Dominique (“Nique”) and Julien’s wedding was SUCH an incredible day to be a part of. I loved getting to know the two of them throughout the planning process. Nique, my fellow spreadsheet and organizing enthusiast, will always have a special place in my heart! ; )
Not only are they a super sweet and fun couple, they are surrounded family and friends are just as kind and friendly. Their big day was certainly an extension of that – so many elements were created by family and friends: the arch they were married under made by Nique’s brother, hanging wood succulent containers also created by her brother, family and friends singing along with the jazz band during cocktail hour, hand crafted garland and other décor, Nique wore a redesigned version of her mom’s wedding gown while her dad performed their ceremony in English AND French, and through it all, two of their photographer-friends captured the entire day. A truly beautiful celebration!
Their weekend fête took place at River’s Bend in Philo, where many of their guests stayed and enjoyed the site as well as the surrounding Mendocino County wineries and dining.
One of my most memorable moments of the evening: watching Nique and her brother perform to Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” as they used to do as kids. Let’s just say it was an awesome routine I won’t soon forget!
Their wedding was featured in SF Gate! Read more about this incredible couple and their wedding day here: http://www.sfgate.com/style/unionsquared/article/Couple-make-a-French-connection-in-the-East-Bay-6067204.php?cmpid=twitter-mobile
Check out Dominique and Julien's review on yelp!
Venue and Catering: Riversbend Retreat Center | www.riversbendretreat.org
Ceremony and Cocktail hour musicians: Dorian May Jazz Quartet
DJ: Ben | firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographers: Friends of the Bride and Groom | Jorge Novoa & Jeremie Fremaux
Florist: Margaret Hoog | email@example.com
Desserts: Coq Au Vin | http://www.yelp.com/biz/coq-au-vin-philo
Rentals: Fort Bragg Rental | http://www.fortbraggrentall.com
Jennifer and Fred were married at The Richmond Yacht Club where they spend much of their time. So when it came to choosing a venue for their big day, there really was no other choice. They had a deep connection to the location, which made it the perfect place for them to tie the knot! It clearly made the perfect setting, the weather was unbelievable, and the view was absolutely perfect! All of their friends and family gathered on the lower deck to see the couple make it official, then transitioned up to the hall where they were greeted with the bride and grooms signature drinks and a plethora of stationed appetizers themed perfectly to the occasion! Mahalo!
Ceremony + Reception Venue (catering also provided in house): Richmond Yacht Club | http://www.richmondyc.org/
Entertainment: Hiram Bell | http://hirambell.net/
Photographer: Rebecca Hinden | http://www.rebeccaweddings.com/
Florist: DIY + SOMA Flowers
Dessert: Maria’s Gourmet Pastries | http://www.mariasgourmetpastries.biz/
Hair and Make-up: Annette Macfie | http://www.ahairnet.com/
Linens: BBJ Linens | http://www.bbjlinen.com/
Draping + Rentals: Hartmann Studios | http://www.hartmannstudiosproductions.com/
HWC assistants: Brittany + Max!
Amy and Tommy were married at the incredible Still Water Vineyards, in Paso Robles, CA! Photography by the most amazing Emma at Shadowing Lights Photography. It was a beautifully emotional day that we were so incredibly honored to be a part of! Enjoy!
Venue: Still Water Vineyards | www.stillwatersvineyards.com
Photography: Shadowing Lights | http://shadowinglights.com/
Wedding Coordination: Heald Wedding Consulting | http://healdweddingconsulting.com/
Floral: Sprigs Floral Design| http://www.sprigsfloraldesigns.com/
DJ: Modern Symphony | http://www.modernsymphony.net/
Make-up: The Wearhouse |805-835-3330
Hair: Cindy Coryell |951-415-1877
Wedding Cake: Splash Cafe | http://www.splashcafe.com/
Catering: Stein's BBQ | http://www.steinscatering.com/
Rentals: Central Coast Tent and Party | http://centralcoasttent.com/
Linens: BBJ | http://www.bbjlinen.com/
Formal Wear: Friar Tux Shops | https://www.friartux.com/
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/
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 Yountville | WWW.HOTELYOUNTVILLE.COM
Grooms getting ready location: Villagio | http://villagio.com/
HWC assistants: Katie, Sabrina, and Max!
Photography by the always amazing Emma at Shadowing Lights Photography; http://shadowinglights.com/
Venue & Catering & Cake provided by Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch; http://www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant
Florals by Centerpiece Napa Valley
Hair & Make-up by The Gallery; http://www.thegallerywaterfrontsalon.com/
Photography by Amanda at Hearts & Horseshoes Photography; http://heartsandhorseshoes.com/
Venue, Stallion Barn at Windfall Farms; http://www.windfallfarms.net/
Catereing by Haute Catering; http://hautecatering.com/
Hair & Make-up by Lovely Chic Weddings; http://lovelychicwedding.com/
Pies by Linn's; http://www.linnsfruitbin.com/
Rentals & string lighting provided by All About Events; http://allaboutevents.com/
DJ Bob at Phase 1; http://www.p1dj.com/
Photography by rockstar Leanna at Looking Glass Photography; http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
Venue & Catering by V6 Ranch in Parkfield, CA; http://www.parkfield.com/
Florals by Country Florist; http://www.countryfloristandgift.com/
Rockin DJ Tim from Laptop Symphony; http://laptopsymphonyent.com
Dessert by Kim at Le Dolce Vita
Photography by the amazing Patricia & Mark of Patricia Mark Photography; http://www.patmarkphoto.com/
Location; Sylvan Manor Estate, Angwin, CA
Bouquets & Corsages by Erica at EV Floral Design; http://evfloraldesign.com/
Rentals by Wine Country Party & Events; http://www.winecountryparty.com/
Make-up by Jocelyn at Bella Bridal; http://www.bellabridalnv.com/
Catering provided by Frontier BBQ