Would you ever consider getting married at a culinary school? If it was Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma, CA Wine Country you would in a heartbeat! With their impeccable style and service, combined with an intimate hospitality and world class cuisine- its a no-brainer. And it was just that for our lovely couple, Jenny and Frank who wed at the iconic Ramekins Culinary school right in the heart of Sonoma. For this couple, Ramekins brought it all to the table with a stunning venue, outstanding culinary AND the prettiest and most delicious cake! This allowed us to focus on simple, refined, and timeless design elements to complement your bride and the venue. Ramekins provides a beautiful and romantic setting that is dynamic to accommodate any wedding style you can dream of, which makes it so fun for us to design. The day started with a beautiful ceremony lead by Richard Meyer of Marry Me Wine Country. Jenny carried a gorgeous bouquet by Valley Flora. Shortly after the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour in a beautiful courtyard then escorted upstairs for dinner. After dinner and toasts Frank and Jenny shared their first dance as a married couple, music provided by Boutique DJ's. The rest of the night was spent celebrating and dancing with friends and family.
Amongst the tranquillity of the Sonoma Coast, with stunning 360-degree views of the ocean and the rolling Sonoma mountains, it’s easy to see why Whitney + Jesse chose the Bodega Harbour Yacht Club to exchange vows.
Our bride wore a gorgeous white gown with a blush bow that tied around the back. The blush dress detail paired beautifully with the lush greenery and white florals that framed the wedding ceremony. The couple stood in front of their closest family and friends under a stunning arch of florals expertly crafted by Aimee Lomeli.
Following the ceremony, the celebration moved to the upper level of the Yacht Club where the reception took place. The room was filled with round tables draped in classic white linens, white chairs and gorgeous, bountiful white florals. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by Bluewater Bistro that was served on white china and silver flatware.
Guests danced the night away to tunes by the live band, Retro Jukebox Band, nibbled on donuts from the couple’s favorite donut shop, played Jenga and enjoyed the delicious and beautifully designed wedding cake by Patisserie Angelica.
We loved planning and designing such a wonderful day and we were lucky to be a part of all the beautiful moments. Thank you, Courtney Stockton for capturing each and every one!
Planner + Designer: L’Relyea Events | Venue: Bodega Harbor Links | Ceremony Officiant: Rebeca Geffert | Venue + Caterer: Bluewater Bistro | Photographer: Courtney Stockton | Reception Music: Retro Jukebox Band | Florist: Aimee Lomeli | Cake: Patisserie Angelica | Hair + Makeup: Whimsy Bridal | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
There’s something special about planning a wedding on a private estate. The chance for our design team to truly do something unique is what we thrive on. Carolyn and Scott wanted the flexibility and the intimacy of a private venue and the low key vibe of a backyard wedding. Amongst beautiful greenery and rolling hills, it’s easy to see why our bride and groom found Scott’s home to be the best space for their mid-century modern inspired “I Do’s.”
Held in the backyard on the lawn, the ceremony was modern yet elegant with crisp white and bright yellow accents. Guests were seated on white Eames-style chairs for the backyard ceremony, and neutral stone vases held pale yellow florals and greenery.
Followed by the three cutest flower girls wearing flower crowns, Carolyn walked down the aisle wearing a modern gown, holding an overflowing bouquet of ferns and golden blooms designed by Hawthorn Flower Studio, while Scott wore a custom navy linen suit with yellow accessories. Flanked by her bridesmaids wearing a variation of pastel blue dresses, Carolyn and Scott exchanged vows and became Mr. and Mrs.!
For cocktail hour, a delicious spread of meat and cheeses were served along with specialty cocktails from Libations. The signature cocktail for Carolyn and Scott was a smoky Manhattan and a Jalepeno-Cucumber collins with edible flowers.
The reception area was filled with long, wooden family style tables that were thoughtfully designed with white chargers topped with yellow napkins and silver flatware. Tropical style greenery served as centerpieces for each setting. A delectable dinner by Pixie and the Scout was served and beautiful toasts were given throughout the rest of dinner.
Guests enjoyed dancing the night away with Boutique DJs and sweet treats by Moustache Baked Goods . Special thank you to onelove Photography for capturing the best moments of the day and to all of the vendors who made this unique and beautiful day a success!
CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE: Groom’s family home, San Rafael | PHOTOGRAPHY: onelove Photography | PLANNER: L’Relyea Events | FLOWERS: Hawthorn Flower Studio | GOWN & VEIL: Sarah Seven | SHOES: Chocolate Schubar | ENGAGEMENT RING: Rebecca Overmann | WEDDING RINGS Bride: Rebecca Overmann; Groom: Greenwich St. Jewelers | JEWELRY Necklace: Anthropologie; Bracelet: Whitney Staiger | HAIR & MAKEUP: The Powder Room | BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Various | MENSWEAR Groom: Suitsupply; Accessories: The Tie Bar; Shoes: Frye | STATIONERY Invitations: Confetti Grey; Programs, Escort cards & Menus: L’Relyea Events RENTALS: Bright Event Rentals; Classic Party Rentals; | CATERING: The Pixie and the Scout | BAR: Libations Unlimited | DESSERTS: Moustache Baked Goods | MUSIC: Boutique DJs | TRANSPORTATION: Chariot Shuttle Service | ACCOMMODATIONS: Clift Hotel
Its a special time to be included in your best friends wedding, but its extra special to get to help her plan her wedding! And, on a beautiful September day, Janelle and Javon exchanged vows that were 10 years in the making and it was so rewarding standing by their side as they did. Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. was the perfect setting for these two to say, “I do”.
Janelle walked down the aisle in a stunning white gown with gold details and her ladies accented her with gold art deco floor length dresses. Javon wore a suit with a white jacket and black details to compliment the bride beautifully. Standing in front of their closest family and friends, Janelle and Javon shared what was truly a special moment as they became husband and wife.
With the classic tuscan winery feel and a blend of Gatsby Glam we turned it into an elegant reception black and gold elements throughout. Classic candelabras donned each table wrapped with delicate ivy leaves lit up the room with a romantic glow. Table number doubled as Janelle and Javon’s favorite Italian destinations.
The dance party with Verducci Entertainment and everyone took advantage of the photo booth provided by JoySquad for the remainder of the night.
Thank you Lindsey Tatum for capturing every special moment between the beautiful bride and groom.
Planner + Designer: L’Relyea Events | Ceremony + Reception: Jacuzzi Family Vineyards | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | Ceremony Officiant: Pastor Rich | Photographer: Lindsey Tatum | Cinema: Wedding on Film | Ceremony + Reception Music: Verducci Entertainment | DJ: DJ E.T. Hazzard | Florist: Pedy’s Petals | Wedding Cake: Moustache Baked Goods | Hair: Angelica | Makeup: Nicole | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
Julia and Galen exchanged vows on a beautiful Spring day at Villa Chanticleer in Healdsburg, accompanied by their closest family and friends. We are honored to have planned this special couple’s day, and to witness the wonderful love that surrounds them.
Being a Spring wedding, we were able to incorporate bright colors and bold patterns throughout. Julia’s bridesmaids wore gorgeous halter dresses that featured pink floral patterns with a blue background. Each lovely lady carried a bouquet by Papillon Floral featuring cream, blush, and bright pink blooms, with ribbons cascading from the handles. Our bride walked down the aisle in a breathtaking gown with a high neckline and plunging back - a gold leaf head piece on one side of her hair was the perfect and only accessory needed to complete her attire.
Their outdoor ceremony took place at Villa Chanticleer’s beautiful gazebo, surrounded by manicured lawns and towering pines. Simple yet elegant white fabric was draped across the front of the gazebo with floral details at each corner, framing the ceremony site with an elegant touch.
Following the ceremony, guests were directed indoors to the reception area, where they were greeted by a beautiful ombre board, which displayed a beautiful fade from magenta pink to sky blue, directing guests to their seats. The room its itself was framed with falling white drapes, and filled with round tables of eight draped in white linens, and topped with gorgeous blooms of pink, orange, cream and green tones. The bridal party sat at a long family style table topped with a floral table garland. The sweetheart seats were simply decorated with Mr. and Mrs. with pink bows tied around.
Guests enjoyed dancing a night of celebrating the newlyweds by dancing the night away to tunes from DJ E.T. Hazzard. Special thank you to Brooke Beasley for capturing the special moments of this day!
In the Heart of Alexander Valley, nestled between mountains and vineyards, you’ll discover Geyserville Inn. With spacious grounds and a serene ambiance, it was the perfect destination for our bride and groom’s laid and gorgeous wedding. Caitie and Alex desired these elements so we were elated to plan and design their spirited summer nuptials at this stunning venue!
