Like many couples these days, Lisa and Ethan’s family and friends are scattered all around the country. As they began imagining their perfect wedding day, they quickly realized their top priority: Make every aspect of the wedding as memorable, comfortable, and fun for their guests as possible.
With that in mind, Lisa and Ethan began planning. First, they reworked their guest list draft from 150+ to just 30 guests, composed of their closest family and friends. Second, they secured Bardessono Hotel in Yountville. This place has special meaning to Lisa and Ethan. Lisa, an executive assistant to Marissa Mayer at Yahoo, and Ethan, a Front Office executive for the San Francisco 49ers, tend to have particularly intense schedules. Over the last couple of years, Bardessono has become their go-to location for weekend getaways together, to the point where it feels like a second home to them. Unparalleled wine, top-notch food and service, and a beautiful space were all aspects of Bardessono that they wanted to share with their nearest and dearest.
Lisa and Ethan then hired Laurel Anderson at Esla Events. Laurel helped them plan every detail large and small, from the moment guests arrived at SFO to the final farewell. Fresh, modern, and personalized design was also a top priority for Lisa and Ethan, so they also hired Laurel to help with their overall event design. “Modern Elegance” was the inspiration throughout, mixing in just enough romantic and feminine details to make everything feel soft and welcoming, while also using clean lines, neutral tones, and beautifully simple shapes to keep it fresh.
Event Planning + Design: Esla Events | Photography: Jessica Burke | Florist: Leigh Okies | Paper Goods: The Aerialist Press | Officiant: Rev Peadar Daltonhttp | Cake: Bouchon Bakery | Venue: Bardessono
You won’t be able to look away from the incredible flowers in this beautiful, warm wedding inspiration. From the vibrant bridal bouquet to the organic floral design in the ceremony installation, and of course, the beautiful table centerpiece, the flowers take center stage.
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