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A Wedding Where Big City Chic Meets Napa Valley Charm

Now that you’ve fallen in love with this couple and their hoedown rehearsal dinner I think it’s high time we dive into the wedding day that followed. It’s one of those incredible celebrations that could only ever happen with a crew of top-notch vendors behind it, and thanks to A Savvy EventGot LightPaula LeDuc, plus Jessica Burke and Paperweight Films capturing the fun, that’s exactly what happened. Let’s not waste another second chatting and instead, head straight to The Vault.

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From Jessica BurkeAllie + Constantine were married at Beaulieu Garden in the Napa Valley. With A Savvy Event at the helm and Paula LeDuc catering, it truly was a one-of-a-kind event. So many amazing touches – from the mirrored reception tables, to the insane lounge setups, crystal chandeliers and everything in-between, it was unforgettable for all!

From A Savvy EventAllie and Constantine met in New York City, but chose to say their I Do’s on the West Coast, choosing Napa’s breathtaking Beaulieu Garden as their venue. The couple wanted a setting that was warm and welcoming, and one that could host their friends and family for an extended weekend of festivities. Napa, with its unmistakable charm and refined-country vibe, fit the bill perfectly.

The couple opted for a Black Tie affair–a fact that was illustrated by incorporating a black velvet ribbon in the oh-so-swanky invitation suite (which Nessa from The Card Bar executed beautifully). Soft, elegant and romantic details peppered the entire affair–from the French silk ribbon that tied the bride’s bouquet of white and blush peonies, to pink sequined cocktail linens that added that special celebratory flair to the overall aesthetic.

Arrangements both soft and grand boasted everything from garden roses to hydrangea to anemones. Trailing passion vines finished off the florals, adding a touch of whimsy to the formal affair. Guests dined al fresco under the shade of an age-old Sycamore arbor–arguably one of the venue’s most ethereal details. Crystal drop chandeliers were suspended over mirrored dining tables–creating an absolutely magical secret-garden-esque area for guests to celebrate. A myriad of dreamy candlelight and a mix of unexpected florals adorned each table.

Two white leather bars, accented with super chic brass studs and gold accessories were stand-out pieces at the event, and framed the venue’s glimmering outdoor pool perfectly. We created a lounge area (complete with formal black cane back chairs) where guests could relax and mingle. Our favorite detail, though? Plush pillows that boasted the couple’s custom monogram sat pretty on tufted white linen couches and made for a detail guests won’t soon forget.

Overall, the event was the perfect balance of Big City Chic and Napa Au Natural. We absolutely adored working with Allie and Constantine to create an affair that reflected their interests and tastes (and one that everyone–including Allie’s 90-year-old Grandfather–was able to enjoy).

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Photography: Jessica Burke | Cinematography: Paperweight Films | Videography: Paperweight Films | Event Planning + Design: A Savvy Event | Floral Design: Rion Designs | Invitations: The Card Bar | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Whimsy Bridal | Lighting: Got Light | Transportation: California Wine Tours | Venue: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Getting Ready Venue: Silverado Resort And Spa | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Napa | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Rentals + Lighting: Rion Designs

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They Walked Down the Aisle to Kanye – It Doesn’t Get Cooler Than This

There’s no doubt in my mind these two were the cool kids in school. And they carried that vibe all the way into their wedding day infusing it with their personality and lots and lots of chic style. From the super fabulous DIY details to the colorful bridesmaids (thanks to Weddington Way), every single beautiful bit rocks it out of the park. Betsi Ewing snapped away and our Vault sparkles for it!

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Summer
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Modern

From the Bride… When we started off planning our wedding, we talked about the ‘best weddings’ we had ever attended, and we couldn’t remember details like the cake, floral arrangements, or stationery. The best weddings were a great group of people dancing and celebrating together!

So we scrapped the idea of spending a ton on designer gowns and bouquets, and enlisted the amazing DJ Major Taylor, found a venue in the west loop with a BYOB policy for all of our craft beer and champagne needs, and threw a party. I made most of the decorations out of recycled bottles and paints, a lot of twine and hot glue. We bought flowers from TJ’s and had a bouquet-making party in my backyard the day before the wedding.

We used wedding favors to incorporate bikes and our dog Rudie (her face was on the m&m’s), kept the ceremony short, sweet, and meaningful, and walked down the aisle to Kanye. Basically, a very ‘Ally and Rob’ wedding. We had a blast and still have guests telling us it was the best dance party they have ever been to!

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Photography: BETSI EWING STUDIO | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Designer Shoe Warehouse| Jewelry: Grandmother’s ring for “borrowed + blue” | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Weddington Way | Catering: Food for Thought | Makeup: Tricia Clarke | Hair: Christina Crosthwaite at Fringe Salon | DJ: Major Taylor | Groom’s Attire:BLVDier | Venue: Room 1520 | Ceremony Diamond Backdrop: DIY by bride, friends + family | Floral Design + Decor: DIY by Bride, friends + family | Photography – Assistance: Britography

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Dripping In Rustic Romance, This LA Wedding Wins Our Hearts

This wedding right here hits all the right notes. Between the gorgeous Bride and the precious little ladies, to the ceremony and the reception dripping in rustic elegant romance (thanks to Vanessa Michelle Co.), we’ve got a winner on our hands from start to finish. But would you expect anything less when you have a team that includes 24 Carrots, Found Vintage Rentals and Seniman Calligraphy all coming together? I think not. Diana McGregor captured it all and our Vault is all the better for it!

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Summer
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Classic

From Vanessa Michelle Co… Jacqui came to us with a very specific vision, a breathtaking, romantic affair that felt like a beautiful family celebration. Her inspiration was gorgeous and we could not wait to bring it to life for her. She was one of our dream brides to work with and she knew exactly what she wanted.

We are always a fan of juxtapositions. So naturally the marriage of an amazing ballroom dripping with chandeliers, lush greens, yummy florals, romantic candlelight, and an elegant touch of wood made our hearts flutter!!! Details meant everything to our bride, so of course the details showered the entire space. Calligraphy, candles, vintage books, demijohns, wood pieces, gold accents, decanters, 8 foot menu, dessert table, and the donut wall all adorned the unforgettable space. They always wanted a memorable yet comfortable aesthetic that reflected what meant the most to them, marrying their best friend. The look on Jacqui and Kevin’s face when we revealed the reception to them was simply priceless and exactly what we hoped for. It was truly an honor to be a part of this day.

From the Bride… Kevin and I met years ago at a small birthday party. It was the first time either of us had ever dated someone outside of people we met from school and we both felt the excitement of something so new and fresh. As the years passed, we kept discovering new territory together; it felt as though we grew up together. Fast forward seven years and I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone other than with this person who I have shared so many memories with – the person who knows me better than anyone else.

When it came to the wedding and decor, I was almost just as certain about what I wanted it all to look like and how I wanted it to feel. We wanted the wedding to be intimate, timeless and romantic. Candlelight and ambiance were everything so when we saw the Alexandria and the glow from its beautiful chandeliers, we knew it was our perfect venue. Aside from renting furniture, nearly all the decor were items we carefully curated or built ourselves over the course of planning. I wanted an elegant affair, but an approachable one so while I wanted it to be black tie with refined details, we added these homemade touches that felt very “us”. Every little piece had so much meaning to us so I was completely floored with emotion when I saw the way Vanessa executed it all together on our special day. It was absolutely magical and we couldn’t have dreamed of a more beautiful space to celebrate our shared lives with our dearest friends and family

Our favorite moments include ducking in the car as our driver accidentally drove passed Kevin before the ceremony, Kevin’s cocktail room speech welcoming our friends and family to our dinner table for the first time as husband and wife, and my dad’s surprisingly hilarious and endearing speech introducing our first dance.

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Acrylic Names: JennaandJulesdesigns | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Catering: 24 Carrots | Late Night Food: Pizzania | Ceremony Music: Bolero Soul | Bow Tie: The Tie Bar | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Desserts: Donut Snob | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Envelope Calligraphy: Sixscent Stamp | Reception Venue: Alexandria Ballroom | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Church | Photography: Diana McGregor | Makeup: Valerie Vonprisk | Robes: Stone Cold Fox | Flower Girl Dresses + Shoes: Tutu Du Monde | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids’ Rompers: Wild Fox | Transportation: Classy Chassis Rentals | Save the Dates: Seaside Press | Invitations: Emily Howell + DIY by bride | Additional Rentals: A1 Party Rentals | DJ: VoxDJs | Event Planning + Design: Vanessa Michelle Co. | Desserts: Mother of the Groom | Accomodations: Millennium Biltmore Hotel | Donut Board + Seating Chart: DIY Bride and Groom | Floral Design: Christy Villasenor, Honeycomb Affair | Wedding Dress: Edlin Dress by Watters |

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