Flanked by bridesmaids in sapphire gowns and groomsmen in black suits, our bride and groom exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony under a intimately decorated pergola. With the rolling hills and lush vineyards spreading out into the distance behind them, it truly was a special moment.
For cocktail hour, we wanted to make the most of the space the property allowed. We placed lounge furniture for guests to grab drinks, enjoy appetizers, mingle and explore the beauty of the property.
We wanted to preserve the stunning beauty and natural surroundings the venue offered, so neutral tones with gold accents were utilised for the reception. The bridal party, including Caitie and Alex sat at a long family style table, while guests dined at round tables of 8. Gorgeous stunning flora centerpieces by Fleuressence were in hues of cream, soft pink, deep magenta and lush greenery.
Guests danced the night away to tunes played by AMS. An elegant four layered cake for guests to enjoy completed the evening's festivities while Sarah Marcella beautifully captured all of our favorite moments. We are so happy we were able to be part of Caitie and Alex's special day. Thank you to the entire team for making this possible!
Located in the heart of wine country, surrounded by vineyards and lush greenery, you'll find Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. We can't say enough about Farmstead’s natural beauty and spacious areas. Needless to say, we were thrilled to have planned and designed this unforgettable fete!
Our bride and groom exchange vows in an intimate ceremony under a pergola covered in beautiful flowering vines. Our beaming bride walked down the aisle in a modern white gown while her groom awaited in a grey suit and light green tie. Valerie and Paul opted to get married without bridesmaids and groomsmen, so all eyes were truly on them.
The reception that followed took place on the Farmstead lawn where guests were treated to fresh cocktails, games and delicious tray passed appetizers. Long, family style tables were draped in cream colored linens and succulents and florals provided by Letita “Tish” Martin in green, yellow and deep purple tones. Farmstead provided a fresh and delicious menu for guests to enjoy. It truly looked as good as it tasted!
Guests enjoyed an evening of celebrating Valerie and Paul with heartfelt toasts, s’mores as a lovely dessert and wonderful tunes by Brian Bergeron. As the sun went down, the fire pits were lit and lights hung over the reception area that created an intimate ambiance for the summer celebration.
Thank you to our amazing creative team for bringing Valerie and Paul's wedding vision to life! And thanks to Rubin Weddings for capturing the beauty of the day!
Allison + Danny’s dreamed of a wedding that captured the rustic beauty of the Ranch, but also encompassed magical and whimsical touches throughout. With Allison’s love of hydrangeas and a whimsical sunset palette of flowing dresses for her bridesmaids, we were determined to make their vision a reality.
Surrounded by their nearest and dearest, our happy couple exchanged vows in a lovely outdoor ceremony. A beautifully designed bridal arch covered in lush greenery and pale blue, cream and pink blooms by Cherries Flowers, served as the ceremonies focal point where all eyes were on Allison + Danny as they exchanged vows. Allison’s bridesmaids sunset palette of dresses paired perfectly with the groomsmen's light grey suits and the natural surroundings.
The cocktail hour in the apple orchard was full of signature cocktails served from a vintage teardrop trainers from Libations Unlimited and fun lawn games to keep guests entertained. For the reception, guests walked to the top of the hill for dinner under a twinkle-lit tent canopy thanks to Got Light. A mix of long family style tables and round intimate tables were paired with vineyard chairs to play off of the natural surroundings. We kept the table design minimal allowing the focus to be on the gorgeous floral centerpieces of soft blue, pink and cream blooms.
For entertainment later on in the evening, we converted the garage into a club for the late night dancing with lighting washes, white leather furniture, and an amazing live band, The Duvets!
All of the incredible beauty of the day was captured by Brooke Beasley Photography. We love reliving the beautiful details of this day! As always, special thank you to all vendors for helping make this wedding a reality! We love reliving the beautiful details of this day!
Planning & Design: L’Relyea Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Residence, Sonoma Valley, California | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | Beverages: Libations Unlimited | Photography:
Brooke Beasley Photography | Cinema: Weddings On Film | Ceremony & Reception Music:
The Duvets | Florist: Cherries Flowers | Wedding Cake: Moustache Baked Goods |
Transportation: Beau Wine Tour | Hair & Makeup: Powder Room | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Lighting: Got Light | Save The Dates: Minted | Photo Booth: Mag Booth | Wedding Gown: Monique Lhullier |
Tatyana and Timor’s gorgeous Beltane Ranch wedding had a timeless elegance like no other and we loved that their unique styles shined through in every way throughout the design of the day!
