Taylar and Cameron originally wanted to elope with a small group in the redwood grove in Davis. Upon seeing that the creek was under construction, the couple began chatting with our team about the idea of moving the event to Villa De Nardi, and before we knew it, we had a ceremony and reception planned within weeks for 40 people!
Villa De Nardi ended up being the perfect space for the guests, with the garden for the ceremony, and dinner under the lights on the main reception space. Gold flecked doughnuts, handcrafted place cards, vintage tableware, and lush florals made for gorgeous summer nuptials and some of the prettiest tablescapes we've ever seen!
A quick timeline for creating this exquisite day allowed the couple to be able to adventure together overseas as needed, wherever the groom's miltary station would take him. The amazing photographer moved the timeline to accommodate photos and dinner as the sun went down to combat the summer heat. Finishing off the evening with their first dance, the couple and their guests talked the night away, and then headed into Sacramento for an after party!
We wish this couple so much love and happiness as they continue on their adventurous paths together around the world.
PHOTOGRAPHY | Melissa Babasin Photography
VENUE | Ville De Nardi
OFFICIANT | Ashely Cliver
VIGNETTE PLANNING, DESIGN, HARP | Tan Weddings and Events
CATERING | Gesche's Gourmet
HMUA | Polished by Paigey
ENTERTAINMENT | Brian Wolfe Events
FLORALS | Galeazi's Floral Design
RENTALS | Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals | Cherry's Very Vintage Rentals | Firehouse Entertainment | La Tavola
CAKE | Batter Up Cakery
Amidst the glorious vines and trellises of DeLoach Vineyards, Erin and Jon celebrated a wonderful wedding day! Hailing from Aurora, Illinois, the couple and a handful of close friends and family enjoyed the iconic wine country. Orchestrated by Jennifer Stone of La Grande Fete, the wedding day included a ceremony by yours truly, Rick Tan, of Tan Weddings & Events, and a reception catered by Park Avenue Catering. Erin and Jon were a sweet couple and a joy to support in making their wedding day and ream come true.
PHOTOGRAPHY | Jen Philips Photography
PLANNING, DESIGN | La Grande Fete
OFFICIANT | Tan Weddings & Events
PRINTING | Miss D Designs
LINENS | La Tavola Fine Linen
FLORALS | EV Floral Design
TRANSPORTATION | Pure Luxury Transportation
RENTALS | Encore Events Rentals
DJ | Boutique DJs
HMUA | It's a Date At The Powder Room
CATERING | Park Avenue Catering
CAKE | Mustache Baked Goods
Lush florals, romantic vignettes, guitar music, and delicious food -- these elements and more were featured at one of our favorite venues, The Maples Weddings & Events in Woodland.
Picturesque landscaping, gorgeous garden nooks, and blooming fruit orchards, paired with an historic house, idyllic courtyard, rustic stable, breezy arena, and chic pool house, made for a day filled with creativity. Our immenseley talented vendor team literally dreamed up scenarios and adjusted to the lighting as we went, constantly searching for new spaces to enhance while envisioning wedding after wedding, after wedding....
Featured in Our Wedding Magazine.
Photography | Nick Graham
Coordination, Plant-dyed Ribbons, Chiffon & Linens, Paperie, and Signage | Tan Weddings & Events
Florals & Styling | Bloom and Vine
Hair & Makeup | I Make Beautiful
Styling | Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals
Decor | Emily Murphey
Catering | Anderson Family Catering
Desserts | Sweet Sensations
Wine | Elevation Ten
Venue | The Maples Woodland
Rentals | Classic Party
Linens | La Tavola
Video | Muse Juice Media
Dress | Dreamnette Bridal
Models | Elizabeth & Dwight
Sparkle Bridal Couture is located in Sacramento and features an exquisite selection of custom dresses for sizes 14 on up. The incredible team at Sparkle offers a high level of customer service, and has such passion for assisting women with finding the perfect dress.
