This Napa wedding was something special. Holly and Doug are outdoor enthusiasts who met in 2006 while attending college in Santa Cruz, CA. The couple explained that in the “summer of 2013 we took a trip to Denali, Alaska where Holly spent Summers growing up. Somewhere in between hiking through the tundra, flying over mountain tops, canoeing and swatting at thousands of mosquitos, we got engaged”. The couple planned a stunning Barn wedding in St. Helena, complete with many vintage and DIY touches. Holly say’s “the location is so beautiful, so all decorations are meant to compliment rustic, joyful, beautiful”. The couple incorporated many friends and family into the planning of their day. Doug’s mother is a florist and her company Garden Party Napa provided the flowers. The cake was made by bridesmaid and best friend Katie of Sweet Peony Cakes. The officiant was friend of the couple Jocelyn.
One of the highlights for us was Holly’s bridal gown. The breathtaking wedding dress was made by close friend Tawny of Armour Sans Anguish. Tawny says “we created a completely one-of-a-kind gown utilizing family heirlooms throughout the hand sewn bodice. Her gown has a slight train and was finished off with an antique ribbon.” You can see Tawny’s feature of this unique piece on her website here.
Our other favorite part of the day? Flower Grandparents! Too adorable, seriously.
The day went off without a hitch and everyone enjoyed celebrating Holly and Doug’s love. We hope you enjoy a few of our favorites from the day. All the best to the happy, lovely couple!
Venue: Rancho Otranto
Florist: Garden Party Napa - www.gardenpartynapa.com
Cake Sweet Peony – www.sweetpeonycakes.blogspot.com
Wedding Dress Armour Sans Anguish – www.armoursansanguish.com
Food Alex’s Catering – www.alexscatering.com
Holly & Doug | Napa Wedding | Sonoma Winery Wedding | Still Music: Santa Cruz Wedding Photography
Sarah and Eric had a beautiful Allied Arts Guild wedding at the Menlo Park Arts Guild. The ceremony took place outside in one of the properties many beautiful gardens under a gigantic tree. The couple chose the perfect time of year as the leaves were an array of amazing fall colors. After the ceremony guests headed to a New Orleans themed reception in a second garden.
Sarah and Eric put a lot of effort into making their guests feel like they had been transported across the country! Guests sipped signature New Orleans cocktails while listening to a live Zydeco band. There were many DIY touches that added to the ambiance. The guest name tags were hanging from a brightly painted rustic door and their favors were set in a vintage suitcase. The bride and groom made an entrance, dancing in with umbrellas. Dinner was an amazing Cajun feast and for dessert guests had beignets. The party continued inside after dinner and the bride and groom opened up the dance floor with an awesome choreographed dance. It was a beautiful day honoring a wonderful couple!
We hope you enjoy a few of our favorites from this lovely Allied Arts Guild wedding. All the best to this great couple and thanks to everyone for making the day so special!