Art of the Pin | Ebony and Ivory

I'm a sucker for Ebony and Ivory shades.  You can accent the combination with rose, emerald green, nickel, gold, or mustard and it can go from glam to luxe to all sorts of moods.  When I wanted to do this ultra-inspiring color palette, I went instantly toward an old sophistication yet I hope you will find it a tad bit refreshingly modern.  Whether it's a vintage Mercedes convertible or marble effects, there's something for everyone. 

Art of the Pin | Lilac and Champagne Dreams

You would think after 700 + + weddings that someone would ask for a wedding using "Lilac and Champagne " colors.  Nope - not a single request and so here I am dreaming about this color combination but unable to bring it to life. So if you wouldn't mind a little daydreaming on my part, I'm going for it since it's been years since I saw that Martha Stewart Wedding magazine article featuring that "to die for"  floral wedding cake in pale butter yellows with purple accents. 

This updated Lilac and Champagne inspiration board includes hints of mauve, poppy yellow, boysenberry, and amber hues.  I imagine that if I could do this wedding it would be at Beltane Ranch in Kenwood.  It's been a dream of mine to create a wedding that complements the signature butter yellow paint color that awashes the exterior of Beltane's guest house.  Given Beltane's incredible gardens, a floral botanical patterns(all the rage!) would be a fitting and whimsical detail but you have to a little classic Champagne coupes for guests to use as they toast the bride and groom.  Let's not forget to dress the bridesmaid in Jenny Yoo flowing gowns in hues of grapes.  Since it's about natural beauty, the bouquet should be poetic like this one from Martha Stewart's website.  

Real Wedding | Meadowood Modern Classic White and Black Soiree

When I met Katlin and her mom Karol, they were so warm, genuine, stylish, and trusting.  From the moment Kelly of A Savvy Event brought them to me, we just clicked on all cylinders.  We talked on and on about patterns, textures, movement, and the guest experience.  What resulted from hours of laughter and good conversation was a wedding that would different than most Napa weddings. Sure, it would be outside on a golf course at the uber relaxed Meadowood but it wasn't going to be some casual Napa affair. Oh no!


Katlin and her dapper groom Nawder wanted black tie formality with a modern edge.  And the result --- look for yourself - is all that and so much more.  This Meadowood wedding is featured on our website but take a look at more details designed so wonderfully by Kelly McLeskey-Dolata my Oh So Inspired partner and the inspiring designer from so many of my favorite weddings.  I'm just so honored that I was able to design the flowers because this was a wedding that one would not want to miss out on.  





Planning and Design by A Savvy Event

Venue Meadowood, Napa

Photo by Lindsay Madden

Tent by Bright Party Rentals

Furniture by Rion Designs

Linens by La Tavola

Accessories by Theoni Collection

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