Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Soiree by Simone Mt. La Salle Wedding Publishd by

Ashley and Dave's wedding ceremony at Mt. La Salle Christian Brothers Church was featured on their BLOG today. Check it out here!

Check out all the beautiful ceremony images by Enluce Photography!

See complete slideshow of their ceremony here.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall Holman Ranch Wedding - Simplistic Beauty At It's Finest

Photo Credit: Isaac Mosquera (friend of groom)

Photo Credit: Isaac Mosquera (friend of groom)

Photo Credit: Isaac Mosquera (friend of groom)

It's always such a treat to actually attend a wedding as a guest since we plan and execute so many weddings each season. I love the excitement of showing up not knowing what to expect and seeing all the special touches couples create for their big day. It's even sweeter to attend a wedding at venue that we know so well, like Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley.

One of the biggest draws to this venue is that you really don't need much to have an extraordinary wedding as the property and grounds are so unique and beautiful. Some of the venues that we work at need a pretty aggressive decor installation to transform the space, but not at Holman.

Our friends were married on the overlook using only two simple rustic arrangement to frame them in and their bridal party flowers and it was breathtaking.

Dinner was held in the Rose Patio where the bride used burlap table runners, vintage chargers in different designs (she told me she spent 6 months collecting them from secondhand stores) and simple Italian strung lighting. With space heaters pumping out heat, we didn't even realize it was 43 degrees when the sunset.

A cool surprise in the evening actually came in the form of a reconnection with an old friend from high school who was catering the event. I love small world coincidences. Our friends used RibWhip, a well-known San Francisco based BBQ specialty food truck, to cater the dinner reception (if you are an SF native, you can find them during Off The Grid gatherings). My old friend, Marcel Neal, and his team cooked up an amazing spread of Kobe beef brisket, Cajun Mac 'n Cheese, cole slaw, beans and beef ribs with all the fixings. Guests went through the buffet at least twice and no one seemed to mind licking their fingers.

It just goes to show that if you pick the right venue, great vendors and have amazing friends and family to share in the special occasion, you really don't need a whole to have a great wedding.

Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Brian Orosco!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Vintage Estates Wedding by Soiree by Simone Featured on

 Our clients' gorgeous Yountville wedding at Vintage Estates at the Villagio's Inn and Spa was featured by IDoVenues this week! This was one of our favorite weddings and couples all season.

Thanks for the recognition Gloria and Thea. See full feature here.

Gorgeous photos by Dana and Gina of  Enluce Photography.

{Engagement Shoot} Bob & Natalie

It's been a treat spending so much time this week planning the wedding for this uber cool client couple! Natalie and Bob are the quintessential generation Y couple with a city chic style with a slightly technical but super artistic prospective to their nuptials.

Natalie is stylish, artistic and absolutely stunning (see photos below). Bob is reserved, witty, charmingly handsome and provides a refreshingly analytical approach to wedding planning. Together, we have selected an incredible vendor line up for their Cavallo Point wedding next June.

To satisfy this couple's vision about a detailed and thoughtful design, we've pulled in a top event designer to put together a truly unique, cutting edge design for their wedding style. I always feel honored to work next to such industry visionaries on event design as their ideas, inspirations and style reflect total brilliance and awe. This will be a very exciting wedding to unveil to our couple as I know they will be nothing short of a feeling of bliss.

As you can see, the gorgeous images from their engagement shoot were taken by the talented and well known Jerry Yoon, and we're just as ecstatic about him capturing all the details of their big day. There really is no better fit.

Yasmin from Floral Theory will be our floral visionary to execute this high styled affair and we're looking forward to her aesthetic and skill set here. She creates some jaw dropping floral treatments and her energy is infectious.

We also can't forget to mention the most perfect dessert ending... the amazing wedding cake. Perfect Endings will be providing just that!

Please contact me if you are interested in receiving information on any of our talented vendor team!
Enjoy the gorgeous photos by Jerry Yoon below.