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We Got The Cover! Our Wedding Magazine Feature

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Let’s face it, there is nothing more exciting than seeing your work land on the cover of a wedding magazine. I was absolutely honored when I was asked to step in and design this shoot, which was being pulled together by one of my very best friends, Beth of True Love Photo. Anything that involves Beth, and Our Wedding Magazine, is sure to be an edgy, creative and fun experience. The entire team on this shoot was amazing, including the stunning models who absolutely rocked this shoot:

Photographer: True Love Photo | Venue and Vintage Furnishings: Studio 817 | Design and Planning: 2Chic Events & Design | Fashion Styling: Mary Kinney of MGK Style | Makeup: Shana Beals | Hair: Tina Romo | Flowers: Thistle and Honey | Cake: Paper Heart Patisserie | Rentals: Celebrations!

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As an added bonus, this shoot took place inside of the downtown Sacramento wedding venue that I recently opened, Studio 817.

Wait, what?? Yes, I own a venue – something I don’t always scream from rooftops – because I never want my planning clients to doubt that planning their wedding is my first priority and biggest passion. But, I’ve had my office in this incredible building in downtown Sacramento for two years, and when the rest of the building opened up and went up for lease, I had to grab it! The building is an old automotive garage. And, I had my eye on it for years before that “For Lease” sign popped up one day and I new I was on trouble.

I hope that you’ll enjoy this feature and seeing this incredible space that I designed for clients who want to have a stylish downtown Sacramento wedding! I hope you love it, too!

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If you are looking for a Wedding Planner for your Sacramento Wedding, be sure to check us out!

About 2Chic Events & Design:

2Chic offers unparalleled event planning and design services to clients in Sacramento, Napa/Sonoma, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, the Northern California Coast, and in destination locations.

Aimee and her incredible Sacramento based wedding planning team are here to provide you with the perfect amount of guidance needed to ensure that your event is perfectly executed. By working closely with each and every client, we are able to reduce your stress and execute many of the tedious planning tasks on your behalf; from managing vendors, creating timelines and appointment scheduling to packing up your gifts at the end of the evening. Contact us today so that we can assist in creating your most memorable day!

Follow us on Instagram for sneak peeks of our weddings in action! instagram.com/2chicevents

Courtland Farm Wedding – Haley + Topher

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Some weddings are more special than others to me. This one is a fine example. I first met Haley and Topher at Topher’s sister Katie’s wedding, which I had the honor of planning just over four years ago. Haley and Topher had just started dating at that time and she accompanied him to Katie & Scott’s wedding.

At that time, the Chan family became family to me. They are such amazing people – local farmers who would open up their home and a bottle of wine for you any time. When I heard the news that Haley and Topher were engaged, I {not-so} patiently waited for the call, hoping they would enlist my services to once again create an amazing day for them.

Haley and Topher were married on a perfect October day, in the middle of the pear orchard, at the family’s farm in Courtland. With a whopping 500+ guests in attendance, Haley and Topher exchanged their vows set in front of a beautiful arbor created by Haley’s dad – which was made from pear crates.

The reception that followed was absolute perfection, filled with dancing {thanks to Music & More DJ who had the dance floor packed all night!}, drinks and anincredible spread from Jackson Catering. And as the evening began to wind down, guests were treated to a fireworks display.

Enjoy a few of the images from this beautiful October day:

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Having performed a few weddings in the farming community, I had the privilege of bumping into a few past clients and friends at this amazing gathering. I even had the opportunity to dance with Katie and Scott’s adorable baby boy, Parker. This wedding was another home run for the Chan Family!

Cheers to Haley + Topher!

About 2Chic Events & Design:

2Chic offers unparalleled event planning and design services to clients in Sacramento, Napa/Sonoma, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, the Northern California Coast, and in destination locations.

Aimee and her incredible Sacramento based wedding planning team are here to provide you with the perfect amount of guidance needed to ensure that your event is perfectly executed. By working closely with each and every client, we are able to reduce your stress and execute many of the tedious planning tasks on your behalf; from managing vendors, creating timelines and appointment scheduling to packing up your gifts at the end of the evening. Contact us today so that we can assist in creating your most memorable day!

