Mahino and Ben's wedding was one for the century. From its stunning locations, flawless attire, lush florals, and delicious food, the entire weekend was packed full of details to remember for a lifetime. Their wedding was a 4-day extravaganza with guests from all over the world. Mahino and Ben even traveled from New York themselves and hosted one of the most spectacular destination weddings we've had the pleasure of coordinating!
A Multi-Cultural Dream
Mahino and Ben's wedding weekend started off with a Welcome Dinner at Tre Posti. It was a beautiful, sunny evening to kick things off! Mahino's bright and cheery dress paired so nicely with the scenery and surrounding decor. Their crowd-pleasing menu set the tone for the rest of the weekend. This first evening event ended magically with a mix of fireworks and twinkling string lights showering over their guests.
The second day included their Rehearsal Dinner at the Culinary Institute of America. At this event, they incorporated a short Hindu ceremony as everyone was adorned in traditional Indian garb. Ben entered on a horse while Egyptian musicians played with the bridal party dancing alongside of them. They later incorporated the Hora to tie in Ben's Jewish roots. Mahino, with both Egyptian and Indian descent, was draped beautifully in bright red and gold accents.
Before we could blink, their wedding day had arrived! The wedding was at Calistoga Ranch and kept to very traditional American cultures and trends. At the end of the ceremony, they stomped the glass to keep the Jewish layers intermingled throughout their celebratory weekend. Admiring Mahino's stunning wedding gown, we couldn't help but reflect on the thirty bustles it took five people to properly attach! She was show-stoppingly beautiful and every detail was worth it beyond measure.
They ended the weekend with a Farewell Brunch at Calistoga Inn. It was the perfect setting and way to thank their guests for the journeys they had made to celebrate Mahino and Ben. With both stomachs and hearts full, Mahino and Ben concluded their wedding of a lifetime with nothing but amazing memories to look back on. We adored how the couple honored their cultural backgrounds and kept true to who they are while also creating a truly elegant weekend.
Behind the Scenes
You might be wondering how did we pull off this over-the-top wedding with a couple that lives across the country? For couples like this who could not come visit in person, we found creative ways to plan the most important details. For their main wedding tasting, we had the pleasure of attending it with Ben's mother. It was a great time to exchange feedback as well as get to know the mother of the groom!
For the creative aspects of design and aesthetics, we sent Mahino and Ben detailed photos of various combinations of rentals. We even had hand drawn renderings for design set ups since they could not physically attend showroom visits with us.
An added touch that was so much fun for us to do was create a custom logo for their wedding celebrations! They ended up using the logo on paperie (thank you Little Bird Paper Company!), custom wax seals on menus, custom signage, and even had it printed on guest gift bags.
The wedding was a huge success and went off without a hitch thanks to all of the amazing vendors involved. All that being said, near or far, we are here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams!
Venue, Catering & Bar | Tre Posti
Photography & Videography | XSiGHT Media
Planning, Coordination, Design, Piano & Gift Bags |Tan Weddings & Events
Venue, Catering & Bar | Calistoga Ranch
Florals | Scarlett & Grace
DJ | DeBorba Events
Band | Vybe Society
Cake | Sweetie Pies Bakery
HMUA | Calistoga Salon 360
Paperie | Little Bird Paper Company
Rentals: | Tin Roof Farmhouse & Celebrations! Party Rentals
Shoes | Cinderollies
Restrooms | The Water Cottage
Linens | La Tavola Fine Linen
Officiant | David Gabriner
Cigars | Squire Cigars
Photo Booth | Giggle & Riot Funbooths
Venue, Catering & Bar | Culinary Institute of America, Greystone
Dancer | Nathalie Tedrick
Musicians | Helm
Horse | Vintage Carriage
Officiant | Dr. Elrefai
Transportation | Pure Luxury
Rentals | Bright Event Rentals
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