‘Tis the season for fabulous gift giving, loves, and today we have a little something special just for you. Think an amazing meet and greet with the crazy talented Quintana Events, a team of planners + designers that know everything about designing a perfect wedding. From rustic chic affairs to modern soirees to everything in between. Do yourself a favor and spend your Saturday getting to know them.
From Quintana Events… Every couple is unique, and your wedding should be a true reflection of the two of you. We take the time to get to know you in order to create a celebration that’s a truly personal and memorable experience. Experts in the art of the timeline and design, our team handles the details with behind-the-scenes precision and genuine care, so you and your guests can simply relax and enjoy. Rustic to modern … traditional to eclectic … romantic to glamorous … whatever your vision, Quintana Events has a distinctive eye for dramatic impact and the visual delight of unique and unexpected touches. We transform beautiful venues into works of art and turn private homes and vineyards into magical settings. We know how to find balance between old traditions and current trends, turning usual customs into meaningful, memorable moments.
Photography: Anna Marks (Photo 1, 3-4, 6) + Duy Ho Photography (Photo 2, 5)
The only thing more incredible than the hilltop views of Sonoma Valley is the wedding set here. Inspired by the Tuscan countryside and gussied up with pink-on-pink bloomage by Urban Botanica, it’s a day with a decidedly chic flair and we can’t get enough. Clary Pfeiffer told the story through her lens, and we’re welcoming every last image into The Vault.
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From The Bride…My girlfriends and I decided to go to an 80’s cover band concert on a whim one night. While dancing to “Tainted Love” in the middle of the crowded venue, I locked eyes with a handsome guy in a blue shirt and we spent the rest of the evening talking over the music. Andrew was the sweetest, most charming, and down-to-earth guy I had ever met and I will never forget how enamored I was that night. A couple months after we met in Dallas, Andrew told me he was moving to San Francisco for a job opportunity that he couldn’t turn down. I understood and respected his decision and we said our goodbyes.
I thought that was the end of our fleeting romance, but I was very wrong. Andrew and I ended up doing long distance for a year and a half. We spent countless hours on the phone every night and racked up many miles traveling to see each other. I truly believe our situation was a blessing in disguise. Long distance was one of the toughest things either of us had been through, but it helped us to build an incredibly strong relationship that can withstand just about anything. I decided to move to San Francisco (one of the best decisions of my life) and Andrew asked me to marry him after 9 months of living in the same city.
We got married on a beautiful, sun-filled day at our favorite winery in Sonoma. Viansa Winery sits on a hilltop overlooking Sonoma Valley, but looks more like a villa tucked away in the hills of Tuscany. We envisioned a romantic garden setting for our ceremony, so we said our ‘I-dos’ in Viansa’s courtyard surrounded by olive trees and ivy. Our lush floral arrangements featured soft pastel hues of light peach, dusty rose, and pale sage.
My bouquet was wrapped in Andrew’s grandmother’s handkerchief from when she got married 60 years ago. We were surrounded by so much love that day – it all felt like a dream. We enjoyed dinner and touching speeches by Andrew’s three brothers, my sister, and my best friend as the sun was setting behind us. We danced the night away under twinkling lights and ended the evening with a flower petal toss as Andrew and I made our exit. It’s true what they say…you find love when you least expect it. And I still have my ticket stub from that concert.
Photography: Clary Pfeiffer Photography | Cinematography: Nebulous Dream Productions | Coordination: Viansa (Kristen Hardy) | Floral Design: Urban Botanica | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Sweetie Pies | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jim Hjlem | Hair: It's A Date At The Powder Room | Calligraphy: Fully Made Designs | Ceremony Music: Garden Strings | Venue: Viansa Winery
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.
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!