Kate and Rob Tie the Knot

Welcome back for part two of our blog post dedicated to Kate and Rob tying the knot.  If you missed our last post of their rehearsal dinner at The CIA at Greystone, check it out here.

For Kate and Rob, Beaulieu Garden served as the perfect setting for them to exchange vows, becoming man and wife amongst their loved ones.  With the sun shining bright, their ceremony took place in the Sunken Garden.  After sneaking away for a private moment in the surrounding vineyards, they celebrated with delicious food and wine below the terrace and then danced the night away under the stars.

The florals for this wedding were a perfect combination of modern and romantic.  We were particularly fond of the bright color palette they chose for their bridesmaids’ bouquets and the long stem tulip bouquet Radeff Design Studios designed for the bride herself.  Chandeliers combined with green and pastel colored floral arrangements created a picturesque setting for dinner and toasts.  Additionally, freestanding ivy-adorned topiaries and orbs flanked pathways and aisles, luring guests towards the terrace and fireplace lounge.  Kate and Rob most definitely tied the knot in style!

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Photography: Michelle Pattee  / Planning & Coordination: Stacy McCain Event Planning / Venue: Beaulieu Garden / Caterer: Paula Le Duc Fine Catering  / Flowers: Radeff Design Studios / Videographer: David Waldorf  / Band: Blacklist Band  / Cocktail Music: Eloquence String Quartet / Cake: Perfect Endings / Rentals: Wine Country Party Rentals / Lighting/Sound: Got Light. / Print Pieces: Ceci New York

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Danielle + Adam Tie The Knot

On a perfect September afternoon in Sonoma, Danielle and Adam’s nearest and dearest gathered at B.R. Cohn to celebrate the sweet couple’s lifelong commitment to one another.  After enjoying an intimate and emotional ceremony, the couple was whisked away in a stylish 1938 vintage sedan to enjoy a private moment before they were led into their cocktail reception by a violinist.  The couple was then toasted throughout the evening, which was filled with laughter and fun.

 Some of our favorite details included the clothespin adorned escort table, the typewriter that served as a guestbook inviting guests to predict where the couple would be in 10 years time, the cascading cactus and butterfly centerpiece on the dessert table, and of course, the couple’s complete and utter adoration of one another.

Wishing Danielle + Adam years and years of continued wedding bliss!

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Photography:  EP Love / Planning & Coordination: Stacy McCain Event Planning/ Venue: B.R. Cohn / Caterer: Grapevine Catering / Flowers: Catherine Scott Flowers  / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth/ Videographer: Shade Tree Films / DJ: DJ David  / Cupcakes: Foxy Cupcakes / Rentals: Wine Country Party Rentals /  Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Golden Gates Music / Getaway Car: Bow Tie Limousine 

See more of our Real Weddings here!

The Anti-Guest Book

No, we don’t mean “anti” as in we’re against guest books. Not at all. We just think that the traditional “sign your name in this book, that will sit on our bookshelf to collect dust” is a bit stale. But we still love the idea of your guests leaving you a few words of love or maybe even some marriage advice, during your wedding. We’re seeing some super creative and fun ways to do this and just had to share.

These coasters are super cute! Plus, they can be an extension of your day-of wedding paper goods, carrying the overall look from your save the dates, invitations, programs, etc.

Instead of just writing their name in a random book, why not ask your guests to write their birthdays on a calendar? What a cool and useful idea!

And what about at the wedding? How do you display all those love notes? Add them to your wedding scrapbook by creating small individual envelopes for each note.

We love the idea of adding some fun to your wedding via your guests’ notes. This fun Mad Lib is such a clever idea and will keep your guests entertained during cocktail hour!

For more ideas outside the box (er, book), how about having your guests write mini notes on wooden puzzle pieces?

Keep the games going by using a Jenga pieces for a place guests can leave you and your now hubby little notes. You’ll enjoy playing these games for years to come and will love to reminisce about your wedding day.

These thumb-print trees are becoming popular, especially for earthy and more rustic weddings. What a sweet reminder of your special day that can be hang in your home.

You can always keep it simple and sweet and incorporate your guests’ notes into your wedding decor. Here are more of our favorites…

We love the simple ideas above, but go crazy for unique “anti-guestbook” ideas, like what Bay Area photographer Meg Perotti did at her November wedding. They had guests decorate glass ornaments, including little love notes, and then hung them on their first Christmas tree the next month. Love!!

Check out more unique “guestbook” ideas on our Pinterest…and if you like what you see, please do follow us 🙂

andrea + aaron tie the knot: part two

The fun continues with our super cute couple, Andrea and Aaron. Not even the rain will stop these two from tying the knot. How adorable are these groomsmen in their sweater vests and neckties!

 

We especially love the wedding ceremony wall decor made of white fluffy poofs. The alter arrangements were handcrafted using large galvanized glass jars filled with rock salt to anchor the metal sherd’s hooks. We wanted a soft alter so we used small jars and filled half with candles and the other half with fresh cut flowers. We needed a bit more weight to ensure that the hooks were held tight, to achieve this we used vintage lamp shades.

 

 

 

 

We also love how Andrea and Aaron personalized their wedding by hanging black and white images taken from their engagement shoot.

 

 

 

Click here to see Andrea + Aaron Tie The Knot: Part One

Wedding Photography: Ben Blood / Wedding Coordinator: Stacy McCain Event Planning / Venue: Georgetown Studios / Caterer: Green Apple Catering / Flowers: Shannon Eldredge / Cake: Flour and Thyme  / DJ: Sean Wheatley with Seattle Parties / Videography: Erik Johnson Films  / Lighting: Blue Danube Productions / Hair: Keila Rokkan with Rudy’s Ballard / Make-up: Victoria Helen Levy with Nars / Hotel: Ace Hotel

andrea + aaron tie the knot: part one

We’re beyond thrilled to share andrea and aaron’s destination wedding to Seattle, Washington with all of you. 
This destination holds a special place in our heart, as it’s the hometown of our dear Stacy McCain. We had the extreme pleasure of working with the oh-so-talented Ben Blood. His eye for capturing all the details of the day made it difficult to fit into one post, so we decided to give you a treat and break it into two parts. Enjoy!
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see Part Two of Andrea and Aaron tie the knot click here

Wedding Photography: Ben Blood / Wedding Coordinator: Stacy McCain Event Planning / Venue: Georgetown Studios / Caterer: Green Apple Catering / Flowers: Shannon Eldredge / Cake: Flour and Thyme  / DJ: Sean Wheatley with Seattle Parties / Videography: Erik Johnson Films  / Lighting: Blue Danube Productions / Hair: Keila Rokkan with Rudy’s Ballard / Make-up: Victoria Helen Levy with Nars / Hotel: Ace Hotel

real wedding: hidi + bing

Photography: Anna Kuperberg/ Planning & Coordination: Stacy McCain Event Planning/ Venue: Beaulieu Garden/ Caterer: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering/ Flowers: Hunt Littlefield/ Lighting & Sound: Got Light? / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth/ Videographer: Justin Fone Productions/ Ceremony & Cocktail Music: An Elegant Touch of Strings/ DJ: DJ Imani for Entire Productions/ Cake: Jasmine Rae Bakery



Real Wedding: Kate and David

Event Planning & Coordination: Stacy McCain Event Planning, Venue: Annadel Estate Winery, Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, Floral Design: Cherries, Lighting & Sound: Got Light?, Photography: Carolyn Quilici for Lisa Lefkowitz