Late Fall into Winter is the most magical time of the year for a romantic elopement! Our incredibly talented vendor team ventured to the town of Calistoga in Napa Valley to create an editorial shoot, featuring a recently married couple who in fact, did elope.
Brannan Cottage Inn in Calistoga is the perfect little get-away for couples. Just walking distance from a variety of restaurants, shops, spas and wine tasting rooms, the historic building features chic accommodations and a sweet breakfast each morning. A beautiful patio and grassy spaces offer options for a ceremony and reception for elopements and small weddings.
We were treated to luscious candy from Earth & Sky Chocolates with sparkling from Schramsberg. Then, we went wine tasting at Knight's Bridge (amazing wines!), enjoying just a sampling of what Calistoga has to offer.
Our team loves creating all-inclusive elopement packages to make planning easy and stress-free. Click on the video link below and enjoy these beautiful photos to get inspired before booking your romantic Napa Valley elopement with us!
This shoot is currently featured on Glamour & Grace!
Photo: Holly D Photography
Venue: Brannan Cottage Inn
Planning, Design, Paperie, Silk Ribbon: Tan Weddings & Events
Video: Media 59
Florals: Bloom & Vine
Rentals: Theoni Collection
Linens: Party Crush Studio
Hair/Makeup: 360 Salon & Day Spa
Cake & Design: Batter Up Cakery
Apparel Stylist: Simone Vianna Designer
Ring: Robindira Unsworth
Chocolates: Earth & Sky Chocolates
Wine & Tasting Room: Knights Bridge Winery
Sparkling Wine: Schramsberg Vineyards
Pennant Banner: Eden Umble
Models: Maike & Tyrone Mancuso
Surrounded by their closest family and friends, Aliyah and Chris were married on a cool winter morning at The Maples. A gorgeous day, which included a delicious cake from Batter Up Cakery, sparkling toast from Elevation Ten, and a colorful bouquet (the bride loves orange tulips!).
The couple was getting ready to move to Guam and planned this sweet wedding with our team within a few weeks time. We wish this sweet, stylish couple so much love and light as they begin their new adventure in another country as husband and wife!
Natalie and Val live in Canada. One of their favorite places to visit is the Napa Valley. When the couple got engaged, they were excited to plan a trip along with their close family and friends to the California vineyards that included wine tasting, winery tours and meals together in addition to their beautiful wedding day.
Carneros Resort had everything that the couple craved -- a breathtaking ceremony site, vines nearby, impeccable food, and chic accommodations. The Tan Weddings & Events team partnered with the venue and a top-notch vendor team to plan and create the look and feel that the couple envisioned. With our custom-made signs and place cards, we added a personal touch to this couple's event.
Natalie and Val are now expecting a baby, and we are thrilled for them!
PHOTOGRAPHY | Vicens Photography
PLANNING, DESIGN, RIBBON & | Tan Weddings and Events
OFFICIANT | Karin Title
TRANSPORTATION | Pure Luxury
ENTERTAINMENT | Michael Seal Miller
RENTALS & DECOR | Theoni Collection
HMUA | 360 Salon
DJ | Ivy Hill Entertainment
FLORALS | Accents by Sage
VENUE, CATERING | Carneros Resort & Spa
We love everything lavender! Lavender bouquets, lavender sachets, lavender lemonade.... Cache Creek Lavender Farm offers a unique venue for weddings and elopements in idyllic Rumsey, in the Capay Valley.
When the flowers are in bloom from late May through July, the rows of lavender
are a backdrop of vibrant color suited for an elopement or intimate wedding. Our team loves working with couples to craft lavender details and coordinate a team of vendors that results in a blissful celebration!
The venue includes grapevines, a seasonal creek, mountains in the background, a small house for getting ready, a real greenhouse for the bar, lavender products for guest favors, and rows and rows of different lavender varieties! Ceremonies may be in front of the rows of lavender, or the couple may stand within the rows. Nearby, the Rumsey grange is available for couples who prefer an indoor option for dancing, along with a mobile pizza oven!
The lavender farm is available Mar-Oct and is beautiful, even when the lavender is not in bloom. It is surrounded by walnut farms and is a short distance from Cache Creek Casino and Capay Valley Vineyards. The Lavender Festival each June is not to be missed! For more information and to book: www.cachecreeklavender.com.
PHOTOGRAPHER | Megan Wilkinson Photography
COORDINATION/ SIGNAGE/ PAPERIE/ PLANT-DYED FABRICS | Tan Weddings & Events
VENUE | Cache Creek Lavender Farm
RENTALS & DECOR | Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals
WINE | Capay Valley Vineyards
HMUA | DV Beauty
FLORALS | Full Belly Floral
LINENS | La Tavola Fine Linen
CINEMATOGRAPHER | Darrian Deilami
DESSERTS | Sweet Sensations
DRESS | Bellissima Bridal Boutique
MODEL | Joey Tan
MODEL | Daniel Merritt
There is nothing quite like a wedding in San Francisco. The morning begins with fog and we wait to see what happens...will it be misty and cool? Windy and bright?
Candace and Mark's wedding was sheer perfection, with the sun peeking out and the mists settling in the distance. There is a feeling of magnificence when one stands on the headlands with the Golden Gate Bridge and bay in the background.
Candace and Mark truly had a ceremony that was filled with love, joy and intention. We could have been anywhere in the world and their vows would still be felt with the same intensity and emotions -- but, it did help that we were surrounded by the most glorious landscape with the most perfect weather. It was idyllic and vibrant, and perfectly planned by Hitched with Haley.
