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

Danielle + Bryan

How do you take cutest and most creative couple of the year to the next level? Step 1: Design and construct your own kayak – Step 2: Propose in said kayak under Brooklyn Bridge – Step 3:  Somehow top off this heartfelt proposal with a surprise engagement party - complete with friends, flowers and lots of champagne! And to think, that’s before the wedding plans even begin.

I think it’s quite obvious that Danielle and Bryan take the cake for this one! Every ounce of their joint creativity was reflected in their wedding. A playful palette of yellow and ivory, a birch-wood alter strung with antique bottles and gorgeously whimsical floral arrangements are just a few of the lovely details we can’t get enough of. Ah yes, and did we mention she designed all of her own printed materials?

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Planner: Julia Evans |  l’Relyea Events
Venue/Caterer: Farmstead at Longmeadow Ranch
Photographer: Myrtle & Marjoram
Florist: Shotgun Floral Studio
Hair & Makeup: Wash & Brush Up