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Al Fresco Napa Valley Summer Wedding

What I’m deeming as the perfect combination of elegance and rustic charm, with just a dash of preppiness for good measure, gets you this beauty below. 2Chic Events & Design worked their wonders and created a Napa Valley masterpiece that keeps getting better. Marin Kristine snapped every sparkle and stripe and the final product may just go down as one of the best blending of styles yet.

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From 2Chic EventsSeethal and Jason had, what I would call, the best wedding of all time. There was nothing about this day that wasn’t absolutely perfect. And, I suppose that is what happens when you begin with one truly genuine, warm and incredibly fun couple and end with a celebration that matched them to a T.

We spent just over ten months planning this beautiful soiree at the lovely Meadowood in Napa Valley. I knew the moment that I walked into this venue for the first time that this was the absolute perfect place for Seethal and Jason’s dream design to be brought to life. The surroundings created an incredible sense of beauty and intimacy that just could not be matched at any other venue.

Once we secured this perfect spot, and began putting the details together, the design for this wedding really took off. And, once Honey Paperie came into the picture and executed a flawless design of their stationery suite, complete with the perfect custom logo, it all became even more crush-worthy. We were able to incorporate the paperie throughout the entire design and into elements like the champagne escort card table, the menus, the bride and grooms chair backs and the tags on the pashminas. It was a great subtle reminder throughout the day that this event was a reflection of Seethal and Jason’s style and a true celebration of the two of them.

Add in the lush greenery, the amazing food, the carefully selected wines and the meticulously designed details throughout – and there was no doubt that we took every single guests’ breath away. Absolutely no detail was overlooked and the evening exuded a feeling of warmth and a celebratory spirit unlike any I have seen at my many weddings. It was perfection.

From the beautiful Bride… With family and friends scattered throughout the world, Jason and I knew we wanted our wedding location to be somewhere full of fond memories. For us, that could be nowhere but the Napa Valley. It was the first vacation we ever took together, and we could not think of a more special place to share with all of our loved ones.

We were nervous about planning a wedding from the other side of the country, but from the moment I first spoke to Aimee Wendell of 2Chic Events, I knew she would be able to bring our vision to life. To this day, Jason and I find it hard to describe all the beautiful details of our wedding day. From the exceptional personalized service at Meadowood, to the archway of flowers nestled between the weeping willows at our ceremony, to the baskets of pashmina scarves for guests to use for the chilly Napa evening, it was everything we had dreamed it to be and more.

Photography: Marin Kristine Photography | Floral Design: Julie Stevens Design | Cake: Perfect Endings | Invitations: Honey Paperie | Hair And Makeup: Makeup By Jenifer Haupt | DJ And Lighting: Extreme Productions | Decor Rentals: The Find Studio | Filmmaker: Lovespun Films | Linen Rentals: LaTavola Linens | Rentals: Stuart Rentals | Wedding Planning And Design: 2Chic Events & Design | Wedding Venue: Meadowood

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Elegant Wine Country Wedding

Saying I do in wine country is sort of like a guaranteed fabulous party.  But add in elegant gold and purple hues and some crazy gorgeous florals from Valley Flora and it’s an entirely new level of awesome. Think twinkle lights, al fresco dining and a don’t stop ’til you drop dance party.  See every beautiful moment captured by Rebecca Gosselin right here in the full gallery

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From Rebecca Gosselin PhotographyAlex and Daniel tied the knot at her grandparents’ vineyard estate in the heart of Napa Valley (St. Helena). The pool, vineyard, and old grain silo mixed with the whites and golds created an incredible ambience for the day.

From the Bride… Daniel still claims to this day that he thought he would have never had a chance; that I was “out of his league.” We did not hang out in the same circle. I was very involved at school with sports and planning of school activities, I was always putting herself out there. Daniel was not that type, he never thought that I would date a guy that sat back and enjoyed life.

“Dan the Man” was my first impression of Daniel, or at least that was the only thing I knew him by. I thought he was a teacher’s pet, some guy who was full of himself… little did I know how wrong I was. I soon found out that Daniel was one of the most humble and kind people I would ever know and soon fall completely in love with.

November 6, 2012 was the day all days. That day when I got to work I saw an email from our realtor saying “ Congratulation to both of you, you got the house!” I quickly called Daniel to share the exciting news, at the end of our conversation I told Daniel “This day could not get any better.” Little did I know. I knew it was going to be time celebrate, but little did I know for what. With three bags in hand I opened up the front door and there he was surrounded by candles down on one knee… “Will you marry me?” Needless to say it took about three seconds for me to drop everything I had and freak out.

