Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Beaulieu Gardens, Rutherford

Beaulieu Gardens in Rutherford is a dreamy european garden on a hidden private estate in Napa Valley and one of my favorite spots for a wedding. Melinda and Ash were married at BG (as we call it) on May 30th and it was a delightful affair!  Melinda was so beautiful and the most graceful bride I can recall.  She wanted a feminine and chic wedding and I believe we achieved it. You could feel the love in the air especially when Melinda and Ash enjoyed their first dance which was a show stopper for all the guests.  The Black Market Orchestra really outdid themselves and had all the guests dancing the night away. Paula Le Duc catered this grand affair. Enjoy these few highlites from the wedding! Photos by www.crushweddings.com

The beautiful bridesmaids with their peony bouquets! (my favorite flower of all time)

The handsome couple kissing at the altar! Very romantic.

The backdrop for the ceremony.

Don't you love the dramatic entrance for the bridal party? It is divine!

The sentimental ceremony which was quite touching....

The Glamour Girl Cocktail...........garnished with edible flowers and of course in the bride's signature color, Pink! These were passed at the cocktail hour after the ceremony.

The place setting with custom menus on each place setting had the guests' name hand calligraphered so they knew exactly where they would be seated that evening.

Don't you want to dine at this table? Simply perfect and sweet.

My fabulous florist Tanja hung glass vases over the head table (under the arbor) so you knew it was intended for The bride and groom of course!

The pool had 60 hurricanes around it...............in the evening it was so pretty!

Melinda & Ash took dance lessons and boy it showed.  Doesn't she look like a movie star? 

The grand finale of the evening, an amazing cake by the one and only Perfect Endings!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Carneros Inn - Fabulous Wedding Site Napa Valley

If you are looking for a chic wedding venue in Napa, I highly recommend the Carneros Inn. It has all that a bride and groom are looking for and more.... Apple orchard (check), stunning vineyard vista (check), amazing food, wine and service (check), to die for spa (check), horses roaming in the background (check), you get the picture!  
Photo credit: Anna Kuperberg (she is fabulous)