Follow us on Instagram for sneak peeks of our weddings in action! instagram.com/2chicevents

Xo,

Aimee and the 2Chic Events & Design Team

Sacramento and Napa Wedding Planners

Park Winters Wedding – Laura + Adam

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If you think you have seen beautiful before, you haven’t see anything yet. Laura and Adam were married at the beautiful Inn at Park Winters last fall. The attention to detail that went into this day will astonish you. And, as much as we’d like to take credit, Laura and her amazing family and her florist were really responsible for each carefully thought out touch. 2Chic Events & Design was on hand to execute the day and make sure that every detail was carefully placed.And, perfection it was.

The weather was perfect for November, the leaves were changing and the bride and groom, along with their dog Stanley were absolutely stunning from beginning to end. There was so much emotion running through this day, and every guest in attendance could feel it. From the emotional ceremony where Laura and Adam each wrote their own vows to the intimate first dance and the party that ensued, each guest was engulfed in the feeling of love.
Feast your eyes on these amazing images by the talented Bethany Carlson. A day with this much detail could only be captured fully by the best – and Bethany nailed it.
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photographer – Bethany Carlson, ceremony and reception venue – park winters, wedding planner – 2 chic events, catering/dessert table – chef + baker, flowers – lisa’s flor decor, magician – dr. james thurston, hair/make-up – makeup by jenifer haupt, dj – all ears djs

About 2Chic Events & Design:

2Chic offers unparalleled event planning and design services to clients in Sacramento, Napa/Sonoma, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, the Northern California Coast, and in destination locations.

Aimee and her incredible Sacramento based wedding planning team are here to provide you with the perfect amount of guidance needed to ensure that your event is perfectly executed. By working closely with each and every client, we are able to reduce your stress and execute many of the tedious planning tasks on your behalf; from managing vendors, creating timelines and appointment scheduling to packing up your gifts at the end of the evening. Contact us today so that we can assist in creating your most memorable day!

Follow us on Instagram for sneak peeks of our weddings in action! instagram.com/2chicevents

Xo,

Aimee and the 2Chic Events & Design Team

Sacramento and Napa Wedding Planners

Meadowood Napa Valley Wedding Video by Lovespun Films

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Because this wedding highlight deserves a post of it’s own – please take a moment to enjoy the magic created by Lovespun Films. Seethal and Jason’s Meadowood Napa Valley wedding was hands-down absolutely perfect and we were honored to be a part of it. Grab a cup of tea, and prepare for a few tears as you take this one in.

Meadowood Napa Wedding Highlight {Seethal & Jason} from LoveSpun Handmade Wedding Films on Vimeo.

“What I’m deeming as the perfect combination of elegance and rustic charm, with just a dash of preppiness for good measure, gets you this beauty below. 2Chic Events & Design worked their wonders and created a Napa Valley masterpiece that keeps getting better. Marin Kristine snapped every sparkle and stripe and the final product may just go down as one of the best blending of styles yet.” Style Me Pretty

{Click here to see the full feature on Style Me Pretty}

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We always love a Style Me Pretty feature over here at 2Chic Events. When Seethal and Jason’s Meadowood Napa Valley wedding was recently featured,  we really couldn’t have been more excited about it.  To quote the editors at Style Me Pretty, this wedding was “the perfect combination of elegance and rustic chard, with just a dash of preppiness for good measure”. Click here to pop on over to the full feature, with images by the lovely Marin Kristine.

 
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From 2Chic EventsSeethal and Jason had, what I would call, the best wedding of all time. There was nothing about this day that wasn’t absolutely perfect. And, I suppose that is what happens when you begin with one truly genuine, warm and incredibly fun couple and end with a celebration that matched them to a T.

We spent just over ten months planning this beautiful soiree at the lovely Meadowood in Napa Valley. I knew the moment that I walked into this venue for the first time that this was the absolute perfect place for Seethal and Jason’s dream design to be brought to life. The surroundings created an incredible sense of beauty and intimacy that just could not be matched at any other venue.

Once we secured this perfect spot, and began putting the details together, the design for this wedding really took off. And, once Honey Paperie came into the picture and executed a flawless design of their stationery suite, complete with the perfect custom logo, it all became even more crush-worthy. We were able to incorporate the paperie throughout the entire design and into elements like the champagne escort card table, the menus, the bride and grooms chair backs and the tags on the pashminas. It was a great subtle reminder throughout the day that this event was a reflection of Seethal and Jason’s style and a true celebration of the two of them.

