View Posts By:




Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue with L’Relyea Events + A Promotion!

Loves, meet L’Relyea Events, the talented team of venue scouting specialists that are about to take your wedding to a whole new level of amazing.  Think an entire day of venue tours, lunch and wine tasting, all guided by a planning professional that knows everything there is to know about finding the perfect locale for you and your sweetie.  Day of your dreams in one, two, three?  Yes, please.

If you’re anything like me (and I know you are), you’ve been planning your wedding day since before you were even engaged.  So finding the perfect venue to host all of the happiness?  Sooo important. That’s where L’Relyea Events comes in.  They’ll spend an entire day getting to know you and yours + your wedding vision, so that they can find a locale that best suits everything you’re looking for.  From fabulous wineries to drop-dead gorgeous ballrooms to private estates that are as romantic as they are stunning, they’ll narrow down the field to just a handful that will work well with your style AND price point.  They’ll even follow up with detailed info on each venue you visit, with helpful notes and suggestions.  It’s awesome.

So what are you waiting for, m’dears?  Contact L’Relyea Events today to book your venue scouting experience.  You’ll love their never-ending attention to detail and their ability to paint the picture of how your wedding weekend/day will go.  And don’t forget to ask them about their planning services for a day that is pure perfection… and then some.


For their 2015 brides, L’Relyea Events is offering 50% off the Venue Scouting Package with the purchase of their “Un” Planning Service Package! And if you are recently engaged and looking to get hitched in 2016, L’Relyea Events has something for you, too! With the purchase of their “Un” Planning Service Package, they would like to offer you 25% off your Venue Scouting Package!


You'll love these vendors in California

Marisa Nicole Events
View Portfolio
Aga Jones Photography
View Portfolio
Lavender & Mint
View Portfolio
Fiore Beauty
View Portfolio
Symmetry Beauty by Nyrie
View Portfolio
A Day Like No Other
View Portfolio
Dreamy Blush + Ivory Sonoma Wedding

I swear anything KT Merry points her camera at turns to instant wedding gold. My latest snippet of proof? This wine country dreamfest made gorgeous by A Savvy EventNancy Liu ChinJulie MorganArtistry By Danika and so many more. Think the softest pink-on-pink color palette with a hint of ivory and mint mixed in for good measure. And from tasty libations to a dinner al fresco, Marmalade Sky Films proved that this is one celebration that spoiled guests from beginning to end.

From A Savvy Event … Stacy and Bill wanted a formal wedding with soft hues, a romantic vibe and–most importantly–an unforgettable setting. With a jewelry designer bride and a groom who works for Twitter, we knew we could also get away with incorporating some playful elements (think: succulents and sequined linens) into the design for their big day, while keeping their overall aesthetic pure and timeless. The couple chose Sonoma Golf Club as their venue, which proved the perfect setting for the soft and romantic feel they were seeking. Its cobblestone accents and merlot-hued shingles warmed their aesthetic even more by adding an element of unmistakable wine country charm. We mixed dreamy blush tones with pops of greenery to create a cohesive and classic aesthetic. Blushes and ivories (hello, romance) were weaved throughout the ceremony in elements ranging from the flowers to the glassware to Stacy’s bridesmaids’ gowns, which were the perfect soft pink and Grecian-goddess gorgeous. Nancy Liu Chin created daydream-worthy floral arrangements that incorporated both whimsical flowers (peonies, roses and hydrangeas) and playful greenery (succulents and eucalyptus leaves). The ceremony took place on the lawn outside of the clubhouse at the base of a beautiful set of brick stairs, which we chose to frame with draped ivory curtains, plush greenery and–our favorite part–an absolute rock-star chandelier. Guests then dined Al Fresco on the lawn under string lights–an element that added an intimate and relaxed vibe to the day. Table elements included candlesticks in soft metallic pink (think: rosé), blush-hued glassware and log centerpieces chock-full of rich greenery and romantic flowers. We brought in beautiful furnishings for the reception, ultimately creating a plush lounge area in the clubhouse. Guests finished out the night indoors with dancing (to the always-fun sounds of DJ Wayne), cocktails and late-night snacks. From statement chandeliers, to divine greenery and lavish floral arrangements, to a classic Sonoma setting, Stacy and Bill’s wedding was an event abundantly romantic, occasionally playful and ever charming.

Photography: KT Merry Photography | Videography: Marmalade Sky Films | Event Design: A Savvy Event | Floral Design: Nancy Liu Chin Designs | Ceremony Venue: Sonoma Golf Club | Reception Venue: Sonoma Golf Club | Makeup: Artistry By Danika | Hair : Julie Morgan | DJ: DJ Wayne | Drapery & Lighting: Illusions Lighting Design | Music For Ceremony And Cocktail Hour: Laurent Fourgo | Photobooth: Two Dudes & A Booth | Rentals: Hartmann Studios

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
(once like a spark) photography + A Discount!

Here at SMP, we get a little bit giddy when we run across a vendor that takes our breath away. Case in point? (once like a spark) photography. Based in San Diego, Los Angeles + Northern California, this boutique-style photography company creates photos that are truly different — timelessly beautiful with a touch of whimsy and a whole lot of charm.

When you work with (once like a spark) photography, you’re not only signing on with an amazing photographer, but also with a team of wedding experts (in-house planner, editor, etc.) that will seamlessly guide you through the process. Knowing that your wedding photos will be some of your most treasured memories, (once like a spark) photography not only captures you and your honey to perfection, but makes sure you’re totally comfortable on your big day, knows how to schedule everything to get the perfect light and edits beautifully to make sure the final product is picture perfect.

For a ton more information and to book your big day with (once like a spark) photography, head over to their website. OH, there’s more! Just for our SMP readers, (once like a spark) photography is offering either $200 off your package or a free engagement session for the month of November! Be sure to mention SMP California when filling out the contact form to redeem discount.