Valerie + Paul | Farmstead Long Meadow Ranch

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!

Planner: L’Relyea Events | Venue + Caterer: Farmstead | Ceremony Officiant: Lynn Keller | Photographer: Rubin Weddings | Music: Brian Bergeron | Florist: Letita “Tish” Martin |  Hair + Makeup: Sarah Jordan + Nikol Elaine

Colleen & Shane | Tra Vigne & Merryvale | St. Helena, California

Colleen & Shane's love story seems to be straight out of one of our favorite chick flicks. These two met at a baggage claim carousel in Las Vegas while waiting for their luggage. Shane slyly approached Colleen where they sparked a conversation and quickly learned that they were both originally from the same home town of Saskatoon. Even more, both were currently living in Calgary and knew a lot of the same people, and yet they just had never met. Fate played its lovely role in bringing these two together, and we are still in awe of how romantic their love story truly is.  

Intimate weddings always speak to us in an extra special way. There's something to be said about being surrounded by your closest loved ones on your big day and being able to share in all the excitement with all of your guests in such an intimate way. Colleen & Shane chose to go this route, with a cozy guest count of 30. Their romantic dining table set in the cask room at Merryvale was adorned with tall candelabras that created a classic centerpiece of dim candlelight with simple white floral details and glass accents. They wanted to embrace a cozy dinner with their dearest. The intimate dinner setting was the highlight of the entire event with bold rich tones the black chivari chairs and centerpieces  to compliment the dark wood accents throughout the barrel room. 

A huge thanks to all of our wonderful vendors from this event: 

Ceremony Venue: Tra Vigne

Reception Venue: Merryvale

Caterer: Tra Vigne

Photographer: Richard Wood

Ceremony Music: Bella Rosa Strings

Florist: La Fleuriste

Hair & Makeup: Katie Nash