As we prepare unplug so we can enjoy the holiday with our families for Thanksgiving, we wanted to express our gratitude for the wonderful clients who let us into their lives and share their most special days with us. We are also so grateful for the many talented, hardworking vendors that support us and make us look good all year long. We wish them and you a very happy Thanksgiving. If you're looking for some Thanksgiving inspiration check out our Autumn Candlelight wedding which is a perfect fit for the season.... and our friends over at Style Me Pretty Living have some great tips for how to make sure your Thanksgiving meal goes off without a hitch! Now we're off to enjoy a glass of bubbly! Cheers!
Well, it took longer than I thought to publish my 3rd post but what better day to post it than the 1 year anniversary of this wonderful couple. I present to you Part 3 of our 3 part Napa Valley vineyard estate wedding. You can see part 1 here and part 2 here. I saved the best for last because the dinner and dance party we planned for this happy couple was really to die for... Isabel Lawrence and Kristen Loken captured every gorgeous moment of this poolside al fresco dinner. Due to privacy request from the client we are sharing details only.
This is one of those details that is so incredibly complex in craftsmanship, the photos (however beautiful) truly can't capture their artistry. The artwork and calligraphy by Cynthia Warren was drawn specifically for the occasion, menu custom letterpressed by Tiny Pine Press and finished off with a silk ribbon and their monogram embossed on velvet .
Fruit in silver bowls by Nicole Sillapere and Pain d'epi by Acme bakery celebrating the bounty of the harvest season.
Understated elegance - a gorgeous and simple cake but the master Sam Godfrey of Perfect Endings.
After dinner guests were invited to a lounge tent for dancing and dessert.
After their romantic lakeside ceremony, our couple wanted stayed back to take in the moment and get a few pictures with Isabel Lawrence who did an amazing job capturing this event. Meanwhile guests made way over to the Bocce lawn. There they were greeted with some craft cocktails by Rye on the Road , delicious passed hors d'oeuvres by Tasha DeSerio and an amazing space to enjoy created by Nicole Sillapere and Rosemary Events. Thanks to Kristen Loken for capturing the lovely details at the cocktail hour. If you haven't seen Part 1 yet, you might want to check it out here.
Guests mingled and relaxed on beautiful furnishings in the garden.
Florals by Sillapere. LOVE Hellebores.
Synchronicity Strings played classical renditions of modern songs.
Florals by Sillapere in vintage silver vessels and gorgeous furniture groupings.
Foie gras pâté on toasted pain di mie with sherry, shallot & thyme AND Petite deviled eggs with caviar & fine herbes by Tasha De Serio
Lamb skewers with Meyer lemon & pounded garlic & Marash
Rye on the Road created some amazing concoctions: Basil Gimlets, Manzanitas and "Fall For Yous" for everyone!
Fried Jimmy Nardello peppers, Castelvetrano olives & lemon AND Burrata on grilled levain with roasted cherry tomatoes & basil by Tasha DeSerio
Our season ended last year at a Private Estate in Napa Valley with one of the most stunning evenings that I have had the pleasure to produce. It's sometimes hard to convey how truly magnificent some of these events are in person - in this case the evening was exponentially more fabulous than gorgeous pictures can convey and my amazing team of both vendors and staff handled every moment with such grace and professionalism that the end result was about as close to perfection as can be achieved. Definitely a proud moment for me. Sillapere designed the florals and decor, Tasha DeSerio Catering brought a 5 star restaurant to life in the middle of an estate courtyard. and so many other talented people contributed their amazing work Got Light, Synchronicity Strings, DJ Lela Rose, Sherrie Long Artists and Heidi De Tailor and Classic Party Rentals just to name a few...
This wonderful couple is very private and would like us to only share images that protect that, so we have only shared just the event details below. We had three fabulous photographers onsite. The couple's photos were captured by the amazing Isabel Lawrence Photographers, event details were captured for Rosemary Events by Kristen Loken and some of the lighting images were taken by Irja Elisa Photography. Thanks to all of them for the amazing images. Here is the ceremony which in my opinion was the epitome of effortless beauty.
The bride wanted a classic bouquet entirely of garden roses. The fragrance was incredible!
Guests were greeted with a refreshing Cucumber Mint water station.
Seating was provided in the form of dreamy pews and upholstered chairs with lush vine accents.
Tiny Pine Press crafted the sweetest petite wedding programs which were presented at the guest book table. The lush velvet guest book was embossed with the couple's monogram. Actually, the papers on this event were RIDICULOUS. Cynthia Warren illustrations, Tiny Pine Press handcrafted and letterpressed everything.... hand selected vintage stamps, custom silk ribbon, velvet seals also embossed with the couples monogram. Honestly... they deserve their own post.
Our bride looked absolutely stunning in a Vera Wang gown and was escorted by both of her parents.
A lakeside toast to the bride and groom before heading up to enjoy cocktails by Rye on the Road.
Check out part 2 of this wedding. The cocktail hour!
We ended last season with a stunning evening in Napa Valley for one lucky couple and 120 of their closest friends. This amazing clear top and canvas tent was just one layer of the gorgeous day we created for them. This dessert table looked great even before the sweets were placed on it. Check in to our blog later this week to see every beautiful detail of this wedding.
Through her namesake company, Rosemary Hattenbach produces spectacular celebrations.