A California Destination Wedding with a Rustic Touch
Laura and Evan
For bride Laura, throwing a party is not a matter to be taken lightly, and her wedding with Evan was no exception. “I wanted it to be meaningful and romantic, of course, but also fun, sexy, and stylish.” The Houston couple already knew they would invite 250 guests to a private estate in California’s Napa Valley. After deciding on a Middle-Eastern inspired theme, they planned a lavish celebration that included a family-style Moroccan feast, exotic decor, and a crowded dance floor.
Here, the couple share a sweet moment with Laura’s daughter, Ava.
Ladies in Waiting
Laura and Evan exchanged teary vows in a Napa olive grove on a white-rose-petal-covered aisle with the bride's son and daughter by their sides.
A 32-foot tiled fountain was dotted with gardenias, enhancing the day's exotic Middle-Eastern vibe.
Guests sipped Moroccan mint tea in ornate glass cups.
Caviar on blini with chilled vodka rocked cocktail hour.
Neutral linens and bronze lanterns, hurricane lamps, and candles warmed the tables, where guests dined on lamb tagine and salmon in fig leaves.
Chocolate emblems adorned the five-flavor layer cake, which rested under an eclectic lantern display.
The First Dance
The newlyweds took to the dance floor to sway under hanging lanterns. The tune? Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.”
Event Design and Production: Yifat Oren & Associates
Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering
Flowers: Floral Theory
Photography: Weddings by Sasha Gulish
Calligraphy: J.P. Panter
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Lighting: Got Light?
Decor: Studio D Decor
Hair: Marilee Albin at Chris McMillan Salon
Makeup: Lauren Kaye Cohen for Dior Beauty
Bride’s Reception Dress: Roseark
Bridesmaid Bracelets: Roseark
Flower Girl Dress: J.Crew
Sound: Delicate Productions SF
Transportation: Napa Valley Tours & Transportation