10 October 2010


If I were getting married this fall (I'm not!), I think it would be very cool to have chosen today..October 10, 2010 for my Big Day. How cool is that, and how easy will it be to remember your anniversary, say, 23 years from now..10*10*10 is a brilliant date for a wedding!

Last night at a rehearsal dinner for 175 at a winery in Sonoma County, the happiness in the air was palpable, and why not? such a joyful occasion in such a warm and elegant setting...pure magic. And the weather? A perfect autumn day.

a old wooden bowl with olive branches

a convivial autumnal gathering

wine glasses waiting to be filled!

the wood-fired pizza oven ready to make a
hundred pizzas!

the line up!

beautiful gurgling fountain as a background
to Frank Sinatra music playing

figs just ripe for picking

the children playing boules for hours!

the littlest petanque player likes to throw the ball!

les boules artfully arranged themselves!

apples the color of autumn

the winery fence with tops shaped like wine bottles!


  1. LOvely snaps.The colors are so intense!!!! wish you a lovely week!

  2. Great photos and j'adore the ones with the little petanque players. The whole scene could have been in Provence it is so lovely.

    Oh, and how clever is that fence! I had to look twice and blink thinking that they were bottles!

  3. Looks like the perfect setting for a great celebration. Bubbling fountain, autumnal colors, delicious food and wine. Lovely.

  4. oh thank you for this post, is simply perfect

  5. A beautiful day and beautiful pictures!


  6. Looks like great fun. Have a great week.

  7. A wonderful outdooor gala!!

    Art by Karena

  8. Looks fantastic. Love that foutain. I think I want one! also love the idea of Frank Sinatra music.Dreamy. Fiona

  9. what a fantastic gathering....we are in heat stroke down south, I long for a cool autumn day!

  10. An auspicious date for sure...I thought that myself when I typed it for the first time the other day. Shall email shortly about next year....xv

  11. You can feel the touch of nature. . .love everything! it seems fun=)

  12. Now, that's a wedding! I couldn't imagine a more perfect setting and date to host a reception. It's nice to see weddings going away from big hotels and huge ballrooms....much more intimate and unforgettable!

  13. oh how i am missing napa!!!!!!! this looks amazing... i think i need to visit once a month... for the rest of my life... have a wonderful weekend xx

  14. 10.10 happens to be my daughter's birthday! This year was an extra special one! Love these images. The wine topped fence is sooo cute!


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