Heather: Beautiful location, i wouldn’t expect anything other than amazing from you. 5.15.09, 12:31AM
Candy Howard: Wow! That is gorgeous! 5.14.09, 2:31PM
britney: Whos going to shoot your wedding? You should hold a contest for that one lucky photographer to shoot your wedding and I bet you will get high publicity out of it. What do you think? 5.11.09, 4:06PM
Melanie: Hi Jessica. I have been a avid reader of your blog and a fan as well You being a great photographer. I am happy to know you are now engaged and ready to go a new world of marriage. I am looking forward seeing your wedding photos – Cheers from Pasig City, Philippines 5.10.09, 1:27AM
Rosie Parsons: looks like italy! gorgeous venue! 5.9.09, 2:21AM
Suki: I always admire your work, Jessica! Can I go shoot your wedding? πŸ˜› Congrats on your upcoming wedding! 5.7.09, 10:40AM
Betsy, La Vida: Nothing short of AMAZING!!! Absolutely LOVE it! You’re going to have the most incredible time. 5.5.09, 3:28PM
Lindsay Kipp Photography: I love how you told your story! and the location is fantastic!!!! I love it and am totally jealous! πŸ™‚ Have fun with all your wedding plans! I am so completely happy for you!! 5.5.09, 9:53AM
Margo: The garter thing? Yeah. I was at a wedding where someone shouted that the groom couldn’t use his hands, so he stuck his head up the bride’s dress and pulled the garter off with his teeth. My 94-year old grandmother was at my wedding – there is no way on earth I was going to allow the possibility of people telling my husband to put his face up my skirt with her there. We also didn’t do the bouquet toss – we didn’t have a lot of single girls and didn’t want to… single them out. We did the anniversary dance instead. 5.4.09, 7:15PM
Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com: What a beautiful location! I’m sure the photographs (and the memories) will be lovely! 5.4.09, 2:35PM
Jamie Burnett: Congrats on the engagement and finding your dream location! 5.4.09, 7:55AM
Pascal: That looks like an amazing place! I hope you have fun and that you get to find the time to do everything as you want it to be. 5.4.09, 2:04AM
Mark A Higgins: the venue looks beautiful and I love these kinds of weddings vs a huge wedding mill type place! 5.3.09, 6:46PM
denise karis: I cant get over how beautiful the last one is. I can’t wait to read the ‘finding the dress post’ πŸ˜› 5.3.09, 4:20PM
Sinead: Beautiful! And amen to the garter. But no first look? Seriously? What the heck am I going to tell my clients now? πŸ™‚ 5.3.09, 2:33PM
Jonathan Brown: This is cool insight into planning and I think it is so cool you are having a weekday wedding. 5.3.09, 2:23PM
Jessica Jacob Photography: LOVE IT! Cannot wait to see more of your wedding planning! P.S. Can we all see a shot of these gorgoues ring? Pretty please! 5.3.09, 9:09AM
Andrea@Tag7: Your location looks great! When I saw the photos from Switzerland I thought "YES, she`s coming" πŸ˜‰ That would have been awsome! But your chosen location is also very, very nice. I wish you lots of un with all further wedding planning action πŸ™‚ Greetings from nice Switzerland! 5.2.09, 3:28PM
Tiffany Rebecca: thank you for choosing NOT to have a garter! I refuse to do that as well— glad I’m not the only one. i’m so excited for you!! 5.2.09, 12:17PM
Danielle: looks beautiful 5.2.09, 9:36AM
Annaha: Hi Jessica. You don’t know me, but I visit your site from time to time cuz I love your photos! I read about your wedding venue and totally love it (like the other 73 commentors). πŸ˜‰ Great choice! And I, too, am looking fwd to reading more about your wedding planning process as you share them. Congratulations, Jessica Claire!! 5.1.09, 9:34PM
annaliza: wow, you’re sooo wonnnderful for sharing your life with us. i can’t wait to see your intimate, creative details on this outstanding website. thank you thank you for sharing and the best of the best of the best of the best of luck and showers of blessing on you both. congratulationz! 5.1.09, 9:11PM
Betsy: St. Helena is WONDERFUL! WOW! Best wishes!!!! It will be BEAUTIFUL!!!! 5.1.09, 7:36PM
Julie Cruz: Gorgeous! Now what I want to know is…..who will be shooting YOUR wedding? πŸ™‚ You are friends with so many amazing photographer’s….some which will probably be in the wedding….or guests….so who will be shooting?? πŸ™‚ 5.1.09, 6:51PM