With classic makeup and a side swept bun done beautifully by Honey Do Artistry, Tatyana walked down the aisle in a vintage inspired ivory gown with lace sleeve details and a belted waist. Her stunning bridal bouquet by Mae Flowers was loose in structure and full of white blooms with hints of deep burgundy and various textures of greenery. Timor awaited her beneath the modest chuppah in a light grey three piece suit with a vibrant blue bow tie and pocket square. The breathtaking surroundings of the Sonoma Valley bed and breakfast provided the perfect, lush backdrop to their relaxed outdoor ceremony where they became husband and wife.
Their intimate reception catered by Beltane Ranch took place on the vibrant lawn beneath mature trees, providing the perfect amount of natural shade. Guests dined family style on a beautiful wooden table paired with vineyard chairs by Bright Event Rentals. Leafy green garland with touches of pink blooms served as a centerpieces running down the length of the table and cascading elegantly over the edge. Each guest’s seat featured a folded linen napkin, custom printed menu, silver flatware, and a bright green apple as the unique finishing touch.
We love getting to be part of such special moments in our couple’s lives and Tatyana and Timor’s unforgettable nuptials will forever stay with us!
We had the pleasure of meeting Sarah and Sarah when they were referred to us to help them with finding the perfect venue. Planning their Wine Country wedding from LA seemed like a daunting task so our venue scouting services were the perfect solution for them. Over the course of two days we were able to show them a variety of properties, upon which they fell in love with the natural beauty of Arista Winery and all it had to offer!
After getting to know the lovely brides visions and wants for their wedding day, we were easily able to translate that into a beautiful celebration of their love. The ceremony was held outdoors on the property’s vibrant green lawn surrounded by lush trees and the open sky. The two exchanged vows in a touching ceremony officiated by a friend, held beneath a wooden pergola that was covered in bright white blooms and tons of greenery. A chandelier hung from the center of the structure, adding a touch of elegance to the setting.
The reception that followed featured a crisp and neutral color palette that would both enhance and compliment the beautiful surroundings of the property. Guests dined on long, family style tables covered in white linens, paired with modern wooden chairs. Hawthorn Flower Studio created soft floral garland that ran down the center of each table, adding texture and romance to the table design. Each place setting featured a soft grey linen napkin, silver flatware, and a fragrant sprig of rosemary as the finishing touch. The evening was spent toasting to the blushing brides and enjoying a decadent dinner by Park Avenue Catering.
A special thank you to all of the creatives who helped us bring Sarah & Sarah’s vision to life for them, and to Brooke Beasley Photography who captured the day so perfectly!
Venue: Arista Winery | Planner + Design: L’Relyea Events | Caterer: Park Avenue Catering | Photographer: Brooke Beasley Photography | Cinema: Spencer Sarson Visuals | Music: AMS Entertainment | Florist: Hawthorn Flower Studio | Transportation: Beau Wine Tours | Hair + Makeup: The Powder Room | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Linen: La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Invitations: Minted
Jessica and Ryan dreamed of a romantic wedding at the bride’s family estate winery for their special day. Tucked away in the Spring Mountain District, Barnett Vineyards and it’s sweeping view of the Napa Valley was the perfect setting to say “I do!’
With incredible views and lush surroundings, we let the property set the tone for the design of the wedding. We focused on a natural palette with bright pops of coral to create a wedding that flattered the space and created a cheerful vibe for the day’s celebration. Jessica’s bridesmaids looked beautiful wearing coral floor length flowy dresses while Ryan and his groomsmen wore grey suits with black bowties, complementing the bridesmaids beautifully. Standing in front of the most important people in their lives, our radiant couple exchanged vows with a stunning backdrop of rolling hills and vineyards.
The reception that followed took place on the winery’s upper lawn where guests were further treated to incredible views of rolling hills and beautiful vineyards. Tables of eight were covered in white decorative linens and coral accents. EV Floral Design crafted the stunning floral centerpieces for the evening, accenting the natural beauty in cream, soft blush and coral tones. Elaine Bell Catering served a menu that was as delicious as it was beautiful!
