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Lovely Day Events is a boutique wedding planning company serving Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Napa + Sonoma, California. Founded by Lindsey Nickel, the company provides services for all wedding styles from elopements to galas. Lovely Day Events specializes in working with stylish, hands-on couples. Their friendly, professional and attentive planning approach enables couples to relax, have fun and enjoy the wedding day. Lovely Day Events is a winner in The Knot Best of Weddings since 2014 and has been published extensively, including Style Me Pretty, Brides, The Knot and CNN.com

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Leah & Andrew's Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks

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When your family home just so happens to be on a beautiful vineyard in Napa Valley, California, there is just no better place to say "I do”, which is exactly how Leah and Andrew celebrated their forever.

The brides family home was the perfect location for their laid-back, but ultra-romantic day in muted green tones. One of our favorite details? The reception! Which featured a huge family style table set between two vineyards + bistro lights above. ~ Wedding Chicks, Ashley

For more on Leah & Andrew's wedding, visit Wedding Chicks.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Floral: EV Floral Design | Photographer: Gipe Photography | Catering: A La Heart Catering | Invitations: JennyLew Design

Kayla and Matt's Elegantly Relaxed BR Cohn Winery Wedding featured on Chic Vintage Brides

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Kayla and Matt's wedding was a held under the olive trees at BR Cohn Winery which was the perfect landscape to represent Kayla’s growing up as her family owns an olive farm. The wedding was a perfect blend of elegant and relaxed, with lush florals, which incorporated a special something from home, in the most romantic palette of soft pinks and deep reds; marquee & bistro lighting, gold vintage frames and Vineyard worthy details like a wine barrel altar and cork table numbers. This beautiful couple took our breath away, and we are very thankful to have been a part of their special day.

For more on Kayla and Matt's wedding, visit Chic Vintage Brides.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Tori Patocchi | Wedding Venue: BR Cohn Winery | Photographer: One Love Photography | Catering: Park Avenue | Cakes & Dessert: Your Sweet Expectations | Band: Lucky Devils | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bride's Gown: Lauren Elaine

Lucky & Lucinda's Sunny Vineyard Wedding

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Vineyard weddings never get old! Especially on a sun-soaked day with a beautiful couple! 

Lucinda and Lucky were together 7 years before Lucky popped the question with a romantic engagement in Cabo. Being from Colorado, they love being outside and embracing the beauty of scenery. On top of embracing nature, they also share a passion of wine, so when it came to choosing a place to get married, it was very clear that wine country in California was the perfect fit!

When they toured Gundlach Bundschu Winery there was an instant connection and they felt at home with it's secluded and breathtaking scenery surrounded by the vineyard and wine cave. Lucky and Lucinda's goal and inspiration was for the wedding to be elegant, romantic, fairytaleish, and as much fun as only one could dream. They loved the fact that having a destination gave them more time to be with their guests and took the pressure off at the actual wedding. 

It could not have been a more gorgeous day and the backdrop was breathtaking! We love working with this couple, and they definitely achieved a fairy tale ending!  

Read more on Lucky & Lucinda's wedding on Style Me Pretty here!

Photography: Milou + Olin Photography | Event Design: Lovely Day Events | Event Planning: Lovely Day Events | Floral Design: Wine Country Flowers | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Cake: Crisp Bakeshop | Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | DJ: AMS Entertainment | Officiant: Weddings of Heart | Transportation: Woody's Wine Tours | Wedding Venue: Gundlach Bundschu Winery | Hair and Make-Up: Bella Bridal Napa Valley | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals

Liz and Brian's Romantically Chic Hillsborough Wedding Featured on Borrowed & Blue

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In May, we had the privilege of working with Liz and Brian to plan their spring wedding at a private residence in Hillsborough. This wedding was extra special because Liz and Lindsey are friends from summer camp. Liz and Brian were married at a family friend's farm home in the Hillsborough, CA. They included tons of personal touches such as wood coasters for favors, a carrot cake in place a a traditional wedding cake and groomsmen wearing socks supporting their favorite teams. The wedding turned out so magnificently, it was recently featured on Borrowed & Blue! We think the smiling photos of the happy couple below say it all.

Congratulations Liz and Brian! We wish you a life filled with love and happiness!