What a treat to officiate this special couple's magnificent wedding day above the bay!
Michelle and Chas flew in with 8 of their close family members from Virginia for a destination wedding in Napa Valley. They spent the week exploring the wine country and ended with a trip to Yosemite!
Planning with us for over a year, the couple envisioned a ceremony with vines in the background, a tea ceremony honoring their parents, and a relaxing lunch reception. The parents secretly planned a Polish tradition during the reception where the bride and groom first eat bread with salt, and then are given the choice of drinking a clear liquid in a shot glass -- they must choose which glass to drink and then quickly figure out if it was water or Vodka! The person who ends up drinking the Vodka will be the predominant decision-maker in the marriage. The couple skipped the final part of the tradition which is to throw the glasses, hoping that they will break as a sign of good fortune!
The couple told us that the wedding day was beyond their expectations, and we were thrilled to create an exceptional experience for them. From the guitar music to the customized ceremony, dying silk ribbon for the bouquet to setting up the Polish rituals, our team loved every moment of this couple's joyful day.
The dreamiest wedding happened last Autumn at Villa De Nardi in Winters. Ingrid and Eric invited their closest family and friends for an intimate ceremony and reception.
Homemade ginger jams were lovingly crafted by the bride as favors. Our team designed the Autumn-themed tablescape with a mix of farm tables, La Tavola Arthur and Tuscany linens, vintage amber glassware, and luscious florals from Bloom & Vine. Batter Up Cakery created the sweetest little cake and delicious cobblers and pies. Gesche's Gourmet worked with the couple on a custom Moroccan menu.
Guitar music, a surprise chocolate turkey presentation (representing when and how they met at UC Davis), and at the end, a circle of friends chatting around the firepit, the couple's wedding was full of joy and connections. Ingrid and Eric's wedding is currently featured on The Bride Link!
PHOTOGRAPHY | Nick Graham Photography
PLANNING, DESIGN, OFFICIANT & GUITAR | Tan Weddings and Events
CATERING | Gesche's Gourmet
CAKE & DESSERTS | Batter Up Cakery
HMUA | I Make Beautiful
FLORALS | Bloom & Vine
SILK RIBBONS & SIGNAGE | Tan Weddings & Events
RENTALS | Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals | Firehouse Rentals
LINENS | La Tavola Fine Linen
VENUE | Villa De Nardi
Summerland at Park Winters was a day filled with music, food & laughter! Making connections between Instagram influencers and local businesses, the event was a magical day for laying by the pool, wine tasting, photos and feasting.
Event planners were invited to create summer-themed vignettes for guests to relax and experience. Tan Weddings & Events designed a bohemian space that included musical instruments, iced chai tea blend making, Tunisian crocheting demo, and yarn spinning! Some guests relaxed in the shade to chat, while others picked up a tambourine, mixed up some chai spices, and took photos.
Every event at Park Winters is a dream. Thank you to the fabulous vendors who made our vignette vision blossom into reality. We can't wait for Summerland 2019!
Brandy and Ivan's destination wedding was the perfect adventure for the couple and their guests who hailed from cities all over the country. Eden Vale Inn was idyllic and peaceful, and the wedding day had just a hint of rain for good luck!
The most luscious cake and florals, along with a meaningful ceremony, joyous toast, guitar music, and a boat trip on the pond was a wedding day to remember!
We are grateful to have met these two as they head to their next adventure in the military, and we are especially thankful for their kind words.
"Thank you for your time and attention in arranging a powerful, meaningful, and memorable event for Brandy and me. Your simple, straight words before the ceremony concerning my eyes centering on Brandy were very valuable. From the moment we met in the front driveway, I felt calm and cared for thanks to your genuine and warm demeanor and strong, organized presence. I am very thankful for Brandy finding your services and will be forever thankful for your support, guidance, and authority within the event to make the celebration very special. -- Ivan"
"Thank you so much Jennifer! You all did such a beautiful job with the decor and coordination! Thank you for your attention to detail - everything about the event completely exceeded our expectations! Your warm and helpful nature really helped to make the day extra special! -- Brandy"
To say that this wedding day was exquisite is an understatement. Diane and Justin created an experience for their guests over a few days that included so much love, laughter and togetherness! Holman Ranch was the perfect spot for the couple and their guests to relax and enjoy time together.
From the dreamy palette, to the sweetest personal vows, Diane and Justin's wedding day was pure laid-back elegance. We loved being a part of their dreamy celebration!
This wedding is currently featured on Magnolia Rouge and on Carats & Cake where you can see more details about this couple and their beautiful day!
PHOTOGRAPHY | Carlie Statsky
PLANNING & DESIGN | Engaged and Inspired
VENUE | Holman Ranch
FLORALS | Gavita Flora
BRIDE'S DRESS | Wtoo by Watters
BRIDAL BOUTIQUE | Love and Lace Bridal Salon
RENTALS | One True Love Vintage
BRIDESMAID'S DRESSES & ROBES | Weddington Way
STATIONERY | Wedding Paper Divas
OFFICIANT | Tan Weddings and Events
LIVE MUSIC | An Elegant Touch of Strings
HAIR | Jamie Garland Hair
MAKEUP | Brush by Michele
CATERING | Paradise Catering
DJ | Sim Events
CAKE | Layers Cake Monterey
DRINKS | Bottles & Bins
LINENS | La Tavola Linen
VIDEO | Kyle McDonald
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