I was watching Forbes Luxe 11: Extravagant Meals on the Travel Channel and #2 on the list was a restaurant that my parents visited on their wedding anniversary. The French Laundry is tucked away in Yountville, California, north of San Francisco in Napa Valley. From the late 1880s to the early 1920s The French Laundry went from a saloon, to a brothel (after the prohibition) to a French steam laundry. In 1974 Don Schmitt, the mayor of Yountville and his wife bought the building to be used as a restaurant. Everyone in town had known it as the The French Laundry, so the name stayed the same.
So, that’s just the brief history of the building, visit the website to read more on how it came to be the famous restaurant it is today.
ANYWAY, back to wedding time. After watching the show I was inspired to find images of a wedding that took place at this famous location. And well, here we go:
I came across this Bellingham couple’s proposal. Tyler lives next door to my aunt and I have known about him for a while but have never actually met him. He proposed to her at Boulevard Park / Woods Coffee, a popular getaway for students.
Tyler & Alyssa Engagement from Hands On Films on Vimeo.
From original blogger:
On Bryce & Whitney’s first date, Whitney’s phone rang. And her heart stopped. Her dad had died suddenly. As she made her way through the shock and the grief, Bryce was by her side for every second. They got married off the beaten path, nestled in the orchards of Mt. Hood Organic Farms on a bluebird July day as Mt. Hood provided a stunning Oregon backdrop. Surrounded by friends and family, Whitney made a point to incorporate her Dad into the ceremony in unconventional ways: by wrapping his bow ties around each bouquet, saving her favorite for her own; and by having Bryce wear his socks.
This picture is just the best:
Yes – you are seeing that correctly. She is wearing a purple wedding dress. I love the lace one-shoulder detail and her turquoise ring. But what I really like about this wedding are the little details. Take a gander:
Comment from original blogger: For $150, Tracy designed and printed their invitations and ceremony programs. The paper came from Kelly Paper and the printing was done at 1 Up Graphics. When in doubt, stack the type on your invitations to create a full-length conversation piece that also includes every bit of 411 needed for guests.
The bride and groom created this flowchart to show how each guest is connected to the couple. Clever, right?
Found this on Martha Stewart Weddings and just fell in love with colors, photography and location. Aka everything. The first picture is my favvy.
Blurb from original post:
On June 5, 2011, the sun was shining as 150 guests gathered in the blossom-filled yard of the couple’s home to watch Heather and Alex exchange vows. Then it was off to one of the couple’s favorite restaurants, Campanile, via double-decker bus, for a family-style Tuscan feast, music, and dancing.
They got married underneath an orange tree. Oh mah gwad. Gorgeous wedding all around:
Something blue sewn into her dress
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This picture is from the same wedding as the Picture of the day 20. I just had to post it because, well, it’s adorable:
Am I right?
Where’s the farthest you’ve traveled to attend a wedding?
I am in love with this chocolate drip down goodness action going on right here:
From one of my favorite tweeters, theknottybride, she is amazeberries and posts the best weddings. Oh – and her French Bulldog Bambino is adorable.
Totally adorable, right?! I know.
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