In addition to the work I do for Here Comes The Guide, Maxine Andrew of Instead of You! Coordination and Design, calls upon me a few times a year to be her right-hand woman for the weddings she produces. I adore working with her. Maxine’s an amazing designer and I love helping her vision come alive.
I spent my 4th of July at The Carneros Inn in Napa for the wedding of Christy & Christian. It was such a treat to be a part of this event. Not only did I get to go to one of my favorite places in Wine Country, but I got to witness a truly beautiful wedding.
Martha Stewart eat your heart out!
Being Maxine’s right-hand woman can be glamorous, but it’s also a lot of hard work. I spent a good portion of the afternoon in the sweltering sun, slipping Wildflower Linen’s white linen chair covers over 90 Chiavari chairs and then squirting each one with water to get any wrinkles out. But when I saw the finished product, I’m proud to say that the sunburn on my back was well worth it. And in a way, I should be thanking Maxine: I think I did over 100 squats that day, so I got my exercise in!
100 Layer Cake just featured the event on their blog, and I thought Guide Brides might want to check it out here.
I’m so glad this event is getting some well-deserved exposure. The pictures by Jose Villa and the images Joel Serrato captured for their video truly show the personality, style and love that Christy and Christian share. It was fun to see them both in action!
The Event Pros:
Cake: Perfect Endings
Coordinator: Maxine Andrew of Instead of You! Coordination and Design
DJ: Patrick Numair
Floral Design: Kathleen Deery Designs
Lighting: Got Light
Photographer: Jose Villa
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Blueprint Studios, La Tavola, and Wildflower Linen
Venue and Catering: The Carneros Inn
Videographer: Joel Serrato Films