Birthday Weekend Getaway to Napa Valley

We love a good party, especially when we can share our love of wine country and all the fun activities there are to explore! This past weekend we had a fun group of 25 fly up from Los Angeles for a weekend of birthday celebration in Napa Valley. Their weekend included private airport shuttles to a resort in Calistoga where they were greeted with welcome bags filled with local goodies, some indulged in spa services and others cruised their bikes around the cute town of Calistoga before heading to dinner at Archetype in Saint Helena. The next morning after gathering for breakfast, they set off for a group bike ride through the vineyards to picnic at Bennett Lane Winery, where they tasted through their wines following a tour through the viticulture process. That evening they celebrated the birthday girl at a beautiful dinner at Rams Gate Winery where they were wined, dined and danced the night away. The weekend was capped off with cabana lounging and a private cooking class at the Culinary Institute at Greystone.

Florals, design and stationary provided by L'Relyea Events. Photos beautifully captured by Megan Holly Clouse

Marissa + Kevin

Marissa and Kevin have impeccable taste. We designed a wedding that showcased some soft romance with bold poppy red colors. Beautifully captured by Stacey Pentland.  Marissa and Kevin decided on a summer wedding in wine country and Solage located at the top of Napa Valley held their modern and chic styleMarissa glowed in her two piece Monique Lhullier gown and her satin Badgley Mischka heels.  And Kevin wore a sharp grey Hugo Boss suit and they left no detail unattended right down to the scent of the reception space.  Above all the tiny details it was the love and their chemistry that truly took your breath away.

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Planner: l’Relyea Events | Lindsey Relyea
Venue/Catering:Solage Calistoga
Ceremony Officiant: Fr. Charles Grande  
Cinema:Video BASICO
Photographer:Stacey Pentland
Ceremony Music: Bride’s Sister / Guitarist – Glenn Staller
Reception Music:Spinheads
Florist: Hunt Littlefield
Wedding Cake & Favors: Patisserie Angelica
Hair & Makeup:Katie Nash Beauty
Rentals: Classic Party Rental & La Tavola Linen
Lighting: Got Light
Photo Booth: Snap Fiesta
Stationary: Three Little Words

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 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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