The beauty of this wedding cannot be pinned down to one element. It’s a combination of a breathtaking St. Helena surroundings, a Bride so naturally beautiful it hurts and a show stopper of a tablescape designed by Alison Events.  The kind that I would LOVE to recreate for each and every dinner party from here on out. Oh if only I could have Alyssa Brown on standby for party planning. Instead, we have a whole gallery full of images by Stacey Pentland Photography to sift through. And you best believe I’m taking notes.

From Alison EventsMaureen and Patrick got married in St. Helena at a beautiful private estate, with a ceremony overlooking the vineyards of Napa Valley and the mountains in the distance as a backdrop. Following the ceremony, guests moved over to the poolside area for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, where the groom played a song on his guitar and sang to Maureen. Dinner and dancing followed in the beautiful barn decorated by the famed Erin Martin (an interior designer based in SF.)

To complement the beautiful and simple surroundings, we brought in crisp whites and pale yellow tones for the design with lots of wood and mercury to add some texture to the setting. The food and wine was abundant and the music was killer, literally every single person was on the dance floor.

From the Bride… Our wedding day was easily the best day of our lives. The most memorable moment was when my new husband surprise serenaded me with a song he had been learning to sing and play on the guitar for months before the big day. One of the best decisions we made was hiring a live band for the reception – the Smokin’ J’s were absolutely superb and had everyone out on the dance floor all night long!

Wedding Photography: Stacey Pentland Photography / Wedding Planning + Design: Alyssa Brown of Alison Events / Ceremony + Reception Venue: Private Estate in St. Helena, California / Floral Design: A Simple Ceremony / Catering: The Girl & the Fig / Stationery: Hello!Lucky / Lighting: Creative Lighting Design / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals + La Tavola / Band: Smokin J’s / Photo Booth: The Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Wedding Dress: Reem Acra / Hair + Makeup: Winc Artistry

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