This was THE wedding to be at on September 12th of 2009! Dani + Sean were married in Napa Valley at The Carneros Inn. Everything, I mean EVERYTHING about this wedding was ultra-fabulous and the details were mind blowing! This day definitely made our top-ten list for weddings and Dani + Sean were a stellar couple to work with! Their theme was "an enchanted forest", and there was this sweet organic and dreamy feel throughout every aspect. Dani + Sean hired the amazing crew of Sillapere to be behind the scenes and make all of the magic come to life. Sillapere did a phenomenal job at it too! Ladies and gents we give you Dani + Sean's wedding!

LOVED how dreamy Dani's dress was!
sdwed001.jpgAnd how can any girl go wrong with green shoes?!
sdwed006.jpgsdwed007.jpgsdwed008.jpgsdwed009.jpgsdwed010.jpgsdwed011.jpgsdwed012.jpgsdwed013.jpgThe winner for the favorite item of the day: Sean's amazing custom suit from Lord Willy's of New York! Justin was drooling over it all day long! I really like the idea of the groom spending a good amount of thought, time, and money on his suit. So many times we see rented suits, but come-on gentlemen...this IS your wedding day too. Why not drop it like its hot for such a memorable day, one that will only come around once in a lifetime?!
sdwed014.jpgDoesn't Dani make a gorgeous bride?! See what I was saying about her dress...dreamy, right!
sdwed020.jpgsdwed021.jpgMy Favorite shot of the day! Love the view of the wine country behind them!
sdwed022.jpgsdwed023.jpgsdwed024.jpgLet the details begin, here are some from the ceremony:
sdwed025.jpgsdwed026.jpgsdwed027.jpgsdwed028.jpgsdwed029.jpgDetails from the cocktail hour (also one exception from the ceremony on the top right), I REALLY dug the all of the tree and wood sculptures that scattered the grounds of this venue for the wedding.
sdwed030.jpgThe invitations and hand written calligraphy:
sdwed031.jpgsdwed032.jpgsdwed033.jpgRoom details from reception #1. This room was used for dinner and speeches. My favorite part about this setup was they vine tent with chandeliers suspended throughout the middle.
sdwed034.jpgsdwed035.jpgsdwed036.jpgAgain, Justin's brilliant mind put to work with this ring shot!
sdwed037.jpgsdwed038.jpgDetails from reception #2. Once dinner was over the guests were excused to a second room where dancing, cake cutting, and dessert took place. Notice the second version of the vine tent that helped carry over the continuity of the evening.
sdwed039.jpgsdwed040.jpgThe parents of the bride and groom congratulating each other on the dance floor.
sdwed041.jpgPlease, please, please click here to view more of our favorite images from this fabulous wedding. We had such a rough time narrowing down our favs for this post so the rest are featured in this slideshow. Check it out if you have a few minutes to spare!

Last, the next day Dani + Sean hosted a brunch for all of their out of town guests. We decided to stop by on our way out of town to check out more amazing work done by Sillapere, also to capture a few more details for Dani + Sean.

