Napa Wedding at Floating Glass Estate :: Amy & Clare

An incredible venue with gorgeous valley views? Check. Two beautiful happy brides? Check. One seriously amazing and joyful celebration that we so wish we could have attended? Big check! Amy and Clare’s vision for their wedding day finally got to come to life, after waiting a very long 15 years. We are so proud and happy for this sweet couple and we know you’ll love these images as much as we do.

Photography by Meg Smith.

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The Ceremony

“We felt the love there. It was a magical place. We had seen a bunch of other locations and this was the last one on our list. Nothing was speaking to us. Then when we got to this private estate, we knew right away. It just felt right.”

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Your ceremony in three words.  Love, kinship, fun

How did you go about planning your ceremony?  We had a vision and our amazing wedding planner brought that to life!

Event Planning & Design by LMM events.

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Did you include any traditions in your ceremony? Yes, we had a huppah that friends and family stood under, we stepped on and broke a glass, we had bridesmaids, bridesmen, flower girls and our daughter was our Maid of Honor!

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Who officiated your ceremony?  Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani. They are family to us. They were always going to be the officiants for our wedding, no question!

What were your ceremony readings? Cecil officiated, Jan spoke and we each read our vows to each other.

What were your vows like?  Amy and I wrote our own vows.

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What was your ceremony music?  We put together a playlist of songs that we loved and thought would be great for each group that walked down the aisle. Amy and I were each escorted down the aisle, she by her brother and I by a close friend we call family. We walked down the isle to the song “Same Love” by Macklemore

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony? The whole thing was amazing! It was heartfelt, filled with joy, warmth and laughter and tears.

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The Reception

“Each thing was better than the next—the first dance, the family dance, then everyone dancing together! The toasts were incredible, the cake cutting then dancing more. Served late night food and a dessert bar and had a late night lounge with an espresso bar—it was all so amazing!”

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Meg Smith, LMM Events | Snippet & Ink

Meg Smith, LMM Events | Snippet & Ink

How would you describe your reception? Best party ever! The food was simply exquisite. The band—so fun. Everyone danced non-stop until the end!

Did you have a signature cocktail? Yes! So good—a pretty pink cocktail called Aperol Fizz served in a coupe glass with a rose petal floating on top.

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What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? We are always inspired to bring our friends and family together. We have waited for 15 years to have our big wedding. When the ruling passed August of 2013, we decided that we would finally have our wedding—now that it was legal for everyone in California to get married.

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What was your wedding menu? Amuse Busch of Caviar on a Corn Custard // Appetizer: Shrimp with Beet-in-Beets, Chicharron and Pea Coulis // Entree: Beef Tenderloin with a Smoked Onion Soubis and a Tomato Confit and Arugula—all was delicious!

Catering by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering.

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Please tell us about any other special details or moments from your reception. Cecil Williams started us off with an “all hands holding” blessing. There was such a wonderful feeling of community and kinship there. It was filled with love and Joy! Also, Everyone was wowed by the food and service. Paula Le Duc Fine Catering was simply the best we could have chosen as our caterer. The service was impeccable. The band was amazing! So FUN!

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What type of cake or dessert did you serve? Gluten-free chocolate cake with three tiers.

Cake by Sweet on Cake.

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Meg Smith, LMM Events | Snippet & Ink

What was your first dance song? Our first dance as a couple was to Frank Sinatra’s “Just The Way You Look Tonight.”

Reception Music provided by 415s.

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“We had a silent DJ after the band finished. That was a surprise for everyone and most everyone hadn’t experienced it before. They all loved it.”

Silent DJ by Silent Frisco.

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See Amy and Clare’s wedding film by Weddings on Film.

 

Colors

Style

Black Tie

Season

Summer

Vendor Credits

Photography: Meg Smith / Venue: Floating Glass in Napa, California / Event Planning & Design: LMM events / Officiant: Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani / Dress: Vera Wang / Stationery, Calligraphy: Union Street Papery / Escort Card Display, Programs, Menus: PS Paper / Floral Design: Kathleen Deery Design / Hair, Makeup: Alex Chases / Reception Music: 415s, Silent Frisco / Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering / Cake: Sweet on Cake / Tent: Zephyr Tents / Videography: Weddings on Film

 

Weddings on Film, Meg Smith, Kathleen Deery, Sweet on Cake and Paula LeDuc Fine Catering and Zephyr Tents are Snippet & Ink Select vendors. 

5 comments

  • I’m so happy this wedding is up, yay thank you so much Snippet & Ink! Wow…this was such a day (and night!) to remember. These women waited so long to get married, their daughter was a teen by the time they were legally allowed to marry. It was such a positive, powerful event, heart-warming and emotional and just FUN!! Lots of love to this family and to all the great people that helped put this wedding together, really a dream team. #gratitude! :-)

  • Zephyr Tents says:

    Loved working on this special wedding! And, as usual, Meg Smith captured it perfectly!

  • kats. says:

    Oh, this is so sweet! It makes me a little teary, they’re so happy. Love the photos!

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