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An Alaskan couple traveling overseas to enjoy all that the California Napa Valley has to offer. An elegant and timeless look for Kailee and Erik was what we were looking for. With a classic white and black palette and modern florals we celebrated their love among the lush vines at Harvest Inn. A beautiful boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Napa right next to St. Helena and all the iconic tasting rooms such as Hall and Louis M Martini. This intimate wedding was complete with less than 60 guests, which fit the setting perfectly. Even their beloved dachshund was invited to join the fun! Kailee’s dress was a stunner. An off the shoulder look with big sleeves, a sweeping train and a gorgeous neckline. Her bridesmaids wore black keeping with our classic look. Instead of a cake they opted for a champagne tower, so fun! This gallery captured the feeling of the day perfectly and we are so thrilled to share it with you! 

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Our local couple wanted an intimate and timeless wedding. After considering many different places they chose to host it at Park Winters, one of the premier wedding venues in the Sacramento area. The bride Vanessa Luna, who is an extremely talented and sought after makeup artist in the Sacramento area (and beyond) had a vision of a modern design, single white roses in bud vases and a classic long stemmed bouquet. From there the rest was history. Our original vision was to hold the wedding reception outside, however due to a severe heat wave we ended up moving the event indoors. Regardless of the heat, the wedding was one for the books! Vanessa was the definition of a couture bride (truly beautiful from the inside out), the wedding party’s attire was on point and the overall aesthetics were beautiful.

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This Bay Area couple chose to celebrate their union along the Delta river at The Willow Ballroom. A gorgeous and versatile venue in an industrial setting with touches of modern and vintage elements. Our thoughts in their design was to create a clean look with mainly whites and blacks with pops of a dark plum burgundy to bring in the fall season. They also loved the idea of including gold metals so we added in black taper candles with gold candlesticks to warm up the room. We played with acrylic materials for their signage to add to the modern elements in the space and upgraded their chair to help complete the look. We loved every detail about this day!

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Paige and Christopher, now successful lawyers, were in the thick of an intense college program at the start of their engagement. When they contacted me they knew the few months leading to their wedding they would have their noses buried deep in their law books preparing for the LSATS so our plans had to be in place long before studying began. Different from the majority of weddings we plan, theirs was being held at the bride’s family home near Lodi. This house was made for entertaining. The backyard held almost 200 guests and it still felt spacious. Paige’s love for a black palette, olive trees and anemone bulbs started our design plans on the right foot. Her mother, a talented seamstress and great with crafting, contributed signage and drape as part of our decor plan. We sourced rentals from local companies and the couple also sourced some pieces to keep. The father of the bride and the groom strung market lights all throughout the backyard to complete the overall dreamy look. After a beautiful wedding at the St Morris Chapel guests headed to the family home for a lovely cocktail hour and reception. The night concluded with dancing and a late night snack from In N Out (the couple’s favorite). It was such a great day! 

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