Kelsey & Blaine | Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena, CA


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I could tell from my first call with Kelsey, her and I would get along well! I enjoyed every minute of helping this amazing couple plan their big day, and seeing it all come together. Between Kelsey, Blaine, and Dianne (mother of the bride) you really couldn’t get a better family to work with!

To them, the most important aspect of the weekend was to make sure their friends and family had an incredible time! With no shortage of amazing food, beverages (I mean we are at the CIA!), and incredible setting that is certainly what transpired! Celebrating with family and friends was at the very heart of this wedding. I can’t say how incredibly refreshing that was to us!

We spent an incredible year working with Kelsey to make the wedding day look and feel the way she imagined. She was the most pleasant bride to work with! If she liked something she said so, and we moved on and built/created from there. From the custom designed paper products that Melissa created (are you swooning over them? because I know I still am), to the tented terrace with custom made wine barrel ring chandeliers (created by us here at HWC!), to the perfect bouquets and floral accents to compliment the grey/blue/neutral color scheme we picked out (created by Vanda Floral Design). But my very favorite had to be Kelsey’s incredible reception dress! It was GORGEOUS (did you see the back!). We were so thrilled with the way all of the details came together in the end. Each and every vendor made it possible, and we can’t thank them enough! The very best part was watching Kelsey and Blaine enjoy every moment of their wedding with their family and friends, dancing the night away. Blue Breeze Band rocked the house (or barrel room if you want to be technical)!

We spent the day with an amazingly talented vendor team! Julie Cahill Photography took the amazing shots you see here, and helped capture every important moment shared. See the wedding video captured by the amazing Rain Studios by clicking the link! The Culinary Institute of America and Greystone created the perfect backdrop for their celebration, following their nuptials at The St. Helena Catholic Church. It doesn’t get better than this! Find the full vendor list below!

Enjoy!



See Kelsey and Blaine’s Wedding Video here! K&B wedding video!


Ceremony Venue (catering and desserts): St. Helena Catholic Church

Ceremony Musicians: Corelli Strings | www.corellitrios.com

Reception Location: Culinary Institute of America at Greystone |  www.ciachef.edu 

Photographer: Julie Cahill Photography | www.juliecahillphotography.com

Videographer: Rain Studios | www.rainstudios.com

Florist: Vanda Floral Design | www.vandafloral.com

Cocktail hour trio/Reception BandBlue Breeze Band | http://www.bluebreezeband.com/ 

Alterations: Heidi Johnson | http://www.yelp.com/biz/heidi-johnson-wedding-de-tailor-napa 

Shuttling: Pure Luxury Transportation | http://www.pureluxury.com/contact/

Hair and Make-up: The Powder Room | www.sonomacountryweddingmakeup.com/ www.itsadate.biz (Mary Beleui, Sheila, Mazie)

Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | http://brightrentals.com/

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | https://latavolalinen.com/

Lounge seating/back bars: AFR | www.afrevents.com 

Accent tables: Encore | http://www.encoreeventsrentals.com/ 

Lighting and Draping: The Luxe | http://thelux.com/index.php/about/

Invitation Printer: Frye’s Printing | http://fryesprinting.com/

Paper Designer: Vanilla Piece of Pie | Melissa Bonilla | 707-849-2359

Brides getting ready location: Hotel YountvilleWWW.HOTELYOUNTVILLE.COM 

Grooms getting ready location: Villagio | http://villagio.com/ 

HWC assistants: Katie, Sabrina, and Max!