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The Ultimate Fall Wedding Designed in Shades of Orange

If you want to spoil your wedding guests in the very best way, take notes from Chris and Andrew. They treated their six guests to the celebration of a lifetime at the height of autumn splendor. The day included a heartfelt ceremony, yummy spiced cocktails, cozy blankets, and a knockout table design brought together by Kate SiegelMax GillBright Event Rentals and La Tavola. Grab yourself a PSL and get your fall fix in the gallery shot by Sylvie Gil.

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Al Fresco

From the Grooms… We pulled our color inspiration from the persimmon tree, on the side of the house, and the stonework around the home. We wanted to embrace our surroundings and play off what was already naturally there. As a result, we drew from the beautiful fall colors, which ended up being the perfect color palette!

Chris’ parents have a house in St. Helena so we love the town and know the area well. It looks especially great in the fall when the leaves have turned colors!

We actually had our “official” wedding in Nevada City, CA (in Gold Country) however a lot of our close friends could not make it – or were not invited due to space constraints. Consequently we decided to hold another ceremony and reception for close friends in the Bay Area that couldn’t make the initial event.

We had such an incredible time. It was a beautiful day; the air was crisp but the sun was shining and there was no wind (which is something you hope for when planning an outdoor event!) The leaves of the trees had already turned colors, but the leaves had not yet dropped. We were very thankful to be surrounded by close family and friends.

From Kate Siegel Fine Events Chris and Andrew’s wedding is the height of curated autumn style – each detail so thoughtfully chosen to draw feelings of warmth and intimacy out of the fall splendor. A color palette inspired by persimmon trees – deep orange, yellows and reds – perfectly matched the changing leaves of their St. Helena venue and lent a coziness to a ceremony with only six guests.

Shades of grey marked the invitation suite and cake, giving a neutral contrast to the November opulence. Dark wood pieces mixed with industrial accents balanced warmth with masculinity and modernity, while tall, carved candelabras added a classic touch. A stunning table garland designed by Max Gill mixed an array of foliage and florals into a lovely, wild centerpiece of the outdoor reception.

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Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Event Planning: Kate Siegel Fine Events | Floral Design: Max Gill | Cake: The Whole Cake | Invitations: Yonder | Lighting: Theoni Collection | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Groom's Shoes: The Black Tux | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Rentals: The ARK

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A Hoedown Rehearsal Isn’t Complete Unless You Have a Mechanical Bull

Readers, it’s time to saddle on up – because this rehearsal dinner is anything but your average shin-dig. Complete with a mechanical bull, lively line dances, and cowboys, it’s an all-fired celebration from A Savvy Event that’s sure to surprise. And if you think this is good, just wait until you see the wedding that followed suit. Until then, see the rest of this party captured by Jessica Burke in The Vault!

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Photography: Jessica Burke | Event Planning + Design: A Savvy Event | Catering: Farmstead At Long Meadow Ranch | Location: Farmstead At Long Meadow Ranch

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Shades of Yellow Completely Transform This Chic Wedding Design

I’m always amazed how a little pop of color can infuse so much style and whimsy into a wedding. Take this day designed by Laurie Arons where she helped the couple pull off an unexpected color palette of shades of mustard yellow paired with midnight navy blue. From the Sarah Winward’s florals to A Day in May Design’s invitations, they carried the palette throughout and the drop-dead gorgeous gallery is from none other than Jose Villa.

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Spring

From Laurie Arons Special EventsOur bride Wilhemlina loved the idea of using a bold and unusual color combination for her March wedding. Knowing that flowering mustard is prominent in Napa Valley that time of year, we decided to use bold mustard yellow, complimented by beautiful midnight navy, on the printed materials.

Since their venue Durham Ranch is in many ways a clean palate, we could really let the flowers be the design statement of the wedding. Each aspect of the wedding received a stand out installation of floral that progressed in richness of color.

Starting with the ceremony, Sarah Winward and her team created a full dramatic arch for the couple’s backdrop. The arch was constructed of incredible blooming white branches, which are only available for a couple weeks during the season. After cocktails, guests moved into the barn at Durham Ranch for dinner under a magical ceiling installation of green vines and delicate hanging lights. It covered 40 feet of ceiling and was a labor of love for the teams from Sarah Winward and Got Light, who executed it to perfection.

To close out the night, we revealed a dance tent built over the Durham Ranch pool that was full of bold yellow flowers. My favorite part of the tent was the bright yellow entryway valance Sarah constructed out of forsythia. It was unexpected, yet so perfect to set the fun tone inside.

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Floral Design: Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Cake: Perfect Endings | Invitations: A DAY IN MAY DESIGN | Bride's Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Mount Tabor Park | Calligraphy: Curlicue Designs Calligraphy | Lighting: Got Light | Ceremony Music: Carlos Reyes | Venue: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Candles: Creative Candles | Event Design + Production: Laurie Arons Special Events | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: MVS Studio | Reception Music + Band: West Coast Music | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Sound: Delicate Productions | Table Top Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Wedding Dress + Veil: Joan Gilbert Bride

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