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‘Tis the season for fabulous gift giving, loves, and today we have a little something special just for you. Think an amazing meet and greet with the crazy talented Quintana Events, a team of planners + designers that know everything about designing a perfect wedding.  From rustic chic affairs to modern soirees to everything in between.  Do yourself a favor and spend your Saturday getting to know them.

From Quintana EventsEvery couple is unique, and your wedding should be a true reflection of the two of you. We take the time to get to know you in order to create a celebration that’s a truly personal and memorable experience. Experts in the art of the timeline and design, our team handles the details with behind-the-scenes precision and genuine care, so you and your guests can simply relax and enjoy. Rustic to modern … traditional to eclectic … romantic to glamorous … whatever your vision, Quintana Events has a distinctive eye for dramatic impact and the visual delight of unique and unexpected touches. We transform beautiful venues into works of art and turn private homes and vineyards into magical settings. We know how to find balance between old traditions and current trends, turning usual customs into meaningful, memorable moments.

Photography: Anna Marks (Photo 1, 3-4, 6) +  Duy Ho Photography (Photo 2, 5)

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Organic + Elegant Napa Wedding at Carneros Inn Part I

There are some weddings so special, they simply cannot be contained to one single post. And the very second Coco Tran shared this Napa celebration we knew it most certainly fit that bill. Complete with the dreamiest summer palette and lush floral moments by Studio Mondine, it’s only fitting we wait to unveil the rest in a complete part two. Until then, we invite you to linger a little longer inside The Vault.

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From The Bride… Andrew and I both grew up in a the smallest big city in the U.S. – Burlington, Vermont. I met Andrew through our mutual friend, Mikey when he introduced us in the hallway at school. From then on, I would see Andrew every so often and we would make small talk. Little did I know, Andrew had a crush on me. It wasn’t until after several dates that he finally had the courage to ask me to be his girlfriend. Shortly after, we became two teenagers falling madly in love.

After high school, Andrew headed to the Midwest to attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while I stayed in New England and attended The University of Vermont. We tried to maintain our relationship but the long distance drained us. After college we decided to officially end our relationship as a couple and remained best friends. When I say best friends, Andrew would always be the first person I called to update on what was happening in my life. We would talk on the phone for hours.

I went on to earn my master’s degree in D.C., then decided to move to Chicago to start my career as a Nurse Anesthetist. Andrew had been in the Midwest this whole time and was now living in Chicago. We started to hang again but I didn’t really expect anything to happen between us. I enjoyed hanging out with him and I considered him my best friend and that was that. It wasn’t until several months later that I realized I never stopped loving him. Our time apart allowed us to come together even stronger. And now twelve years later, Andrew asked me to be his wife.

Our wedding vision was organic, minimalist, romantic and ethereal. The floral arrangements were lush white and textured with green forage.

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Photography: Coco Tran | Coordination: Brooke Baglietto | Floral Design: Studio Mondine | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Cake Fleur De Lisa | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Venue: The Carneros Inn | Draping: La Tavola Linen | Flower Girl Dress: Zara | Paper Goods: The Wells Makery

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Fall Beaulieu Gardens Wedding

Leave it to Shannon Leahy Events to plan the most perfect day ever. Along with incredible vendors like Sweet On CakeAtelier Joya and Paula LeDuc, she proved an autumn wedding in Napa Valley is the way to go from the clever wine-inspired escort card display to the couple’s darling bike with fall blooms a’plenty. The one and only Jose Villa photographed the pretty all inside THE VAULT.

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From Shannon Leahy EventsLauren and Brent were married at a gorgeous private estate in Napa Valley. The Bride works in fashion in New York and wanted to plan a gorgeous destination wedding in the Napa Valley for her closest friends and family. We were so in love with the classic, timeless lines of her gorgeous Ralph Lauren gown and by the Groom’s white dinner jacket.

For the decor, we took inspiration from local wine in Napa Valley for the escort card display (green grapes in crates!) and for much of the day-of paper from the wine ring design to the cork place card and table number holders. A map of Napa Valley also served as the envelope liner on the letterpress invitations. Atelier Joya created gorgeous arrangements using the local color and style of the Autumn leaves and foliage mixed with romantic blush flowers. There were lots of romantic, vintage touches like vintage lounge furniture and a sweet dessert display inspired by the tradition of a cookie table for Pittsburg weddings.

Lauren’s Mother walked her down the aisle and sweetly and symbolically Brent met her halfway to bring up to the altar. After a romantic candlelit dinner under an outdoor trellis with twinkling lights and chandeliers – Brent’s Father gave a beautiful toast and led the group in a traditional Japanese banzai toast. The night ended in an epic dance party and late night burgers and fries from a Gott’s Roadside food truck that pulled up to the wedding.

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Cinematography: Ray Roman Films | Event Planning: Shannon Leahy Events | Floral Design: Atelier Joya | Wedding Dress: Ralph Lauren | Cake: Sweet On Cake | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Hair And Makeup: Sherrie Long Makeup And Hair Effects | DJ: Brian Chesterfield | Venue: Beaulieu Garden | Ceremony And Reception Music: Eloquence String Quartet | Food Truck Catering: Gott's Roadside Food Truck | Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals

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