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Rustic Napa Valley Winter Wedding

My love for winter weddings has been steadily growing, but after seeing these photos, I now consider myself a full blown fan. Waterlily Pond and Soiree By Simone transformed this space into a winter wonderland and Delbarr Moradi Photography was there to snap up every sparkle and snowflake. With Christmas a mere week away, I’ll be dreaming of a White Christmas as I cozy up with this gallery.

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From The Bride… When J.P. and I first got engaged we knew we wanted to have an intimate destination wedding since our families were from different states, however where that destination would be was up in the air for a while. So we put our heads together and thought of a place that encompasses all of the things we love and enjoy as a couple – Napa Valley! Napa wine country is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. It is hard not to be relaxed, romanced and content when you are there, from the spectacular green landscape of mountains and endless vineyards to the amazing architecture and design of the wineries, resorts, and restaurants. Visually it is stunning and the abundance of some of the world’s most incredible food and wine doesn’t hurt either. It was the perfect backdrop for our wedding and I am so happy it is where we chose. I wanted a venue that was both rustic and glamorous and when I visited The Vintage Estates I knew the minute I looked at the property it was our venue. It is from top to bottom beautiful with the striking architecture of the buildings, the colorful landscaping, and the vines crawling up the side of the Napa Style building, I fell in love instantly and could not imagine saying I do anywhere else.

I had known long before we got engaged that when I did get married I wanted to have a winter wedding. When I was growing up and even now as an adult, the holiday season was what I looked forward to the most. December means time for beautiful lights, feelings of love, and of course watching one of my favorite movies, White Christmas. This was a major influence when it came to deciding what time of year and what design I wanted for our wedding. With the white snow, twinkling lights, and romantic atmosphere, I could not imagine a better time of the year to celebrate love and be with your closest family and friends.

I wanted the wedding décor and design to be clean and bright but warm; I imagined white floral arrangements, sparkly accents, and twinkling lights. I wanted it to be wine country meets Gatsby and that is exactly what we created. The design execution of the wedding came out perfect and even more beautiful than I imagined. The tent where our ceremony took place was incredible, crystal chandeliers hung delicately on the altar with softly draped fabric lining the ceiling and walls. I wore a floor length dress designed by myself and Danielle Marie Berg, of D’Marie Couture which was an absolute dream. Made of softly textured cotton pique, it was reminiscent of vintage style with bustles in the back and sheer lace sleeves. The cocktail hour looked stunning in the tent with candles and small floral arrangements sitting atop the tables that were adorned in sparkling white sequined linens. The seating chart written in calligraphy on a silver vintage mirror looked wonderful on a mirrored table decorated with candles, baby’s breath, and silver ornaments. As we moved into the reception space before our guests I was taken aback by how spectacular the Barrel Room looked. There were candles everywhere, snowflake lighting on the floor, and the floral arrangements on the tables were the most beautiful that I had ever seen with cascading white orchids, peonies, and crystal branches. The six large chandeliers were covered in delicate frosted branches and the silver chargers sparkled in the candlelight complimented perfectly by our menus written in emerald green and silver – the space was breathtaking. Our reception was amazing, the food, the wine, our delicious signature cocktails, everything was absolutely perfect and everyone was transported into a romantic winter wonderland. We and our 45 guests had the time of our lives in an amazing setting. It was everything I ever dreamed of for my wedding day and both J.P. and I were thrilled to have our closest friends and family share our special day in our favorite place. The vendors were absolutely incredible and I couldn’t have wished for a better team to work with me on my wedding. It truly was the most amazing, beautiful, and happy day of our lives flawless from start to finish!

Photography: Delbarr Moradi Photography | Wedding Cake: Perfect Endings | Hair & Makeup: Sherrie Long | Lighting: Creative Lighting & Design | DJ: Boutique DJs - Chris Fox | Catering : The Vintage Estate At The Villagio Inn & Spa | Flora & Event Design: Waterlily Pond | Invitations & Day Of Paper Products: Union Street Papery | Mirror Seating Chart: Bee Curious Designs | Planning & Design: Soiree By Simone | Rentals : Hartmann Studios | Specialty Linens: La Tavola | Wedding Venue: The Vintage Estate At The Villagio Inn & Spa

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Rustic Elegance Malibu Wedding

I am smitten with this Bride, not only for her BHLDN gown and Seed Floral crown, but because of her laid-back demeanor. Barefoot and in love, she wed her groom on the dreamy grounds of Saddlerock Ranch, while the talented Heidi Ryder captured every lovestruck moment. Ending the evening with SusieCakes and a vintage getaway car, this gallery is one that cannot be missed.