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Fogcutter SF | Wedding Venue: Private Residence | Photography: One Love Photography  | Hair & Make-Up: Alana Halvorsen | Caterer & Desserts: Fogcutter SF | Musician: Denon & Doyle Entertainment  | Tents, Rentals & Decor:  La Tavola Fine Linen Unica Party Rentals

Chelsea and Mason's Casually Elegant Wedding at Sylvan Lake Estate Featured on Borrowed & Blue

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"Casual" and "elegant" are the perfect way to describe Chelsea and Mason's wedding at Sylvan Lake Estate. We had a blast working with this down-to-earth couple and were excited to see their special day featured on Borrowed & Blue.

Chelsea and Mason's romance began working together on a political campaign. As Northern California natives, the couple has always loved the relaxed atmosphere and picturesque beauty of wine country. They selected Sylvan Estate as their venue because it still felt like an intimate destination within close proximity to their families.

EV Floral Design's lush green and white floral arrangements were breathtaking. Delicious gourmet pizza from Ca'Momi contributed to the elegant yet casual feeling of the day. The night ended with an unforgettable dance party to the sound of the Decades Band and a delicious treat from Johnny Donuts.  See the full details on Borrowed & Blue!

Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: EV Floral Design | Wedding Venue: Sylvan Lake Estate | Photography: Rahel Menig Photography | Hair & Makeup: Bella Bridal Napa Valley | Dessert: Johnny Doughnuts | Rentals, Tents, Decor: Encore Events Rentals  | Catering: Ca'Momi | Ceremony Musician: Rob Michael Guitar| Band: Decades | Transportation: California Wine Tours

Katie and Farzad’s Peony-Filled Wedding at the Harvest Inn Featured on Borrowed & Blue

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A little rain did not stop Katie and Farzad's wedding at the Harvest Inn from being featured on Borrowed & Blue! The rain actually made this one of the most unique, romantic and unforgettable weddings we've worked on to date.

The unbelievable peonies were styled by Rion Designs and featured pops of pink and blue which are on trend with this year's wedding Pantone colors.  Although the reception was moved to a tent at the last minute, the end result was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined!

Another piece that made this wedding day extra special was the Persian wedding ceremony, including a traditional Sofreh. The Sofreh set up included foods, decorations, herbs and a mirror all representing a piece of the couple's new life together. This Sofreh was a labor of love and turned out beautifully.

See the full feature on Borrowed & Blue here.

Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers & Wedding Designer: Rion Designs | Wedding Venue: The Harvest Inn | Photography: Bustle & Twine | Make-Up: M.A.C.  | Hair:Grasshopper Salon | Cakes & Desserts: Susie Cakes | Ceremony Musician: Rusty Strings Express | Reception Music: Greg Hester | Celebrants & Officiants: Nilou Nori

Anna and Derek's Dreamy Vineyard Wedding at B.R. Cohn Featured on Brides

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We were so excited to see Anna and Derek’s wedding featured on Brides! BR Cohn’s rolling vineyards were the setting for this dreamy, summer wedding in Sonoma, California. Bride Anna chose a stunning lace dress designed by Maggie Sotero that was complimented by her colorful bouquet of roses and ranunculus.

Anna and Derek love traveling was a theme throughout the day. Their guest’s tables were named after states the couple had visited together. Anna also handcrafted a seating chart using a map of the US to help guests locate their table.

The bride’s advice to anyone getting married is to hire a wedding coordinator, "it will make your wedding day so much more enjoyable and stress-free!" We are so glad Anna chose us to help make her wedding a “Lovely Day!”

Read more about the details of Anna and Derek’s special day here.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Photography: Christine Chang Photography | Floral Design: Anne Appleman Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Hair & Make-Up: Heart Amonos | Music: Patrick Connor Smith; DJ Dave Tutton| Wedding Venue: B.R. Cohn Winery | Photo Booth: Pro Studio Booths  | Catering & Rentals: Park Avenue Catering | Cake: Crisp Bake Shop

Addie and Jeff's Napa Wedding at Winter Creek Estate Gardens Featured in Borrowed & Blue

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A beautiful homegrown garden wedding in Napa Valley? We can't think of many things more picture-perfect than that! Take a look at Addie and Jeff's wedding day at Winter Creek Estate Gardens, which we were honored to recently have featured on Borrowed & Blue! The pictures are so gorgeous and if you're looking for more details on this purple and yellow homegrown garden wedding, read the full feature now at Borrowed & Blue!

