Spring Dinner Party Inspiration

Spring has arrived and we are enjoying blooming branches, dinners al fresco, and ingredients fresh from the farmer's market! As the rainy season starts to clear, we've partnered with Anthropologie and Terrain Garden Cafe to bring you inspiration for your spring entertaining or intimate wedding. Enjoy!

For the tablescape, we gathered early spring blooms like hellebore, lilac, ranunculus, and deep purple Persian lilies and paired them with the golds and bright blue tones of Anthro's Mineral Dinnerware and Perasima Collections.

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Our seasonal appetizers from Terrain Cafe include a kale and leek frittata, asparagus and brioche, and an Artisan Farm Board with house cured salmon and an assortment of local cheeses. For desert, you can't go wrong with a Meyer lemon and pistachio cake and a bitter chocolate tart. 

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Product: Anthropologie  | Florals: Milsom & Bloom |  Styling: J Is For Jamie  |  Food: Terrain Garden Cafe, Anthropologie, Palo Alto

 

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Intimate Spring Elopement in Petaluma

Trish and Tom knew they wanted a short and simple engagement that would allow them to focus on the commitment they were making and the logistics of getting their closest family members to Sonoma County to celebrate with them. Tom, an officer in the Coast Guard, met Trish while he was working on an icebreaker in the Great Lakes areas and their families would be traveling from Canada and Maine to visit their home in Petaluma for the first time. 

The day of their wedding brought a spring storm and, with it, a cozy and relaxed vibe. The weather was an excuse to explore some favorite Petaluma's nooks and crannies and, of course, and appreciate spring's blooming branches! 

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Downtown Petaluma and Santa Rosa City Hall |  Rings: Beth Millner

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Intimate Summer Solstice Wedding in Carmel Valley

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Since early in their relationship, Cristina and Tim have had a tradition of spending the summer solstice together doing fun things from sunrise to sunset. When the pair got engaged, Tim's sister had just accepted a job that required her to be on stage every Saturday... for a year. Her only consistent day off was Tuesday. 

This year, Cristina and Tim soon realized, the solstice fell on a Tuesday. 

And so it was settled. 

They gathered their parents, siblings, and a few close friends for a hillside ceremony on the day when the sun seems to stand still. When it finally set, they were married, and enjoying an intimate dinner under the stars.  

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Florist: Seascape Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup Co | Caterer: Tarpy's Roadhose  | Dessert (Cakes): Tartine Bakery | Dessert (Pies): Gizdich Ranch |  Music:   Ed Johnson  | Hair & Makeup - The Hair & MakeUp Co | Invitation Suite/ Paper Products: DYI   | Dress: Monique Lhuillier  | Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka | Groom's suit - Spoon Tailor | Groom's shoes - Allen Edmonds | Wedding Rings: Brilliant Earth |  Engagement Ring: family heirloom | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Wood Signs, Cake Topper, Vow Books: BHLDN | Linens: Williams-Sonoma |  Chargers:  West Elm |  Lanterns - Anthropologie 


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Elegant Texas Grandeur on the California Coast

When it came to their wedding, this stylish pair wanted to combine their Texas and California roots for an intimate "backyard" celebration in the location where they fell in love and became engaged. 

Megan and Michaela chose  late spring, because the area is bursting with flowers and greenery and enhance the ceremony and reception locations with colorful wind-blown ribbons and bursting spring floral arrangements. 

They poured their creativity, style, and love into every unique, personal detail, collecting plates for 2 years to create an eclectic table of mismatched white and gold place-settings and painting plate chargers and candle-holders by hand. They even gave each guest a small wooden pot filled with small personal notes. 

Ceremony: Lover’s Point | Reception: Private Home, Pebble Beach | Styling: Hanni Liliedahl | Florals: Lilify | Makeup: Jasmine Loren Salon | Paper Suite: Alissa Bell Press | Band: Ben Herod Jazz Trio | DJ: DNAEntertainment | Megan’s Dress: Zac Posen from David’s Bridal; Jacket – BCBG; Custom Design by Amra Alihodzic | Michaela’s Dress: HoughtonNYC, LOHO Bride | Catering: Tricycle Pizza | Cake: Branching Out Cakes | Bar: Pour Girl Cocktails