NFL Wedding| Published on Style Me Pretty | Napa Wedding Photography

 

In June I had the honor of photographing the wedding of Pittsburgh Steeler David DeCastro and his gorgeous bride Bonnie. Today, I have the honor of having their wedding published on Style Me Pretty!

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Bonnie and David were only 15 years old when they met, and only narrowly escaped having to be driven by their parents to their first date. Fortunately, David had just turned 16 when he took Bonnie out for the first time – to the movies, and then to Wendy’s. Little did they know back then that David’s stellar football talent would take him all the way to the NFL (he’s a guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers), and that their love for each other would take them all the way down the aisle.

Their wedding this summer was a lovely mix between the simple, classic elegance Bonnie loves, and the easygoing nature that defines Bonnie and David. Hydrangeas, peonies, roses, lisianthus, and magnolia festooned the day, as did hand-lettered chalkboards and centerpieces of gold ceramic urns, mercury glass candlelight clusters, and antique metal champagne flutes and goblets.

Given the number of giant NFL players in attendance, specially sourced extra strong chairs and copious amounts of food were part of the day as well, followed by dessert including an amazing groom’s cake with different pieces of football gear from different stages in David’s career.

Their wedding weekend kicked off with an intimate evening of croquet on Meadowood’s croquet course, a perfect way to set the tone for this beautiful celebration.

I loved this weekend so much. Bonnie and David are true gems. David is predictably hulking, strong, and serious. He is also whip-smart, funny, and deeply kind. Bonnie is simply: beautiful. Inside and out. She is also hilariously irreverent. How these two complement one another is immediately evident and deeply touching. Between these two, their awesome wedding party, their friends and families, the celebration was unforgettable.

Location, Catering, and planning: Meadowood, Napa, CA Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August Shoes: Christian LouboutinFlorals: Meredith Law, M Designs Wedding Cake: Sweet on Cake Hair & Makeup: It's a Date at the Powder Room Entertainment: Boutique DJs Videographer: Inventive Films

 
Featured, WeddingsJulie Kelly