As the evening went on, romantic lighting by Bright Event Rentals illuminated the reception area and created an intimate aura. Guests enjoyed a night of lounging, dancing, and as a special treat, fresh oysters provided by Hog Island Oyster.
Special thank you to the amazing team who helped create this magical night. We love reliving this beutiful night through Tara Welch Photography’s stunning images!
Planner: L’Relyea Events | Venue: Barnett Vineyards | Catering: Elaine Bell Catering | Ceremony Officiant: Audrey Ward | Photographer: Tara Welch Photography | Music: Boutique Wedding DJ | Florist: EV Floral Design | Wedding Cake: Perfect Endings | Transportation: Napa Valley Tours & Transportation, CPA Valet | Hair & Makeup: Belle of the Ball | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Lighting: Bright Event Rentals | Restroom Rental: Royal Restrooms | Oyster: Hog Island Oyster
Alex and Ryan have a spark that positively impacts those around them. Their relationship exuded electricity, fun and most importantly, love. When Alex told us she wanted a colorful and fun wedding that incorporated their roots, we were excited to transform her vision into reality!
Our bride and groom wanted their bridal party to stand out on the big day, so bold colors were consistent throughout the day. Bridesmaids wore tea length dresses in deep purple hues with classic black pumps and carried vibrant blooms. The groom and his groomsmen looked sharp in royal blue suits with purple ties and brown shoes. Of course the bride stole the show in a stunning sweetheart cut fitted dress with a beautiful train. Her bouquet was the perfect contrast of her bridesmaids with soft pink and white blooms.
Alex and Ryan exchanged vows during a quaint ceremony at a church just a few miles from Farmstead. Following the ceremony, guests found their table assignments displayed on a large chalkboard that gave the event a relaxed vibe. While waiting for the bride and groom, guests enjoyed playing cornhole and were treated to live music by a Mariachi band while relaxing with fresh drinks and appetizers curated by Farmstead.
Dinner was served on long family style tables draped with white linens with a backdrop that boasted lush vineyards. As for the table design, we used clear vases to hold colorful bunches of various flowers from Centerpiece Napa Valley to keep the bold and bright theme of the wedding. The wedding cake was simple yet stunning with two lilies perched on top. With DJ Crimson, the celebrations continued well into the night! Guests enjoyed drinking, dancing and took advantage of the photo booth, thanks to Night Owl Photo Booth.
Special thank you to Caitlin O’Reilly for capturing the beauty and excitement of the day! This is one wedding we won’t forget!
Kelly + Tony envisioned an elegant wine country wedding for their big day and Sebastiani Winery was the perfect location for this! Through pastel tones and gold accents, and with the help of Sebastiani’s captivating Tuscan inspired architecture, this venue was transformed into the perfect setting.
To set the mood, guitarist Thomas Kenny played soft, soothing tones as Kelly walked down the aisle on a bed of ivory white and pink flower petals where Tony awaited. With all eyes on the happy couple, Kelly + Tony exchanged vows and became husband and wife.
The reception was held in the spacious tasting room of the winery with fairy lights strung overhead for a romantic ambiance. Round tables draped in neutral linens were paired with elegant place settings with gold flatware and gold rimmed chargers playing off of the elegance of the room. Beautiful floral centerpieces crafted by Lavender Floral, consisted of soft pink, cream and lavender blooms.
As the evening continued, guests enjoyed celebrating Kelly + Tony's love with a delicious wedding cake by Pascaline Fine Catering and dancing the night away thanks to Verduccies' DJ Garett! To kindly accommodate for the women of the party, Kelly and Tony provided pink sandals, ensuring that all of their guests could comfortably celebrate
Thank you to our incredible team of vendors that helped bring Kelly + Tony's dream wedding to life! And thank you to Bergreen Photography for capturing the beautiful moments of the day!
Planner + Designer: L’Relyea Events | Venue: Sebastiani | Catering & Cake: Pascaline Fine Catering | Photographer: Bergreen Photography | Cinema: Guest List Cinema | Ceremony + Cocktail Music: Bella Rosa String Quartet | Musician: Thomas Kenny | Reception Music, DJ, & Lighting: Verducci Event Production | Florist: Lavender Floral | Transportation: Sebastiani Trolley | Hair & Makeup: Marisa Perel | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Detailer: SewHeidi Wedding De-Tailor | Stationery: Minted
On a warm, beautiful September day, Alicia and Adam exchanged vows at the Geyserville Inn. In the Heart of Alexander Valley, and a stunning backdrop of mountains and vineyards, Geyserville Inn’s serene venue exudes a tranquil ambiance. The spacious grounds provided the perfect location for Alicia and Adam’s wedding day.
