Darina & Blake
Reception Venue | Napa Valley Wine Train
Coordination | Darina Voloshina
FROM THE COUPLE Darina and Blake swiped right on Tinder. Darina had just come back from a year of volunteering in Africa with a terrible case of reverse culture shock. She went on Tinder to talk to strangers, and Blake was the first person she matched with. They chatted for hours about travel, sharks, and their shared love of Shellbacks (a super gross dive bar) before he asked her out on a date. Without hesitation, she declined. (She just wanted to talk to strangers). A week went by, and realizing she hasn’t had any human interaction, she reached out to Blake and asked if his invitation still stood. That night they met for drinks in LA.
Fast forward five years, and they are now married and the best of travel buddies. They have traveled to Mexico, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Japan, Philippines, Bali, and Kenya with a 20 page bucket list still to go. Doing their wedding on the Napa Wine Train and adding in details of their shared love for adventure, travel and living life to the fullest, was an incredibly special and unique way to celebrate their relationship.
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