Category Archives: California Weddings

These two decided to hold their destination wedding in one of our favorite locations in California and it did not disappoint!  First, the light that day was insanely beautiful but on top of that, the night featured a super moon!  The dinner area at the Firestone Vineyard is laden with windows and has one side completely open so guests can go mingle outside.  With the beautiful moonlight and the super pretty decor and cafe lights set up outside, it made for a beautiful evening atmosphere!  Just watch the magic:

THE TEAM:
Venue:  Firestone Vineyard
Planner/Designer:  Francesca Events
Photographer: Samuel Lippke

A packed dance floor indeed!!!  This wedding at Montage Laguna Beach was so much fun!  Some thoughts from the bride:  “We wanted a very romantic and elegant wedding, so we selected a ceremony location right on the ocean and picked a warm and soft color palette. There were lots of candles in the ballroom and warm amber lightening. We hoped that our ceremony would feel intimate, heartfelt and special and the reception would be a really amazing party. We met senior year of college and have a bunch of mutual friends from college (Tufts University), and they flew in to celebrate with us. We wantd everyone to drink, dance, laugh and have a great time. Alicia Townsend from Details Details helped us select all of our vendors. We selected John and Joseph photography because we felt like they really capture the romance and intimacy of their couples. We chose West Coast Music because they always keep the dance floor packed, which is important to us!”

I will always remember Jessie & Matt’s wedding as the one where the parents of the bride & groom (especially the dads) danced harder than anyone else. And there was A LOT of competition… this was one incredible party! We were lucky to work with an awesome team to share the fun:

Here is a bit more about the couple from the bride:

“We met at Dartmouth College, but we really only started spending time together during Matt’s senior year. He was in NYC over Thanksgiving staying with a friend’s family, and it was also my 21st birthday. We went out with a group of friends and Matt and I ended up talking for hours in the lobby of the hotel I was staying in. The rest is history!”

The Team:

PLANNER: Alison Events
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jose Villa
FLORAL DESIGN: Kathleen Deery Design
VENUE:  Burlingame Country Club

A Gatsby inspired wedding in Napa? Yes please. Katya & Colin’s wedding was definitely unique, definitely fun, and definitely gorgeous. And to top it all off were lucky enough to work with a fantastic team: Lovely Little Details, Tec Petaja, and Paula LeDuc fine catering at one of our favorite Napa venues, Beaulieu Garden. More from the bride:

“Our vision for the wedding is Art Deco Garden. We were influenced by the recent release of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby”. We loved the extraordinary party scenes and all the glitz and glamour but, more so, we loved the unwavering love and devotion Jay Gatsby had for Daisy. We tried to show this romantic feel through the white elegance of flowers and feminine lace of the reception tables while saving the more bold gold Art Deco roaring 20’s vibe for the party and cocktails!”

There were so many fantastic moments from this wedding that it was so hard to pack everything into this highlights film! Enjoy!

The Team:

Venue:  Beaulieu Garden
Planner/Designer:  Lovely Little Details
Photographer: Tec Petaja
Cuisine: Paula LeDuc
Cinematography:  Elysium Productions