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From Heidi Ryder….Megan and Brian’s wedding was nothing short of spectacular, but that’s just what happens when a Southern belle and a film director come together to celebrate their union and throw a big, fun party!

Megan grew up in Alabama and wanted to pay homage to her laid back southern roots. She spent the entire day barefoot because it reminded her of running barefoot outside during the warm Alabama summers. Her flower crown and simple but gorgeous BHLDN dress completed her boho look.

The decor pulled in elements of Southern charm and Hollywood elegance with rustic, dark woods, succulents, eucalyptus and olive leaves, lavender and gorgeous peonies, garden roses and anemones. Guests took home precious jars of honey and enjoyed dinner and dancing under a giant oak tree adorned in strands of twinkle lights. It was a magical evening that was as classy as it was uproarious. The live band had everyone on their feet all night long and the bride surprised the groom with a Carvel ice cream cart, a nod to his favorite childhood summer treat that he enjoyed on the Jersey shore. Their first dance started off sweet and slow and then, as a surprise to everyone in attendance, they busted out a choreographed dance (complete with the cabbage patch and running man) to Barry White’s ” You’re My First, My Last, My Everything.” It was the perfect thing to get the party started, and if there’s one thing this group knew how to do, it was party!

The ceremony was beautiful and started with an epic moment where their entire bridal party walked together to the ceremony as one big group so as to hide the bride until it was time for her to appear. Seeing that many people walk together towards the aisle was something I’ve never seen before and it had a very, all-for-one, one-for-all feeling to it. Very awesome!

Megan and Brian had a vintage car waiting for them at the end of the night, and guests tossed lavender at them for their big send off. All in all, it was a magical and beautiful evening.

Photography: Heidi Ryder | Videography: DP Weddings | Floral Design: Seed Floral | Wedding Gown: BHLDN | Cake: SusieCakes | Ceremony Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Reception Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Catering: WhoaNelly! Catering | Band: AMFM | Bride's Hair: Alicia Ricks For Alicia Nicole Hair Design | Rentals: A Rental Connection

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Colorful San Francisco Summer Wedding

I don’t think there ever has, or ever will be, a more stylish groom than this one right here. This colorful celebration captured San Francisco’s charm and eclectic personality better than ever and if these pics by Hugo Ahlberg and clip by Daniel Soares don’t make you smile, I don’t know what would.

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Summer
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Cafe
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Whimsical

From the Bride… Have you ever been to an incredible party that you just didn’t want to end? That’s what Joshy and I wanted our wedding to be like. At first we were nervous about the hoighty-toighty expectations of my New York family, but everyone ended up having an amazing time! Stable Cafe was so filled with love and lightness that day, it was beyond special. We used Rings Pops for the ceremony, our dog Mala wore a sweet bow tie, and we ended the night with a huge pizza delivery.

Because I wouldn’t let Josh see my dress before the big day, he wouldn’t tell me about his suit! I knew it would be bright and stylish, but I had no idea he would go all out the way he did!

Built in the 1800’s as Mayor Phelan’s carriage house, Stable Cafe’s refurbished wood finishes and industrial touches felt just right — warm, intimate, and very San Francisco.

From the high-fiving pie toppers to the eucalyptus draped on every chair, each detail really felt like a joyous expression of us. Not only did Joshy hand paint our invitation, he even designed souvenirs for our guests that poked fun at both families — floating yacht club keychains to represent the Ledners and crunchy camp patches to represent the Kobrins!

My favorite part? Besides the ceremony? Definitely speech lotto. We pulled names at random from a basket and had the most wonderful time watching everyone squirm and then ramble on about love!

Photography: Hugo Ahlberg | Videography: Daniel Soares | Wedding Dress: J.Crew | Catering: Jared Nash | Hair: Margaret Hubbard, Oxenrose | DJ: Beau Bergeron | Bouquets: Allison Heyman | Centerpieces: Lila B. Design | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Stable Cafe | Chuppah: Groom's Mom, Char | Day-of Coordinator: Colleen Bauer | Flower Crown: Stone Fox Bride | Keychains: Groom Designed, Gpromotional Printed | Makeup: Julianne Chai, Prettyologie | Patches: Groom Designed, DCL Produced | Suit Construction: Taylor Stitch | Suit Fabric: Britex Fabrics | Venue: Stable Cafe | Yarmulkes: Benny Gold X Pendleton X Groom's Mom, Char!