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Mike Cunningham said:
So rad. I now know where to buy my suit when I get married. Those suits kick Nordy's right in the Nards.
(10.19.09 11:36 PM)
megan welker said:
so excited to see this wedding up! you guys are fan-freakin-tastic!!! they turned out amazing! love the ones with the wine country behind them :)
(10.19.09 11:45 PM)
Steve Gerrard said:
Wow, wow and wow again. I want these guys to plan my wedding! Oh, hang on.. I'm already married. Doh!
(10.19.09 11:57 PM)
Kayleen T. said:
Amazing wedding and details! I love love the ring shot! How cool are those wood sculptures!
(10.20.09 12:07 AM)
Molly Williams said:
Big fan of yours. LOVED this wedding. Especially since the Carneros Inn was where we spent our honeymoon this past July. That place is to die for. Love, love love their whole wedding and of course your stellar photos.
(10.20.09 01:04 AM)
Jane Hasty said:
Just amazing! Thanks for sharing!
(10.20.09 06:45 AM)
Briony said:
what a gorgeous wedding. i love their little colorful details. so fun!
(10.20.09 07:42 AM)
shannon said:
i love her dress!!! these are so, so wonderful! what an amazing display of wedding photography!
(10.20.09 08:46 AM)
Kevin Strick said:
That was such a fabulous weekend and the photos are on point to match. Good job to everyone involved in making it happen, especially Sean & Dani. Kick ass.
(10.20.09 09:36 AM)
anda said:
oooo - NICE. the guys' suits are the neatest i have ever seen. another excellent amelia lyon wedding :)
(10.20.09 10:41 AM)
Mel said:
wow, what vivid color and character! I love how much thought went into not only the details of the wedding, but your duo's spectacular capturing of them~ Makes me want to get married again:)
(10.20.09 12:16 PM)
chelsey b said:
Love his mustache socks! So awesome.
(10.20.09 12:34 PM)
Michelle Stone said:
GORGEOUS! love his tux!! and yes, her dress IS dreamy!!
(10.20.09 01:01 PM)
Kirstin @ Weddings Unveiled said:
The groom's socks are ridiculous! I love the tree branch table. This was an awesome wedding and great photography as always!
(10.20.09 04:06 PM)
jackie wonders said:
OMG. this wedding was amazing and you guys totally showed how much you ROCK! i can't even wait one more week to gleen from your genius :)
(10.20.09 08:10 PM)
nancy said:
wow!!! My head is spinning from the details! And of course, you and justin captured them all amazingly. It's not fair for one couple to have SO much talent!! ;)
(10.21.09 12:38 AM)
Peter said:
You guys really put alot of love in your work. Doesnt get any better than this. Awesome!
(10.21.09 02:30 AM)
CReid said:
Sweet wedding... l love the green bow tie and the funky socks.
(10.21.09 03:01 AM)
imthiaz houseman said:
wow, i love the details. what a stunning wedding. gorgeous job!
(10.21.09 04:21 PM)
Dawn Alderman said:
(10.22.09 11:07 AM)
Araxi said:
Ohhhhhh I couldnt wait to see the images from this wedding I knew you were going to rock the images!!! Dani looked so beautiful and the details are truly something special. Beautiful work :)
(10.22.09 02:09 PM)
Jennifer Parsons said:
Thanks Amelia for posting the invitation images... I blogged about them... check it out!
(10.22.09 07:41 PM)
crystal said:
wow! what incredible photos + details! do you know who their calligrapher was?? it's soo beautiful!
(10.22.09 09:07 PM)
Lyndzee of EP said:
DAAANG girl,, you are a blogging machine. I'm gonna have to day that this wedding is freakin amazing. Not only is this couple adorable with rad style but I LOVVE all of the details. What an amazing day.
(10.23.09 12:16 AM)
Kellan said:
STUH-UH-UH-UH-ING!!! Her dress is ridiculously amazing and the green shoes. All the photos are incredible. I am always amazed how many different settings you guys can set up your off camera lighting with wedding agendas so tight a lot of times. Makes for so many diverse shots. Loved. Every. Single. One.
(10.23.09 05:58 AM)
amelialyon said:
Crystal, Thanks for the comment, not sure who the calligrapher was, but I can send you info to Sillapere and they let you know. Also, I have a girl down here and she is phenomenal if you would like her info I can send it your way as well! Email me
(10.23.09 08:04 AM)
Rosemary said:
Great images and beautiful event design. Sillapere so incredible...
(10.25.09 03:39 PM)
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Lara + Tim's wedding was glamorous with an English nautical twist! Okay...I admit it, I'm trying too hard to describe their awesome wedding day because the usual "awesome" just doesn't do it justice! Lara + Tim's wedding perfectly followed the feel of their engagement session with a by-the-sea-sailing theme. This was just right for them because Lara + Tim both have a passion for the ocean and sailing. They were married on August 22nd at the Trinity Baptist Church in Santa Monica (recognize this church, Father of the Bride was shot at this same church!) and had a sweet reception that followed at The California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey.
lt_blog002.jpgThese next two shots were taken by Jason Roger, so glad that he and Emily Ruth helped me out that day!
lt_blog003.jpglt_blog004.jpglt_blog005.jpglt_blog006.jpglt_blog007.jpgLara looked gorgeous, to say the least. I was so excited when I heard she hired Nicole DeAnne to do her hair and make-up!
lt_blog008.jpgMy favorite shot of the day!
lt_blog009.jpglt_blog010.jpglt_blog011.jpglt_blog012.jpgMy favorite item of the day...Tim's "proper" English suit, complete with ascot! Since Tim and all of his groomsmen are true Englishmen they brought all of the suits over from England.

lt_blog013.jpgThe flower girl!
lt_blog014.jpgThe father of the bride!
lt_blog015.jpgI loved Lara's contagious smile that day!
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lt_blog032.jpglt_blog033.jpgI love this shot of Lara's hair, she had Nicole DeAnne come back to bring her hair down for the reception.
lt_blog034.jpgAwesome speeches given by the best man and maid of honor!
Don't go yet, click here for their online slideshow! Thank you, thank you to Lara + Tim for letting us be a part of your wedding day!!! We enjoyed every minute!

