I am completely excited about this next guest blogger…Sasha of Sasha Souza Events in Napa Valley, California. Sasha is known throughout the country as one of the premier event planners so I feel really lucky that she has offered to guest blog for us here on SMP!
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I am so thrilled to be guest posting on Style Me Pretty! Thanks Abby! On our own blog, Sparkliatti, we showcase many real weddings but wanted to showcase the gorgeous wedding of Brooke & Mark on Style Me Pretty! *yippee*
At Sasha Souza Events, we are known for our use of color in weddings and this party is no exception…we utilized a palette of three tones of blue mixed with green to create a fresh spring wedding for Brooke and Mark. In our business, we work mainly with destination wedding couples – those either going some place in the world to get married or those who come to our corner of the world in Napa Valley. Brooke & Mark were the second type of destination wedding couple who traveled from Dallas, Texas for their wedding last April.
We all know that in Texas, they do it big. In Wine Country; however, most locations max out at around 100 – 150 guests and although Brooke and Mark didn’t want to have a traditional Texas wedding – they did want to invite more than 200 of their closest friends and family so we really wanted to find a venue where we could spread out in the tents and where we could throw the kind of over the top event the couple’s family wanted. Brooke is a TV reporter and Mark’s a restaurateur and former sportscaster, they know a lot of people!
One of the first things I noticed about Brooke was that she was a perfect combination of traditional and modern in her choices. She was rather traditional in her choice of bouquet opting for a mix of peonies, roses and calla lilies but wanted to update it with crystals and beautiful accents. Their invitation suite showcased a monogram created by the mother of the bride and a pattern found on the bride’s gown. In order to make all the guests feel welcome, they received luxurious picnic baskets in their hotel rooms filled with wine country goodies. It was so fun to see the bride and groom’s wedding announcement featured in the New York Times on the morning of the wedding…
More to come from Sasha and this GORGEOUS real wedding!