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A Hoedown Rehearsal Isn’t Complete Unless You Have a Mechanical Bull

Readers, it’s time to saddle on up – because this rehearsal dinner is anything but your average shin-dig. Complete with a mechanical bull, lively line dances, and cowboys, it’s an all-fired celebration from A Savvy Event that’s sure to surprise. And if you think this is good, just wait until you see the wedding that followed suit. Until then, see the rest of this party captured by Jessica Burke in The Vault!

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Photography: Jessica Burke | Event Planning + Design: A Savvy Event | Catering: Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch | Location: Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

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Shades of Yellow Completely Transform This Chic Wedding Design

I’m always amazed how a little pop of color can infuse so much style and whimsy into a wedding. Take this day designed by Laurie Arons where she helped the couple pull off an unexpected color palette of shades of mustard yellow paired with midnight navy blue. From the Sarah Winward’s florals to A Day in May Design’s invitations, they carried the palette throughout and the drop-dead gorgeous gallery is from none other than Jose Villa.

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From Laurie Arons Special EventsOur bride Wilhemlina loved the idea of using a bold and unusual color combination for her March wedding. Knowing that flowering mustard is prominent in Napa Valley that time of year, we decided to use bold mustard yellow, complimented by beautiful midnight navy, on the printed materials.

Since their venue Durham Ranch is in many ways a clean palate, we could really let the flowers be the design statement of the wedding. Each aspect of the wedding received a stand out installation of floral that progressed in richness of color.

Starting with the ceremony, Sarah Winward and her team created a full dramatic arch for the couple’s backdrop. The arch was constructed of incredible blooming white branches, which are only available for a couple weeks during the season. After cocktails, guests moved into the barn at Durham Ranch for dinner under a magical ceiling installation of green vines and delicate hanging lights. It covered 40 feet of ceiling and was a labor of love for the teams from Sarah Winward and Got Light, who executed it to perfection.

To close out the night, we revealed a dance tent built over the Durham Ranch pool that was full of bold yellow flowers. My favorite part of the tent was the bright yellow entryway valance Sarah constructed out of forsythia. It was unexpected, yet so perfect to set the fun tone inside.

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Floral Design: Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Cake: Perfect Endings | Invitations: A DAY IN MAY DESIGN | Bride's Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Mount Tabor Park | Calligraphy: Curlicue Designs Calligraphy | Lighting: Got Light | Ceremony Music: Carlos Reyes | Venue: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Candles: Creative Candles | Event Design + Production: Laurie Arons Special Events | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: MVS Studio | Reception Music + Band: West Coast Music | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Sound: Delicate Productions | Table Top Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Wedding Dress + Veil: Joan Gilbert

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Talk About Sentimental… See Where This Couple Said “I Do”

At the Bride’s childhood home, these two said “I do” and celebrated with the cutest little ones you ever did see, tasty treats (thanks to Paula LeDuc Fine Catering), and soft florals gathered from the garden nearby. They danced all night under one of Bright Event Rentals stunning tents and all the while, Jesse Leake snapped away, capturing every moment. If this isn’t a fairytale brought to life, I’m not sure what is. Happily ever after is in our Vault right this way

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From Jesse Leake… Elizabeth and Patrick got married in St. Helena at Elizabeth’s childhood home. It was a beautiful, sunny, hot fall day – there had been some worry of rain, but the day of the sky was bright blue and clear. The garden was lush and bountiful with blooms of fragrant roses, lavender, and grape vines.

Kathleen Deery Design arrived at the estate the morning of to clip from the hillside garden to incorporate into Elizabeth’s bouquet and the arrangements that bordered the aisle. Elizabeth and Patrick said their vows in front of families and friends at the end of a garden path backed by lush hydrangea and willow trees. Their rings were passed through the rows for guests to wish them love and happiness. Paula LeDuc Fine Catering served an array of tomatoes, smoked mozzarella, basil-avocado puree drizzled with roasted tomato vinaigrette and St. Helena Farms beef tenderloin, grilled corn ragout, crispy onions with chimichurri and poured the family wine.

Guests danced after dinner to Project M of Elan Artists – a white dance floor overlooked the valley where grapevines and oak trees stretched as far as the eye could see. Late night dancing took place in the grotto with local DJ David Carvalho and the men enjoyed Cuban Rounds on the terrace of the game room.

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Photography: Jesse Leake Photography | Cinematography: Max + Molly Films | Event Planning: Alison Events, LLC | Floral Design: Kathleen Deery Design | Cake: Perfect Endings | Invitations: A DAY IN MAY DESIGN | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: sHe Artists | Lighting: Illusions Lighting | DJ: Boutique DJs | Band: Elan Artists | Officiant: Lisa Francesca | Detailor: Heidi Johnson | Draping + Tent Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Getaway Car: Nationwide Limousine Service | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co.

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