June weddings are just the best! The weather is gorgeous, everything is warm and refreshing and it's the perfect time to get married, which is exactly what Addie and Jeff did! We loved the elegant, yet intimate backyard feel for their wedding vows, along with their reception. And the complementary yellow and purple color palette screams warm and fun-loving for the big day!

What a picturesque location, with the lush greens, white drapery and flowers that finished the look. Everything was so down-to-earth, with a homegrown wedding ambience all around. It was exactly what this couple was looking to achieve! And the rustic vibe came shining through with the great chalkboard wedding signs that were used for guests to see what was happening around the event. Nailed it!

How "sweet" is this sweetheart table for the happy couple! What a great way to start your marriage with just a little bit of privacy and fun for the two of you during the reception! How cute!

Photographer: JSL Pictures  //  Venue: Winter Creek Estate Gardens  // Florist: HEW  //  Bands & DJ: All Ears DJ //  Cakes & Desserts: Fleur de Lisa Cakes  //  Catering: Big Boy's Bar-B-Que  //  Invitations & Calligraphy: Twinkle and Toast  //  Tents, Rentals and Decor: Bright Event  //  Hair and Makeup: Nicolette LaFranchi

Lindsey and Florian’s Rutherford Wedding at Auberge Du Soleil Featured On Carats & Cake

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We were beyond giddy when we learned Lindsey and Florian’s wedding had been featured on Carats & Cake!

This past September, Lindsey and Florian celebrated the wedding of their dreams at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford. The beauty in this spectacular wedding was truly in the details. Every special touch was thoughtfully planned including the vintage cake plates and mogrammed pillows.

The bride stunned in a delicate Monique Lhuillier gown. Pale pink accents were woven throughout the day from the bridesmaid's gowns to the Crème Anglaise cake and romantic floral arrangements.

Adriana Klas Photography and Reel Eyes Media captured the day so that none of these incredible memories will be forgotten!

Thank you Lindsey and Florian for allowing Lovely Day Events to be a part of your magical wedding day!

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Photographer: Adriana Klas Photography //  Venue: Auberge Du Soleil  //  Florist: Fleurs De France  //  Bands & DJ: AMS Entertainment LLC //  Cakes & Desserts: Sweet On Cake //  Videographer: Reel Eyes Media // Design: Rion Designs //

Lauren and Patrick's Napa Wedding at B.R. Cohn Winery Featured On Borrowed & Blue

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We here at Lovely Day Events were lucky enough to be a part of this quintessential California Wine Country Wedding for Lauren and Patrick, which we are so proud to say has been featured in Borrowed & Blue! Thank you! Everything about this wedding, that was hosted at B.R. Cohn Winery, was exquisite. Chic and elegant features were found throughout the wedding and if you are dreaming of your wedding at a gorgeous winery, than you have to read all about this wedding in the full feature on Borrowed & Blue! What could be better than having a wedding ceremony overlooking the vineyard in Napa?! It is an essential part to any Wine Country wedding!

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The bride's peachy-pink bouquet of garden roses, along with ranunculus, complements the greenery around the winery absolutely perfectly! The white base palette that was used during the reception also complements the touches of color that was brought in from the flowers and the greenery. And we absolutely adore this unique take on a guest book. Instead, the couple opted to have all of their guests sign a wine crate from B.R. Cohn Winery that will forever hold a special place in their hearts! What a great idea!

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Photographer: onelove photography  //  Venue: B.R. Cohn Winery  //  Florist: Anne Appleman Flowers & Plants  //  Bands & DJ: Silverado DJ  //  Cakes & Desserts: Crisp Bakeshop  //  Catering: Park Ave Catering  //  Celebrants & Officiants: Kevin Tripp Weddings  //  Tents, Rentals and Decor: Bright Event  //  Accomodations: Flamingo Resort

