Sonoma weddings always seem to dance on the side of lovely. But this one. Well, this one is both lovely and innately personal – handcrafted by California’s finest of course. Photographed by Kate Webber with design by A Savvy Event and florals by Nancy Liu Chin – this celebration is exactly what we preach on SMP. Make it beautiful, make it personal. Click here for even more.
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From the bride…We wanted to have a destination wedding so that we could extend the wedding celebrations and enjoy a full weekend of wedding festivities with our family and closest friends. Sonoma, California was a natural choice as Craig and I bonded over our mutual love and passion for great food and wine. We envisioned our wedding weekend filled with delicious meals and great local wines in a beautiful setting where everyone truly felt like a part of the celebration.
Craig and I are both foodies and much of our planning focused on the food and wine. Our inspiration was “French country” – an homage to Paris where we were engaged – and we worked with an amazing team of vendors who helped bring our culinary vision to life!
This was a foodie wedding with a twist –I have celiac disease and cannot eat gluten, and both Craig and I are lactose intolerant; so it was important to us that our menu was inclusive of all dietary restrictions. We designed a menu that was gluten and dairy-free – including our wedding cake buffet! It was our big fat, gluten-free, dairy-free dream wedding. “Magical” was the word so many of our guests used to describe the weekend – and it was just that; we had our perfect ending.
Photography: Kate Webber Photography | Floral Design: Nancy Liu Chin Designs | Catering: The Girl & The Fig | Lighting: Twilight Design | Makeup & Hair: It’s A Date | Planning & Design: A Savvy Event | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: La Tavola | Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals | Wedding Venue: Annadel Estate Winery
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, La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
, One True Love Vintage Rentals
and A Savvy Event
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Sometimes the best inspiration can be found in places other than online! Unveiled, the West Coast’s most luxurious bridal fete is being held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the chic W Hollywood Hotel. This amazing show will feature the finest photographers, caterers, cakes, floral designers and more in the industry!
Guests will be able to mingle with California’s best vendors (such as Dylan’s Candy Bar, Bloomingdales, Shutters on the Beach and more!) and can even snag incredible only-at-Unveiled deals of up to 40% off exhibitor’s regularly priced goods or services with the Unveil Your Deal™.
With unprecedented media sponsors such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Modern Luxury and HuffPost Weddings this is truly a bridal event you simply cannot miss. Not only will this one-day-only extravaganza boast a “State of the Union” address given by celebrated event planner & designer Beth Helmstetter, it will also feature a full runway show of the Amsale bridal couture spring 2015 collection! The afternoon is capped off with a grand finale Cake Collection of scrumptious wedding cakes & refreshing Champagne.
Highlights of the day will be captured by the fabulous Simone & Martin Photography (wedding photographer of Gwen Stefani, Hillary Duff, Jessica Simpson and Pink to name a few). And upon departure, guests will be given a fabulous gift bag brimming with goodies to enjoy long after the show of over.
Sponsored by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Classic Party Rentals, 24 Carrots Catering and Events, Wolfgang Puck Catering, Laura Lorraine Designs, BevMo! and W Hollywood, be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 11am until 3:30pm! Tickets can be purchased right here. As a special treat for our SMP readers, Unveiled is offering a $10 discount on this and any future Unveiled Event (Orange County on October 9, + San Francisco on October 19) with code SMP14. Happy planning, my dears!
Darlings, we’re staring the week off right. Everything about this sunny Maravilla Gardens soiree from Hazelnut Photography is sooo right. It’s a combination that I’ve come to call my very own dream wedding. Floral-robed ‘maids turned blush beauties, ivory bouquets dotted with peach from The Little Branch, signage galore and so much more. This stunner will surely brighten your Monday morn!
From Hazelnut Photography… Two people couldn’t be more in sync with one another. It seems they’ve been following each other for most of their lives. Now, they are next to one another, standing side by side, as they take on this new life adventure together! Michelle & Bryan went to rival high schools in Southern California, but didn’t meet until they both ended up at Penn for college. They’ve been together since their freshman year and finally tied the knot on Saturday!
These two, Michelle & Bryan, are so absolutely perfect for each other. Their wedding day will go down as one of my favorites, because it was so genuine. It seemed to be a perfect representation of them, as individuals and as a couple. They have a beautiful respect for one another, an immense love for their families and true admiration for their friends. It was an incredible day, full of love and laughter and I couldn’t be more thrilled for the two of them!
Photography: Hazelnut Photography | Florist: The Little Branch | Bakery: Skiffs Cakes | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | DJ: Elegant Entertainment | Bridal Gown: Amy Kuschel | Bridesmaids Robes: Sunset To Sunrise | Car Rental: Classy Chassis Rentals | Cookies: Z Patisserie | Venue: Maravilla Gardens
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