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December 6, 2017

Wedding Spotlight: Heather & Alexander

Formal Black Tie Wedding in Napa Valley under floral archway

Heather and Alexander’s Elegant Black tie wedding is one of the most gorgeous features we have done! Between the custom Vera Wang dress, vintage Rolls Royce, and stunning Napa Valley venue, what more you you ask for!? Unica Forma also created elegant custom gold engraved wedding invitations that you’ll see in the photos below!

Bride’s Names, Age, Job and where she lives:

Heather Dreblow (now Townsend), 30, CPA  & CFP currently launching her own financial planning firm. Seattle, WA

Groom’s Name, Age, Job and where he lives:

Alexander Townsend, 44, Tax Attorney, Seattle WA

How you two met:

Alex was Heather’s boss in NYC. They had to keep their relationship a secret until they knew it was serious so Heather would refer to Alex as “B” on the phone with her friends and family. It stood for Boss, Boyfriend, her Mr. Big etc. Once they came out to HR the company was fine with it, but the name B stuck. Alex is referred to as B by the family and ever Mr. B by Heather’s mom.

What was your first impression of each other?:

Heather – Ah!, he is intimidating and wow he has a big butt!
Alex – When I first met Heather, I was obviously struck by her physical beauty, however, after our first conversation I was blown away by her ambition. She demonstrated a laser focus with respect to her goals and how she planned to achieve them.

Custom gold engraved wedding invitations with laser cut pockets created by Unica Forma folds Gold Engraved Wedding Invitations

                      When did each of you know you were in love?:

Formal White Wedding Cake at black tie wedding in Napa ValleyHeather – When I went out of town for a weekend and he told me had peanut butter waffles for dinner. It’s my favorite food and my go to dinner. I thought it was just a me thing, but he adopted it and has peanut butter waffles with me for dinner 2 to 3x a week! It’s a match!

Alex – One night we were having a quiet dinner sitting on the floor of my previous apartment – using no furniture, no television or radio – just us and a view of NYC. In this simplistic moment, without any distractions, I was able to appreciate the connection that Heather and I had as our conversation flowed. I realized, during this night, that I loved Heather and didn’t want to be without her.

How did the proposal happen?:

In the Loire Valley of France Alex surprised Heather and took her up in a hot air balloon and proposed over a chateau.

Style of the wedding: Formal, Elegant Black Tie Wedding

Colors: White, Black, Cream

Theme: Black Tie Wedding

Anything unique happen or with decor?:

Alex and his groomsmen made their grand entrance down the aisle to Game of Thrones
theme song. Heather surprised everyone and arrived in a 1959 Rolls Royce to walk down the aisle.

Black Tie Wedding in Napa Valley arriving in a 1950's Rolls RoyceVintage Rolls Royce Wedding Entrance

If you had to pick a favorite moment of the day what would it be?:

The ceremony. Heather’s mentor, Don DeMoss, was their officiant. He asked Heather &
Alex questions every month about their relationship and each other. The rule was they
couldn’t share there answers with each other until after the wedding. He created the
ceremony based on those answers. Heather & Alex heard each other’s answers for the
first time during the ceremony and there was a mix of laughter and happy tears.

What was the most fun part of the wedding to plan?:

Checking out venues and the tastings!!!

Black tie bridal party wedding photograph in Napa Valley Black tie wedding groomsmen in Napa Valley

Ceremony Site: Vintners Glen Lawn, Meadowood Napa Valley
Reception Site: Vintners Room, Meadowood Napa Valley
Stationery: Unica Forma
Photographer: Andrew Weeks Photography
Videographer: Devad Studio
Flowers: Rion Designs
Gown: Custom Vera Wang
Hair: Lisa Blodgett (Heather’s hairdresser since she was 4)
Make-Up: Bella Bridal Napa Valley
Veil: Vera Wang
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Jewelry: Pearl & Diamond Earrings & Pearl Bracelet
Bridesmaids Dresses: Katie May – Liu dress
Tuxedo – Hartmanns Custom Tailoring
Bow Tie – Harrods
Shoes – Salvatore Ferragamo
Walking Stick – Saddler United Kingdom
Rentals: Rion Designs
Catering: Meadowood
Cake: Elegant Cheesecakes
Music/DJ: Wine Country Entertainment, Napa
Guests: 65
Budget: $100k

Anything else you want to share? We want to hear everything!
It was the best day ever!!! 🙂

Live Music at Black Tie Formal Wedding in Napa Valley Bride and Groom entrance at Black Tie WeddingCustom Vera Wang Wedding Gown

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