Deep jewel tones in blue, purple, and pink hues set a vibrant tone for this fun loving couple and their wedding’s design. Alicia’s bridesmaid wore floor length deep blue gowns while Adam wore a sharp navy blue suit with a floral tie and his groomsmen in grey suits with light blue ties. Alicia walked down the dreamy aisle lined with pink and white flower petals in a stunning flowy wedding dress. Under an intimately decorated pergola, surrounded by lush landscapes and vineyard views, the couple said “I do!” sealed with a kiss.
Following the ceremony, we took advantage of the the vast space the lawn provided and placed lounge furniture and cocktail tables for guests to comfortably enjoy cocktails, appetizers and to appreciate the beauty of the property.
For the reception, the bride designed each table, focusing on small details. With white table linens and white chairs, we added bright, bold colors by incorporating gold and blue accents. The gorgeous centerpieces of each table provided the perfect pop of color - gold vases with remarkable bouquets of deep purple, pink and blue florals thanks to Country Living Florist- the bride's ever-so-talented mother! The sweetheart table was draped in blue beaded linen with a stunning centerpiece and plush seating for an elegant touch.
Geyserville Inn provided a delectable menu for guests to enjoy while Moustache Baked Goods created a stunning and modern four tiered white wedding cake topped with exquisite florals. As the sun went down, guests joined the bride and groom on the dance floor lit by string lighting which created a magical aura for the celebration.
Thank you to the entire team for making Alicia + Adam’s big day possible! And we can’t say enough about Caitlin O’Reilly Photography for capturing the day’s magic.
Planner/Designer: L’Relyea Events | Venue: Geyserville Inn | Caterer: Geyserville Inn | Ceremony Officiant: Sonia Nayak | Photographer: Caitlin O’Reilly Photography | Music: Boutique DJs | Florist Country Living Florist | Wedding Cake: Moustache Baked Goods | Hair & Makeup: | Lauthr Salon | Rentals & Lighting: Encore Events Rentals | Bride Dress: Watters | Groom Attire: Brooks Brothers | Bridesmaids dresses: Weddington Way | Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse | Stationery: Vista Print
Nestled in the the quaint town of Saint Helena, Napa Valley, you’ll discover Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. Famed for their relaxed wine country restaurant and farm to table dining experience, Farmstead also offers an incredible experience and space for “I Do’s”. Amongst beautiful greenery, edible gardens, and a plethora of outdoor space, it’s easy to see why our bride and groom found Farmstead to be the ideal destination for their laidback wine country wedding. With a venue so versatile, its suitable for a relaxed wedding or an elevated sophistication.
The unique circular design of the ceremony location allowed guests to surround the bride and groom during the nuptials. Lauren’s bridesmaids wore blush colored gowns while holding romantic blooms of soft blush, cream and white. Daniel’s groomsmen looked sharp in black tuxedos. The bride walked down the romantically designed aisle of white roses petals in a stunning white gown where her groom stood beaming waiting patiently for her. Standing beneath a round arbor covered in green foliage just beneath a delicate chandelier, our bride and groom exchanged vows literally surrounded by love.
We translated the bride’s color palette of soft blush, cream and white by incorporated them throughout the reception with subtle and romantic details. For the reception, the couple wanted a sophisticated look that paired with the relaxed nature of the venue and menu for dinner. We incorporated this with white washed farm tables, and classic tabletop pieces. Each table was adorned with a lush garland accented with blooms. The head table was set on the stage with a soft cream fabric drape and crystal chandeliers overhead.
As the sun went down and crisp temperatures took the place of the warmer weather during the day, the celebrations moved indoors. Thanks to Verducci Entertainment guests enjoyed a night of dancing, singing and celebrating the newly married couple. To add something sweet to the night, Perfect Endings created a classic three-tiered wedding cake, which featured gorgeous a floral design on each level. The top layer beautifully displayed bold colored flowers for everyone to enjoy.
Thank you to the amazing team that helped bring Lauren and Daniel’s vision to life and thank you to Lori Paladino for capturing this romantic day!
