SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
Napa Valley Estate Wedding at Beaulieu Garden

For me, “Napa Valley” and “incredible al fresco weddings” are pretty much one and the same. And this dreamy summer lovefest planned by Rosemary Events only further proves my point. Photographed by Samuel Lippke Studios, it’s got all the elements for a storybook day – Vera Wang gown and five-tier creation by Sweet On Cake included. Go get lost in The Vault for a weekend that’s officially off to a perfect start.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Styles
Al Fresco

From Rosemary EventsJust one day of venue scouting and Brittany & Justin fell head over heels for the beautiful Beaulieu Gardens Estate in Napa Valley. It was the perfect location for their fabulous and glowy evening under the stars.

Joined by 150 friends and family, the couple exchanged vows on a gorgeous summer day under a Chuppah covered with Amaranthus (Brittany’s favorite) in the beautiful sunken garden at Beaulieu Gardens. Guests were greeted with Blackberry Lemonade and Minted Iced Tea then seated in rustic wooden chairs under linen covered cabanas shading them from the July sun.

Justin looked handsome in a classic black tuxedo and began the procession walking in with his Mom. Bridesmaids wore dresses by Love Shack Fancy in complementing fabrics and carried bouquets of peach garden roses with raspberries and thistle. They walked in, accompanied by Justin’s groomsmen, to “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. Brittany looked stunning in her Vera Wang gown and carried a beautiful bouquet of white garden roses and Amaranthus. Both her Mom and Dad accompanied her down the aisle to an instrumental version of the song from her favorite childhood movie (the one she used to play over and over) “If We Hold on Together”.

Most important to Brittany and Justin was that the ceremony incorporated all the special religious and family traditions representing their respective backgrounds. They worked together with Rabbi Brian and Pastor Larry who created one of the most moving and special ceremonies I have had the pleasure of witnessing. It appropriately ended as the couple walked out through a shower of rose petals to the instrumental version of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” by performed by Ever Music Group.

Guests mingled after ceremony enjoying cocktails and delicious bites from Paula Le Dec Fine Catering and jazz by Ever Music Group. When it came time for dinner, they collected seating cards from wooden shutters placed along the beautiful vine covered path leading to the dining arbor.

The dining tables were a magical backdrop for the extraordinary feast prepared by Paula Le Duc Fine Catering. A continuous golden ribbon stretched the length of each of the long tables and wove through each place setting. Casa de Perrin chargers of Italian glass and 24K set each place, then were finished with a gold flatware, gold napkin, a mix of crystal and Riedel glassware, menus by Tiny Pine Press, a pair of individual crystal salt & pepper cellars for each guest and a golden ribbon monogrammed with each guest’s name. Footed bowls held stunning arrangements of yellow and creme garden roses accented with berries and thistle, spilled with amaranthus. These gorgeous arrangements lined the tables and were accented with smaller arrangements each displaying single ingredients of the larger arrangement and bowls of floating candles. The arbor was twinkling with beautiful gold chandeliers. The pool was aglow with white globes of varying sizes.

Guests ate an amazing Salad of Peaches and Arugula, Salmon on a Cedar Plank served w/ Farro and main course of Bavette Steak. Laughter and toasting followed, Brittany and Justin cut their cake and took the dance floor for a romantic first dance to “Shining Star”. Ever Music Group appeared for a lively Hora dance and then a friend of Justin’s, DJ Chris Fox from Boutique DJs, spun their favorites and kept the dance floor hopping.

It was a magical departure as guests walked through a sea of bubbles and were offered Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches as a sweet finish to the party but the fun continued at an after party at the nearby Reddwood restaurant.

The evening was absolutely magical and glowing. What was so incredibly wonderful about Brittany and Justin (and Brittany’s wonderful parents) was the effort they took to make sure that each and every guest felt special and taken care of. The mood was infectious. There was so much love in the air.

