July Healdsburg Wedding | Missy + Jeff

Missy + Jeff | July 2018 at Ru’s Farm

When I had my first call with Missy I felt an instant connection with her. She was one of the most genuine people I had ever spoken with. I remember hopping off our call and instantly hoping we had the opportunity to work together! As we began planning her and Jeff’s summer RU’s Farm wedding it became so obvious that it was going to be a wonderful time working with them. We also discovered that we both had little squishes that shared the same name! I’m not sure if she got Olivia’s name from Scandal (I know haha), but it made me love her and Jeff even more. They were truly focused on enjoying this time and celebrating with their friends and family and it was reflected in every little detail of the big day. Olivia was part of the entire celebration, and joined all of the festivities; Missy + Jeff showed us all how lucky Olivia was to have them as parents. Missy wanted a simple, beautiful wedding day centered around their family, friends, delicious food, and amazing wine! We incorporated elements and touches that focused on the style and vibe of Ru’s Farm while tying in her refined style. We created custom paper pieces that incorporated beautiful string lights, the space was accented with the Ru’s Farm jugs and miscellaneous decor items that tied the wine country feel into it all.

A Huge thank you to Torrey Fox  for being so amazing and capturing all these incredible moments + details!

I hope you enjoy! Happy Planning!


Florals were inspired with soft neutrals like peach and blush; complimented with sage green foliage and pops of berry + hot pink

We supported the color palette with grey + navy + plum linens and to help tie the bridesmaids dresses into the overall vision.

We used the Farm Table + Bench Collection from Encore Event Rentals to tie the rustic elegant feel together.




Venue: Ru's Farm at Healdsburg Country Gardens | Photography: Torrey Fox | Floral Design: Vanda Floral Design  | Catering: Preferred Sonoma Caterers | DJ: Logan Aguirre | Hair + Make-up: It's a Date at the Powder Room | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Officiant: Friends of the couple | Dessert: Moustache Baked Goods | Planning + Coordination + Custom creations: Heald Wedding Consulting 


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!

Enjoy!

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!