Planner/Designer, Florals, Stationery: L’Relyea Events | Venue: Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch | Caterer: Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch | Ceremony Officiant: Todd Bertaini | Photographer: Lori Paladino | Cinema: Spencer Sarson | Ceremony/ Reception Music: Verducci Entertainment | Wedding Cake: Perfect Endings | Rentals + Lighting: Classic Party Rentals & Verducci Entertainment
Located at the base of Sonoma’s oak-covered hills amongst lush gardens and fruit trees, Curtis and Jessica gathered their closest friends and family on a beautiful autumn day at the historic and picturesque General’s Daughter to say, “I do.”
On a quaint patio with vine covered arbor, the venue provided the perfect setting for the bride’s friends and family from Illinois to meet and mingle with Curtis’ friends and family from California.
The ceremony began tucked away into a garden trellis softened by a flowy fabric backdrop we created for their sweet alter, an ideal intimate setting. The bride wore a flowing white gown and the groom a dark grey tux with a black tie. Jessica carried a charming bouquet designed by Hawthorn Flower Studio with soft pinks and oranges to compliment her bridesmaids beautiful pink dresses.
Following the ceremony, guests filtered into the venue’s sprawling patio. Where they were greeted by tables donned with beautiful bouquets of flowers, which matched the bride's. The stunning array of floral tones completed the wedding’s color palette, and contributed to its sophisticated ambience. Guests enjoyed a night of celebrating the newlyweds by drinking from the venue’s vintage bar and danced the night away thanks to AMS.
It was a pleasure working with these two to create the romantic and timeless wedding they dreamed of. Special thank you to Kylie Chavelier for capturing this dreamy day!
When designing a wedding at Chalk Hill Winery Estate Winery, we let the venue set the tone. For Christine and Rob’s special day we played off of the grandiose spaces, natural beauty and breathtaking views. They wanted the quintessential wine country back drop, and this venue was the perfect setting.
Our bride and groom said “I do” on a beautiful summers day with an idyllic backdrop of the rolling hills of Healdsburg. Surrounded by vineyard views, the serenity of the land provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, transporting you to the quintessential Wine Country. The glowing bride walked down the aisle in an elegant white gown, while her groom stood awaiting her in a sharp grey suit. His light pink tie in perfect harmony with the warm purple color scheme of the bridal party's dresses and their bouquets of flowers created by Daisy Rose.
While the reception moved partially indoors, guests were still treated to panoramic views and a tasteful setting to enjoy the night’s merriment. Long, family style oak tables were topped with warm colored bouquets, which tied together the day’s palette.
As music fanatics, they sourced one of their favorite musician duos to fly up and write a personalized love song for their walk down the aisle and their first dance. To carry the theme through, we created personalized “concert tickets” as escort cards for guest to find their table, and each table was labeled with the concert- each one a special concert that Christine and Rob attended together during their courtship. With love filling the air, spectacular lighting and music from Verducci Entertainment and Aaron & Jane, the celebrations went well into the night. Keeping the cool summer nights in mind, we provided pashminas for women to keep warm.
Special thank you to Lori Paladino for capturing this beautiful wedding. We love reminiscing on Christine and Rob’s special day at such an incredible venue and we are so happy we had the opportunity to be part of their day!
Planner/Designer: L’Relyea Events | Venue: Chalk Hill Winery | Caterer: Pascaline Fine Catering | Photographer: Lori Paladino | Cinema: Josh Good | Ceremony Music: Aaron & Jane | Lighting & Reception Music: Verducci Entertainment | Florist: Daisy Rose | Wedding Cake: Moustache Baked Goods | Transportation: NVTT | Hair & Makeup: Marisa Perel | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals, Bright Event Rentals, La Tavola | Stationery: Minted + Vellum & Vogue
Located in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country, surrounded by vineyards and organic gardens, you’ll find the Arista Winery. Designing a wedding at this venue is always a pleasant experience for us as we can’t say enough about its natural beauty and space. When Dayna and Judd asked us to help make their wedding dreams come to life, we were more than thrilled!
They wanted to create a blend of the bride’s modern NY style with the natural landscape of Wine Country. Hues of blue, cream and light pink set the tone for the wedding’s design. Dayna’s bridesmaids wore beautiful knee-length dresses in a silver-blue hue while the groomsmen looked sharp in tuxedos and bowties. Dayna looked like an absolute dream walking down the aisle in a custom flowy ethereal dress and a delicate hair piece. Saying “I do” in a secluded area of the winery surrounded by lush greenery we could feel the sentiments of love in the air.
