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How to Find That Perfect Wine Country Wedding Venue

Searching for that perfect wine country venue? We’ve got you totally covered. Because today we’re hosting a little meet ‘n’ greet with L’Relyea Events, aka, the experts at finding that seriously stunning locale of your dreams. Think a crazy cool Venue Scouting Package with a team of planners that knows everything about hosting an awesome wedding. Do yourself a favor and scroll for the deets.

Guys, we know finding “the one” – and we’re talking venue – isn’t always easy. We’ve been there done that. Which is why the Venue Scouting Package at L’Relyea Events is just. so. genius.  I’m talking an amazing day of venue tours, lunch AND wine tastings (yum), all with the help of a team of planners + designers that hosts some of the most breathtaking events you’ll ever lay your eyes upon. How does it work? First, the team at L’Relyea Events will meet with you + yours to discuss style, budget and “wish list” items, then they’ll coordinate a day of venue visits (typically 4-5) that totally fits your vision. It’s an amazing way to see just what your wedding day could be, sans the sales pitch. We are sooo on board.

Ready to find that locale of your dreams? Contact L’Relyea Events TODAY to begin the process. You’ll be meeting with some of the most talented planners in the biz AND getting a sneak peek into just what your wedding day could be with L’Relyea Events’ at the helm. It’s what we call a serious win-win.

Meet Your Perfect Photography Team in 1,2,3…

Falling head over heels for amazing photography is sort of our thing here at SMP, and when it comes to images that make us stop and stay awhile, we have a soft spot in our hearts for Magnolia Weddings. Their fab photojournalistic approach to your Big Day captures some seriously awesome moments… and all in images that will literally take your breath away. Get to know them below.

With over a decade of experience and a passion for capturing your celebration in the best way possible, Magnolia Weddings is everything you’ve ever wanted in a wedding photography team… and so much more. Think seriously talented photographers who aren’t afraid to step away from the camera, get to know you + yours AND assist you in whatever you may need. Whether that’s calming down the bride before the big First Look or shining the groom’s shoes, so that every shot is perfect.  They aren’t just there to snap your Big Day moments… they are friends that will take care of you. And, honestly? That’s awesome.

Ready for images that you’ll cherish for always? Contact Magnolia Weddings today to begin your journey. You won’t regret it, loves.

Photography: Magnolia Weddings | Floral Design: Vo Floral Design | Catering: Eagle Vines Vineyards & Golf Club | Makeup: Melanie Leandro | Hair: Rose Bouvier | DJ: Justin Nguyen | Venue: Eagle Vines Vineyards & Golf Club

Classic Spring Wedding With a Minimalist Approach

Jean Luc and Lana knew exactly what they wanted when it came to their spring wedding in Napa. Think crisp, clean, minimalist design with hints of soft blue amongst a sea of neutrals. Cole Drake Events took that vision and ran with it and Jose Villa, per usual, totally delivered behind the camera. More right this way…


From Cole Drake EventsFrom the moment we met Jean Luc and Lana, it was clear how much this couple was in love. They were so excited to celebrate their love with one another with their closest friends and family members. Lana and Jean Luc wanted a clean design, a minimalist approach to their overall décor, and with the help of Kathleen Deery and Cole Drake Events, it was a complete success.

For the ceremony, the couple exchanged their vows under a newly designed arbor just after a fresh “good luck” afternoon sprinkle subsided. After the ceremony, their guests were greeted with tray passed beverages while they noshed on delicious canapes from the Carneros Inn. Organic linens and white florals embellished their table top while Amber Moon Designs popped hints of blue with their place cards (which also were their menus).

As a nod to Jean Luc’s heritage, guests dined on Coq au Vin, as one of their entrée choices, in a warmly lit room. Once dancing commenced, our room transformed with a color change to a dance club and guests danced well into the late evening. Jean Luc and Lana had a very specific idea of what they wanted for their wedding day and Lana’s reaction was absolutely perfect when she saw her vision finally come to fruition.

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Event Planning: Cole Drake Events | Floral Design: Kathleen Deery Design | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Elegant Cheese Cakes LLC | Invitations: Amber Moon Design | Catering: Carneros Inn | Hair + Makeup: Sherrie Long Makeup Hair & Effects | Lighting: Lux Production | DJ: Boutique DJs | Transportation: Wine Country Classic Limousine | Venue: Carneros Inn | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Signage: Napa Valley Wedding Signs

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