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Rustic Sacramento Backyard Wedding

Backyard weddings will never grow old, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Gaze upon the beauty of this backyard ceremony and you’ll know that if anything, they’re just getting better and better. Kate Whelan Events created one beautiful bash, and Flourish’s olive branches were the icing on the (delicious) cake. Myrtel and Marjoram snapped away and you can start daydreaming with me right this way.

From Kate Whelan Events… As soon as they were engaged, Laurel and William knew they would be hosting their ceremony in Laurel’s Tuscan-esque family home. The backyard held a natural and organic feel that they wanted for their wedding and surrounded Laurel with memories of her childhood. Flanked by olive trees and potted lemon plants, the couple walked down the aisle to an altar draped in beautiful garlands and accented with olive wreaths. Chalk hearts led the guests down the driveway into the charming backyard surrounded by greenery and beautiful fountains. A champagne bar on a large marble table welcomed guests as they arrived and a guitarist serenaded the guests and wedding party as they took their places. Small hints of the groom’s Texan heritage and bride’s California heritage were sprinkled throughout, in monograms and wrought iron details throughout. After the ceremony, guests headed to The Firehouse in Old Sacramento. They were welcomed to the autumn courtyard scene by a table full of handmade escort cards and led to their table by the couple’s favorite Halloween candy classics. Handprinted table signs were created by the bride’s sister. Beautiful organic arrangements accented with more olive leaves sat at each table, while the head table was decorated by the repurposed ceremony garland. Market lights twinkled overhead while the guests danced underneath. A delicious cake was accented with more olive leaves and fresh florals.

Photography: Myrtle And Marjoram Photography | Floral Design: Flourish | Wedding Dress: Atelier Des Modistes | Cake: Susie Cakes | Reception Venue: Firehouse | Shoes: J Crew | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Hair: Jen Gouge | Band: Hip Service | Groom's Attire: Canali | Event Planning And Design: Kate Whelan Events | Guitarist: Jessie Hendricks | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Transportation: Baja Limo

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What’s a party without champagne? For this holiday shindig hosted by 2Chic Events & Design, Chandon was front and center along with a gorgeous spread decorating their new studio space. A Christmas tree, macaron favors and a bellini bar – all amazing ways to celebrate the holidays. Have a look at the imagery captured by Milou & Olin right here and from all all of us at SMP, cheers to Christmas Eve!

When Event Planners host a holiday party with an invite list filled to the brim with amazing and creative fellow vendors, they must bring their A-Game! Aimee and Kristin of 2Chic Events & Design recently did just that, inviting all of their vendor friends in to their newly expanded urban chic studio space for a sneak peek of the venue and a delicious catered lunch.

Just because it’s a casual lunch, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be overflowing with beautiful details. Aimee and Kristin treated their guests to an amazing Bellini bar, tables set with impeccable detail and delicious macaron dessert favors from the talented chocolatiers at Ginger Elizabeth.

Photography: Milou & Olin | Event Design: 2Chic Events & Design | Event Planning: 2Chic Events & Design | Floral Design: Bloomers Floral Design | Catering: Beth Sogaard Catering | Favors: Ginger Elizabeth | Print Items: Honey Paperie | Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals

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Fleurs de France

Flowers make people happy, that’s a well known fact. But wedding flowers? Well, those beauties cause elation! And when your big day bouquets + arrangements are done by the uber talented Fleurs de France, the pretty just doesn’t stop.

With over 20 years of experience, Jessica of Fleurs de France has created countless unique floral designs for couples saying “I do” in California’s Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country. Passionate about weddings, parties and events and endlessly creative, she helps her clients’ dreams become reality by pulling inspiration from the area’s breathtaking scenery as well as the couple’s personal style. Fleurs de France works closely with each couple to create a floral look that is truly special. Whether you’re hosting a traditional intimate soiree or a modern over-the-top bash, Fleurs de France makes sure your big day is completely stress free and flawlessly executed!

To see even more of their gorgeous work, be sure to take a peek at the Fleurs de France blog and head over here to contact Fleurs de France to start planning your big day!

Photo Credits: Larissa Cleveland Photography | Julie Kay Kelly Photography | Larissa Cleveland PhotographyLarissa Cleveland Photography | Jenna Marie Photography | Fleurs de France | Arrowood PhotographyBriana Marie Photography Wedding Planners: Stacy McCain Events | Cole Drake Events | Suzy Berberian Weddings & Events | A Dream Wedding Venues Pictured: Calistoga Ranch | St. Francis Winery | Chalk Hill WineryGundlach Bundschu | Booneville Hotel | Harvest Inn | Chateau St. Jean


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