Saturday, June 25, 2011

Weekly Obsessions - Niebaum-Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blanc

Seriously, how cute is this little pink can of sparkling wine? Perfect for a picnic, boating excursion, barbeque, or an incognito sippy-sip. I'm a sucker for packaging and this little can comes with a cute little pink straw too.

As a wedding and special events planner, I LOVE small things that come in a cute package. I can see using these in gift baskets already.

Neibaum-Coppola (yes, that Coppola, Francis Ford) originally only shipped 5,000 cases to high-end distributors targeting luxury night clubs and resorts. However, the company has recently gone national so if you are a party throwing extraordinaire or a bride-to-be eyeing these cute little babies for your wedding weekend, you are in luck. 

They come in a case of four for around $20. Purchase them here.

Real Wedding {Jessica & Trevor} - Carmel Valley, CA

Jessica, a Los Angeles based stylist, tied the knot with her long time fiance, Trevor, at the beginning of June at the Church of Wayfarer in Carmel, CA.

Being a total "glamor girl", Jessica looked absolutely stunning in an ivory Chantilly lace trumpet gown, hair swept to the side and wearing some unbelievable jewelry. As a stylist for the E! channel, I felt it would be only fitting for her to wear some statement jewelry pieces worthy for a Hollywood red carpet. Luckily, I was able to call in a favor from Fourtane Jewelers -- Carmel's legendary luxury jewelery powerhouse -- and after an afternoon of trying on diamonds and pearls, Jessica selected an amazing suite of wedding day jewelry. One word: A-mazing.

Having the ceremony at The Church of Wayfarer was very important to Jessica because the church has such a special significance to her side of the family. Both her parents and grandparents were married there (all of which were in attendance) and she wanted to carry out their tradition. It was such a special moment to see all three couples ringing the church bell together immediately after the ceremony signifying to the entire town of Carmel that a wedding was taking place.

Jessica and Trevor love the wine country so hosting their wedding reception at Chateau Julien in Carmel Valley was a perfect fit. The estate's vineyards were green and lush and added a beautiful wine country backdrop to their photos.

Take a peek at their big day below.

Happy planning!


Vendors & Credits:
Wedding Planning & Coordination: Soiree by Simone
Jewelry: Fourtane Jewelers, Carmel, CA
Photography: Tia & Claire Studios
Floral and Event Design: Christine Cater Event & Floral Design
Rentals: Chic Event Rentals
Linens: La Tavola
Music: DNA Entertainment
Cake: Friend of the Bride's Family
Ceremony Venue: The Church of the Wayfarer, Carmel, Ca
Reception Venue: Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley, CA
Hair and Make: Emily Nguyen, A-list Make-up & Hair
Transportation: Main Event Limousine
Accommodations: Cypress Inn

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Soiree by Simone Featured in San Francisco Bride Magazine | Holman Ranch Wedding

The new and highly anticipated fall/winter edition of San Francisco Bride Magazine has been released and our Holman Ranch wedding from last October was selected as one of the five real wedding features! If you are familiar with San Francisco Bride Magazine published by Modern Luxury Media, then you know what an honor this is. We at Soiree by Simone are absolutely thrilled!

Eileen and Stephen are an extraordinary couple and we felt very honored to have been selected to design and plan such a special and magical event at a lovely venue such as Holman Ranch.

Our team is deep into the design details of another stunning wedding at Holman Ranch for next May and we can't wait to create the magic all over again.

A special thank you goes to Robin Wilkey and the staff at San Francisco Bride Magazine and Modern Luxury Media for selecting us.

View the entire feature here.

Happy Planning!