Courtney and Daniel's DIY Dream Wedding at Asti Featured on Borrowed & Blue

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Courtney and Daniel's originally dreamed of being married at the place where her parent's were married. Unfortunately, when the wedding date came around the venue was no longer hosting weddings. After searching around Napa and Sonoma valleys for a new venue, they decided on Asti for their DIY wedding. Not many people have heard of Asti, it is a quaint, charming winery that used to be a Swiss-Italian colony site and is not opened to the public. The original buildings and statues are truly amazing and make for a very romantic location for a wedding. Daniel's wedding tied in hues of orange, brown and white, dinner in a romantic courtyard and a dessert bar complete with M&Ms with Courtney and Daniel's faces on them! Guests dance the night away to the original tunes of Trebuchet. If you are a lover of all things DIY, than this wedding is going to be one that you HAVE to check out! Thank you to Borrowed & Blue for featuring Courtney and Daniel's wedding on your website and what a gorgeous wedding it was! Read all about the wedding and see the full feature on Borrowed & Blue!

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ABOUT THIS WEDDING

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Courtney & Daniel enjoy DIY projects, and the two of them created many of the decorations and accents for their ceremony and reception. While their wedding was in the middle of May, the color palette that they chose for their wedding was reminiscent of fall, and looked beautiful in front of the mountains, as though they were mimicking the beauty of the peaks in autumn. Courtney's bouquet was a lovely bright coral, orange, peach, and white combination that absolutely popped against her white, lace gown. K2B Creative Photography captured a poignant moment of the ceremony, when Courtney's mother walked her down the aisle, as her father passed away when she was only nine years old. Following the ceremony, Courtney & Daniel had some gorgeous newlywed portraits throughout the vineyard grounds. Their reception was absolutely gorgeous, and a DIY lover's dream — a perfect ending for Courtney & Daniel's big day!

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THE COUPLE

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Daniel loves to brew his own beer, learn about the brewing process, and the science behind it all. Daniel also loves to build items from scratch, and be handy at fixing things around the house.

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I love sewing, doing crafts, and generally being creative. I love to cook, bake, and make peoples tummies happy.

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Daniel and I have been through a lot in our eight year relationship. After Daniel's long illness, we have laughed, loved, and just appreciated each other more and more. We love being together, but also enjoy cheering each other on in our separate hobbies. I think what makes us work is we are truly best friends, we love being together but aren't afraid to do things alone either.

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OUR LOVE STORY

We met in college, but the stars were not ready for to align just yet. My college roommate introduced me to Daniel, and we stayed friends for over two years before Daniel made his move. For our first date, Daniel took me apartment hunting. I know, great first date, but it had to be done. We laughed the whole time and just had a ball. From then on, I knew there was something special about him. After making it through some hard times it only made us grow closer; if we could make it through that we could make it through anything. Daniel surprised me by proposing at the same site where my parents exchanged vows — my dad passed when I was 9 — which is a very special place. Then, he had all my family waiting at my mom's to surprise me with dinner. Our relationship has thrived on love, laughter, and being open communicators. Laughter has been our #1 and his sense of humor has made me love him more and more each day.

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We did a lot of DIY projects for our wedding, including making letters out of cork that spelled love, since I grew up around wine country, and we were getting married at a winery. We made a memory board to honor those who couldn't be with us. We made everything from wedding invitation, table numbers, thank you cards for table settings, and escort cards. We had help making boxes, out of old fence boards from my moms house, for the table center piece flowers, and our friend helped arrange the flowers. We gave out bottle openers as our favors, as an ode to Daniel's love of brewing beer. We had pictures of us from all the years we have been together throughout the venue.

WHAT'S NEXT

Right now, just enjoying either other and working to save up to buy a house — once we decide where we want to settle. Our goal is to move closer to our families, so we can enjoy more time with them. Maybe start a family of our own, but that is up in the air right now, and time will tell what will happen with that.

Florist - EV Floral Design  ||  Transportation - Napa Valley Tours & Transportation  ||  Photographer - K2B Creative Photography  ||  Catering - Mavericks  ||  Wedding Planner - Lovely Day Events  ||  Sound & Lighting Design - Twilight Design

Taylor and Jon's Wedding at Sylvan Lake Estate Featured on Style Me Pretty

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What could be more picture perfect than a Romantic Napa Valley Estate Wedding? If a Napa wedding is something you've always visualized, than you have to take a look at Taylor and Jon's picture perfect day at Sylvan Lake Estate! Talk about being absolutely beautiful! Every little detail just comes shining out through the pictures. Thank you to Style Me Pretty for publishing their wedding on your website and sharing how absolutely stunning everything about this wedding was! Read all about the wedding and see the full feature on Style Me Pretty!

