Saint Helena Wedding {with Bowling!}

Brittany + Mike

Brittany + Mike had a dinner party in wine country...oh and they also had a wedding! I say it like that because these two are the quintessential hosts. Mike bartending and getting his wine ready for the wedding during prep and Brittany describing what she wanted for her "Velvet Dream" wedding: a really fun day hanging out with their favorite people and marrying her best buddy. 

When I moved to Napa Valley, Brittany called herself the "welcoming committee of St. Helena" (or something like that!) She took time out of her day to meet me and tell me all about her little town and how great it was. I was so touched by her kindness. I met Brittany when she was a planner at A Savvy Event. She now owns her own planning company L'avventura Events. 

Mike comes from a winemaking family and now owns his own label MTGA Wines. Brittany + Mike met at a friend's house and have been together for over 6 years. 

One of the questions I ask in my questionnaire to couples is about music tastes. Brittany said she liked: Indie, Metal, French Jazz and Rock. She said Mike likes Punk and Rock. She also said, "Good luck with this!" 


I found a couple of fun, edgy tunes but I also used Brittany's processional song, "The Adventure" by Angels and Airwaves. 

One of my favorite parts of filming this wedding is that I got to film some of their friends and family BOWLING the day before! I never get to film stuff like this and it was so fun and unique. 

After receiving their wedding film Brittany's email went something like this: "OMG OMG OMG we died - and cried - and died was perfect! Wendi! It's seriously so US and you captured it all perfectly! We want to do it all over again!" 

We loved being apart of their big day! So fun to see so many familiar faces too!! Meet Brittany + Mike! 


~Bomb Vendors~
Photography: Weddings by Scott & Dana
Makeup & Hair: Bella Bridal Napa Valley
Florals: Chestnut & Vine Floral Design
Rentals: Encore Events Rentals
Dress Alterations: The Wedding Detailor
Dress: Show Me Your Mumu
Venue: Trespass Vineyards, St. Helena, Ca