July 24, 2012

Carmel Valley – Holman Ranch – Gorgeous Teal and Yellow

I am so honored to be sharing this next wedding with you. Not only was I lucky enough to be a guest and enjoy this amazing féte, but it was incredible to be part of a celebration of love between my good friends Amy and Jeph. I adore them as a couple – they are so darn cute. They truly know what it means to love all aspects of life.

Amy is a serious details person and in planning their wedding she left nothing, NOTHING out. This wedding is a reflection of them and who they are as a couple, and that in itself was so darn cool. From the paper goods by Julie Kemp to the gorgeous flowers by Lila B. every last detail was perfect and beyond pretty. And you can’t really go wrong with Holman Ranch or Anna Kuperberg for that matter. Her stunning shots brought me right back to that day in May where I danced the night away and celebrated with friends and family. Take a peek!

June 15, 2012

Carmel Valley – Bernardus Lodge – Pretty Purple Wedding Details

Hello! I wanted to share this gorgeous wedding from another favorite photographer of mine, Nicole Goddard. Wait until you see some of these shots – the cutest couple, Andrea and Sean, and Nicole truly captured their love in the beautiful setting of Carmel Valley Wine Country. This wedding was planned by the fab Christy Daly with Allure Consulting. And florals were by the talented Anne Mendenhall, such gorgeous flowers! Love all the pretty pops of purple and details galore. One of my favorite things at this wedding was all of the special touches the bride and groom planned with Christy – in my opinion the best being the late night cereal bar! The reception venue, Bernardus Lodge, is in my overall top 5 for wine country weddings. The service, food and wine is unreal, all your guests can stay onsite and have this amazing weekend adventure at the spa, tasting wine, or just relaxing. The setting is so romantic with backdrops of the Carmel Valley, lush vineyards and of course who doesn’t love a good game of lawn bocce ball or a night cap by a roaring fire pit. My favorite photo is the very last one – how Sean is looking at Andrea, and that smile on her face – it just kinda makes my heart all happy! Enjoy!

June 5, 2012

Hans Fahden Wedding – Orange + Navy + Gray

Summer is headed our way and I am loving the bright pops of orange against navy and gray for a summer color palette from this wedding up in Calistoga at Hans Fahden. At first I thought – navy and gray in summer?? But we pulled in some cobalt blues and a gray with blue undertones and mixed it with lots of different shades of orange to create a cool contrast to the hot oranges. Added touches of white to soften the look. I am a bit in love! The photos are by the lovely Hannah Suh and florals by Julie Stevens Designs.

Photo by Hannah Suh

April 23, 2012

Real Wedding – Mayacamas Ranch

One of my all time favorite wedding photographers is Mary McHenry. Her photos are so incredible to look at and she is one of the sweetest people I know, which makes her a pure joy to work with. I was sighing at all the loveliness on her blog and stumbled upon this gorgeous wedding at Mayacamas Ranch. This venue is a rarity, where you and all of your guests can get lost in an amazing weekend away. Your guests have accommodations right on the 80 acre property and there is so much to do – swimming, hiking, fishing, all while being surrounded by breathtaking views. Take a peek at this stunning wedding and venue.

Wedding Coordinator: Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants
Caterer: Barbara Llewellyn Catering
Flowers: Fiori
Cake: Calistoga Cakes
Photography: Mary McHenry Photography
Dress: Amsale
Tent: Zephyr Tents

April 17, 2012

Real Wedding – Hans Fahden Winery

Hans Fahden is an amazing spot to get married. A sweet little lake, a gorgeous vineyard and an amazing wine cave for dining. I am so excited to share with you this gorgeous navy, orange and white wedding we did in the heart of wine country this September. Vanessa and Gregg are from NY and wanted a Napa Valley destination wedding. We had so much fun searching for the perfect venue. They fell in love with the sweet charm of downtown Calistoga for their guest’s accommodations where there are some great late night spots and most hotels in the area rent bikes out to travel up and down the main drag. They invited their closest friends and family for a weekend starting Friday with the wedding and then spent Saturday touring Napa Valley’s best wineries. Hannah Suh was the photographer for the day and Julie Stevens Design did the amazing florals – I think this might be my new favorite color combo! The deep blue glass chargers were one of my favorite things! We turned the front of the cave into a lounge area for post dinner drinks. They danced the night away to Bruce Springsteen as the groom has quite the thing for Bruce, but then again, who doesn’t!?


Wedding Planning and Design: Trisha Dean Events
Photography: Hannah Suh