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Romantic Spring Wedding at Etude Winery

When the celebration is captured by onelove photography, there is a pretty solid chance that I’m going to be oohing and aahing over every single pic. And while that is more than true for these Napa nuptials, florals by Daisy Rose Floral Design, Got Light’s talent, Bright Event Rentals‘ decor, and La Tavola’s lovely linens, all orchestrated together by LVL Events, makes for a bash not soon forgotten. See every second right this way!

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
Winery
Styles
Rustic

From the Bride… We love the outdoors, food, wine and the Bay Area and wanted to share it all with our guests. Most of our guests were from out of town so it was made even more special to share a part of our everyday life with them. We used all local vendors for our wedding, even serving a local roasted coffee with dessert. One of the first things Tony and I agreed on at the beginning of our planning adventure was that we wanted a live band, as we both love music. It was really tough to find the perfect band, but we did, and they brought the energy we wanted to the dance floor. It was the perfect day, filled with warmth and love.

We wanted to take advantage of the natural color palette of the venue. We chose an outdoor wedding at a winery, so it made sense to let the neutral-colored surroundings shine. Keeping in line with the natural setting, we chose wood furniture and natural-colored linens. The surroundings were so beautiful, that we really didn’t have to add too much in addition. Color was brought in with the flowers. The ceremony was kept pretty neutral with white and green flowers and the reception got more vibrant with red and pinks. The bouquets had pops of color that were the perfect transition between the two. The first thing we knew was a must for the reception decor was white bistro lights. Lighting makes a huge difference and we’ve always loved the warmth, elegance and romance that white bistro lights bring to an outdoor setting.

My advice: Make a list and check it twice… or three times. Organization is key and helps prevent stress that can lead to any bridezilla moments.

Try to leave as few things as possible to do the week of the wedding. Family typically starts to arrive earlier in the week of the wedding and I’m sure you’d rather be spending time with them to begin the celebrations vs. running around doing last minute to-do’s.

Reserve a day the week of the wedding for just you and your man. Book a spa appointment and grab a bite to eat. It will probably be your last chance to have one-on-one time with each other before the big day.

Photography: onelove photography | Floral Design: Daisy Rose Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Cake: Sweetie Pies | Stationery: The Aerialist Press | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Ramekins | Makeup: Artistry By Danika | Hair: Barbara Thompson | Calligraphy: Inkerella Cards | Lighting: Got Light | DJ: Lucky Devils Band | Groom's Attire: Banana Republic | Officiant: Rabbi Sara Shendelman | Venue: Etude Winery | Beverage Services: Hog Island Oyster Co. | Chuppah: Under The Chuppah | Coffee: Philz Coffee | Event Coordination: LVL Events | Linen Rentals: La Tavola | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals

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SMP California Welcomes Our Advertisers!

Saturdays are pretty amazing (it’s the weekend, after all), but when it’s a Saturday that involves a meet and greet with the newest member of our SMP Family, it’s a little extra special.  Think one full day dedicated to Grace Portraits and their totally fabulous + totally unique hand-drawn portraits.  It’s a gift that is both stunning AND meaningful.  Do yourself a favor and say hello.

Imagine surprising your nearest and dearest with a breathtaking work of art that will truly stand the test of time and you’ll land squarely on Grace Portraits, a crazy cool boutique that knows all there is to know about capturing those uber-special moments with hand-drawn portraits commissioned from local Bay Area artists.  Not to mention that each gift is wrapped in customized monogrammed packaging with a special note from the artist… AND you can choose from a variety of sizes and price points (11×14: $300, 16×20: $500, 18×24: $700), so no matter the recipient or occasion, there’s a Grace Portraits’ masterpiece that is more than perfect.  Just check out our very own SMP bride, Ashley Hoffman, and her stunning Grace Portrait drawing below.

Visit Grace Portraits on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram and then head over to their website to start your journey to the best gift ever.

Welcome to the family, Grace Portraits! xo

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Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue with L’Relyea Events + A Promotion!