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Heather Brown said:
Love love the ring shot... Amazing to say the least!! Awesome cant describe your photography either!!
(10.01.09 05:41 PM)
Glenda said:
Oh my Amelia... honey you just absolutely rocked this wedding! That stained glass shot is so gorgeous I almost cried! Everyone of these are just amazing - bravo!!
(10.01.09 06:06 PM)
stikman said:
your favorite is also my favorite, even before I saw it was your fav! haha Great series here. Another job well done. They should be super stoked.
(10.01.09 06:08 PM)
jenny haas said:
your work always inspires me! I think I'm in love with you..haha
(10.01.09 06:41 PM)
Rensche van Dyk said:
So beautiful. You guys are so talented!
(10.02.09 12:03 AM)
Allison Davis said:
Totally rocked it is right! LOVE that stain glass photo! It is just stunning! Amazing work. :)
(10.02.09 07:40 AM)
shannon said:
so gorgeous!! these are just amazing. her dress is awesome!! you captured this wedding perfectly!
(10.02.09 09:22 AM)
Angel said:
These are So Beautiful! Her dress is AMAZING! Thats my favorite Wedding Dress I have ever seen!
(10.02.09 12:25 PM)
yan palmer said:
you better watch it, a girl could get used to these daily posts of incredible! holy taledo. how much could i pay you to let me second for you? the favorite shot of the day, agreed, agreed, it blew my mind, but also, those two of the bride and groom where she's leaning on the perfect touch of yellow and they look so confidently in love? sheesh.
(10.02.09 12:40 PM)
megan welker said:
ahhhh love it!! the one where theyre at the dock and he has his chin on her shoulder! another wonderfully photographed wedding :)
(10.02.09 01:13 PM)
anda said:
That is THE ring shot of awesomeness! I love all the black and whites as well ... grainy goodness.
(10.02.09 02:46 PM)
amelialyon said:
LOL! I'm trying to blog more! I'll definitely keep you in mind if I am ever in need of a second shooter:)
(10.02.09 03:09 PM)
Michelle Stone said:
in..freakin..credible. you guys are so awesome!!
(10.02.09 08:13 PM)
Lizzy Peterson said:
I love this wedding! I think it is one of my favorite that you have done. But I am sure I've said that before :) You are simply amazing!
(10.02.09 10:37 PM)
Lucy, AL, Chloe & Bump said:
Stunning - just amazing x
(10.03.09 12:53 AM)
Becky said:
Wow! That picture of the bride in front of the stained glass window is perfection! Beautiful work!!!
(10.03.09 06:18 AM)
Cody said:
these are so gorgeous! what a beautiful bride!
(10.03.09 09:51 PM)
Daniel said:
FANFREAKINTASTIC ... I love the feel of this shoot ... Great work!
(10.05.09 12:52 PM)
kristen hollly said:
Yum, loving this! Love the textures and tones, and her DRESS! Hello love!
(10.05.09 07:53 PM)
Lyndzee of EP said:
LOVE the ring shot. LOVE it!
(10.06.09 05:30 PM)
brandelyn said:
where have you been hiding? or rather, where have I been hiding? love love love your work. :)
(10.07.09 01:34 PM)
annabella brandon said:
omg great job. and that dress is stunning
(10.08.09 02:17 PM)
rosaura said:
i can't stop looking at your blog. awesome sauce x 1000! the bride in front of the stained glass just totally stopped me in my tracks! wow! what lens did you use there? 35mm? love you guys!
(10.09.09 11:15 AM)
Rhonda said:
Absolutely stunning. These pics really capture the day - some are funny, some are touching, but they're all BEAUTIFUL!
(10.12.09 03:39 PM)
Wollongong Wedding Photography said:
Just Love Your Work And You Found The Satisfaction On It...
(10.14.09 12:37 AM)
kathryn said:
These are absolutely beautiful!!!! This is the church where my brother got married!!!! As well as some good friends of ours. You did a much better job photographing this wedding than the jerk of a photographer they had!
(10.15.09 04:00 PM)
Jan Rooney said:
Wow, Lara....what amazing photos. They truly are gorgeous. You and Tim look like movie stars!!!! Very classy....What a fun time we had!!!! Blessings to you two.... Love, Jan
(10.26.09 07:10 PM)
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