Our History

More than 20 years ago, Gene Ivester arrived in wine country to capture the beauty of its scenery through photography. After photographing several weddings at wineries, he was surprised to learn how expensive these locations were for couples who booked a wedding there. Gene became friends with the innkeeper of an award-winning local bed and breakfast as well as with its wedding coordinator. It was then that Napa Valley Elopements was born from a desire to provide couples with an affordable Wine Country wedding experience in beautiful, romantic locations.

Napa Valley Elopements was the very first wedding business to offer all-inclusive packages for small, intimate ceremonies of 30 guests or fewer. We take care of every detail so that our couples can concentrate on what’s important – their love for each other and their special day.

Clients only need to answer a few simple questions regarding their preferences for features like flowers and the cake. Then, Napa Valley Elopements puts everything together, which results in a magical wedding day or wedding vow renewal filled with memories of a lifetime.

Our Experienced Professional Team

For your flowers, are you thinking of something simple, elaborate or maybe somewhere in between? Our floral artisans can create what you envision in the color scheme of your choice precisely as you desire. If you want a particular type of flower, and it’s in season, we’ll get it for you.

Napa Valley Elopements is proud to partner with the most highly regarded wedding cake bakery in our area. You’ll have various flavors and fillings from which to choose. Every bite is a little taste of heaven.

Photography is essential for your special day. The images captured serve as a special reminder of every moment. Today’s couples are more sophisticated when it comes to photography — they want more earthy, subtle and artistic images caught on film. Our photographers understand this and are able to provide what you desire. Your photos will have that “wow” factor you’re seeking. View a sampling in our gallery to see what we mean.

Your package includes an experienced nondenominational minister who has assisted hundreds of couples as they design a ceremony that reflects the unique relationship they share perfectly.