Ray: First off, thanks so much for letting us in on your wedding ideas. You wrote: β€œThe whole concept for the wedding takes its inspiration from the shoes we bought for Jeff. I’m not kidding–every detail relates back to his shoes.” << Wow. I NEED TO SEE JEFF’S SHOES!! And I can’t believe you found your dress two days after you were engaged! Talk about really knowing what you want. I can’t wait to see it. And that Vineyard where you’ll be posing for your wedding photos is absolutely beautiful. It’s so great to have a friend whose parents have such a great property/beautiful vineyard. I can’t wait to read more on your wedding! I know it’s going to be AWESOME! =D 5.1.09, 5:00PM
Cathy and David: This is all so so so exciting! πŸ˜€ 5.1.09, 3:49PM
KF: What an amazing location! It sounds as if you are enjoying the planning process. Looking forward to more details! 5.1.09, 3:21PM
Bob Schnell: Even at noon it looks pretty great 5.1.09, 1:49PM
Seanny Ma: What an absolutely gorgeous wedding location. Very Jessica Claire!! I can already picture the beautiful pictures already!! 5.1.09, 1:27PM
Tina-Louise: I’m so excited for you I feel like it’s my wedding! What a gorgeous location. I can’t wait to see your dress! 5.1.09, 1:16PM
Trude: That location is stun-ning!! Congrats girl! Have you picked the color scheme yet? Thats always a helpful thing to know from the start. πŸ™‚ 5.1.09, 1:03PM
Omar Tan: Excellent wedding venue you got there JS. And thanks for sharing with your readers your wedding process. Wish all the best luck to you two πŸ˜‰ 5.1.09, 11:24AM
kenzie shores: oh WOW! this is incredible! 5.1.09, 10:20AM
Miz Booshay: What a thoughtful bride you are! I’m so happy to see your plans. It’s really fun! 5.1.09, 9:52AM
Holly : Ooohhh pretty! I’m wanting to hear more about how you two met {he’s your friends brother?}, how long you’ve dated {just a few months?}… and if I’m correct, when you get married you won’t have even known him for a year, right? A year ago you didn’t even know him… would you have ever thought this would happen?!? 5.1.09, 6:18AM
Events by Evonne: Such a beautiful place, Jess… It’s very rustic and I can already imagine what your big day looks like! So is who’s going to take your photos? πŸ™‚ 5.1.09, 5:02AM
Jenna: amazing site. it’s very "jessica claire"! 5.1.09, 1:28AM
Eloquence Strings: I really enjoyed the pictures and story that you shared about choosing your wedding venue. I didn’t know Briana’s family had such a beautiful ranch. When you look for musicians please check out the Eloquence String Quartet, a Napa based ensemble that performs for weddings in the Napa and Sonoma area. www.eloquencestringquartet.com 5.1.09, 12:41AM
Amelia Thornton: WOW, WOW, WOW…and did I mention, WOW??? Oh Jessica – it’s GORGEOUS…looking forward to more details when you are ready to share… 4.30.09, 11:08PM
rich + alyssa: Wow – that’s a heck of a location. Good luck with your planning! 4.30.09, 9:39PM
Jenifer Simpson: I really want to hear more about these shoes;) Can’t wait to hear more details, flowers, colors, decor, invites…Charlie and I got married on a Tues and had 27 people there…We have no regrets…sounds like y’all are on the right path, and knocking it all out…it’s going to rock! 4.30.09, 9:36PM
ashley: Perfect! 4.30.09, 9:20PM
hillary: i am so freaking happy for you — this all looks fabulous! you deserve it. 4.30.09, 8:11PM
Meghan: OMG I thought I was the only bride who hated the garter tradition! Congrats on setting a date and location! I’m only about an hour away from your location, I went to a wedding in Calistoga last year and it was absolutely gorgeous, you’ll love it! Glad to see things are moving smoothly for you! 4.30.09, 8:10PM
karen (Mikols) Bonar: wedding before daylight savings to maximize sweet sunlight. *slap me on the forehead* …. I would never have even THOUGHT of that!!!! Yeah, date setting is insane. I thought my hubby was gonna call the whole thing off after the first week …. but things DO slow down! πŸ™‚ 4.30.09, 7:56PM
Marissa Rodriguez: That place looks amazing!!!! You are going to be such a beautiful bride! I love that you are sharing your wedding planning experiences with all of us! 4.30.09, 7:34PM
