Healdsburg Wedding | Ashley + Mike

Where to begin? Ashley contacted me about a year before their big day and instantly I fell in love with her personality! I knew we'd be a fantastic fit, so I was beyond excited to get started on her and Mike's wedding. Plus, they were getting married at one of my all time favorite properties in Healdsburg; Ru's Farm so it was a double win! Shortly after our initial chat I met her and Mike at a coffee shop in downtown Petaluma, then followed up with their family during tastings and I was not disappointed! Talk about a spectacular group of people!

Ashley had a very classic contemporary style, so naturally a neutral color palette came to light with accents of blues, which was the perfect compliment for a July wedding at Ru's! We tied small little pops of floral with very minimal amounts of pinks into the paper suite which we partnered with Aerialist Press to create. We worked with CeCe at Mae Flowers to create a whimsical/romantic vibe with the floral to compliment the natural landscape of Ru's. Encore provided the perfect rustic accents needed to tie the entire event together. And La Tavola provided the perfect linen collection to merge the rustic + contemporary feel into one cohesive look. 

As we progressed through the planning process and after Ash pinned these lovely antler horns I came to realize Mike was an avid hunter! So naturally it made a ton of sense to tie antler horns into the wedding day (thank you to CeCe for spear heading this and tracking down antler horns at the flower market!). Eventually we created a custom escort chart board with mounted antlers that did not disappoint (at least me, because I was straight up giddy!) I'm not going to lie, it was our first time mounting antlers (thank you Max/AKA the hubs). We tied other wood aspects into the wedding day as-well to help bring the rustic feel of the venue into everything, and the end product was truly spectacular. I was so excited to see this Sonoma County wedding come together, and beyond thankful to have the team we had on hand to execute it! But the very best part was watching Ashley + Mike celebrate with their friends and family, and getting to truly enjoy every moment of it! I'm a better person for getting to meet them all! Of-course Emma at Shadowing Lights Photography captured every moment and detail perfectly!

I hope you enjoy! Check out the rest of the vendor cred' at the bottom! Plus, you don't want to miss those sunset shots! 

Venue: Ru's Farm at Healdsburg Country Gardens | Photography: Emma at Shadowing Lights Photography | Floral Design: Mae Flowers  | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | DJ: Logan Aguirre | Hair + Make-up: It's a Date at the Powder Room | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals (glassware + accents + farm tables + chairs + lounge) | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals (cake plates + chargers) | Linens + Pillows: La Tavola | Oyster Station: The Oyster Girls | Officiant: Reverend Peadar Dalton | Dessert: Moustache Baked Goods | Apothecary Jars + Lounge: Bertoli Bridal | Groom + Groomsmen custom suits: Grooms Grotto  | Paper Suite: Aerialist Press | Planning + Coordination + Custom creations: Heald Wedding Consulting 

Source: https://www.healdweddingconsulting.com/new...

Kelsey + Blaine | The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Kelsey + Blaine tied the knot at the St. Helena Catholic Church then partied the night away at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone on a perfect July day. Working with these two wonderful souls couldn't have been more of an honor. Kelsey had a simple classic style that we tied small southern touches into to make the day feel like home! The love they had for each other shone throughout the entire planning process, and especially on the day-of. 

Our rockin vendor team included: Videography | Rain Studios, Photography | Julie Cahill Photography, Floral Design | Vanda Floral,  Hair + Make-up by Mary B. | The Powder Room, Alterations | Heidi the De Tailor, Rentals | Bright Event Rentals. Lounge Furniture | AFR , Lighting + Draping | The Lux,  Print | Frye's Printing , Paper Design | Melissa Bonilla, Ceremony Musicians | Corelli Strings, Band + Sound | Blue Breeze Band, Planning + Coordination | Heald Wedding Consulting- Cristina Heald 

Kelsey & Blaine | Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena, CA

I could tell from my first call with Kelsey, her and I would get along well! I enjoyed every minute of helping this amazing couple plan their big day, and seeing it all come together. Between Kelsey, Blaine, and Dianne (mother of the bride) you really couldn't get a better family to work with!

To them, the most important aspect of the weekend was to make sure their friends and family had an incredible time! With no shortage of amazing food, beverages (I mean we are at the CIA!), and incredible setting that is certainly what transpired! Celebrating with family and friends was at the very heart of this wedding. I can't say how incredibly refreshing that was to us!

We spent an incredible year working with Kelsey to make the wedding day look and feel the way she imagined. She was the most pleasant bride to work with! If she liked something she said so, and we moved on and built/created from there. From the custom designed paper products that Melissa created (are you swooning over them? because I know I still am), to the tented terrace with custom made wine barrel ring chandeliers (created by us here at HWC!), to the perfect bouquets and floral accents to compliment the grey/blue/neutral color scheme we picked out (created by Vanda Floral Design). But my very favorite had to be Kelsey's incredible reception dress! It was GORGEOUS (did you see the back!). We were so thrilled with the way all of the details came together in the end. Each and every vendor made it possible, and we can't thank them enough! The very best part was watching Kelsey and Blaine enjoy every moment of their wedding with their family and friends, dancing the night away. Blue Breeze Band rocked the house (or barrel room if you want to be technical)!

We spent the day with an amazingly talented vendor team! Julie Cahill Photography took the amazing shots you see here, and helped capture every important moment shared. See the wedding video captured by the amazing Rain Studios by clicking the link! The Culinary Institute of America and Greystone created the perfect backdrop for their celebration, following their nuptials at The St. Helena Catholic Church. It doesn't get better than this! Find the full vendor list below!


See Kelsey and Blaine's Wedding Video here! K&B wedding video!

Ceremony Venue (catering and desserts): St. Helena Catholic Church

Ceremony Musicians: Corelli Strings | www.corellitrios.com

Reception Location: Culinary Institute of America at Greystone |  www.ciachef.edu 

Photographer: Julie Cahill Photography | www.juliecahillphotography.com

Videographer: Rain Studios | www.rainstudios.com

Florist: Vanda Floral Design | www.vandafloral.com

Cocktail hour trio/Reception Band: Blue Breeze Band | http://www.bluebreezeband.com/ 

Alterations: Heidi Johnson | http://www.yelp.com/biz/heidi-johnson-wedding-de-tailor-napa

Shuttling: Pure Luxury Transportation | http://www.pureluxury.com/contact/

Hair and Make-up: The Powder Room | www.sonomacountryweddingmakeup.com/ www.itsadate.biz (Mary Beleui, Sheila, Mazie)

Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | http://brightrentals.com/

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | https://latavolalinen.com/

Lounge seating/back bars: AFR | www.afrevents.com 

Accent tables: Encore | http://www.encoreeventsrentals.com/ 

Lighting and Draping: The Luxe | http://thelux.com/index.php/about/

Invitation Printer: Frye's Printing | http://fryesprinting.com/

Paper Designer: Vanilla Piece of Pie | Melissa Bonilla | 707-849-2359

Brides getting ready location: Hotel YountvilleWWW.HOTELYOUNTVILLE.COM 

Grooms getting ready location: Villagio | http://villagio.com/ 

HWC assistants: Katie, Sabrina, and Max!