Add in the lush greenery, the amazing food, the carefully selected wines and the meticulously designed details throughout – and there was no doubt that we took every single guests’ breath away. Absolutely no detail was overlooked and the evening exuded a feeling of warmth and a celebratory spirit unlike any I have seen at my many weddings. It was perfection.

From the beautiful Bride… With family and friends scattered throughout the world, Jason and I knew we wanted our wedding location to be somewhere full of fond memories. For us, that could be nowhere but the Napa Valley. It was the first vacation we ever took together, and we could not think of a more special place to share with all of our loved ones.

We were nervous about planning a wedding from the other side of the country, but from the moment I first spoke to Aimee Wendell of 2Chic Events, I knew she would be able to bring our vision to life. To this day, Jason and I find it hard to describe all the beautiful details of our wedding day. From the exceptional personalized service at Meadowood, to the archway of flowers nestled between the weeping willows at our ceremony, to the baskets of pashmina scarves for guests to use for the chilly Napa evening, it was everything we had dreamed it to be and more.

Photography: Marin Kristine Photography | Floral Design: Julie Stevens Design | Cake: Perfect Endings | Invitations: Honey Paperie | Hair And Makeup: Makeup By Jenifer Haupt | DJ And Lighting: Extreme Productions | Decor Rentals: The Find Studio | Filmmaker: Lovespun Films | Linen Rentals: LaTavola Linens | Rentals: Stuart Rentals | Wedding Planning And Design: 2Chic Events & Design | Wedding Venue: Meadowood

 

Style Me Pretty Feature, Urban Chic Holiday Party

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December was such an exciting month for us! We have worked out of our studio in downtown Sacramento for just about 2 years now and we love our little spot. Recently, the other half of our building opened up, making way for The Find {our sister company and office roomie} to expand and add on “Studio 817″, a new event space that will host weddings and events in Sacramento! While there are many beautiful venues in Sacramento, we think you’ll agree that there are none out there with a style like this.

To celebrate the launch, Kristin and I invited all of our friends in for a pre-launch sneak peek lunch. We went all out on the details while planning this event and, lucky us, Style Me Pretty thought so, too and picked this party up for feature!

While I was busy working away on the big details of the event, Kristin was fine tuning all of the details, including an amazing Bellini Bar that has already gone wild on the internet {thanks to Chandon for your help with that – you’ll all agree that these bottles stole the show!}. All of our guests raved about how warm and welcoming the event was, and how much they loved the space.

We are truly blessed with some of the best friends in Sacramento, who came out to support us! We especially want to thank the sponsors: Milou + Olin, Giggle & Riot, Beth Sogaard Catering, Celebrations and Bloomers Floral Design.

Click on the here to see the full feature on on Style Me Pretty Living. Scroll down for more details, with images courtesy of Milou + Olin.

Studio 817 Holiday party InspirationThe limited edition Chandon bottles just made this Bellini bar POP!

Studio 817, Sacramento Event Venue Kristin just nailed it with this Bellini Bar. Purees provided by Beth Sogaard Catering.

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Studio 817, Sacramento Event VenueDetails, details. The bay leaf garnish by Bloomers was a perfect finishing touch.

Studio 817, Sacramento Event VenueThis is almost too much chic to handle! Farm tables & chivari chairs by Celebrations.

Studio 817, Sacramento Event VenueStunning floral designs by Bloomers and glitzy runners by Celebrations.

Studio 817, Sacramento Event VenueThe perfect spot for a photo, with absolutely perfect light pouring in.

Studio 817, Sacramento Event VenueThis is such a great spot, we can’t wait to see what spring brings for us to enjoy here!

Studio 817, Sacramento Event VenueThe wood panel wall accented by some of The Find’s vintage pieces is just perfect.

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Studio 817, Sacramento Event VenueYou can never go wrong with Ginger Elizabeth macarons.

How cool is this new Sacramento Wedding Venue?! Contact The Find/Studio 817 today if you are looking for the perfect spot for your wedding or soiree!

And, if you are looking for a Sacramento Wedding Planner, or Sacramento Party Planner, we are your peeps! Contact us today for more information!

 

Cheers!

