If there is one single question that I am asked daily, it’s…what is your favorite wedding trend? And my answer is always the same. The BEST wedding trend on the planet is to infuse your day with details that truly reflect your personality….no matter what tradition may say. Which is exactly what this adorable couple did for their picture perfect Calistoga affair that literally SCREAMS fun. Designed by Alyssa Brown at Alison Events with paper details by Hello! Lucky and photographs by Adi Nevo this wedding is the epitome of SMP style. Click here to see even more!
From Alyssa Brown of Alison Events Planning and Design…Erin and Jeremy got married at a private estate in Sonoma County on a gorgeous summer afternoon. Their whimsical sense of design showed through every last detail, from the card catalog escort card display to the puzzle piece menus. He an astrophysicist, she a law professor and both of them avid readers, their bookish backgrounds provided a lot of inspiration for the big day. In the card catalog, they placed retro candies, wooden puzzles and typewritten cards individually written for each guest, listing out their name, date of birth, table number, subjects they might like to discuss, and people they might be interested in speaking with during the wedding. Table numbers were actual books that represented the interests of the people at each particular table (i.e. Class of ’99 yearbook, San Francisco guide book, etc.).
The floral arrangements on the dinner tables were a mix of bells of Ireland, peonies, scabiosas and more buds arranged in an array of different beakers. The place settings were set with a copy of the Irish Tree of Life and a puzzle piece. Guests were encouraged to put all of their puzzle pieces together, which fit perfectly together to list their menus. After a delicious family style meal in the property’s barn, guests were invited to square dance the rest of the night away while eating hydro ice cream that was being made on-site by a goggle-clad man surrounded by smoke.
Event Design & Planning: Alyssa Brown of Alison Events / Photography: Adi Nevo / Flowers: Natalie Bowen / Invitations: Hello! Lucky / Linens: La Tavola / Catering: Componere Fine Catering / Rentals and Lighting: Classic Party Rentals / Hairpieces: Whichgoose / Venue: Durham Ranch, Mint Locations