This wedding was a three-day celebration! The groom is from Turkey and his family and friends who traveled so far were treated to a warm welcome and an ‘insider’s peek’ of Napa Valley. The bride’s family owns a picturesque estate in St Helena where the weekend’s festivities took place. Famed architect Howard Backen designed the home to exude warmth, comfort and elegance. It was just the perfect spot for their daughter’s wedding.
This particular event was the 2nd day of celebrations. The guests were greeted and escorted through the darling gate into the entrance courtyard. We set up the courtyard with comfy corners and points of interest....couches and throws, pillows and custom furniture......and, of course food stations! The talented boutique Panevino Catering team created a custom sandwich station with cured meats and homemade breads and spreads, as well as an heirloom tomato gazpacho station (with green, orange and red gazpacho...)
The food and setting were hard to break away from; but the guests were soon ushered through the stunning home to the back garden for dinner, and later dancing to the fabulous Napata and the Kisses. The vineyards were in late summer fullness and a perfect set to the peaked tent and dining. The softer tones of the courtyard cocktail hour gave way to bright splashes of color and bold arrangements under the tent for dining, it was a real ‘oooohhhhh’ moment when the guests walked through the house and saw the vibrant tent before them! Just next to the dining, for those who wanted to sneak away or a drink and a quieter conversation, was a full bar and lounge, set around the lit pool.
We worked hard to incorporate the bride’s vision and the couple’s personality in every detail, from her love of vibrant colors and relaxed atmospheres, to the groom’s family heritage and recipes. It was an honor to work with both of them and their families; they were gracious and generous to their guests and vendors alike! Truly a family filled with love.
Wedding Planning and Design: Rebecca Feeney with Custom Event Group / Floral Design: Kathy Hoffman Flowers / Catering: The talented husband and wife team of Panevino, St Helena / Photography: Meg Smith Photography / Lighting: Got-Light? / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Tenting: Zephyr Tents / Linens and textiles: La Tavola Fine Linens and Classic Party Rentals / Valet: Certified Parking Attendants / Music: Napata and the Kisses / Film Work: Richard Photo