Aimee and Kristin

Chateau St. Jean Wedding, S + B

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It’s been a little while since we’ve hit the blog. “Wedding Season” always hits its’ peak in August, and then you wake up one day and it’s mid-January. And, although I always wonder where the last 5 months went, it’s a wonderful time to start looking back at the previous year.  It’s such a blessing to see all of your accomplishments beautifully laid out in the photos  received from the many talented photographers that we had the pleasure of working with. With much excitement, I am ready to share the stunning celebrations that had me all wrapped up for the second half of last year. So, here we go…

Sheila and Brinton were one of my absolute favorite couples from last year. They are one of those couples that make me wish I could plan a wedding for them every year. They are so warm and light-hearted and genuine. And, Sheila is a girl who knows what she wants – and what she wanted for her wedding was all of the girly prettiness that Brinton would allow us to sneak in. To please both sides, I believe we did a great job of balancing girly and black tie affair with this one.

Sheila and Brinton’s wedding was held at Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma and I was honored to have been selected as their Wedding Planner and Designer for their big day. With the expansive lawn overlooking the vineyards, Chateau St. Jean is a stunning palette that any creative would get excited about. With mixes of ivory, blush and a soft hint of metallics, we were able to add to the natural beauty of the venue and create a soft romantic environment where guests could dine al fresco and dance the night away {and they definitely DID dance the night away!!}.

Allison Stahl was on hand to capture the images of that day, which just warms my heart. Allison is a dear friend and always manages to capture  each wedding  just the way I saw it through my own eyes that day. I hope that you enjoy a little glimpse into this beautiful August Day. Warning: This will have you wishing for summer to return.

xo, Aimee

Chatueau St. Jean Wedding, Sonoma Wedding VenueThe most perfect pair of Jimmy Choo’s, don’t you think?

Chatueau St. Jean Wedding, Sonoma Wedding VenueBloomers Floral Design created the most stunning floral pieces for the wedding.

Chatueau St. Jean Wedding, Sonoma Wedding VenueSheila and Brinton wrote their own vows, which is what makes a wedding if you ask me.

Chatueau St. Jean Wedding, Sonoma Wedding VenueThe ceremony arch by Bloomers was so unique and beautiful

Chatueau St. Jean Wedding, Sonoma Wedding VenueDinner, al fresco, overlooking the vineyards was so elegant and beautiful.

Chatueau St. Jean Wedding, Sonoma Wedding VenueThe centerpieces were just absolute perfection, accenting the elegant LaTavola linens.

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Bridesmaids wore long flowing gowns, perfect for this black tie affair.

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The ceremony was beautifully officiated by a friend of the bride and groom.Chatueau St. Jean Wedding, Sonoma Wedding Venue

Hand calligraphered place cards at each guests place setting. Perfection.Chatueau St. Jean Wedding, Sonoma Wedding Venue

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More to come soon via a full gallery of images. Cheers Sheila and Brinton!

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August Insta-Recap

We have been on the road so much this summer I thought it would be fun to do a recap of our travels, which we diligently record via Instagram. If you’re not following us and have an interest on seeing what we are up to while we are on the road {or dressing up our own little Sac-town} be sure to follow us at @aimee2chic where most of our photos are posted. And, to see the happenings from all of our accounts, check out the hashtag #2chicsummertour.

Below is our first monthly recap for August, during which we spent more days on the road and in hotels that we spent sleeping in our own beds! From wine country to Tahoe and several places in between, we were busy creating beautiful environments all over Northern California for our brides and grooms.

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From top left: 1.} A pit stop to do some planning for Brianna and Eric’s 2015 Viaggio wedding in Lodi 2.} The escort card display from Serene and Kevin’s Healdsburg wedding at Alexander Valley Vineyards 3.} The lovely tabletops {a sea of them!} from Serene and Kevin’s Healdsburg vineyard wedding 4.} A girl’s gotta eat! And this girl is planning my own 10 year vow renewal with a taco truck from Chando’s making a stop in at the event 5.} One of a few different style centerpieces from our Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe wedding 6.} The sunset over Sonoma was absolutely breathtaking last weekend. This photo does it no justice. 7.} Kristin and I enjoying a little late night wine fireside underneath the stars at one of our hotels {so romantic!}. 8.}Have you EVER seen a Sofreh table this beautiful? This is another great shot from our Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe wedding 9.} I always have to spend a little time on the lake when in Tahoe – Garwoods is my spot, and now I think that Kristin is addicted as well! 10.} Our Chateau St. Jean wedding was a black tie affair. I LOVE a wedding with guests looking this sharp more than anything! 11.} My weakness – cake…but not just cake…Perfect Endings cake. If you haven’t tried it, you haven’t lived. Even Oprah loves it! 12.} Table settings from our Chateau St. Jean wedding. Classic, crisp, and classy, perfectly tied together with candlelight and beautiful flowers 13.} {one of my faves!} No booster seat, no problem! This little princess was perfectly perched atop 4 chivari chair pads at our Chateau St. Jean wedding.

