Real LRE Wedding | Julie & Chris | Solage, Calistoga

Julie (better known as Jules to her family and friends) & Chris's Solage, Calistoga wedding was an event fit for a fairytale. These two San Francisco locals met in college and after nearly 10 years apart, they saw each other for the first time since dating in their early 20's, and immediately knew after this time, they were each others soulmates. They rekindled their young love, and for Julie's birthday, Chris swept her away to Argentina, where he popped the question during a romantic horse back ride. They both wanted their wedding to depict their romantic love story, which was implemented through lush, garden florals, flooding of candlelight & cream and ivory tones throughout.

Solage, for those of you who do not know, is a full service luxury resort in Calistoga, California. Nestled among contemporary architecture and the soft ridges of the nearby mountains, Solage offers a Palm Springs meets the Hampton's vibe, which made for a fun yet tasteful event for these two. 

When we came onboard to design Julie & Chris's dream wedding, we wanted to transform the various wedding spaces using romantic, elegant, yet simple elements such as floral chandeliers heavy with greenery, table-scapes of hurricane and votive candles, and natural tones and textures. 

From a popular oyster buffet and fire pit lounge, to the cascading floral ceremony arbor and the all white theme, these exquisite details headlined this event and made it a luxurious yet simple event 

The new Mr. & Mrs. Clayton danced the night away inside the contemporary barn space at Solage amongst family & friends. With flooded candlelight and a ambient glow, the space felt like a romantic garden dinner date. 

It was such a joy working with these two to create such an elegant and classic romantic event. This design is the bread and butter of what we dream of aesthetically, and we are so thrilled that we were able to create a dream come true for these two. 

Real Wedding: Tanya + Chris

This chic {and ridiculously gorgeous!} couple wanted to offer their guests a wine country experience that captured their NYC lifestyle. After searching high and low they found the perfect setting for their September wedding in Calistoga, Ca. Guests flew in from the East Coast for an early start to their weekend which kicked off with a rehearsal dinner in the wine caves of Clos Pegase Winery and spent the rest of the weekend wine tasting at a few favorite Napa Valley wineries, cruising through the quaint town on their bikes, and basking by the mineral pools in Calistoga. The highlight, of course, was their modern wine country nuptials at Solage Calistoga.

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Photography: Brett Butterstein | Planning & Design: l'Relyea Events | Venue: Solage Calistoga | Floral: EV Floral Design | DJ: Spintronix Entertainment LLC | Cake: Perfect Endings | Rentals: Wine County Party

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Real Wedding: Lisa + Brian

Lisa and Bryan are such a fun couple so it was quite fitting f or all of their friends and family to travel to Calistoga for a fun-filled weekend of celebration. They kicked off their four-day wedding weekend with an intimate rehearsal dinner at Hans Fahden Wine Caves where guests mingled, wined and dined with background music of a piano echoing through the cave and bid a farewell to their guests a few days later with mimosa's and lawn bocce at their farewell brunch.

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Une - Lush gardens, tranquil ponds, dark caves and candlight set the mood for a whimsical and romantic rehearsal dinner at Hans Fahden Vineyards.

The Rehearsal

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Deux - Picnic tables, yellow sunflowers, lemonade and barbecue with a banjo plucking in the background don't even begin to describe the elements of their rustic and charming welcome party at the Calistoga Inn.

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Trios- Beautiful and romantic - you only needed to see the way Lisa and Brian looked at each other to believe in forever. And let's not forget the majestic setting at Solage Calistoga.

The Wedding

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Quatre- What more could you ask for than to wind down with a bocce ball in one hand and a mimosa in the other at the post wedding brunch at Solage Calistoga.

Photography: Carmen Alvarez Photography | Planning & Design: l'Relyea Events | Venues: RehearsalHans Fahden Winery, Welcome PartyCalistoga Inn, Wedding & BrunchSolage Calistoga | Floral: Rehearsal & Welcome PartyCenterpiece Floral & Home Napa Valley, Wedding & BrunchLa Fleuriste | Cinema: Weddings on Film | Catering: RehearsalAll Seasons Bistro, Welcome PartyCalistoga InnWedding & BrunchSolage Calistoga | Entertainment: Welcome PartyAssociated Entertainment, WeddingA Frontline Band | Hair and Make-up: It's a Date at the Powder Room | Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events, Transportation: Beau Wine Tours & Limousine Service | PhotoBooth: A Flying Camera - Flipbooks and Photobooths

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Real Wedding Liz and Burt: Calistoga Wedding

Napa Valley is one of the most sought after wedding destinations, and at the northern tip of the valley sits the quaint town of Calistoga. You may have heard of Solage, the newest posh resort in Calistoga which offers a variety of luxury amenities. With mountain views, lush gardens and barn inspired architecture it's no wonder Solage attracts couples for their wedding.  The spring colors, perfect weather, along with their vibrant personalities and sophistication were the perfect combination for this fun wedding.

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Liz and Burt met while living on alternate coasts. While Liz was attending Law School in New York and Burt was focusing on his startup company in San Francisco, they met online. After months of phone calls and emails, Liz decided to travel to San Francisco for a weekend and meet Burt. While they weren't immediately smitten, their hearts grew fonder when Liz returned to NY to finish Law School. Once school was complete, Liz moved to California and their love blossomed. After purchasing their first home together, Burt proposed to Liz in the garden of their new home.

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VENUE: Solage Calistoga

RABBI: Katie Mizrahi

HAIR/MAKE-UP: Salon 360

LIGHTING: Twilight Design

FLOWERS: Ahana Design

PHOTOGRAPHY: Stephen Hew

CEREMONY/COCKTAIL  MUSIC: Kugal Plex

DINNER/DANCE MUSIC:  The Affections

RENTALS: Classic Party Rentals

VIDEOGRAPHER: Spiral Moon

PHOTOBOOTH: A Flying Camera

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