AirBnB Elopement in Hopland || Rae + Peter
Intimate Wedding in California’s Wine Country || Napa Wedding Photographer
Rae and Peter eloped at a beautiful AirBnB in Hopland, CA called Dooley Creek Ranch with just a handful of their dearest people surrounding them. Rae wore a show-stopping Zimmermann wedding dress with 3-D floral details and a bridal headband that would put Blair Waldorf to shame. She rocked some insane, funky Prada heeled platforms that I think fondly of probably daily. Rae also happens to moonlight as a florist, and created masterpieces of all the floral arrangements herself. Peter was equally dashing in a summer-appropriate blue suit. I rarely gush over wedding outfits to this extent but…these two are too iconic not to.
This particular wedding day went through a few covid-sponsored iterations before forming into the beautiful little thing it became. I can’t help but feel like it’s all a metaphor for life and love, but I’ll let you fill in the blanks to save you from my emo tangent.
After exchanging sweet vows at Dooley Creek Ranch, Rae, Peter, Conrad, and I zipped around for a joy-ride around Hopland in the classic car they’d rented for the occasion. We stopped at an overlook for sunset where they danced in the sunlight, drank champagne, and basked in their general fabulousness.
We enjoyed the most delicious meal with their private chef back at the AirBnB, and I will forever be recommending going the private chef route for weddings and elopements. Dooley Creek was also an amazing choice for an intimate wedding location. It has sprawling grounds with golden fields, and multiple buildings on the property to host a small group on-site.