Hope you enjoyed our recap! I need a nap now.

XO,

Aimee

Meadowood Napa Wedding, Mia + Alex

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Mia and Alex live in Los Angeles and chose Meadowood Napa Valley as their perfect destination location for their summer wedding – and it’s easy to see why. Meadowood offers some of the most beautifully stunning backdrops in all of Northern California.  This amazing summer wedding was recently featured on Style Me Pretty, which you can see here. Thanks so much to Apertura for providing us with these stunning images.

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Napa wedding at meadowood, st helena by Apertura and 2Chic Events & Design The ceremony design was one of my favorites to date. Julie Steven’s Design was the floral designer for this event, and she came up with a very creative altar piece with a mix of grapewood and orchids arranged so perfectly, that they transformed into a piece of art. Napa wedding at meadowood, st helena by Apertura and 2Chic Events & Design Napa wedding at meadowood, st helena by Apertura and 2Chic Events & Design Napa wedding at meadowood, st helena by Apertura and 2Chic Events & Design Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed al fresco dining with abundant orchids lining the tables. With just 80 guests in attendance, it was such a beautiful and intimate affair. Following the amazing four course meal, guests had an opportunity to dance the night away.Napa wedding at meadowood, st helena by Apertura and 2Chic Events & Design Napa wedding at meadowood, st helena by Apertura and 2Chic Events & Design

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Wine Country Wedding Film | Mia & Alex from Phillip Alan Films on Vimeo.

 

I loved working with Mia and Alex on their wedding. Everything about it was just perfect. If you’re looking for a Napa wedding planner for your wedding, we would love to assist! Whether your wedding is at Meadowood, or one of the many other amazing wedding locations in Napa, we can help you create your dream wedding.

From Style Me Pretty’s article: In my opinion, you really can’t go wrong with a wedding in Napa Valley. And this Meadowood soiree from 2 Chic Events & Design is all the proof I need. Views filled with lush greenery make the perfect escape for a first look and you’re bound to be soaked in sunshine as you say your I Do’s. Need more convincing? Head on over to the lovely gallery from Apertura and don’t miss the film from Phillip Alan!

 

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Wedding, Fonda + Nick

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Fonda and Nick were married at the beautiful Memorial Auditorium in midtown Sacramento, which is quite a stunning spot for a wedding. With it’s art deco style architecture, a bit of old world charm and a lighted arch around the stage area, it has quickly become one of my favorite spots to create beautiful weddings.

I began working with Fonda and Nick several months before their wedding and, together, we created a perfectly beautiful design that fit this couple to a T. I love that Fonda made it a priority to work with the art deco style of her venue, yet still kept her own distinct style intact. She had envisioned a palette of soft pinks and bold blues – a little bit soft and a little bit dramatic. Once we added in the perfect lighting elements, the finest details and an abundance of candle light, it was an amazing scene.

The design of this wedding was so elegant and dramatic that you could hear guests gasping as they walked in to the ceremony, which was lit with dozens of candles, a dramatic lighted backdrop and just a few hints of Fonda’s favorite color blue to frame it all in. And,  when we opened the doors to reveal the reception room to guests, there was a traffic jam of photo takers. It was truly breathtaking and one of the most beautiful events we have had to date. Thanks to my good friend and amazing photographer, Jessica Stout, I get to enjoy staring at these images over and over – and hope you will, too! {Full vendor credits below}

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Event Planning and Design: 2Chic Events & Design

Photography: Stout Photography

Venue: Memorial Auditorium

Floral Design: Bloomers Floral Design

Lighting and Decor: The Find Rentals

Catering: Classique Catering

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens

Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals

Video: Light Media Productions

Hair Styling: Adrienne Chang

Makeup Artist: Christi Reynolds

Lion Dancers: Golden Turtle

If you are considering a Sacremento Memorial Auditorium Wedding, we would love the opportunity to work with you. Check out another example of our work at this stunning venue here: Rosie + Joe’s Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Wedding.