A gorgeous palette of peachy blooms and blush ‘maids, combined with personalized details featuring their rescue pup, Frankie, make this Britt Rene-captured family-friendly affair one for the books. See the full gallery here!

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From the beautiful Bride… We originally met at UC Berkeley on a football game day. Jon was a Senior and I was a Freshman, but we didn’t start dating until after Jon had graduated. So countless BART rides to and from San Francisco were the start of our relationship.

Jon proposed at my parents’ house, in the backyard. I was completely shocked because I had planned a big rafting trip with all of our friends the next day — so on Friday afternoon my mom & I were making enchiladas getting ready for the party, when Jon called me outside because he had a question. I was in my bathing suit and covered in chicken (from the enchilada prep) — so needless to say I wasn’t prepared! It was the perfect proposal for us though, we came back inside and my family was waiting with champagne, and the next day all of our best friends were there to celebrate.

We wanted our wedding to feel like you were at our house. Jon and I (and my parents) LOVE entertaining and having people over for dinners and parties, so we wanted this to feel no different. My family is Italian, so the family style dinner played into that, as well as the long connecting tables. Essentially our goal was to make it a family affair. From Jon’s mom officiating the wedding to our little toddler cousins kicking off the dance party, it turned out exactly how we wanted.

I can never pull off surprising Jon, but he made it so easy for me with the first dance. For the last 8 months about every week he would come up with a new song he wanted to dance to. I didn’t really have a strong preference in the song, so I thought it would be fun to create a mix of all his favorites for the first dance. I sent all the songs to his friend who blended them all together and started it off with the song Jon thought was our first dance song. Before the wedding we took dance lessons, and learned a dance to the “fake song”. Jon kept wanting to practice it, but knowing that we weren’t actually dancing to that I kept pushing it off. Worried since we NEVER practiced, the day of we decided to just prom dance. Which turned out to be a good thing (despite looking very awkward) because once the song switched Jon was so surprised I don’t think he could have handled a choreographed dance! Ha!

The last “little” detail is our pup, Frankie. We rescued her almost 4 years ago, and our lives haven’t been the same ever since. She was a strong theme of the wedding — wine labels, thank you cards, signature drink, and also our ring bearer. She’s a wild woman so we weren’t sure how she would handle the ring bearer role, but she got it together (aside from eating part of her flower collar) and gave a perfect bark of approval once Jon’s mom announced we were married.

Photography: Britt Rene Photography | Coordination: Lovely Day Events | Floral Design: Susan Garden | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Make-Up: Rose Rosales | Makeup Artist: Rose Rosales | Hair: Krista Howell | DJ: Brad Kinney | Wedding Venue: Sylvan Lake Estate | Photo Booth: Pro Studio Booths

Marry Like a Champion

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Dana and Kevin June 21, 2014

Dana and Kevin didn't need the luck of the Irish (a tribute to their days at Notre Dame) to get them through their wedding day! They had each other and the closest of their family and friends to help with that!  These two spent a lot of time thinking about how to make their wedding day as important and enjoyable for their guests as it would be for themselves. They thought of even the smallest things like what the guests could do while they were waiting on dinner to be served...A cross word puzzle!! I think it was such a cute and creative idea, plus the guests loved it! Lots of thought and creativity went in to week's worth of activities and the day of their wedding. Dana and Kevin wanted to show their guests why they chose Jackson Hole for their destination wedding.  The weekend included bringing guests to Spur restaurant and bar which Jackson Hole voted "Best Chef". This was followed up with an epic trip to Jenny Lake the next day and a hike to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. The day of the wedding continued with more fun things to do and see around Jackson. Dana and Kevin wed at Our Lady of the Mountains, a beautiful Catholic church in Jackson. The ceremony included a few readings, a responsorial psalm, an alleluia, and an Ava Maria. This was all topped and concluded with a final blessing of the Notre Dame Alma Mater, "Notre Dame Our Mother." Not to be missed was the thoughtful  "Marry Like A Champion" sign! It was so awesome to watch guests put their arms around each other and sing the alma mater!! After the ceremony, guests took a ride up the famous aerial tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. While guests were enjoying the views from the top of the Rendezvous bowl, Dana and Kevin went off with their photographer Katy Gray to capture a few pics in some of Jackson's iconic locations. They met up with guests at Calico Restaurant for cocktail hour full of lawn games and photo booth opportunities! They sat for dinner, Dana's dad gave a tear-jerker toast followed by a toast from her brother. A lovely dinner with family and friends and a little cake (decorated with a beautiful view of the Tetons) closed out the evening and they shut it down like a champion...

