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Sleek Dress. Gorgeous Flowers. Wine Country Venue. Endless Style.

This Napa Valley wedding has it all. A stunning and sleek Amsale wedding dress paired with beautiful accessories from Haute Bride Design. Bright, bold flowers from Siren Floral Co. that add a pop of whimsy and fun. A best friend slash wedding planner in JLR Events. And, of course, Erin Hearts Court to capture each and every beautiful detail. Don’t miss out — head to The Vault to see it all!

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From The Bride…Matt and I met in San Francisco and after a couple of years dating, Matt completely surprised me and proposed while hiking our favorite Muir Woods trail. When we first began planning, we had tunnel vision on all the small details but as the planning continued we realized we needed to determine what we wanted our wedding to feel like. We knew we wanted to create a relaxed environment focused on our love and our guests where everyone could share a few laughs and joyful tears. Once that was determined, we focused on the bigger picture and started hiring vendors that we felt could best help us create that feeling and the smaller details just fell inline. We hired amazing vendors that all had a deep love for their profession and who we felt a personal connection with. Our venue, Cornerstone Gardens, was exactly what we were looking for and was the perfect backdrop for our day, not to mention we lucked out with 80 degree weather in April. Our photographers, Erin Hearts Court, are an adorable married couple who recently moved to Napa and consistently capture amazing images of love and joy. Our caterer, Sage Catering, delighted our taste buds with an engaging family style meal focused on foods Matt and I love. Our Florist, Siren Floral Co, was given free rein to create our floral beauties and her creativity and enthusiasm exceeded our expectations. Our wedding planner and guitarist are both great friends of ours and we were so lucky to have their support. My sister, Courtney, designed the majority of our printed materials from our save the date to menu’s and my older sister, Shannon, did her magic on my hair. I could continue to give praise to everyone who helped us and put in their labor of love but overall Matt and I surrounded ourselves with people we felt would emulate our personalities and make our day a day filled with joy and beauty. Our wedding day was exactly the laid back day we dreamed of and could not have been more “us.” Like most brides and grooms, we wished the day would have never ended and in the words of my husband at the after party “getting married is so fun.”

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Photography: Erin Hearts Court | Event Planning: JLR Events | Floral Design: Siren Floral Co. | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: Icing On The Cake | Stationery: Courtney Sandlin | Bride's Shoes: Rupert Sanderson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: JCrew | Catering: Sage Catering | Makeup: Lux Image Agency | Hair: Edge Hair Salon | DJ: Matt Haze | Groom's Attire: Burberry | Ceremony Music: Jeff Martina | Venue: Cornerstone Gardens | Earrings: Haute Bride Design | Maid Of Honor Dress: Armani Exchange | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals

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Inspired By Tuscany, This Couple Recreated That Magic For Their Big Day

As their photographer Coco Tran said so well, “there are beautiful representations of love around the world, though nothing quite so magical as the rolling green hills, vibrant vineyards and mouthwatering foods of Tuscany,” and so this couple took that Italian inspiration and ran with it. With the help of Whitney Nelson Events and Poppystone Designs they created a magical vineyard celebration and with the Bride beaming (thanks to Bella Bridal), we have a gallery that we’re not leaving anytime soon – see it all in our Vault right here!

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From Coco TranThere are beautiful representations of love around the world, though nothing quite so magical as the rolling green hills, vibrant vineyards and mouthwatering foods of Tuscany. As the most romantic destination the couple was fortunate enough to travel to, they were inspired to recreate that inclusive magic for their friends and families closer to home in beautiful Sonoma. Inspired by simple, yet flavorful cuisine, fresh and colorful florals with a hint of antique gold and soft lighting, their intimate wedding was designed to bring everyone closer in the celebration of love and family.

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Photography: Coco Tran | Event Planning + Design: Whitney Nelson Events | Floral Design: Poppystone Designs | Cake: Sweet on Cake | Catering: Alex Catering | Hair + Makeup: Bella Bridal | Lighting: Twilight | DJ: Wine Country Entertainment | Wedding Venue: Jacuzzi Vineyard | Lighting (Barrel Room): The Lux | Officant: Reverand Tim Mills | Reception Paper Products: Reply by Design | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals

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A Spring Inspired Table You’ll Want to Copy

Spring is here and it’s time to celebrate the season by cozying on up to this tablescape dreamed up by Oh So Inspired workshop. But to simply call this the ultimate spring fete would be a major understated – I mean, just look at that floral canopy! Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema captured it all to share and we’ve got every floral filled detail waiting in The Vault!

From Nancy Liu Chin Designs….“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. ” – Harriet Ann Jacobs

There is nothing as refreshing as a beautiful “Spring”. After a cool winter, one longs for the dreaminess, the sweetness of a new season. This feminine, garden styled table is perfection. So apt for a bright, crisp Spring afternoon. Whether it’s a bridal shower, an engagement party or a small brunch wedding reception, this combination of wisteria and cornflower blue would bring out the romantic and sentimental side in anyone.

This wonderful group of wedding professionals from all over the world came together to work on this stunning canopy at Oh So Inspired. Co-founders, Kelly McLeskey-Dolata and Nancy Liu Chin wanted to inspired their attendees to create something that was more complicated than your average centerpiece plus creating something first to finish was important for wedding professionals. Taught by esteemed floral and event designer, Nancy Liu Chin attendees were given instructions and advice on 1) how to work on large scale florals projects similar to this hanging floral canopy, 2) how to take a large scale project and break it down to smaller components that would make a job more manageable, 3) the importance of scale 4) creating a finished look from linens to flowers. Together, the group of attendees worked first on the canopy and later all were on deck to put together a table with Nancy’s styling help and Kelly’s pre planning of the rentals. It’s important when planning an event that your rentals include layers. From start to finish, the entire group of professionals worked together to fill the wooden canopy provided by Encore Events.

For those curious about this canopy, Nancy used over 200 strands of wisteria, 50 garlands of smilax and 10 bunches of luxurious green amaranthus. Various centerpieces in hand blown glassed provided by Save On Crafts lined the center of this table. Nancy likes using different sizes of glass for long tables so that your eyes are never drawn to one florals but will look around at the different colors and textures. The up and down motion that the various sizes of arrangements makes it more interesting. Open roses, sweet peas, lisianthus, dusty miller and other delicate flowers filled the table so that they work for this Spring concept. Blue colored water glasses added a bit of charm and accent of color. Kelly picked a wonderful overlay linen. Once again this delicate lace pattern create a multi layered affect. It’s having a neutral linen that is nothing but interesting. Elegant and stylish Frances Lane China adorn each place setting. Lilac place cards with white writing clipped to silver mercury holders were placed at each setting – it’s both efficient as it tells each guest were to sit but charming!

Hands on classes like this floral and styling class were just one of many wonderful creative classes that also included cake decorating, watercolor hand writing, and sketching taught by Oh So Inspired third co-founder, Mary Phan. Sessions of business advise from Sean Low, Leila Lewis of Be Inspired PR, and Marcy Blum amongst half a dozen lecturers helped professionals on subjects that included pricing, marketing, branding, social media. Most importantly, evening mixers and dinners set the tone to inspire where attendees were whisked away to secret locations. Oh So Inspired have announced their 2016 dates so be sure to check out their website at www.ohsoinspired.com. The 3rd annual OH SO INSPIRED begins November 6 – 9, 2016 in Sonoma, California.

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Photography: Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema | Event Planning: A Savvy Event | Floral Design: Nancy Liu Chin Designs | Venue: Ramekins Sonoma | Chairs: Blueprint Studios | China: Frances Lane | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Workshop: Oh So Inspired

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