Using mixed metals and geometric influences throughout, guests found their table assignments on a copper metal display that was used as an entrance to the reception area. Dinner was served on long, family style tables and white linen runners to keep the design minimal. By adding succulents in glass domes and bouquets of cream and light pink flowers by Centerpiece Napa Valley we were able to preserve the natural beauty of the venue, while adding a touch of decor to the tables.
With music provided by AMS and a fun photo booth by A Flying Camera for guests to capture goofy selfies throughout the night, we added fairy lights to keep the entertainment going through the night. With a surprise performance by the bride just before the first dance, she serenaded her new husband as she sang him a love song. As a late night treat, Dayna and Judd provided guests with mini cupcakes, macaroons and the couple's favorite, Oreos.
We had such a great time working with Dayna and Judd to create the intimate laid back wedding they desired. Special thank you to Brad Harris Photography for the photographs! We are so happy to be able to relive this special day.
Planner/Designer: L’Relyea Events | Ceremony/ Reception Venue: Arista Winery | Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering | Photographer: Brad Harris Photography | Cinema: Daydreamer Cinema | Ceremony/ Reception Music: AMS Entertainment | Florist: Centerpiece Napa Valley | Wedding Cake: Moustache Baked Goods | Transportation: Napa Valley Tours & Transportation | Hair Stylist: Michelle Stehle | Makeup: Marisa Perel | Rentals & Lighting: Bright Event Rentals | Classic Party Rentals | La Tavola Fine Linens | Photobooth: A Flying Camera
On a gorgeous September day, Nadia and Ahmed said “I do” at Ledson Winery in an elegant celebration of their love.
Known lovingly as “The Castle”, the beautiful 16,000 square foot French Normandy structure and it’s impeccable vineyard surroundings served as the jaw dropping backdrop for the occasion. Flanked by bridesmaids in deep purple gowns and groomsmen in sharp black tuxes, our bride and groom exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony on the brick steps with their closest loved ones watching from their gold chiavari seats on the lawn.
The cocktail hour that followed allowed guests to mingle, grab drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and explore more of the beauty that the exquisite property has to offer. It was during this time that we transformed the ceremony location into a gorgeous reception space where guests would enjoy a fabulous dinner catered by Grape Vine Catering.
Using neutral tones with gold accents and soft florals, the design of the reception exuded a classic elegance that complimented the sophistication of the venue but still allowed the natural surroundings to shine. Nadia and Ahmed’s intimate sweetheart table sat elevated above their guests on the steps where they had earlier said “I do” while guests dined at round tables of 8 on the lawn below. Tabletops boasted ornate gold chargers, gold flatware, and glistening gold rimmed glassware with stunning floral centerpieces by Kari Martz Design in soft hues of ivory, blush, lavender, and lush greenery.
Guests dined beneath the beautiful open sky and danced the night away to the tunes played by DJ Aykut. A classic and elegant four tiered cake by Patisserie Angelica completed the evening’s festivities and Your Dream Photo was there to capture all of the unforgettable moments that we are so happy to have been part of with Nadia and Ahmed
Venue: Ledson Winery | Planning, Design, Stationery: L’Relyea Events | Catering: Grape Vine Catering | Photography: Your Dream Photo | Cinema: Guest List Cinema | Ceremony/Reception Music: DJ Aykut | Florals: Kari Martz Design | Cake: Patisserie Angelica | Transportation: NVTT | Hair + Makeup: Bella Bridal Hair and Makeup Artistry | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Lighting: Twilight Design
Photo By: Sylvie Gil
Need some inspiration for your Valentine's Day plans? Whether you're looking for a full day of romance or a relaxed and romantic evening, we've got some great options for planning the perfect date in Wine Country!
For the Vintage Enthusiast
Enjoy some vintage romance with your sweetheart aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train for dinner. Watch the sunset over the vineyards while enjoying a lavish meal paired with wine.
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For the Lovers of Art
For art, food, and wine lovers- check out Cornerstone Sonoma, a perfect spot to play for the afternoon with your honey. Sip some wine, stay for lunch, explore the arts, and shop.
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