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Jennifer Gelber & Peter Rosenstein

October 15, 2011 | Black Swan Lake, Calistoga

The couple married under swaying willow trees by the lake. The bride wore Vera Wang.

Table settings fit the utilitarian feel, with menus by Elizabeth Hubbell Studio in Berkeley.

A whimsical vegetable tower signaled the Chez Panisse influence.

“Food is such a big part of our lives,” Gelber says. “We wanted it to be memorable.”

Gelber, who owns Fix, a clothing boutique, chose bridesmaid dresses in varying shades of wine.

The tent was set up on the tennis courts by the garden.

The Couple
The Chicago-based couple met at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The Venue
Inspired by fond memories of a recent trip to wine country, they chose a private vineyard estate with plenty of trees to offer shade from the Napa sun.

The Details
Planner Kristi Amoroso orchestrated the affair, and Ariella Chezar created dreamy yet modern florals in burgundy and violet. During cocktails, guests watched as mozzarella was made to order at an interactive bar.

The Party
The couple’s love of food and wine inspired them to hire Alice Waters’ team—led by Chez Panisse’s head catering chef—and to build an open show kitchen in the tent.