Melissa: I bought the first dress I tried on too! Plus I have had so many friends who have done the same. Don’t you think its freakish? We wait our whole lives to pick out the wedding dress of our dreams and the first one we see ourselves in its all over. 4.30.09, 7:23PM
Lollipop Events & Designs: Great to see the location! It will give us even more information to go on for your fabulous invitations!!! 4.30.09, 6:49PM
Lydia: That place is beautiful!! 4.30.09, 6:41PM
studio navigo: Oh, this is… paradise has to look like this, I’m sure. Heavenly place! When I first saw pics from Switzerland I though that you really should go to Europe [ok, as a European myself I may be a little biased πŸ˜‰ ], but this… this is far more beautiful than all the castles of the world. It’s so unpretentious and so breathtaking at the same time! It suits you perfectly. All the best to you both! 4.30.09, 6:06PM
Emily: It looks gorgeous!! Sounds like the perfect spot for your ceremony! 4.30.09, 5:57PM
Ning @ Black Cat White Cat: This location is amazing! I’m happy that you decided on a date/location already, took me half a year to do it! πŸ™‚ 4.30.09, 5:15PM
Julie : so beautiful. this is going to be fun getting a little window into your planning! 4.30.09, 5:14PM
Michelle: Congratulations! Napa/St. Helena is BEAUTIFUL–my fiancé & I were just there last month to meet his family. Such a great place for a wedding, but too far away for us! Love to see your planning details! 4.30.09, 4:57PM
Simply Modern Weddings: so far, it sounds like it is going to be a truly intimate, personalized day for you both. I adore the venue you selected…amazing! I can’t wait to hear more of the planning details. 4.30.09, 4:50PM
Hannah Suh: Jessica, I am so excited for you. πŸ™‚ 4.30.09, 4:47PM
Rhendy Amador: I’m SO glad you’re including wedding planning on your blog!! It’s so exciting! The location is beautiful! The images from your wedding are going to be breathtaking! 4.30.09, 4:39PM
Barb: That place is so lovely that I think my heart skipped a beat! 4.30.09, 4:32PM
Tony Bisson: Beautiful! 4.30.09, 4:31PM
Alli: AMEN on 50-75 guests!!! I’m not engaged or married yet, but when I am, 50-75 is also MY rule…..Who need 250 people that you don’t even know very well. I think couples who have 250-500 people at their wedding, are just crazy nuts, who care more about what OTHER people think, than what make them truly happy. I want just the important people…LESS IS MORE 4.30.09, 4:27PM
kelly : You couldn’t have found a better location! I love it and congratulations from a random blog stalker! 4.30.09, 4:27PM
Brittany: Ugh. Tradition schmadition. I did away with the bouquet toss (because seriously–most women hate it) and gave my flowers to the longest married couple in attendance at our wedding. My grandmother (married to my Poppo for 47 years) won the bouquet and it was the highlight of her night! 4.30.09, 4:09PM
Dani J: This totally reminds me of my wedding. Except for the vineyard thing. Excellent choice. 4.30.09, 3:56PM
Trista Lerit: OMG…your wedding site is breathtakingly gorgeous! You guys are so lucky to have come across this place! 4.30.09, 3:45PM
angel swanson: eeeeeeeeeee!!!!! gorgeousness!! 4.30.09, 3:38PM
Marco Markovich: Have you considered Spain??? 4.30.09, 3:34PM
Rick Bucich: You can’t go wrong in the wine country, even places down south like Santa Barbara. Looks like you found a keeper though, that’s a nice relaxed setting no one will soon forget. 4.30.09, 3:34PM
sandra p : it’s gorgeous!! wowie. 4.30.09, 3:33PM
Emilie: WOW!! This is perfect!!! Beautiful location!!! πŸ™‚ This is going to be even more gorgeous with the lights and the decorations. Are you going to tell us who is going to shoot your wedding? πŸ˜‰ 4.30.09, 3:23PM
Molly: Amazing location! What a find! I love your thought process and the fact that you were so open to the possibilities! 4.30.09, 3:22PM
Jen@GreenWeddingShoes: Beautiful! I love reading about your planning process πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to hear about your colors and more! 4.30.09, 3:22PM
Mary: WOW, you got a lot done already! It’s a beautiful place, your going to be a beautiful bride. Thanks for sharing . Mary 4.30.09, 3:22PM