Vault CTA

Photography: Samuel Lippke Studios | Cinematography: Weddings On Film | Event Planning + Design: Rosemary Events | Floral + Event Design: Nicole Sillapere | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Sweet On Cake | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Love Shack Fancy | Catering: Paula Le Duc Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Jam Leonard | Lighting: Got Light? | DJ: Boutique DJS | Ceremony Music: Ever Music Group | Venue: Beaulieu Gardens | Alterations: Heidi Johnson | Invitations + Stationery: Tiny Pine Press | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens | Rabbi + Pastor: Rabbi Brian & Pastor Larry Keen | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Napa | Sound: Delicate Productions | Tabletop: Casa De Perrin

More Napa Valley Weddings This Way!

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here

You'll love these vendors in California

Trabert Goldsmiths
View Portfolio
Kate Whelan Events
View Portfolio
Jennie Cooks Catering & Plant ...
View Portfolio
Bliss Event Productions
View Portfolio
Ju.Lee Collection
View Portfolio
Cotton Love Studios
View Portfolio
Santa Barbara Wedding with an Understated Elegance

If I weren’t planning on eloping, the only place I’d consider getting married is Santa Barbara because every wedding there is absolutely beautiful. And after seeing this elegant day, the only vendors I’d hire would be this dream team: Whitney Darling PhotographyCurtis ColeTEAM Hair And MakeupJenny YooLa Tavola LinenAmbient Event Design and Belmond El Encanto. See all the pretty from this day in The Vault!

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
ChurchHotel
Styles
Classic

From The Bride…Our wedding day was an absolute dream come true. I grew up in Southern California and my husband in Chicago. We met in undergrad in colorful Colorado! Naturally, the first time I could drag him back home to the West Coast, I did. One of the first places I took him to was Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara has always had a very special place in my heart, having family there and loving the style and culture of the town. Patrick fell in love with Santa Barbara and we had fallen in love with each other. So of course, it was the only place we considered for our wedding!

My husband and I are both lovers of delicious local food, wine and craft beer. We also love the Pacific Ocean and its ability to bring us together, give us peace, and remind us how incredibly lucky we are to have such beautiful places at our fingertips. Knowing this, we knew we wanted our wedding reception to have incredible views and to feature exceptional local food and drinks. Patrick was researching places in Santa Barbara and stumbled across a wedding at the Belmond El Encanto, which happened to have been planned by Venus Event Design. It was like the perfect combination of venue and wedding planner smacked us in the face. We spoke with Hana from Venus Event Design and away we went!

From day one, Hana spent countless hours researching and vetting vendors, ultimately pulling together the most incredible team of people, all who seemed to share our love for Santa Barbara and for the understated elegance that we wanted on our wedding day. My husband and I are not extravagant people, but we do love attention to detail and we always appreciate quality when we see it. We wanted our wedding day to be a reflection of our personalities, and it could not have been more of exactly that.

Hana sourced incredible lace linens from La Tavola that were the perfect expression of romance and elegance, and truly laid the scene for a simple and thoughtful setting at every table. She also brought Cody Floral Design to us, who did an incredible job with soft, natural, and subtly colorful florals that were different at each table. The florals really brought together the colors of Santa Barbara, the El Encanto, and our wedding day all into one place. Some of our favorite details were the individually hand water colored escort cards, table numbers, and menus, all with the most romantic calligraphy. The combination of water color and dreamy calligraphy was a detail that popped at each and every setting. We tied in the fresh herbs that are found naturally all over Santa Barbara, like rosemary, lavender, and thyme, throughout the escort cards, menus, and table numbers. Not to mention our floral arrangements had fresh herbs incorporated into them as well!

The El Encanto really delivered when it came to food and beverages. We still have guests telling us that the food at our wedding was the best they’ve ever had! Quite the compliment when food was one of our deciding factors for our venue selection. The event staff at El Encanto also worked with us to select and order our favorite local wines and beers for our bar selections, so that our guests could truly enjoy all of the aspects we love about Santa Barbara in one weekend. Everything about our wedding day screamed local, fresh, Santa Barbara!

To top it all off, we had the most incredible photographer, Whitney Darling Photography, and videographer, Curtis Cole, who both captured the entire day and all of the perfect details that came with it. We wish we could relive our wedding day over and over again, and re-feel the love and excitement of our family and friends. It truly was the best day of our lives, and we feel so blessed and so fortunate to call it our wedding day.