Marry Like A Champion...They definitely did!

Congratulations Dana and Kevin! Thank you so much for letting us be part of your wedding day!! It was such a pleasure getting you know both of you and your families!! I hope to see you both here soon celebrating your anniversary!

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Caterer: Calico Restaurant Ceremony: Our Lady of the Mountains Ceremony Music: Ron Fabry and Mimi Smith Dessert: Persephone Bakery Florist: MD Nursery Hair/Make-Up: Tanya Crocker Officiant: Childhood Priest Father Ed Obermiller Photography: Katy Gray Reception: Calico Restaurant Wedding Coordinator: Lovely Day Events (previously Events, Etc.)

Keep the party going and keep the people happy

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Diane and Mark February 22, 2014

This was my first winter wedding and they were calling for snow, snow and more snow! Now if you live here this is always a welcomed forecast, but if you are traveling here for a wedding, this can sometimes rattle your nerves. But that was not the case for Diane and Mark. They were unbelievably laid back and calm (even when the linen company forgot to send the special order linens!!). Easy-going is the one essential word I would use to describe them, and in love. They were so excited to get married that they knew everything else would fall in to place.

The wedding day came and the snow continued to fall. Guests could not believe how much snow we were getting.  They all came in brushing snow off their coats and smiling. The ceremony started and the when Diane walked down the aisle, I don't think I have seen a bigger smile that the one on Mark's face when he first saw her. After the ceremony ended, it was time to take some pictures in the snow! The photographer and I were very excited to see how the pictures were going to come out as snow can make things look very romantic!! After the pictures and a little alone time, the couple joined their guests and the party began. Dinner was served and shortly after the dancing started. The Diane and Mark originally thought guest would be ready to settle in for the night by 10pm but when 10pm rolled around, the guests wanted more. I asked the couple if they wanted to wrap it up or keep it going and they both said they wanted the guests to be happy so crank up the music!!

It was a beautiful day for a wonderful couple! Thank you Diane and Mark for letting me be part of your day!

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Caterer: Hotel Terra Ceremony: Our Lady of the Mountains Dessert: Jaclyn at Hotel Terra Florist: Gild the Lily Too Hair/Make-Up: Shara at Champu Officiant: Deacon Doug Photography: Ashley Wilkerson Photography Reception: Hotel Terra Reception Music: Steady Jake Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

Napa Wedding Venues: Westin Versa Napa, Silverado Resort and Spa, and Meritage Resort and Spa

Lindsey Nickel

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Greetings!  Summer is in full swing and the heat here in Napa is perfect for weddings. Hot, but not too hot during the day. The the evenings are simply magical and the perfect temperature for dancing under the stars. For those of you who are already planning for next year, here are a three very places near downtown Napa to consider for your wedding. It seems that people zip right past downtown Napa to head to the wineries when looking for a Napa wedding venue.  The truth is there is a range Napa wedding venues in the town of Napa, plus they are all unique and fit a range of budgets. The three I am writing about today all have lodging options at the same place as the reception location, but beyond that they are as different as cake and pie. Staying near downtown Napa is convenient for guests, because they can take taxis to easily explore downtown Napa and tasting rooms. I had the pleasure of touring each of them. The Westin Versa is located in downtown Napa. It is a hotel and so that means no driving for your guests- yahoooo! There is a darling courtyard for your dinner too! All of their details are on their website in the weddings section. There are a combination of options at Silverado Resort and Spa. If you someone is a golfer, check this place out. Details about weddings at Silverado Resort and Spa are in the wedding section of their website. The Meritage Resort and Spa is another stunner in Napa. This location is close to downtown Napa, but still has a vineyard for your wedding ceremony.  My personal favorite feature was the bowling alley. Can you think of a better after party location?! Check out the details of their wedding services on their website. To sum it up, there are wonderful options for a range budgets and visions that are close to downtown Napa.  A few snapshots I  took from the site visits are below, enjoy!

