Rustic Wedding in Napa

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How beautiful is this rustic wedding inspiration shoot? I love the bold color of all the orange details up against the natural backdrop of Napa Valley. It’s a really nice mix of colorful and organic. Below are more details from the designer, Tracy Taylor Ward…

I wanted to submit an inspiration shoot I produced in Napa, shot by my friend and colleague Scott Andrew Studio this past July. The purpose of the shoot was to show how a European destination wedding, which might be way out of budget for many people, could be achieved in the United States and even locally for Northern California residents.

Photography: Scott Andrew Studio // Venue: Private Residence in Napa // Event Design, Planning and Coordination: Tracy Taylor Ward Design // Invitations and Reception Stationary: Paper With Benefits // Catering: Ramekins Culinary School // Flowers: Daisy Rose Floral Design // Rentals: Wine Country Party Rentals // Cake: Sweet On Cake // Hair: Stella Stevens Hair Designs // Makeup: Glowing Bridal // Harp: Charlotte Wolter // Sourcing: The Collection Event Studio // Fashion Styling: Head Over Heels With Melanie // Special Thanks: The Breathtaking Bride and Margaret Elizabeth // Gown: Leanne Marshall from Lovely Bride LA // Shoes: Valentino // Brides Earrings: Kate Spade & Margaret Elizabeth // Crown: BHLDN // Bridesmaids dresses: Zara, Club Monaco, Anthropologie, BCBG, Free People // Bridesmaid Jewelry: Margaret Elizabeth // Flower girl, ring bearer, groomsmen: J.Crew // Groom’s watch & cufflinks: Teno // Ties: Macy’s

11.07.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

We’re on Pinterest!

At long last, we are here to support your pinning addiction! (and maaaaybe we’ve gotten a little addicted ourselves in the process….it really is a vortex of amazingness.) Its also possible that we’ve been working on a lot of other big (big) new things that we were going to wait and share all at once but…..we’ve decided the Once Wed Pinterest page is ready enough to share with you now!

We’ve been building up all kinds of wedding related boards (and even some not so wedding related boards because maybe we can’t help ourselves!) over the last couple of weeks and we will continue to pin pin pin away. It really is such a helpful way to plan a wedding, right?? Also, please let us know if there are any other specific boards you’d like to see on our page! CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON PINTEREST!

11.06.12 / Featured, News Blog

Shop Joielle

Shop Joielle

Looking for a one-stop-shop to outfit your entire bridal party? Then look no further than Joielle. Joielle offers modern, fun and affordable designer bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, and mens and womens accessories!  Their selection is incredible and they carry amazing designers too; Dessy Collection, After Six, Alfred Sung, Lela Rose, Watters, Wtoo, Landa Designs, Joanna August, plus so many more. Right now, Joielle is offering a special discount for Once Wed readers! When you use the code ONCEWED15, you can receive 15% off all cards, gifts and women’s accessories valid now through November 20th.

You are going to love the experience of outfitting your bridesmaids with Joielle because the site has an easy-to-use navigation,  an extensive variety of styles and wonderful customer service. Not to mention that your bridal party will receive a discount of 10% when four or more of your bridesmaids buy their dresses from the shop. Sound like a good deal to you? Joielle is also running an end of the year sale on all in-stock dresses. You will receive 20% off and you can find the promo code on the homepage of their website. Don’t forget to use the special ONCEWED15 promo code and get to shopping!

 

11.06.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Elegant Purple Wedding at Black Swan Lake

Did you know last year’s most popular color for weddings was a purple wedding according to TheKnot.com? Of course leave it to amazingly talented, Ariella Chezar, to create the most lovely purple arrangements you’ve ever seen. Ariella used varying shades of wine, burgundy, and violet for the bridesmaid bouquets, which perfectly complement the willow trees everyone stood underneath during the ceremony. Food was a big part of the celebration. Dinner was served under a tented reception complete with a custom show kitchen in the actual tent. Congrats Jenny and Pete!

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography // Planner: Kristi Amoroso // Venue: Black Swan Lake // Florist: Ariella Chezar // Catering: Alice Waters and Premiere Events // Wedding Dress: Vera Wang

11.05.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog