We’re jump starting the weekend here on SMP California with this beyond breathtaking Solage Calistoga affair and the world’s most adorable English Bulldog, Cupcake.  (Seriously.  Adorable.)  And when you feast your eyes upon the plethora of preppy chic details crafted by Aloe Events, the uber-fabulous paper goods created by Mr. Boddington Studio and one pair of very, very gorgeous sparkly Loubs, you’ll be swooning all the way through Monday.  Angie Silvy Photography was there to capture each and every brilliant moment and, oh, is there so much more pretty to be seen.  Plus, did I mention the world’s most adorable English Bulldog, Cupcake?  Join me in the gallery for even more!

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From the Bride… Douglas and I had several mutual friends and spent most of one summer conveniently running into each other at dinners, street festivals and sailing trips on the bay.  After several months of seeing each other around town, we were both invited to spend a week in Costa Rica to celebrate a friend’s passing the Bar.  After spending that week together we were inseparable.  Four years later Douglas proposed at one of our favorite places in San Francisco, Chrissy Field, by tying the ring to our english bulldog Cupcake’s collar and sending her running towards me.

When we began thinking about where we wanted to be married the two things that were most important to us were finding a location where all of our friends and family could come and celebrate a long weekend and, being able to have Cupcake take part in all the festivities.  We had stayed at Solage Calistoga a few times and after visiting and seeing a wedding taking place we knew it would be perfect.

Douglas and I are both pretty preppy and love navy and white together so I wanted to incorporate those colors into all aspects of the wedding.  My jumping off point in choosing the pinks and greens to complement the navy came from my save the dates which were from Mr. Boddington, my favorite paper of all time!   I also have a slight obsession with ribbon and tied it around everything I possibly could!

Our wedding weekend went off without a hitch. We had all of our friends and family members join us at Solage where we kicked off the weekend with welcome cocktail reception on Friday night and a leisurely day by the pool before our ceremony on Saturday afternoon.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect (a big relief after the previous week’s heat wave), and our friends and family were able to take advantage of everything to do at the Solage, as well as taking beach cruisers from the resort to explore wine country.

Our ceremony was short and mixed traditional vows with some of our own words for a personal touch. Also, we made sure that Cupcake was fully involved in the ceremony as she walked down the aisle with the maid of honor and got to exit leading the way for us! Following the ceremony everyone enjoyed drinks on the lawn before moving indoors for dinner and dancing.  The weekend was perfect and accomplished our goal of creating a fun, relaxed, yet classic wedding for us, our friends and family to enjoy.

Wedding Photography: Angie Silvy Photography / Flowers: Passiflora Designs / Event Design: Got Light? / Event Planning: Aloe Events / Wedding Ceremony + Reception Location: Solage Calistoga / Wedding Invitations: Mr. Boddington Studio / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Wedding Dress: Amsale / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events

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