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Meritage Resort and Spa wedding photos © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kissing under the oak tree after their wedding ceremony on the Meritage vineyard in Napa Valley.  © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kissing under the oak tree after their wedding ceremony on the Meritage vineyard in Napa Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Enjoying a little pit stop after the wedding ceremony. Meritage Resort and Spa wedding.   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Enjoying a little pit stop after the wedding ceremony. Meritage Resort and Spa wedding. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  A playful family photo at the Meritage Resort and Spa wedding.  Meritage Resort and Spa wedding.   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 A playful family photo at the Meritage Resort and Spa wedding. Meritage Resort and Spa wedding. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The bride and groom at cocktail hour.  Meritage Resort and Spa wedding.   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The bride and groom at cocktail hour. Meritage Resort and Spa wedding. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Meritage Resort and Spa wedding cocktail hour.   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Meritage Resort and Spa wedding cocktail hour. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Meritage resort and spa wedding, cocktail hour .   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Meritage resort and spa wedding, cocktail hour© Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Meritage Resort and Spa wedding. The couple relaxes with guests during cocktail hour.  © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Meritage Resort and Spa wedding. The couple relaxes with guests during cocktail hour. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The wedding reception looks beautiful in the Meritage wine cave in Napa Valley.    © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The wedding reception looks beautiful in the Meritage wine cave in Napa Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  The wedding reception in the Meritage wine cave in Napa Valley.     © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The wedding reception in the Meritage wine cave in Napa Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Wedding cake. The Meritage wine cave in Napa Valley.     © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Wedding cake. The Meritage wine cave in Napa Valley. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Wedding guests greet the newlweds at the Meritage wine cave during the reception.  © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Wedding guests greet the newlweds at the Meritage wine cave during the reception. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Meritage wine cave during the wedding reception.   © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Meritage wine cave during the wedding reception. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Toasts.  Meritage Resort and Spa.    © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Toasts.  Meritage Resort and Spa. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Meritage Resort and Spa wedding reception in the tasting room.     © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Meritage Resort and Spa wedding reception in the tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

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  First dance! Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

First dance! Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  The bride shows off her moves during the first dance. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The bride shows off her moves during the first dance. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Sharing a tender moment during the first dance. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Sharing a tender moment during the first dance. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Dip!  Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Dip! Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  The bride and groom enjoy their first dance. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The bride and groom enjoy their first dance. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Father-daughter dance.  Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Father-daughter dance. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Father-daughter dance.   Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Father-daughter dance. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Mother-son dance.   Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Mother-son dance. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The bride and groom cut their wedding cake.  Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The bride and groom cut their wedding cake. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The bride's mom and dad look on.    Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The bride's mom and dad look on. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Bouquet toss.  Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Bouquet toss. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The groom's sister catches the bouquet and Mom is ecstatic!     Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The groom's sister catches the bouquet and Mom is ecstatic!  Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  The groom prepares to get the bride's garter! © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The groom prepares to get the bride's garter! © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The bride's father can't believe she's showing off her legs!     Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The bride's father can't believe she's showing off her legs!  Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in tasting room. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  The groom takes off the bride's garter using his teeth! Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The groom takes off the bride's garter using his teeth! Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Dancing. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Dancing. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Dancing. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Dancing. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  Dancing. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Dancing. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

  The bride and groom dance together. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The bride and groom dance together. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The groom embraces his wife on the dance floor.  Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

The groom embraces his wife on the dance floor. Meritage resort and spa wedding reception in wine cave. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

       What a perfect, wonderful night! We send you all our best wishes and congratulations!

xoxo,

Sam + Ariel

 

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Meritage Resort and Spa

Wedding Planner: Amy Bridges and Kaitlyn Finley

Wedding Photography: Bowerbird Photography

Floral: Catherine Scott

Cake: Sweet Pies

Hair: Jenny Huse from Bungalow

Make-up: Eva Claiborn

Wedding Dress: David's Bridal

Suit: Men's Warehouse

DJ: AMS

Catering: Meritage Resort and Spa

Linen: Meriage Resort and Spa