From The Bride… We knew we wanted a romantic garden party in an incredible venue to showcase to our friends and family what we love so much about the Napa Valley.
It was important that every single element of our wedding felt like “Cyd and Trey”, so keeping true to our taste and style was a theme throughout the planning. The florals created by Polly at Valley Flora in a palette of my favorite colors were lush, romantic and beyond everything I had dreamed of. During cocktail hour, we had a shucker from Hog Island Oyster Co., where Trey and I had shared many dates over the years. Trey carefully sourced every wine we opened for our guests through his friends in wine country and he even bottled his own port with his groomsmen at Turnbull Cellars in lieu of a groom’s cake!
We were so privileged to work with some of the most talented vendors in the business. Each and every one went above and beyond to create a perfect weekend for us and I am so grateful! Any event is truly only as wonderful as the team you work with and we could not have chosen a better one! The first stop in our planning journey was selecting our lovely planner Kathy Higgins, who led us to our incredible photographer, Sylvie Gil. Aside from being incredibly gifted, Sylvie is just so much fun to work with (and her lovely French accent keeps all the boys in line)! She and her team did a magnificent job capturing our wedding day. Sometimes it is hard to believe that the fairy tale Sylvie Gil and Elysium Productions (our videographer) captured was actually our wedding! My advice to all the brides out there is to soak up and enjoy every single moment of the planning process with those who love you most and when the weekend of the wedding rolls around, the only people you should worry about making happy is you and your groom! Everyone else will figure it out!
Wedding Planner Kathy Higgins - Venue Black Swan Lake – Florals Valley Flora - Hair and Make Up TEAM Hair and Makeup - Bride's gown Vera Wang - Paper Goods Chips and Salsa Designs - Catering Elaine Bell Catering - Cake Perfect Endings –- Bride's shoes Jimmy Choo-- Bridesmaids Dresses Monique Lhuillier – Calligraphy Tara Jones - Lighting Illusions Lighting - Groom's shoes Salvatore Ferragamo - Grooms' suits Custom Men - Groomsmen's Attire Jos A Banks - Ceremony Music Eloquence String Quartet - Linens La Tavola - Rentals Classic Party Rentals - Videography Elysium Productions-