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Villa Montalvo Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!

We are absolutely thrilled that this beautiful, Tuscan Inspired, wedding is featured today on Style Me Pretty!  Amber and Joel are the sweetest couple that share such love and adoration for one another.  They met in school, fell in love, got engaged in Tuscany amidst their closest family and friends and got married this past June with notions of re-creating a Tuscan vibe and feeling for their wedding.  See the full feature on Style Me Pretty here and see more photos below including the description of their day as commentated by us!

This is the Inspiration Board that we created of Amber and Joel's Tuscan inspired wedding.  All great event design comes from a solid inspiration board.  See the wedding unfold based on what we dreamed up for them below!

In creating the design of the wedding, it was really important to Amber and Joel that everything was full of foliage, specifically olive branches and that the entire day felt like a giant, warm, intimate dinner party.  We set out to create this ambience using a calm palette of dusty blues and greys, paired with cremes and natural foliage.

Jen Huang hand illustrated the gorgeous save the date and inspiration suite for their wedding and it was so beautifully elegant and classic.

Jen Huang hand illustrated the gorgeous save the date and inspiration suite for their wedding and it was so beautifully elegant and classic.

Amber wowed in her Amsale gown, complete with a custom hand dyed sash.

Amber wowed in her Amsale gown, complete with a custom hand dyed sash.

I love that all the bridesmaids were wearing different dresses.  We created a color palette for the girls to find the dress that they felt the most beautiful in and their choices did not disappoint!

I love that all the bridesmaids were wearing different dresses.  We created a color palette for the girls to find the dress that they felt the most beautiful in and their choices did not disappoint!

The ceremony was held at the Oval Garden at Villa Montalvo.  Our team hand painted the wooden welcome sign and designed the ceremony with a clean drape decked out in foliage garlands.  Natalie Bowen Designs did such a beautiful job in creating this dreamy look with bouquets of foliage, accented by Silk and Willow ribbons.

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Cocktail hour was held in the beautiful Spanish Court.  We created an Italian, rustic lounge for guests to enjoy their cocktails out.  Natalie Bowen Designs created the most beautiful floral garlands for the stairwell as well as the bar.  Custom, signature drinks of "Tuscan Lavender" and "Blackberry Whiskey Smash" were served at the bar and oh so delicious!

We wanted to bring the "farm to table" concept to life by inviting guests to take home jars of cooking herbs that had their names tied to the jars, beautifully calligraphed by Feast Calligraphy.  We hand dyed the jars to add dusty blues and purples to tie the theme together.

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To create the ultimate dinner party experience for guests that was inspired by Tuscany, we put together two long rows of farm tables to set the tone.  The tables were adorned with beautiful florals and foliage by Natalie Bowen Designs and guests were greeted by the beautiful pieces of Frances Lane for their dining pleasure.  We accented each place setting with custom, letterpressed menus that were also calligraphy by Feast Calligraphy and placed alternating accents of foliage at each place setting to further give the feeling of Tuscany.

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We hand painted the table number signs on wooden slabs with the direct translation of each number in Italian to create a Tuscan experience.

We hand painted the table number signs on wooden slabs with the direct translation of each number in Italian to create a Tuscan experience.

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Amore Mio translates to "My Love" in English.  This was perfect for the bride and groom chairs that our team also hand painted.

Amore Mio translates to "My Love" in English.  This was perfect for the bride and groom chairs that our team also hand painted.

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This gorgeous cake!!

This gorgeous cake!!

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This wedding was really just everything that my heart loves in heart, soul and spirit.  Thank you Amber and Joel for welcoming us into your lives and entrusting us to design and plan your wedding with you!  The journey has been nothing short of beautiful and your love is one that is worth being envious of!

Amazing Vendors of the Day:

Full Service Event Planning and Design:  Charmed Events Group

Photography:  Jen Huang Photography

Floral Design:  Natalie Bowen Designs

Videography:  Burkart Studios

Hand Dyed Ribbons:  Silk and Willow

Hair and Make Up:  Mimi and Taylor

Invitation and Stationery Suite:  Jen Huang Art

Day of Stationery:  Feast Calligraphy

Catering:  Le Papillon

Tabletop Rentals:  Frances Lane

Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals

Linens:  La Tavola Linens