Napa Westin Versa

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La Toque restaurant which would be great for brunch or a welcome dinnerWestin Versa Napa weddings 3

Silverado Resort and Spa

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Vacation rentals on siteSilverado Resort and Spa Napa weddings 4

Beautiful setting in the treesSilverado Resort and Spa Napa weddings 3

Main entrance - photo opp!Silverado Resort and Spa Napa weddings 2

Back deck - perfect for relaxingSilverado Resort and Spa Napa weddings 1

Meritage Resort and Spa

Bowling!

Bowling alley at Silverado Resort

Bocce!Bocce at Silverado Resort

Welcome to the wine cavewine cave entrance at Silverado Resort

Inside the wine cavewine cave for weddings at Silverado Resort

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Our New Wedding Planning Service: Partial Planning

Lindsey Nickel

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Greetings! Since they day I decided to start a wedding planning company, I focused on ensuring that couples can enjoy their wedding day. Since that day we have offered one service and only one service: Day Of / Essential Coordination. Over the years people have asked us for help with their timeline, extra meetings and for more contact the month of the wedding. Of course we accommodated each of these requests with a smile. Now that we are  serving the two gorgeous locations of Jackson Hole and stunning Napa + Sonoma, it seems natural that this is the year we officially offer Partial Planning for weddings. I am excited to be working closer with couples and able to serve more couples. Details on Day Of / Essential Coordination and Partial Planning are on our website. So keep calm, hire a wedding planner and enjoy your wedding day. Partial Planning for weddings

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Sonoma Wedding Venues : Cline Cellars and Suite D, plus La Tavola

Lindsey Nickel

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Hello there! Now that we are officially Napa and Sonoma wedding planners, I thought I would share what I have been up to here in California. Over the past few weeks I have been visiting wedding reception sites. Let me tell you, there are many gorgeous and different options. You don't have to be a wine connoisseur to have your wedding in a vineyard or wine cave. So here we go, this is the first day of wedding site visits in Sonoma. The first two spots were Cline Cellars and Suite D. It is not a coincidence that I went to these two places first. A few years ago (in my not so distant life as a nonprofit consultant) I stopped in at Cline on a wine tour during a work trip and was thrilled to find these wines in Jackson Hole. Suite D is the even space of the oh so delicious Fig and the Girl in Sonoma, which is one of my favorite places to eat in Sonoma. Oh, I also went to La Tavola. La Tavola has a linen for any and every event and celebration you can imagine and conveniently they have an office/warehouse/showroom in Napa! My snap shots from the visits are below. Enjoy!

Cline Cellars - options for all sizes of weddings and two donkeys!

Welcome to Cline Cellars!

view driving up, there are vineyards everywhere. This was the first site visit so I was a total tourist.

options for large weddings

Barrels by the entry, barrels every where!

Barrel room for indoor wedding receptions

They have two donkeys!

vineyard view in early spring

 

Suite D - If you love the food from Fig and the Girl and you will love this space. Think rehearsal dinner or casual wedding in Sonoma.

See that mural on the wall? It is on canvas and they have four different ones so you can customize your event look

Charming lights hung from the ceiling.

La Tavola - Behind the scenes and in the showroom, inspiration everywhere. A few weeks later I was fortunate enough to attend the La Tavola Spring Release Party so I included a few photos from those tables too. Start pinning now.

behing the scenes at La Tavola

behind the scenes at La Tavola

behing the scenes at La Tavola

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Ann Taylor Wedding Collection and Giveaway

Lindsey Nickel

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I don't know about you, but I love when procrastination pays off. I knew for the past few days that I needed to find something awesome to tell you all about and then I found it while browsing the web looking for ideas. Brace yourselves, this is awesome... Ann Taylor Wedding Collection 2014 is now available and it is doing a giveaway AND they have petite sizes.  This trifecta of exciting news makes me want to look for my own wedding dress all over again! So get going over to Ann Taylor to enter and browse the elegant, simple and fresh designs. Ann Taylor wedding dresses

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