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No place is more perfect than an Auberge Resort wedding venue for that special celebration. Spectacular surroundings and impeccable, full-service attention to every detail make an Auberge Resort wedding among the world’s finest and most unforgettable. View our unique, luxury Auberge Resort wedding locations below.
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Auberge du SoleilMore Info Visit Website
Calistoga RanchMore Info Visit Website
EsperanzaMore Info Visit Website
Hacienda AltaGraciaMore Info Visit Website
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I remember thinking, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to get married at Esperanza
TOP 10 THINGS
YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN
PLANNING YOUR WEDDING
By Kelli Corn, Wedding Specialist
- Book venues and vendors first. This will get all of your contractual agreements out of the way and allow the process to be less stressful, and help direct the tone of your event.
- Instead of a big guide that can overwhelm you with details, create an inspiration binder. Vendors will then help create the overall look and feel of your wedding.
- Don’t worry if your inspirational images don’t seem to “match”. A good planner/florist/designer will be able to pull out the similarities and create your look.
- Personalize your wedding. Incorporate symbolic touches that are special to you — favorite dessert, your mother’s treasured pendant, a meaningful reading or prayer, your grandmothers strawberry jam…
- Balance tradition with your perfect wedding vision. Be firm in the fact that this is your special day but also take into consideration your family’s customs and preferences.
- Don’t rush. The ceremony and reception fly by. Take a breath and take it in. At the reception, pause, make a mental note of who’s there, what ‘s happening, and the energy that is there celebrating you.
- Write a note to each other on the wedding day. Some bride and grooms exchange gifts. I think just a simple note is sweet.
- Book a honeymoon. Life is always going to get in the way. Take at least a couple of days after the wedding and go somewhere. Take a time to reflect on the memories of your wedding day and celebrate the commencement of your life together.
- When its time to creating the seating chart, draw a room diagram on a large paper, then write all of your guests names individually on a post-it. It makes it easy to move guests around.
- Make a wedding planning checklist, post it on your fridge or put it in your calendar. It gives you a nice clean simple format to double check that you are taking care of the details.
EVER-POPULAR FIRST DANCE SONGS
- “At Last” Etta James
- “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” Elton John
- “Lets Stay Together” Al Green
- “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”
- “Something” The Beatles
- “For Once in My Life” Stevie Wonder
- “Unforgettable” Nat King Cole
- “Love” Michael Bublé
- “You Are The Best Thing” Ray LaMontagne
- “Unchained Melody” The Righteous Brothers
- “It Had To Be You” Harry Connick Jr.
Thanks to laser-cut design technology, it’s now easier than ever to create bespoke, intricate wedding stationary that precisely reflects a couple’s unique design sensibility. People are gravitating toward bold color accents to set off clean patterns as well as a layered, 3-dimensional presentation.
Soft, lush blooms like peonies and a fresh, “just picked” aesthetic remain popular, but expect slightly more structure and elegance to arrangements – think English Garden. Certain slightly unkempt, vintage details like garlands persist, adding a touch of spontaneity.
Wedding cakes increasingly make a statement, whether with color or impossibly delicate textile details that evoke haute couture fashions. The question of taste has also moved to center stage with attention on quality ingredients and sophisticated flavor profiles.
Fresh, farm-to-table ingredients continue to inspire menus. What’s new is a return to formal sophistication – elegant table settings and plated dinners – and a growing emphasis on artisanal elements including chef-driven “mini food” and DIY cocktail stations.
With social consciousness on the rise, weddings have become a vehicle for celebrating green ideals. From choosing eco-friendly favors to using reclaimed materials in venue design to recycling and composting, opportunities to put principles into action abound.