april ingram: Yea! Congrats on finding a place! 4.30.09, 3:15PM
Petra Hall: Oh, that’s gorgeous! If we hadn’t decided to get married next year, I’d go there too. Looks soo perfect! (Maybe we’ll go to Italy, as some of those images reminds me of Italy somehow). Kind of crazy to plan a wedding, being "informed" about how weddings works, you know all the "I don’t want’s" but it’s hard to find the "I totally want this!" things. 4.30.09, 3:15PM
Susan P: following your wedding planning process is going to be so much fun! thanks for including all of us πŸ™‚ it all sounds like it will be so lovely! 4.30.09, 3:14PM
Tina Harden Photography: OMGosh! this will be even more fabulous in September/October right around harvest. A gorgeous back drop of grape vines and the grapes bursting with juice just before the crush, meadows of wild grasses and rolling hills with oak trees. Wow! This place is going to be fabulous! 4.30.09, 3:14PM
Feuza: wow- awesome- so I am curious, unless you answered this already- who will be your photographer πŸ™‚ 4.30.09, 3:10PM
Helen: My god that place is gorgeous!!! I can imagine that tree with lots of pretty lights in it! x 4.30.09, 3:06PM
Jason: Ok Jessica…who’s the lucky photographer that will be able to utilize the amazing scenery and beautiful light conditions?!! Congrats by the way. Your special day will be amazing. 4.30.09, 3:03PM
Ashley: That location looks absolutely amazing! I’m glad you decided to share the wedding planning process on here because I love reading about it! 4.30.09, 2:59PM
Mandi: I just wanna say- Amen on the garter thing. I totally felt the same way. Yuck. Can’t wait to find out what photographer you’re hiring for your own wedding. . . oh wait did you already say who? 4.30.09, 2:58PM
sandie: your personal entries are too cute! You seem like such a fun person and your idea of how to celebrate your wedding day is off to a perfect start. love that you aren’t following any kind of rule. best wishes.. so excited to see more planning. and thanks for sharing 4.30.09, 2:50PM
Tonya Peterson: This all looks amazing! I love planning weddings!!!!!!! 4.30.09, 2:50PM
cfhusband: So, I totally know of this awesome, folksy wedding singer… Seriously, that’s an awesome location! 4.30.09, 2:47PM
Catharine: wow, just wow. 4.30.09, 2:46PM
janny: awesome! you guys have made some nice progress in a short amount of time and taking it easy too =) I love the ambiance of cocktails under the tree and an outdoor reception. have you decided if it will be a morning or evening affair? 4.30.09, 2:44PM
Lindsey Joy: yay congrats, it’s beautiful!! one step down and I can’t wait to follow the rest! 4.30.09, 2:43PM
Stacey Gresham: I’m soooo glad you are sharing your process! This place looks absolutely beautiful!! 4.30.09, 2:43PM
sarah smith: wow, what a beautiful location. if i were to do it all over again i would totally go the winery route…can’t wait to hear more about your plans…have you chosen your photographer yet?!? 4.30.09, 2:41PM
scott: Congratulations on STEP one and two!! DONE – Just Relax and Enjoy the process πŸ™‚ 4.30.09, 2:40PM
Mishelle: How incredible, Jessica. I hope your wedding day is nothing short of perfect! 4.30.09, 2:39PM
alisa: If you are getting married in St. Helena, you should try your darndest to get one of Thomas Keller’s restaurants to cater! French Laundry might be out of the question, but Ad Hoc is amazing! Have so much fun planning! You know we’re all dying to hear who’s shooting it! 4.30.09, 2:37PM
jb : sounds amazing! I got chills reading fun fact #4. This gives me hope for love again… =) 4.30.09, 2:36PM
stacy Richardson: unique and stunning! You could just show up and it will be gorgeous…once you add your colors…it will be OUT OF THIS WORLD…thanks for sharing you planning with us! PS we had 50 people at our wedding, it was perfect! 4.30.09, 2:36PM
Janelle Vano: Wow! Perfect! Now, I can’t wait to find out who your photographer will be πŸ™‚ 4.30.09, 2:36PM
Kathleen Trenske: The location looks gorgeous! Congrats again…can’t wait to hear more about the planning 4.30.09, 2:35PM
joel: so, so cool- congrats to you two, it’s gonna be sweet!! 4.30.09, 2:34PM