Loves, meet L’Relyea Events, the talented team of venue scouting specialists that are about to take your wedding to a whole new level of amazing.  Think an entire day of venue tours, lunch and wine tasting, all guided by a planning professional that knows everything there is to know about finding the perfect locale for you and your sweetie.  Day of your dreams in one, two, three?  Yes, please.

If you’re anything like me (and I know you are), you’ve been planning your wedding day since before you were even engaged.  So finding the perfect venue to host all of the happiness?  Sooo important. That’s where L’Relyea Events comes in.  They’ll spend an entire day getting to know you and yours + your wedding vision, so that they can find a locale that best suits everything you’re looking for.  From fabulous wineries to drop-dead gorgeous ballrooms to private estates that are as romantic as they are stunning, they’ll narrow down the field to just a handful that will work well with your style AND price point.  They’ll even follow up with detailed info on each venue you visit, with helpful notes and suggestions.  It’s awesome.

So what are you waiting for, m’dears?  Contact L’Relyea Events today to book your venue scouting experience.  You’ll love their never-ending attention to detail and their ability to paint the picture of how your wedding weekend/day will go.  And don’t forget to ask them about their planning services for a day that is pure perfection… and then some.

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For their 2015 brides, L’Relyea Events is offering 50% off the Venue Scouting Package! And if you are recently engaged and looking to get hitched in 2016, L’Relyea Events has something for you, too! With the purchase of their “Un” Planning Service Package, they would like to offer you 25% off your Venue Scouting Package when booked by December 31, 2015!

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Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue with L’Relyea Events + A Promotion!

Loves, meet L’Relyea Events, the talented team of venue scouting specialists that are about to take your wedding to a whole new level of amazing.  Think an entire day of venue tours, lunch and wine tasting, all guided by a planning professional that knows everything there is to know about finding the perfect locale for you and your sweetie.  Day of your dreams in one, two, three?  Yes, please.

If you’re anything like me (and I know you are), you’ve been planning your wedding day since before you were even engaged.  So finding the perfect venue to host all of the happiness?  Sooo important. That’s where L’Relyea Events comes in.  They’ll spend an entire day getting to know you and yours + your wedding vision, so that they can find a locale that best suits everything you’re looking for.  From fabulous wineries to drop-dead gorgeous ballrooms to private estates that are as romantic as they are stunning, they’ll narrow down the field to just a handful that will work well with your style AND price point.  They’ll even follow up with detailed info on each venue you visit, with helpful notes and suggestions.  It’s awesome.

So what are you waiting for, m’dears?  Contact L’Relyea Events today to book your venue scouting experience.  You’ll love their never-ending attention to detail and their ability to paint the picture of how your wedding weekend/day will go.  And don’t forget to ask them about their planning services for a day that is pure perfection… and then some.

Promotion

For their 2015 brides, L’Relyea Events is offering 50% off the Venue Scouting Package with the purchase of their “Un” Planning Service Package! And if you are recently engaged and looking to get hitched in 2016, L’Relyea Events has something for you, too! With the purchase of their “Un” Planning Service Package, they would like to offer you 25% off your Venue Scouting Package!

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IQ Videography

I’ll admit it — I’ve been married almost four years, and I still watch my wedding film all the time. So you can imagine my excitement that I get to introduce you all to the incredibly talented and award winning IQ Videography.

Based in San Francisco, IQ Videography specializes in an artistic, modern style that beautifully captures all the details of your wedding day. Their unobtrusive approach allows for a more intimate filming of your big day and their top-notch HD technology and editing techniques create a finished product that is something you’ll watch on repeat for years to come. IQ Videography also uses combinations of 8mm film and video — swoon! The combination of nostalgic + crisp footage is so unique and seriously special.

Capturing all of the most special and emotional moments from your big day, from gift exchanges to hand-written emotional vows, IQ Videography crafts wedding films that are as visually stunning. For more information and to book them for your big day, head over here.

Ceremony Venue: Calistoga Ranch | Reception Venue: Annadel Estate Winery

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