Sunday, February 28, 2010

Brian and Kacey - Calistoga Wedding

Brian and Kacey tied the knot back in June at a private estate in Calistoga. This couple, along with their families, were amazing to work with. I can't tell you how much fun I had planning with them the year leading up to the wedding. Take a peek at how the bright summer colors accented with the chocolate brown worked so well with the lush green vineyard backdrop.

One of my favorite elements was the photographer, Kate Nagle, who created an area during the reception where all of the guests could step into a "photobooth" -- a large cardboard cutout that acted as the frame for the photo. She provided the best dress up pieces - fedoras, sunglasses, wigs and boas to name a few, and had guests pose. The images came out fantastic! Brian and Kacey had great snapshots of all of their guests and Kate had a quick form to gather email addresses so that guests could order photos after the wedding.

We did welcome in quite the heat wave that week, and the day reached temperatures of about 102. The best part of the evening was the dance floor that was surrounded the crystal blue pool so at any moment guests could kick off their heels and cool off when needed.

What I loved most about this wedding was how family focused and truly fun the ceremony and reception were. From the bride's dog as the ring bearer to one of the best father daughter dances I have witnessed, this night was all about the guests being welcomed as part of the family.

The happy couple!

The Bride and her Maids - the tea length dresses had chocolate colored sashes.

The ceremony site - on the other side of the white fence are rows and rows of vineyards.

The dapper men head to the ceremony.

Kacey's golden retriever wore the rings tied to her back on the above fabric "saddle." In the processional, Kacey's mom walked the pup down the aisle to deliver the rings to the bride and groom.

On the other side of the wine bottle, the back label is a photo of Brian and Kacey. Each bottle or table number, had a different image from their engagement session.

One of my favorite shots of the day.

White lights make any party automatically festive and fun in my mind.

The bride and groom in the photobooth.

It was an incredibly perfect summer wedding. Thank you to Kacey, Brian and their families for letting me take part in their big day.

Trisha Dean Events
Private Estate, Calistoga, CA - contact Trisha Dean Events for details
Kate Nagle Photography

Claudia K Florist
Knickerbockers' Catering
Classic Party Rentals

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