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Real Wedding: Kelly and David

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Kelly and David met at work – Kelly sold electrical signage and David is an electrical contractor. Naturally, when they crossed paths at a tradeshow, sparks flew. We traveled from Tahoe to Wine Country to find Kelly and David a venue that had everything they were looking for: great food, fun cocktails, an all-inclusive spot with lots for their traveling guests to experience. We found that fit at The Meritage Resort and Spa. Kelly asked for a Midsummer Night’s Dream design with lots of jewel-tones and we were prepared to give her just that!

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Kelly and David had an candle-lit wedding in the Meritage Wine Cave, anchored by a wooden backdrop with flower-filled manzanita branches and an aisle lined with twinkle-light filled lanterns. Bridesmaids carried flower-covered twinkle-lit lanterns to continue the theme. Once guests witness their nuptials, guests headed to the Vineyard Terrace to enjoy libations including Kelly’s signature Moscow Mule served in copper mugs and yummy bites like Mini Beef Wellington and Panko-crusted Artichoke Hearts.

Once the Cocktail Hour had completed, guests entered into the Meritage Ballroom that we had transformed with deep plum lighting, tall olive trees, floral-laden manzanita arrangements atop wooden and linen tables, accented with mercury glass candles and more twinkle-lit lanterns. A starry night lit dance floor site center stage and was surrounded by luxe lounge furniture and silver antler accent tables. Guests dined on plated Filet and Halibut with wine country-inspired accoutrements before noshing on gourmet cookies and dancing the night away on a starlit floor. Kelly and David spent the remainder of their evening on the dance floor, enjoying the photo booth and enjoying the company of their friends and family. Kelly and David were an absolute delight to work with and we wish them many years of wedded bliss. Congratulations, Kelly and David!

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Jun
29

Real Wedding: Katie and Michael

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There’s a certain beauty about developing a friendship with your significant other before blossoming into a romantic relationship.  That’s exactly what Katie and Michael did: they met at Georgetown University, where they were friends and roommates first.  It wasn’t until after Michael graduated that the two began dating and the rest was history from there!

For their wedding, Katie and Michael were going for a classic rustic theme; they wanted their special day to feel fun, relaxed and joyful.  Katie is a huge lover of flowers, but instead of going with a more formal look to her florals, she chose to incorporate a wildflower look to go along with her rustic vibe.  We loved this!  Katie and Michael were very into the design process, as there were several things they were adamant about having: a beautifully-decorated chuppah, rich colors for florals and accents, and personal photos to bring the two families together.  With Katie and Michael’s input, Team KWE went to work to bring their wedding day vision to life!

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Guests arrived at Park Winters and made their way to the Pecan Tree for a beautiful outdoor ceremony.  The chuppah stood elegantly under the tree, decorated with a lace overlay, colorful ribbons, and vibrant florals.  After an intimate ceremony, which included Jewish traditions like a blessing over wine and breaking of the glass, guests made their way to the patio to celebrate the newlyweds.

When guests found their seats for dinner, they were greeted with a personalized package of s’mores.  Team KWE loved this simply sweet wedding favor!  For dinner, everyone could choose their favorite dishes from three different stations: a chicken station, a beef station, and a gnocchi station. After a delicious dinner, guests enjoyed toasts to the newlyweds from members of the wedding party and family.  For dessert, guests could indulge in many different flavors of pies, as Katie and Michael preferred pie to cake.  From here, Katie and Michael spent the remainder of their night surrounded by their closest family and friends.  We absolutely loved working with this spectacular couple and we wish them many years of love and happiness in their marriage.  Congratulations, Katie and Michael!

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