It’s was our second year planning the Vintner Circle Dinners for the Napa Valley Film Festival 2014. With 23 Dinners at 23 different wineries with 600 guests all in the same night, it’s definitely a challenge but one Fearon May Events gladly takes on. This year drew even bigger names like Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Michelle Monaghan, and Mike Myers. We also had the pleasure of planning the celebrity tribute dinner at E’toile with all of our top celebrities and sponsors. It was a great year for films and another very successful film festival. To find out more about the Napa Valley Film Festival CLICK HERE.

This years Vintner Circle dinners took place at:

B Cellars, BV Winery, Cairdean, Clos Pegase, Torc Restaurant, Freemark Abbey, Hall Winery, Handwritten, Hess Winery, Hill Family Estate, Jessup Winery, Luna Winery, Miner Winery, O’Brien Winery, Priest Ranch, Raymond, Reynolds Family Winery, Rombauer Vineyards, Rutherford Hill, Rutherford Ranch, Sullivan Vineyards, Silverado Winery and Lucy Restaurant.  

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Napa Valley Film Festival 2014

Napa Valley Film Festival 2014

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Napa Valley Film Festival 2014
Napa Valley Film Festival 2014

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Bonjour! This Paris baby shower for baby Layla was so cute. We love this theme and everything there is about Paris . We designed an adorable dessert stand which we had custom made with a black and white stripped awning. A tulle skirt from Mimi and Company added some adorableness to the table. Studio Sweets provided some custom desserts as well as a yummy three tier cake. We had a custom baby store front made with Paris themed baby clothes hanging in the window. Eiffel tower centerpieces with feathers and poodle stuffed animals added cute decor to the tables. Not always does the theme have to carry over to the food. When the mom-to-be asked for burgers and fries we called our friends at Krush Burger to bring their food truck out to serve their delicious burgers. We also had Rich’s Ice Cream and Harvey’s Donuts there to server delicious treats. We had such a great time. Merci!!

Paris baby shower Dessert bar
Paris themed Baby Shower
Paris themed Baby Shower
Paris themed Baby Shower
Paris themed Baby Shower
Paris themed Baby Shower
Paris themed Baby Shower
paris baby shower
Krush Burger

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We love creative dessert bars and we have designed some AWESOME ones over the years. Fearon May Events custom designs one of a kind dessert bars for our client weddings, birthday parties, bridal showers and baby showers. It’s not always about the food on the table but we custom create a backdrop, decor and fun linen. Then we work hand in hand with our favorite bakeries to choose the delicious desserts to go with the fun theme.  Here are a few creative dessert bars we have designed to give you inspiration.

Creative Dessert Bars
Creative Dessert Bars
Creative Dessert Bars
Creative Dessert Bars
Creative Dessert Bars
Creative Dessert Bars
Creative Dessert Bars
Creative Dessert Bars

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With Duck Dynasty being the number one show on TV, we wanted to create a unique styled shoot that would resemble what a Duck Dynasty wedding would like. We found the perfect couple to be our models for the shoot. Melissa and Tony had just gotten engaged so we took this opportunity to take some fantastic engagement pictures.  We got so lucky and got one of the best sunsets I have ever seen. You can’t photo shop something that gorgeous!!
THEME
We work with a lot of grooms that are hunters and decided to call this shoot “The Hunters Wife”. We used hunter elements like antlers and shot gun shells but also added some soft touches for the bride like sunflowers and soft velvet table linens.
COLORS USED
We used natural elements for the colors including moss green, red sunflower, wood logs and burlap.
FLOWERS
We used minimal flowers just using simple sunflowers and moss.
PERFECT FOR
This styled wedding shoot is perfect for the bride and groom who likes the outdoors. This table would be perfect in a forest setting or outdoor wedding.
WHAT TO WEAR
The bride would be wearing cowboy boots while still being stylish and formal. If you picture the wives on Duck Dynasty, they are always well dressed and look their best. The groom would be little less formal and could even incorporate a little camouflage. The groom for the photo shoot wore all “Johnny Cash” black with a duck call boutonniere.
ITEMS TO INCORPORATE
We incorporated moss, branches, logs, gunshot shells, wrought iron, tractors, mason jars, wood benches, burlap, cowboy boots, chalkboard signs, duck calls and feathers.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
If you are the Hunters Wife then you always want to consider opening day of hunting season. Make sure to stay away from these dates when setting the big day. Even though the groom might be willing to miss one day for the big day it will always fall on your anniversary. So choose a date that you know your groom will give his full attention to and not on opening day.
SIGNATURE DRINK & TREATS
If you watch the show then you know Uncle Si always has some sweet tea in his hand. So the signature drink for the shoot was “Si’s Sweet Tea.” We also had homemade cupcakes with dear antler cupcake topper from ETSY as well as Apple Pie, whoppie pies and pie treats.

AMAZING VENDORS
Designed and Staged by Fearon May Events
Photography by XSIGHT Photography
Linen by La Tavola Fine Linen
Rentals by Classic Party Rentals
Dress by Miosa Couture
Hair by Danielle Price at Tasaris Salon
Makeup by Tamika Springfellow at Tasaris Salon


“The Hunters Wife” Styled Shoot

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

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Thanks so much Nicole from XSIGHT Photography!

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This will definitely be a wedding we will remember forever. Did you know that it has never rained on September 21st? When planning a Vacaville backyard wedding this year on that date, we thought rain was not an issue. We had a backyard full of beautiful red wood trees and no possibility for a tent. However Mother Nature proved us wrong and the light showers that were forecasted quickly turned into a down pour and storm. The bride’s dad had spent days and many hours leveling the dirt in the backyard where all the tables would be placed. This area quickly turned into a giant mud pit. The father of the bride ran to Home Depot where he bought plywood and AstroTurf and he built a bridge over the mud for the dance floor in the hopes the rain would stop. Meanwhile we emptied out the house taking beds, sofas and the dining room table to the garage to free up room in the house for 200 guests. The tables were then placed all around the pool very tightly in hopes the rain would end. Family and friends all showed up with their giant patio umbrellas to place out around the pool area. Sure enough, 20 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to start, the blue sky peeked through the clouds and the rain stopped. They had a beautiful ceremony on the side of the house with clear skies.  At this time, Fearon May Events staff quickly set all the linens and tables in 30 minutes. It ended up being a beautiful night and the bride and groom were ecstatic about how thing turned out. It just goes to show having a wedding planner on hand for a backyard wedding is a must because you never know what can happen, even in September.

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Wedding Planner: Fearon May Events

Rentals: Made in the Shade Event Rentals

Chairs: Classic Party Rentals

Photographer: Magnolia Photography

Cakes: Caroline Cakes

Cupcakes: Elizabeth Ann Cupcakes

Caterer: Pica Pica

Hair: Adreana Cross at Mirage Salon

Flowers: Yoli’s Flowers

 

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