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Urban Chic Holiday Party Inspiration

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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Art Deco Inspired Wedding at Sacramento Grand Ballroom

I’m finding it impossible to find words worthy of this stunning, and I mean stunning, art-deco inspired wedding captured by Josh Gruetzmacher Photography. Because as hard as I try, words just won’t do this seriously stylish soiree justice. So do yourself a favor today, and get lost long enough in this gorgeous gallery to really soak up every last moment, because ladies and gents, it doesn’t get better than this.


From the Bride…Aaron and I met at a Halloween party the day I moved from San Francisco to New York in 2010. We instantly clicked initially as friends, but quickly became inseparable.

From the moment we started planning, we knew we wanted our wedding to reflect our style, but most importantly we wanted our loved ones to have a really fun and memorable night. Since both of us grew up in California, we decided to have our wedding in my hometown, Sacramento. We were going for an Art Deco inspired vibe. We only looked at 3 venues in Sacramento, and we when stepped into the Sacramento Grand Ballroom we knew it was the one. Built as a bank in 1912, it’s one of the most historic buildings in downtown Sacramento, with beautiful architecture and 45-foot gold leaf ceilings.

Aaron and I were planning our wedding from across the country, so we wanted to make sure we had a great team helping us along the way. We were fortunate enough to find incredible vendors that understood our vision and made our day so special and magical. In hindsight, we’re glad we didn’t compromise on our photographer, DJ, and wedding planner.

I spent the morning getting ready with my bridesmaids at The Citizen Hotel. For the bridesmaids dresses, I chose blush and grey as the color palate, with the girls wearing different styles. To pull the look together, I gave each girl a necklace from Baublebar. The groomsmen wore midnight blue tuxedos from The Black Tux and a white flower lapel pin, instead of boutonnieres.

When we walked into the reception, we were blown away by how gorgeous and romantic the venue was. The ballroom was filled with candlelights, gorgeous white flowers and feathers in tall silver candelabras, and accents of gold throughout. Our DJ set the tone perfectly for each part of the reception. Our beautiful and delicious cake was made by my two talented aunts. For our favors, we had cookies from our favorite New York City bakery, Momofuku.

Our perfect day exceeded all our expectations and we could not have imagined a better way to start our lives together.

Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography | Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography | Wedding Planner: Jessica Andrews Events | Ceremony Venue: St Francis Parish | Reception Venue: Sacramento Grand Ballroom | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Lighting: Mr DJ Event Services | DJ: Scratch DJ/DJ Von Woo | Wedding Favors: Momofuku Milk Bar | Bride's Dress: La Sposa | Bride's Hair And Makeup: Something Blue By Kayci Stoots | Bride's Rings: Anna Sheffield | Bridesmaids Jewelry: BaubleBar | Bridesmaids Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Groom Tuxedo: Rag And Bone | Groom's Bow Tie: Hugo Boss | Groom's Hair: Robin Capili | Groom's Ring: Cartier | Groom's Shoe: Del Toro Shoes | Groomsmen Lapel Pins: Etherealflowers | Groomsmen Tuxedo Rentals: The Black Tux | Hotel: Citizen Hotel | Photobooth: Night Owl Photo Booth | Transportation Service: Universal Limousine

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