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Last month, the CMD team had the incredible opportunity to stage a photo shoot at the breathtaking Villa Florentina in Coloma, CA. We worked with some fabulous vendors who truly helped make this shoot a complete success! You can bring the destination to your wedding instead of bringing your wedding to the destination. The Villa Florentina is the perfect venue to bring a Mediterranean theme into play without flying halfway across the globe.

The most important part of any Italian wedding reception is the food! With large rectangle tables, you can capture the warmth of Mamma’s kitchen while serving a delicious family-style dinner. Dress up the tables with richly colored linens, place vibrant flowers in wine bottles, or use funky pasta shapes in unique jars to further enhance your Tuscan theme.

We went all out on the head table! Using bright oranges and deep purples in the decor plays off of the venue beautifully. Those Coloma hills sing when the sun sinks down. Bellisima!

It will be pleasantly warm in the fall months, but it’s always nice to offer guests a beverage upon their arrival to the wedding. This beverage greeting station takes the theme to the next level by allowing the guests to make their own Italian sodas!

The cocktail space can mirror the reception area by implementing the wine bottles with lush flowers, candles to keep up with the romantic mood, and plenty of lounge seating for wine sipping.

Dress-up your ceremony space with a gargantuan flower chandelier. This theatre-in-the-round (square, really) seating allows you and your hubby to literally be the center of attention.

Mini Olive Oil bottles personalized with your guests’ names could serve as your favors. They’re useful and in uniform with the Italian theme.

The Villa Florentina also offers a carriage house that can be used in case of rain. There are so many spaces that can be utilized or left alone at your discretion. This is the perfect venue for those who want understated elegance or lavish decor. Either way, you can have the destination wedding you’ve always dreamed of without even leaving the Sacramento region!

We wanted to give a very big shout to all of the vendors that made this photo shoot possible.
Photographer: Jennifer with The Memory Journalists
Venue: Villa Florentina in Coloma, CA
Venue Owner: Loren
Rentals: Celebrations
Flowers: Katie Edwards with Ambience Floral Design
Paper Goods: Invitations Ink
Bride and Groom Models: Maria and Eric Bardet
Makeup: Shana Beals
Bridal Gown: Nicole with La Soie
Photo Shoot Designers: Catrina Arcularius, Katie Nielsen, Emily Mufich, Jessica Little, Ashley Douglas

Image Written by: Emily Mufich


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Arcularius Events just participated in the Second Annual Tabletop Competition and Fundraiser hosted by NACE, the National Association of Catering Executives.  After winning first place at last year’s competition we were extremely excited to participate in this year’s fabulous event, where eight teams of designers went head-to-head to see who could create the best tabletop.  The judges had a tough time deciding which of the gorgeous tables would be the winner, but one table managed to capture the first place prize – the one designed by Arcularius Events!!  
Catriona teamed up with our new in-house florist Suzanne to come up with a innovative design in which natural beauty merged with a sleek, modern aesthetic.  Underneath the clear tabletop, rocks, moss, and tiny lights were combined to suggest a riverbed, while in the center of the table a modern twist on a manzanita tree replaced the traditional centerpiece.  The table was kept uncluttered with clear blue plates, curlicue flatware, and simple glasses – the menus, napkins, and table assignments were placed on rustic white benches surrounding the table.  In keeping with the “natural meets modern” theme, the menus were printed on clear plexiglass with images of dogwood trees and 
the place cards were replaced with river rocks.

Everything besides the china and glassware (from Celebrations Party Rentals) was custom designed by Arcularius Events – that’s right, we sewed the table linens, found and painted a manzanita branch, constructed the benches and even the table.  This was truly a labor of love, and we hope you love our table as much as we do!  We really had a blast at this event, and our thanks go out to NACE, Celebrations Party Rentals, and Jenn Bartell Photography and Design for the beautiful photos.

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