j W f weekend = wine & wild.

colby and i flew to san francisco last thursday evening to celebrate jenny’s bridal shower weekend. we spent thursday night in the city wining and dining with shannon. friday morning, we rolled our bags down the city streets, grabbed some starbucks (one of which we filled with champagne – a little trick we credit shmer with) and hopped on BART to meet Edie (jenny’s mom) and head to Napa.
napa ranks pretty damn high in my book. my first visit to napa was when i was just 24-hours engaged, throwing around the word “fiance” for the first time and totally on cloud nine. this was my second trip and i was back with back with three fabulous ladies. totally different but both perfect in their own way. 
our first stop was the amazing swanson vineyards. the decor, picnic area and wine were terrific. we highly recommend it. that was our only appointment of the day, so the next few stops were on a whim.  it was such a wonderful day. one of those days with your girlfriends that is just good for the soul. lots of girl talk – weddings, husbands, girlfriends, families – delicious wine, cheese, crackers, sunshine and beautiful scenery. a big thank you to edie for being such a great sport.
after just two trips to napa, it’s clear that no two will ever be the same, but they’re each destined to be carefree days. 
{me, colby, jenny & edie}

{colby’s first trip to napa!}

{the lovely mother of the bride}

{the gardens were so lush – lisa, we thought of you!}

 next stop…

next: louis m. martini winery….
{edie came prepared with a cooler filled with cheese, crackers & snacks}

{the wine has obviously hit… the photos are gonna start gettin’ more sassy}

{my shades broke and died in san fran. colby came to the rescue with an extra pair}

{lookin’ fine bride to be!}

 {this one’s for you shmizz… SP!!!!}

on the move again… on our way to merryvale.

{setting up for a rehearsal dinner. beautiful}

{i didn’t get sisters, but i really do have the best girlfriends}

{and then the polaroid came out. amazing snaps}

we ended the night back in danville with a farrell bbq. 
jenny’s dad joe was debuting some of his “entrance” options for the wedding….

{mick. as in mick jagger. duh}


  • Reply July 30, 2012


    Love this post!!

  • Reply August 3, 2012

    Erica Newton

    What a great post! I love everything about this.. the weekend sounds like one of the best! Such great photos too. Glad you liked the starbucks cups and squirrel pounds.. i feel like i was almost a part of it!

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