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Romance was in the air for Ashley and Jim on Saturday, August 20th, 2011. The ambiance was rustic, simple, yet very elegant. The ceremony and reception took place at the Montington Vineyard Estate in Napa, CA.  Hartmann Rentals provided the chiavari chairs,rustic wood tables, string lighting and awesome lounge seating that was very popular.  The Bride’s gorgeous hair and make up was done by a close friend and co-worker Nathan Lawrence. What a special touch having the Groom’s 80 year old grandfather officiate the ceremony.

Blooms by Martha Andrews designed all of  the wonderful flowers that gave the bride everything she envisioned for her day. Wine Valley Catering provided the most amazing family style dinner that included a pig on the roast! As always, working with Photographer Allison Stahl made the day run smoothly and effortlessly.An extra special thanks to RichFugere,  Tasche Vibe,  M&MSanitary,   Pure Luxury Limo for a fun filled event!

What an exceptional day with a smooth and relaxed feel for all.Special thanks to all of our vendors that contributed. More pictures and details to come. Congratulations to Ashley and Jim. We wish you a lifetime of good health and lots of love!!

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We all know that Napa Valley is a hot spot for weddings, but with so many different vineyards, inns, and ranches to choose from, it can be hard to narrow things down and find a venue that is perfect for you.  The girls here at Arcularius Events want to help all you venue-hunting brides out there by saving you the legwork and sharing some of the most interesting venues we’ve seen.  Over the next few posts, we’re going to show you the unique, beautiful, and somewhat lesser-known places that we got to visit on a fantastic Napa Valley site tour hosted by La Tavola Fine Linen.

The morning of our tour started at La Tavola’s gorgeous Napa showroom, where we were picked up by Pure Luxury Wine Tours, a Napa-based green transportation agency.  Pure luxury drove us in an uber-comfortable shuttle bus to our first site, Shady Oaks Ranch and Vineyards.

Shady Oaks Ranch Meadowbrook main house

The main house at Shady Oaks

Shady Oaks is a lovely  site in the heart of Napa Valley with expansive green lawns and lush gardens.  The main estate home sleeps 16 and is accompanied by 3 more cozy cabins that come with rental of the site.  The 12.5 acre grounds are home to a reflecting pond and gazebo, several intimate gardens, and 400 year old Oak trees (the oldest in the valley). Shady Oaks is secluded and romantic and, with little lights scattered among the gardens and a string quartet playing, would make the perfect setting for a fanciful, elegant, Secret Garden-type wedding.

Pool at Shady Oaks Ranch Meadowbrook

Seating by the pool

Gardens at Shady Oaks Ranch Meadowbrook

The lovely gardens

More gardens at Shady Oaks Ranch Meadowbrook

More of the gardens

For more information on this site, contact Wayne at wayne@gwines.net.  Next time, we’ll leave the fairy tale charm of Shady Oaks for a site that can only be described as “California Country Chic”…

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