We’re thrilled to start the New Year with Carolyn and Philip’s special day featured on California Wedding Day! Carolyn Stotesbery + Philip Levens were wed in St. Helena, California. Carolyn wore a stunning Marchesa dress for her big day. Their rings were made by their families favorite local jewelry designer Wayne at Palladium Designs.
The couple’s ceremony took place at Saint Helena Catholic Church. The doors opened when the vocalist began singing “Ave Maria.” For their recessional song, the male vocalist sang “Sunny” which had been a song that Philip played when they woke up every morning after they first met to start the day off happy. During the church service, Carolyn’s father and nephew played a flute duet of Pie Jesu. The two rode in style from church to reception in a vintage convertible.
As the two entered the beautiful reception at Harvest Inn, their guests were standing in a row and tossed petals as they walked through. It was a lovely way to begin the second part of the celebration. During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed yard games along with a Polaroid camera for guests to stick a picture into their Guest Book rather than just writing something.
We designed an outdoor reception by the vineyards included a color palette of whites, pinks and dark reds. On each table were custom party favors of bottles of Bulleit Bourbon with Carolyn & Philip labeled on them and Woodhouse Chocolates with their initials, wedding and location on them.
The couple’s first dance was to “Shallow” by Lady Gaga. The bride’s parents and siblings all got up and surprised her with an acapella customized version of “Sweet Caroline” with adjusted lyrics to fit their wedding story. Harvest Inn passed out burgers around 10pm for guests as late night nibbles.
Click HERE to see the feature on California Wedding Day.
Event Production + Design: ROQUE Events | Ceremony: Saint Helena Catholic Church | Reception: Harvest Inn | Photography: Alexa Penberthy Photographer | Videographer: Amor in Motion | Floral Design: Flower Girl Em | DJ: Sir Edgar | Signage: Blushtype Designs | Invitations: Minted | Rings: Palladium Fine Jewelry | Hair & Makeup: Blush Beauty Styling | Gown: Marchesa | Groom’s Attire: Armani | Bridesmaids’ Attire: The Dessy Group | Cake” Flour and Bloom Cakes | Photobooth: Giggle & Riot
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