Napa Rehearsal Dinner

I'm happy to share Kate and Sean's Napa rehearsal dinner at the Carneros Inn. It was wonderfully designed by Alison Events with florals and furniture by Kathleen Deery Design. I love the clean, modern look of the space with the pops of yellow in flowers and ceramic vessels. Lots of good food and good wine- it was a lovely evening! 

Also, be sure to check out the full feature for this rehearsal dinner on Martha Stewart Weddings!

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher  / Location and Catering: The Carneros Inn / Event Planning: Alison Events / Flowers: Kathleen Deery Design / Cake: Baskin-Robbins / Hair: Diana Lyons, Napa Valley Hairstylist / Lighting: Jeffrey Stone, PSAV Presentation Services / Nannies: Joanna’s Nannies

Romantic Gold Wedding Inspiration

It was great getting to work with some of my favorite wedding professionals to produce this shoot. It started with the China Cabin in Tiburon, an intimate event space with beautiful 22k gold leaf detailing throughout the interior. Shannon Leahy was inspired to explore a different- old meets new- design based on China Cabin. Lots of rich gold and yellow toile flowed into all areas of this concept. Shannon pulled a custom linen, gold flatware and gilded plates (from Frances Lane), gold candelabras and chairs. Anne from Mira Aster created a stunning paper suite with the toile fabric sewn to the printed paper with gold thread and a folded-book style invite. Amber from Sweet on Cake brought the toile and the architectural detailing into a custom wedding cake for us. San Francisco bridal designer, Trish Lee, let us use her brand new 2014 gowns. My favorite florist, Max Gill, made rich burgundy arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres and the floral crown. It was really fun getting to see this concept come together and I hope people might find some inspiration for their wedding as well.  To top it all off, this shoot was featured on Snippet and Ink today!


Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher / Venue: China Cabin / Event planner: Shannon Leahy Events Dresses: Trish Lee / Shoes: Valentino / Stationery: Mira Aster / Floral designer: Max Gill / Rentals: Hartmann StudiosFrances LaneOne True Love / Cake: Sweet on Cake / Linens: LaTavola / Hotel Welcome Gift: Shannon Leahy Events

Lindsay and Marc's Napa Reception


After getting married in the South of France this summer, Lindsay and Marc had a California wedding reception at Paraduxx Winery in Napa. This was a really cool way of being able to celebrate their marriage with a larger group of family and friends since they couldn't all make it out to France for the wedding. I love all of the details that were put together by Lindsay, Marc, Lisa, Al and other helpers- like the floral arrangements they put together using local seasonal flowers. The flower arrangements were also housed in unique silver vessels that Lisa had been collecting for months in advance. Lindsay and Marc letterpress printed their own invitation suite for the event, as well as labels for bee's wax candle wedding favors (that they poured themselves). Amazing, right? It's like the spirit of DIY, but the execution of seasoned professionals. Oh yeah, as one of the winemakers at Paraduxx, Marc also helped make the wine for the evening. After spending a week in France with the Myers/Bregante families this summer, I knew this event was going to be next level awesome though. Enjoy.Paraduxx winery in Napa