Vault CTA

Photography: Whitney Darling Photography | Cinematography: Curtis Cole | Event Design: Venus Event Design | Floral Design: Cody Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Antonio Gual | Invitations: Carta Bella | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Of Sorrows Church | Reception Venue: Belmond El Encanto | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | Lighting: Ambient Event Design | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Transportation: Rockstar Transportation | Bride's Sash: Anne Barge | Bridesmaids Shortie Sets: Plum Pretty Sugar | Escort Cards: Perfect Fete Designs | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Menus + Table Numbers: Fanciful Designs | Robe: Flora Nikrooz | Veil: Renee Pawele

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
Black Tie Secret Garden Wedding

Just in case you needed any more reason to love Jose Villa, let me introduce you to this next real wedding. It’s the love story of two high-school sweethearts who celebrated their forever with a formal garden party brought to life by Pacific Event Production and Classic Weddings & Events. Of course, there were no shortage of shut-the-front-door floral moments with Kathy Wright & Co behind the stems, and you can see even more tucked inside The Vault.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Styles
Elegant

From the Bride… High school sweethearts Sydney Maren Weinger and Chase Griffin Overlie tied the knot on June 7, 2014 in an evening black-tie ceremony in Rancho Santa Fe. From the moment they were engaged, Sydney and Chase knew they wanted their wedding to feel as intimate and warm as possible so they couldn’t imagine a more perfect setting than Sydney’s parent’s home. The lush greenery surrounding the home and antique feel of the property led Sydney and Chase to their wedding concept- an Edwardian Secret Garden Soiree; a concept that was carried out through the bountiful white florals and greenery, pewter accents and romantic candlelight. Pops of dusty jade hues were intertwined with the metal and cream palette giving each décor element a soft and dreamy feel. Every detail of the day was a reflection of the couple and their families. Many of the flower vessels were actually horse racing trophies her grandparents had won throughout their lifetime.

When guests checked into their hotels they were greeted with a welcome box carefully crafted by the incredible gifting company (and dear friends of the bride and groom), A Signature Welcome. The ceremony took place around the fountain which was filled with abundant ivory hydrangea flowers. Guests sat on wooden bistro chairs with flowers draped on each chair during the ceremony as they held paper parasols to block out the California sunshine. A string quartet played Hans Zimmer’s “Maestro,” as the bride walked down the aisle with her father and the the couple was married underneath a peony and ivy covered chuppah.

After the ceremony, guests went on to the reception through the house and onto the lawn for cocktails and h’or douvres. Each bar was embellished with garlands and the cocktail menu was calligraphed with white paint onto an oversized mirror. The reception was held on the tennis court, which had been tented and adorned with French chandeliers, lush green garlands with roses, and imported hedges and trees draping over guests as they dined. Guests sipped on chai bourbon cocktails and serrano jalepeno margaritas as they danced the night away to the James Gang. As a party favor, each guest received a box of handmade salted caramels from Sydney & Chase’s favorite restaurant, Pamplemousse Grille.

At the end of the night, the newlyweds exited their reception to all 250 guests holding oversized sparklers as they hopped into a 1929 Durant to head to the after party at Rancho Valencia. The incredible team of vendors along with the hard work and creativity of the bride’s mother and the support of the bride and groom’s family and friends led to a truly magical and unforgettable evening that the newlyweds and their loved ones will cherish forever.

Vault CTA

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Cinematography: Stephen Alberts Wedding Films | Event Design: Pacific Event Production | Event Planning: Classic Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Kathy Wright & Co | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Scribbles Ink | Rings: Bissell & Blaise | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Catering: Pamplemousse Grille | Makeup: Sheila Nellis & Team | Hair: Lux Beauty Bar | Calligraphy: Ink & Honey | Band: James Gang | Groom's Attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Officiant: Rabbi Ian Adler | String Quartet: Rinaldi Strings | Venue: At Home | Bride's Accessories: Chanel | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Monogram Design: Allison R. Banks | Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Welcome Boxes: A Signature Welcome

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here