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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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Maureen & Doug's Romantic Wine Country Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

Lindsey Nickel

Maureen and Doug's wedding was like no other we've ever worked on before! What really set this wedding apart from the rest was the incredible personal details added by the bride, a visual merchandiser for Pottery Barn.

The wedding was held at the bride's childhood home in Napa which was the perfect setting for this unforgettable day! To read more about this wedding, visit Style Me Pretty's recent article which describes all of the stunning details. 

"Our wedding planner, Lindsey, was the best decision we ever made. At first we wanted to try and pull the wedding off on our own but as the day neared we realized we were in way over our heads. I reached out to her, late one night, and thankfully she was able to fit us into her busy schedule. She was literally a life saver and the sole reason the day went off without a hitch."  -Maureen, Bride

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Revel Floral | Wedding Venue: Private Residence | Photography: Suzanne Karp Photography | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang  | Bride's Shoes : Kate Spade NY | Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew | Groomsmen Attire:  Al's Attire | Catering: The Oyster Girls | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Tent: Peak Tent and Event Rentals

We need your input!

Lindsey Nickel

Exciting things are happening here and we need your input! We're starting a second business helping event + wedding pros find success and balance in their businesses. What should the name be? Leave your favorite choice in the comments below. Thank you!

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Lucky & Lucinda's Sunny Vineyard Wedding

Lindsey Nickel

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

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

Lindsey Nickel

"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

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!

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Silverado Resort and Spa

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

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Bowling!

Bowling alley at Silverado Resort

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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.

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Barrels by the entry, barrels every where!

Barrel room for indoor wedding receptions

They have two donkeys!

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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.

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behind the scenes at La Tavola

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Vendor Spotlight- Mosquito Squad of Diablo Valley

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Mosquito Eliminator- Mosquito Squad

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Outdoor weddings can embrace elements of nature and provide a surreal setting ideally suited for your special day. If you’ve had the privilege of attending an outdoor wedding you may remember the magnificence or you may remember the bites and rush to escape when uninvited mosquitoes crashed the wedding.

Mosquito Squad provides a solution to mosquitoes and other outdoor pests so that you and your guests can enjoy everything you love about the outdoors without harmful mosquitoes. The solution is their environmentally sensitive barrier spray service and subscriptions. For weddings and special events they offer a special event barrier spray service. A trained applicator will arrive at the location of your event 10 to 14 days prior to perform integrated service and preliminary treatment. The initial service is then followed up by a final service that will be performed 24 to 48 hours prior to your event leaving no odor or any noticeable differences other than the removal of mosquitoes. Their two step approach will remove the pests and prevent their return, effectively stopping them before they have a chance to ruin your wedding.

Mosquito Squad recognizes that every event is different. That is why they have solutions that be can be customized for any wedding big or small, from grand weddings with thousands on the guest list to intimate backyard weddings, all of which are backed by their 100% satisfaction guarantee.

They are locally owned and operated by biology expert Eugene Murphy. Eugene is passionate about biology and outdoor living. He has developed field methodologies derived from this expertise and passion that are reliably effective and environmentally sensitive. All of their applicator technicians are personally trained by Eugene far beyond industry standards in all aspects. They value their customers and strive to provide the highest quality of service. All of the team members at Mosquito Squad are nice, knowledgeable, respectful, and willing to go above and beyond to ensure that their customers are satisfied. The goal at Mosquito Squad is to improve the quality of life experienced by their customers through enhanced outdoor living and the promotion of human-environmental harmony.

Did you know- Though the owner, Eugene and General Manager, Amanda are some of the nicest people you’ll have the pleasure of working with, both of them trade their Mosquito Squad uniforms for a helmet at the end of the day. Eugene is a semi-pro ice hockey player and Amanda plays roller derby for the Bay Area Derby Girls’ San Francisco team.

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Learn more Mosquito Squad Amanda Theriot, General Manager Pleasant Hill, CA (925)262-8453 diablovalley.mosquitosquad.com