The wedding day was absolutely magical. You would think after eight years of being together you would be calm, cool, and collected. We both laugh because we refer to our nerves from our wedding day back to our first date, that anxiousness to see another and that butterfly feeling would not go away. Most of all we will never forget how right everything felt during every minute of our wedding, nothing could have taken away from those moments.

The wedding aired on the side of natural elegance. We stuck to the idea that less is more. We did want to go to over the top; we wanted the scenery to really speak for itself. We brought in floral that was native to the area and is grown on the estate to keep everything full circle. Once the formal/traditional part of the night was over, it was important to us that we get the party started. We up lit the back the estate recreating the space we had used prior. One of the special touches for the groom was we had two fire pits for people to gather around for s’mores or sipping on whiskey.

Photography: Rebecca Gosselin Photography | Floral Design: Valley Flora | Wedding Gown: Lazaro | Cake: Model Bakery | Invitations: Papyrus | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Kinyon Culinary | Makeup: Bella Bridal - Jocelyn Gomez | Hair: Jocelyn Gomez | Lighting: AMS Entertainment | Event Planner: Denise Kramer | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Wine Country Party | Veil: Bella Bridal | Venue: Private Vineyard Estate

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Elegant Summer Napa Valley Wedding

As I plan my own wedding, I’m quickly learning the value in hiring amazing vendors. So with a team that includes Juliet Events, One True Love Vintage Rentals, Sweet On Cake and Laura Hooper, well, you’re practically guaranteed a home run. These talents came together to create a classic Napa Valley celebration, and Megan Clouse snapped every second. See all the pretty right this way!

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From Juliet Events… The most special detail for us was Meaghan’s brother Danny escorting her from her room to the middle of the bridge (it’s called the Wishing Bridge). Her father was waiting for her there and walked her the rest of the way to the altar. It was especially touching for us since we know the family so well.

From The Bride… After deciding eloping was not going to thrill our families, we wanted to create a magical wedding weekend which would be timeless and exude our love and gratitude for each other, our family and our friends. Accepting that by nature, a wedding itself is not ‘unique’ , we wanted to focus on something a little out of the ordinary. It was very important that we create an experience for everyone. We were so happy that our parents, and wedding party loved the idea of a destination wedding, especially after the consideration of back to school, vacations and everyones day-to-day life. We got engaged at Reverie Winery in the Napa Valley the year before. We truly loved and appreciated the atmosphere. The farm-to-table food, the wine, the personality, ambiance, and coming from New Jersey, the near guarantee of no rain! The feeling we experience on our visits to Napa Valley is unparalleled. It is elegant without being stuffy, community spirited and just special. We never actually considered anywhere else. Every detail of the day is a favorite, from the insane amount of getting ready food (I can’t handle the thought of anyone going hungry) to discovering the arch chandelier actually worked to pulling bobby pins out of my hair at 2 am to seeing the beautiful flowers re-arranged for brunch the next morning. However if I had to choose one, it would be how we chose to remember my mother. It was incredibly important that her memory be incorporated into our day. Angela’s suggestion of reserving a chair for her was so fitting. Once we thought to have a replica of her wedding bouquet on the chair, it seemed such a celebratory way to honor her memory, and made me feel like she really was a part of our wedding. Finding out the Jeff said holy sh*t when he saw me (which I pray makes it into the video); aside from that, I think a favorite memory would have to be the blessing and toast. My Aunt Sheila’s blessing was a beautiful tribute to our future, and those before us. My brother Danny’s toast, despite his months of preparation, he finished writing it the day before in his welcome bag notebook! He was an absolute comedian, and we adored his delivery! From tears to giggles, the raw emotion and happiness felt in those moments will stay in our hearts forever. It truly embodied the experience we want for our guests, an amazing weekend filled with love, laughter, memories and creating new ones.

Photography: Megan Clouse | Planner: Juliet Events | Floral Design: Seasons Floral | Wedding Gown: Anne Barge | Cake: Sweet On Cake | Invitations: Elle Ette Designs | Reception Venue: Harvest Inn | Catering: Elaine Bell Catering | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Band: Live Wire | Favors: Bouchon | Artist: Nata's Fine Art | Beauty: Amy Lawson | Music: Wine Country Entertainment | Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals | Tailor: Heidi Johnson | Tasting: The Olive Press | Video: Daydreamer Cinema

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