With summer being the norm, it was thrilling to plan and design Jessica and Bill’s winter Napa wedding! Keep reading, you may be inspired to rethink your summer wedding.
“With January chilling the air, the stage was set for enjoying the warmth of family and friends celebrating the union of two souls. Hot cider with cinnamon-stick garnish greeted guests’ arrival to the ceremony. Vaulted white ceilings towered above adornments of ivory, champagne, cream, and silver. Arrangements of branches intertwined with white roses and draped with strings of crystal flanked a custom runner infused with speckles of glitter that reflected light from glowing candles. Delighted with the outcome, Jessica says, “It was different from anything we have ever seen.”
The stems of Jessica’s bouquet of roses, orchids, and crystal-dotted stephanotis blossoms were wrapped in white velvet held with a crystal brooch. Her maid of honor clutched flowers bound in cool gray velvet.
The Jewish ceremony was performed by a close family friend. After Bill and Jessica were pronounced and receded down the aisle, guests showered the couple with cones full of “snowflakes” that had been hung on every chair. Jewish customs and family were honored throughout the reception as Jessica’s brother in law blessed the challah, and Bill’s cousin blessed the wine. Guests lined up to make loving speeches as a string quartet played renditions of upbeat contemporary songs.
Long rectangle tables filled the dining room, illuminated by the glow from a roaring stone fireplace. Snowy centerpieces composed of roses, tulips, and hydrangeas matched the ceremony arrangements and were accented by mercury-glass candleholders and silver chargers.” – via Inside Weddings
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Wedding Planners & Designers: Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events | Venue: Meadowood, Napa Valley | Rentals: Classic Party, La Tavola Fine Linen | Photography: Cooper Carras Photography | Music & Entertainment: Entire Productions (After-Party), Golden Gate Music | Lighting Design: Twilight Design | Invitations & Calligraphy: Lehr & Black | Floral & Event Design: Nancy Kaye of Mark’s Garden | Custom Décor & Details: The Original Runner Company (Aisle Runner) | Cakes & Desserts: Perfect Endings | Cinematography & Videography: Thomas Hughes Films | Beauty: Cristina Hlebakos