Sparkle has an enormous window display which features different planners and designers. The Tan Weddings & Events Team had the pleasure of designing "Summer Under the Stars" this past June, filling the window with vibrant pops of florals and draping, colorful macarons and bonbons, boho-chic rentals, and custom-engraves wood stars! The Sparkle Team selected featured gowns to appear within the display.
Thank you to our creative team of vendors, and thank you to Sparkle for partnering with us!
Close friends and family travelled from Japan and the bay area to celebrate May and Aki's wedding in Sonoma. The couple wanted their guests to experience a true "California" wedding and fell in love instantly when they saw the rolling hills of vineyards at Gundlach-Bundschu.
The ceremony included a wine ritual where the bride and groom mix a red and a white wine together, signifying the blending of the two families. Toasts were shared in Japanese and English.
Aki works for a company who develops vegan alternative food products, and the couple wanted a clever way to incorporate these with the wedding. "Just" foods provided a variety of dips for the appetizers and vegan cookies. And, the couple valued high-quality food and wine for their guests! Fairmont Sonoma catering team worked hand-in-hand to provide an amazing, multi-course feast paired with Gundlach-Bundschu's wines, along with a custom menu featuring English on one side and Japanese on the other. As the guests headed through the wine cave at the end of the night, the couple handed out custom olive oil gifts and thanked each person personally.
About 3 months before Sarah and Gabe's wedding, they found out that their venue was sold to a new owner, and they had to find a new place to have their wedding! The Maples ended up the perfect spot for the couple and their guests. An amazing vendor team pulled together to create a dreamy day for the couple, which included their FAVORITE food -- tacos!
The ceremony included a wine letter box with a custom etched box, bottle of local Elevation Ten wine, and special, secret words of love written by the couple, to be opened years later on an anniversary of their choice. Soft florals, and a palette of pastels with accents of gold throughout, the bride designed her dream wedding. Everyone agreed that changing venues was meant to be, and it all came together beautifully!
PHOTOGRAPHY | Kaitlynn Tucker Photography
COORDINATION | Tan Weddings & Events
VENUE & BAR | The Maples Wedding & Event Center
FLORALS | Camino Flower Shop
DJ & LIGHTING | A&A Music Events
FOOD | Sac Tacos
CATERING ASSISTANCE | Gesche’s Gourmet
CAKE | Zest Fresh Pastry West
RENTALS & LINENS | Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents
OFFICIANT | Tanner Vinson
DRESS | Mafalda’s Bridal & Tuxedo
"Above you are the stars, below you are the stones," begins the Celtic blessing shared at Kali and Chase's wedding ceremony. At Fausel Ranch in Placerville, the couple and their wedding guests were indeed celebrating in that sacred space between heaven and earth.
Earth was a secluded, wooded ranch estate in Placerville, CA, called Fausel Ranch. Tall pines, redwoods, and a meandering creek bordered a grassy expanse of lawn, with a bar, walkway, and guesthouse alongside its curving edges. The ceremony, cocktails, and reception were held on the lawn, where a dance floor and stage for a live band was set up. Kali, a wedding coordinator herself, shared her vision with her planner, Tan Weddings & Events. With a team of amazing creatives, and despite a last-minute venue change, Tan Weddings & Events pulled off a beautiful celebration!
Heaven was the couple and their gathering of friends and family. Kali and Chase had asked Reverend Rick Tan, their officiant, to include the oathing stone ritual into the ceremony. Two stones from Fausel Ranch were held in each of the guests' hands, warmed by their love and support for the couple. The stones made their way forward just in time for the couple's exchange of vows. They held the stones, and according to Celtic lore, their vows were made sacred by holding these precious earth elements. The ritual became a metaphor for the harmony of heaven and earth.
As guests enjoyed photos with the moon backdrop by friend Kelsey Gallagher, the celebration continued into the evening with paella, dancing, and dessert.
