From L’Relyea Events… It does not take much for anyone to look at these two and notice that they are truly, madly, deeply in love. The ambience, design and decor of their Solage, Calistoga wedding was nothing short matching the romance that these two exude. With elegant white details and pops of blush floral, this wedding created sophisticated aesthetics with modern elements. The simplicity of decor leaves the attention to detail in the stunning floral arrangements and use of space. At the end of the night, the newlyweds danced the night away with their closest family and friends and the bride rocked a short reception dress and flip-flops to join in all the fun there was to offer.
From Jenna Marie Photography… Carolyn & Allen were such a joy to work with! Their wedding was traditional and elegant and Calistoga Ranch was the perfect backdrop for their neutral color palette. They were married overlooking the ranch’s private lake and then invited into the wine cave for an amazing four-course meal paired perfectly with local wines. Cole Drake Events and Meredith Law absolutely nailed the design and florals with pops of gold and a hint of vintage.
From The Bride… Dan and I met through mutual friends and began dating after we joined the same co-ed sports league. The support of our friends and family has always been important to our relationship, so we knew we wanted our wedding to be a celebration that was just as much about the people in our lives as it was about our marriage.
We chose Solage Calistoga as the site of our wedding. Not only did it offer a beautiful backdrop, their menu is incredible. Dan was sold after trying their fried chicken, which we ended up serving at our wedding.
I own a stationery studio (Vellum & Vogue) so for me the paper goods set the tone for our wedding design. I’ve always appreciated vintage goods and living in San Francisco, I fell in love with stamped tin ceiling panels. My business partner, Krystal, and I designed an invitation suite that coupled an embossed pattern inspired by tin ceiling panels with calligraphy by Anne Robin for a vintage feel. I also wanted to include a metallic element, so we created monogrammed etched copper tags used to tie each invitation suite together. We incorporated tin ceiling panels in our wedding décor as well, including custom lounge tables built by Ravizza Design. The florals were the focal point of each table. Max Gill created beautiful arrangements from garden roses and snowberries, which paired perfectly with vintage copper candle holders I’d sourced from local flea markets.
Dan made sure to put his touches on the wedding well. The biggest hit of the night was by far the ice cream sundae bar. As a throwback to childhood, Dan found miniature baseball helmets for our hometown teams that we used asbowls, just like during his Danville Little League days.
Dan and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect wedding day. We’re especially grateful to have had Erin & Courtney there to capture our day. Not only did they deliver stunning work (that light!), they were a true pleasure to work with from start to finish. Thank you to all of our family, friends and talented vendors for a memorable start to our marriage.
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Serving Bay Area brides since 2002, JINZA Couture Bridal’s new and exclusive Los Angeles boutique is now open in the heart of West Hollywood (933 N La Cienega Blvd), which means that even more brides get to experience the gorgeous gowns and attention to detail that JINZA Couture Bridal is so well-known for. Imagine a timeless piece created from scratch using only the finest of fabrics with custom tailoring to fit your figure perfectly, alterations included. Brides can try on a range of gowns or mold a custom creation.
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There is something so special about having your wedding day captured on film for you and your honey to relive over and over again. And when the film is done by the insanely creative Northern California boutique cinematography company Marmalade Sky Films, you’ll find any excuse to press play.
Behind the lens is a team of best friends, Eugene + Matt, who worked in the film industry prior to discovering their passion for wedding cinematography. Thanks to this experience, every film they create is based in a deep love for visual storytelling. Their films capture all the special moments of the couple’s big day, from the kisses to the laughter and tears, in a way that is authentic and genuine, to tell each couple’s individual and unique love story.
Are you head-over-heels yet? Well now’s the time to book your big day with Marmalade Sky Films because they’re giving SMP readers who book before September 2015 $200 off a Wedding Cinematography Package of their choice! Simply mention this post when booking to redeem the offer. Check out their packages here.
Oh and there’s more! Marmalade Sky Films is giving one lucky reader a Save the Date film shot on Full HD ($499 value).
To enter:Comment on this post with why you’d love to have Marmalade Sky Films tell the story of you and your honey!
To win: A winner will be randomly chosen and announced in WIUP on Friday, April 24, 2015.
The details: Session must take place in San Francisco or mutually agreed upon location on mutually agreed upon date. The giveaway includes session time and one Engagement Video or Save the Date Invitation video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length).