Jen & Ian flew all of the way from Canada, along with their close friends and family, to experience a wine country California wedding. We enjoyed working with this couple on creating their dream wedding day from afar, and we felt like we already knew each other well by the time we finally met in person at the rehearsal.
A ceremony that included witness-signing (very Canadian!) and harp, followed by a "sabering" of sparkling wine, performed by the Fairmont staff, the guests were treated to sunshine, laughter and music. Jen requested local, seasonal florals in fall colors, and Full Belly Floral from the Capay Valley created exquisite, organic arrangements to match.
Wanting some quiet time and photos in a vineyard, the couple and photographer Michelle took off for a little trip to Valley of the Moon in Glen Ellen. Finding vibrant maple leaves falling to the ground, the couple excitedly requested photos with the trees that represent their home country!
Cocktails with guitar, followed by a delectable dinner, scrumptious cake, sweet toasts and dancing, followed. The guests took advantage of their time in California to explore Napa and Sonoma Valleys, while the couple took off for their Hawaiian honeymoon!
PHOTOGRAPHY | Valley Images Photography
PLANNING, DESIGN, HARP & OFFICIANT | Tan Weddings & Events
CEREMONY SCRIPT | Wedwordy
LINENS | La Tavola Fine Linen
FLORALS | Full Belly Florals
GUITAR & MUSIC | Brian Wolfe Events
HMUA | It's a Date at the Powder Room
VENUE, CATERING, CAKE, BAR & ACCOMMODATIONS | Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
WINERY PHOTO VENUE | Valley of the Moon Winery
In-between the busyness of lovely weddings, we take out snippets of time to create and collaborate with other wedding vendors. An absolutely dreamy team put together this romantic shoot in Charleston, North Carolina at The Wickliffe House.
The color palette included muted shades of blue and gray. With great care and love, we prepared a dyepot with frozen blueberries and alum, as well as an exhausted blend of Logwood bark. Dipping and soaking silk chiffon over a period of a couple of days, we created the perfect color for the table runner. The runner was featured on the elevated reception tablescape, as well as on the sweet cake table.
Thank you to the incredible Justina Bilodeau whose styling and incredible photography never ceases to amaze us!
Gown: Joanne Fleming Design
Hair & Makeup: Hair by Alise
Jewelry & Headpiece: Edera Jewelry
Cake: Delicious Desserts CHS
Florals: The Wildwood Flower Designs
Blue love letter calligrapher: Quill and Co
Gold invitation suite: The Vintage Ink Well
Hand dyed silk runner: Tan Weddings & Events
Venue: The Wickliffe House
Handcrafted Ceramics: Christian Royal Pottery
Models: Margaret Kent and ET Levine
Styling & Photography: Justin Bilodeau
Cory and Ross met at a friend's wedding, and have been inseparable ever since! From start to finish, this wedding was a blast, including a cariacature artist, vintage photo booth, and late night food.
An A-team of vendors seamlessly worked together to create an event that was elegant, meaningful and fun. A stunning tablescape was enhanced by a delicious dinner after the joy-filled ceremony. Posing in front of Blossom Farm's "LOVE" sign proved to be a bit hit. The couple and their guests ended the night with an after-party at the Kimpton Sawyer in downtown Sacramento.
Cory and Ross' wedding was a night to remember. The couple is now expecting their first baby, and Cory's mobile business Wild Poppy Co. just opened up their first retail shop. What an exciting year!
Photography & Videography | XSiGHT Media
Venue | The Maples
Planning, Design, Ribbon, Signage & Coordination | Tan Weddings & Events
Catering, Bar & Desserts | Beth Sogaard Catering
Florals | Bloom & Vine
DJ | SJs Disc Jockey
Rentals | Standard Party Rentals; Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals
HMUA | Wild Heart Beauty
Vintage Photobooth | Candid Ham
Caricature Artist | Mike Tofanelli
Linens | La Tavola Fine Linen
Lighting | DeBorba Events
Reserved Signs | Swoonable
Bridal Gown | Miosa Bride
Bridesmaids Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu
Officiant | Mike Silva
Transportation | Sterling Ride
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
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