California Wedding with Classic Elegance
June 15, 2010
United States

There are some wedding photos that have the ability to make us feel like we're watching a movie, not just static photos. This gorgeous wedding set in California wine country gave me that exact feeling.  This wedding "movie" would definitely be categorized as a "classic".  It has all the delightful makings of those fairytale movies we love to watch over and over again.  There's no shortage of grace and elegance in these photos.  No gorgeous flower drought or lack of seriously amazing tablescape.  It's all here.  Present and accounted for! Thanks to the fabulous Rebecca Feeney, from the Custom Event Group. XOXO, Chantale from La Belle Bride.






From Rebecca Feeney of Custom Event Group:

This was a lovely Fall wedding at the spa-like Solage, Calistoga. We were all thrilled with a weekend of glorious sunsets and blue skies. October is just magical around here, the smell of harvested grapes is in the air and there’s such an amazing glow about the golden sun. This was one of the most beautiful Jewish ceremonies I’ve ever seen, the Rabbi sung all of it and her rich, melodic voice captivated everyone. We were all riveted on the absolutely stunning bride and the beaming debonair groom, Nathan. After being pronounced ‘husband and wife’ they broke into a jubilant dance down the aisle. The cocktail reception was full of token and well thought out details, from hand selected and cut origami paper for ‘wishes’ to a top vintage of Silver Oak as a guest bottle. The hues of dusty duck egg blue, sesame, caramel and warm taupe were beautiful and calming and seemed to work so well at the welcoming and minimalist Solage.

The Solage ‘ball room’ which is much more like ‘pottery barn, open beam ceiling, cool cement stained floor, barn, meets ballroom’ was transformed. 18’ tall sheer backlit chocolate drapes on the sides of the huge room created a cozy and warm atmosphere; and a variety of linens created a furnished feeling of quality. The 24’ long head table was a sparkling vision, we used heirloom candelabras, candlesticks and floral containers from the brides family. On the chair of each woman in the room was a neatly draped soft pashmina gift. Pop Fiction, wow, great band, rocked the house after dinner, late into the night.


Custom Wedding Planning and Design: Custom Event Group / Floral Design: Kathy Hoffman Flowers / Venue : Solage Calistoga / Lighting and draping : ‘Got- Light?’ / Photography : Sara Remington for Anna Kuperberg and Damion Hamilton for Rebecca Feeney / Music : Davis Ramey for the Ceremony and Pop Fiction for the reception / Rentals : Classic Party Rentals and La Tavola Fine Linens / Beautiful Melissa’s hair and makeup : The Powder Room in Santa Rosa / Wedding cake : Alexis Baking Company