Photography | Mark Tuzman Photography
Planning, Coordination, Design & Officiant | Tan Weddings & Events
Design | @kaliwalli
Venue | Fausel Ranch
Music | Lucky Devils Band
Florals | Wild Flowers DG
Catering | Irie Gengler
HMUA | @leslizete
Cake & Desserts | Above and Beyond Cakes
Sound/Stage | Metro Media Productions
Linens | La Tavola Linen
Rentals | Vlasov, Standard Party Rentals, Tin Roof Farmhouse
Photo Booth | Perfect Pixel Photo Booth
Moon Back Drop | Kelsey Gallagher
Transportation | Diamond Van Shuttle Service
Accommodations | Park Victorian
Dress |Morilee at Bride to be Couture
Three venues. Two hearts entwinted. One fairytale.
Tan Weddings & Events had the pleasure of planning the wedding day celebration of friendor Nicole Sepulveda-Smith of XSiGHT and her husband Michael. Photographed by Nicole's mentor, award-winning photographer Jerry Ghionis, the wedding was truly a fairytale for Michael and Nicole and their guests.
The couple's wedding day embodied their passion for European castles, heritage, and lore (think Game of Thrones, Outlander, Lord of the Rings, and Reign). Three venues right here in California delivered the aesthetic beautifully: Whetstone Wine Cellars (for the ceremony and cocktails), Castello di Amorosa (newlywed photo shoot), and Grand Island Mansion (reception and dancing).
Nicole herself is an amazing photographer with XSiGHT and more comfortable behind the camera than in front, so when we saw her in her wedding gown, we were simply breathless!
Photography | Jerry Ghionis
Reception Venue, Catering, Cake & Accommodations | Grand Island Mansion
Planning, Design, Coordination, Officiant & Harp | Tan Weddings & Events
Florals, Arch & Design | Accents by Sage
Draping & Design | Three Palm Events
Bridal HMUA | I Make Beautiful
Parent's HMUA | Lea B Gorgeous
DJ | Extreme Productions
Ceremony Venue | Whetstone Wine Cellars
Photo Venue | Castello di Amarosa
Rentals | Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals
Linens | Mimi & Co. Couture Linen; La Tavola Fine Linen
Dress Designer | Miosa Bride
Kilts | USA Kilts
Stylist | Simone Vianna Designer
Cookies |Melody Miranda Cookies
Artist | Talia Koval Art
Photo Booth |Rocket Booths
Accommodations | Churchill Manor
From Tennessee, Shelly and Travis arrived at Harvest Inn in St. Helena for their elopement! The couple settled into the Manor House, with sweeping views of the grapevines of Whitehall Lane Vineyards, and the Mayacamas Mountains to the north. Rick and Jennifer Tan, principals of Tan Weddings & Events greeted and congratulated the couple, meeting them for the first time since Shelly and Travis reached out to plan their romatic destination wedding.
While Jennifer talked through the ceremony with Shelly, Rick helped Travis with his tie. Then Shelly met with Holly of Holly D Photography to take pictures in the beautiful grounds of Harvest Inn. Rick and Jennifer styled the couple's intimate table for two in a private patio next to the Vin Rose Lawn where the couple would exchage their vows.
The newlyweds returned home to Tennessee and emailed Rick and Jennifer: "THANK YOU for everything! Our wedding day was so perfect and everything was exactly the way I pictured it. From the bottom of my heart, thank you...I will always remember that special day!!"
A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be.
- Richard Bach
In the heart of Winters, CA, Erin and Steve radiated with pure bliss on their wedding day. With compassion and support from their families, the air was filled with laughter, witty humor and absolute joy as the couple celebrated their day of love.
The floral color palette by Floral Senses Design consisted of deep violet, ivory and gold that accented the turquoise stone dress of her bridesmaids perfectly. At the end of the night, the celebration continued as guests were treated with delicious late night pizza from Chebuono. Nothing but smiles and giggles echoed the grounds of Park Winters as they danced the night away.
Erin and Steve's dreamy wedding night was proof that soulmates do exist.
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