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Great Gatsby Wedding in California

If ever there was a wedding theme that will most definitely stand the test of time…it just might be the Great Gatsby. With the romantic silhouettes, the nod to all things luxury and the focus on pure, unfiltered fun. So when Enjoy Events Co. got their hands on this next beauty, they took Gatbsy Gorgeousness and cranked it up a few notches. Click here to see so much more from photographer Scott Andrew!

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From Enjoy Events CoLindsay and Josh approached us with the 1920′s concept from the get go. Lindsay had that artistic, spunky spirit so we knew we were a match made in heaven. Although unplanned, the Great Gatsby movie was due out in theatres that very month – and their guests were beyond excited.

While we didn’t want to replicate an already hyped up concept – we dug a little deeper to find out what made Lindsay and Josh really tick. What items did they love in their home? What did they love to do? Lindsay, an incredible artist herself, didn’t have to do much explaining – her love for the natural world and the artifacts around her were the perfect launching point for the combined concept…”Great Gatsby meets natural curiosity.” And, so enter the wedding (and darling couple) that started our wedding season off with a bang!

Their wedding was held in picturesque Healdsburg, California on the family’s private home. Construction began on the property months prior creating the perfect canvas for such an event. A straight vertical hill was transformed into a stunning ceremony location and a once barren meadow created the platform for the breathtaking reception tent. It was there that guests would feast on a divine meal from Sage Catering, drink specialty cocktails from the fellas of Pharmacie LA, and dance the night away to a 6-piece band and crooner dressed in a white tux.

Lindsay and Josh pulled up to their reception in an authentic 1927 Stutz Limousine where tables, adorned in elegant wild florals designed by Shotgun Floral Studio, overlooked the exquisite view that is Wine Country. Guests were dressed to the nines and Lindsay received oo’s and aww’s from the crowd with her stunning Jenny Packham wedding dress. Eclectic finds from Found Vintage Rentals, curious elements from the masters of apothecary and taxonomy, Paxton Gate, along with flatware and glassware from Casa de Perrin transformed the space and tied in some of that 1920’s flavor. The evening came to a close with quite an epic finale – as everyone danced under a shower of confetti, the sky lit up with a surprise fireworks show that left the couple and all their guests speechless.

Photography: Scott Andrew Studio | Cinematography: Lovespun Films | Event Planning: Enjoy Events Co. | Floral Design: Shotgun Floral Studio | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Wedding Cake: Susie Cakes | Catering: Sage | Lighting: Got Light? | Band: Doug Acosta | Apothecary & Taxonomy Rentals: Paxton Gate | Bar Service: Pharmacie LA | Classical String Trio: Elan Artists | Fireworks: Pyrospectaculars by Souza | Linens: La Tavola | Photobooth: Tomfoolery | Rentals: Hartmann Studios | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Table Top Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Tent: Zephyr Tents | Vintage Car: Elegant Journey Limousine | Vintage Lounges: Found Vintage Rentals

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Intimate Vine Hill House Wedding

No doubt about it, a California vineyard is a magical place to get married.  It’s soft and romantic, classic and sophisticated and possesses this movie-like quality that is always, always breathtaking.  And this intimate Vine Hill House affair?  It’s all of the above with some sweet DIY florals and an entire gallery of pretty captured by Jamie Grenough Photography.  Join me there for more.

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From Jamie Grenough Photography… Shannon and Mark were married in Healdsburg, Ca. at the Vine Hill House. It’s a small and intimate venue with Redwoods and vineyards all around. There was no formal planner, although Dan, who runs the property (and lives in the house adjacent) helped with the day of coordination and took care of every detail. He even made sure the ceremony time was perfectly aligned with afternoon, soft light. It was a simple, intimate and beautiful day.

Photography: Jamie Grenough Photography | Floral Design: DIY | Ceremony & Reception Location: Vine Hill House | Day-of Coordination: Vine Hill House

Elegant Healdsburg Wedding at Barndiva

If you were to ask me to pin down my favorite type of fête, I would first become a flustered mess because picking a favorite is nearly impossible, and then, when I gained my composure, I would say that I adore a wedding that is simple, yet elegant. Timeless and classic. A wedding that looks just like this one from Matt Edge Wedding Photography. Because this is a soiree that will never go out of style, and after pouring through this gallery you’ll see all the reasons why.

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From the Bride…We met six years ago as cubicle mates in a New York office. It was in this drab romantic setting that we went from coworkers to friends to boyfriend and girlfriend. Our relationship then endured three years of distance (and a love/hate relationship with Amtrak) as we attended law school in Boston and Philadelphia. We now live in Boston’s Sowa neighborhood, where we found our invitation specialist, Rob Charlton of Goosefish Press, and our calligrapher, Emily Gallardo.

Our wedding was on August 24th in Healdsburg, California. It’s a quaint, wine-country town that is special to our relationship. Jenny’s family has a home just outside the town’s center, where we both studied for the bar exam a few summers ago. Our venue, Barndiva, is an idyllic northern California property with a first-class restaurant, an outdoor garden, and a spacious art gallery that converts into a dance floor. The team at Barndiva, led by Lukka Feldman, handled every detail and day-of stress with graceful ease. Our special request for a cordless, vintage microphone? Not a problem. Wedding crashers at our reception (who even instagrammed their plot)? Handled without anyone noticing.

We wanted to keep our wedding modern and minimal with a touch of East Coast formality. The goal was simple elegance. We knew the setting itself would provide fantastic light and color (thank you, California in August), so we used gold accented china and chiavari chairs, alongside neutral toned linens and flowers. In lieu of a traditional guest book, we had guests fill out postcards from various, meaningful places in our lives. The cards were then sent to our apartment back east while we honeymooned. As a gift, we handed out Whoopie Pies, a nod to Dan’s father’s favorite New England dessert.

Photography: Matt Edge Wedding Photography | Floral Design: Dragonfly Floral | Wedding Dress: Marisa | Invitations: Goosefish Press | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Make-Up: Stacy McClure | Hair: John Vella | Calligraphy: Emily Gallardo | Ceremony/Reception: Barndiva | Groom's Suit (Custom Made): Astor & Black | Linens: La Tavola | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Hotel Healdsburg | Table/Chair Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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