CHRISTIE is a skiing, travel and food fanatic with a soft spot for word games and crafting. Born and raised in California, she is thrilled to finally be putting down roots in the Bay Area after "sampling" the climes of Missouri and Washington, DC. In case the practice of Emergency Medicine doesn't provide enough variety, she also scuba dives, cooks and almost always has a new "project" in development. She is always looking for a new corner of the world to visit, a new gadget to play with, or a new cuisine to "test out" on John. Laughing hysterically is also common past time. JOHN is a semiconductor "Super Pimp" from Warwick, Rhode Island. He is now a "naturalized Californian" after almost 14 years of living in the Bay Area. He even east Sushi now! When not solving the semiconducting ills of Silicon Valley, you can find him sipping a glass of chardonnay, strumming his guitar ... or at the gym. He is also been known to slide down the slopes of Lake Tahoe on his snowboard, snorkel in the blue waters of Hawaii, and come up with possibly the best Halloween costumes ever conceived.
On a rather blustery day in October 2009, John planned a "surprise" getaway to the Carneros Inn in Sonoma. He popped the question on a hilltop overlooking the entire Napa Valley and had also arranged for a chilled bottle of Champagne, with a roaring fire in their Cottage upon their return to the room. And THAT led to an incredible October Wedding Day at the stunning Solage Resort and Spa in Calistoga.
Thanks to my incredible team of Wedding Vendors who created a gorgeous Wedding for Christie and John ... you are all stellar at what you do!
Wedding and Event Design - Duncan Reyes, and his Wedding Associate Christina Keesler with F. DUNCAN REYES EVENTS BY DESIGN
Photography - Briana Marie Clark Forgie with Briana Marie Photography
Wedding Cake - Condra Easley and Deborah Morris with Patiserrie Angelica
Catering, Hotel Accommodations and Venue - Sarah Rector and Lindsay Relyea with Solage Resort and Spa
DJ Entertainment and Ceremony Sound - Randy Harris with Pacific Entertainment
Event Design Rentals - Amber Solomon and Emily Caughell with Hartmann Studios and Alana Bournas with Napa Valley Linens
Floral Design - Linnae Asiel Gomez and Meg Ethridge of Asiel Design
Hair and Make-Up - DeeAnna Reese with It's A Date At The Powder Room
Lighting Design - Hayley Bramble with Got Light?
Officiant - Kimberly Thompson with A Beautiful Ceremony In Napa Valley
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Venue - Amy Malmgren and Kelly Magna with TraVigne Restaurant