I dont even know where to start on this review. It could be a novel and it could be a paragraph because our wedding day was something that could never be put into words. Even the guests are still talking about it (a month later) and calling us to gush.
The second my now husband and I walked onto the property we knew we would get married there and we knew it would be perfect. We knew we wanted 2 things...about 175 people and to be married outside in a casual but perfect setting. We got it all...and then some.
Tina is the most amazing person, planner, go-to-girl, damage control expert, stress counselor and working with her was perfect. She completely submersed herself in our vision and went above and beyond in making it ever BETTER than we would have hoped. She consistently added better ideas and built off the templates we gave her. When we had a question she had an answer (or a vendor, or a stylist, or a list of options). She is now much more than a friend and we are hoping to get her and her hubby down to sail with us in the very near future.
With regards to the event, I am still speechless. I know we had some requests that were a bit outside her comfort range (as it is her GORGEOUS property) but everything went PERFECTLY. She even made sure the weather was sunny and not too hot out in the lavender fields!! When we couldnt get up to Napa to discuss linens SHE FLEW TO LA TO MEET WITH US!! She managed the huge band, the gospel choir, the violinist and our friends that were playing the cocktail hour...like it was a breeze. Every single detail was paid attention to. The vendors she works with were all blessings...the florist, the caterer, the music agents, EVEN THE RESTROOM COMPANY!
The setting is like a movie and it is quite unforgettable without all the production pieces of a wedding...so with all the details, it is truly something to behold. The reception was in a sunken lawn surrounded by huge Sycamore trees, the ceremony was held in a lavender field that was in full bloom and the cocktail lawn was held between the lavender field and the reception lawn next to the orchard. The warm winds, the purple parasols and all the amazing music definitely made it the best day of my life.
Tina promised it would be the "best outdoor wedding your friends have ever been to" and she was right. At one point one of the guests was caught talking to a friend and said "SEE?? This is why you never want to elope." Weeks later people are still calling us to tell us that they want to go back and have another party with us there...that we should renew our vows every few years just to have a reunion.
Who knows? Sounds good to me.
All I know for sure is that once you've been to Bear Flag Farm...it will stay with you forever.