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{Irsay . Foyt Wedding . Calistoga Ranch }

Ok…I tried to narrow down these images…really I did.

This summer I was thrilled to be one of the photographers for Casey Irsay (Indianapolis Colts) & A.J. Foyt IV(Indy/Nascar) extraordinary wedding!  As a photographer, I was in heaven …just so much to capture! Read about all the amazing details below:

Sarah Ghazzagh of A Dream Wedding, was a delight to work with & took on an amazing task of coordinating  multiple events on four different days. Here she writes: The couple was married atop the Lommel Lawn, overlooking the pond at Calistoga Ranch in Calistoga California. The bride was escorted by her father Jim Irsay to a billowing white arch that framed the couple. Upon the conclusion of the ceremony, guests were invited to the wine cave for cocktails and hors d’oeurves where their senses were tantalized. Following the cocktail reception, the guests were shuttled to the Pool Terrace where the visual drama was unfolding to showcase an avant-guard black and white themed reception. What was once a gorgeous pool that overlooked an estate vineyard, had been transformed to a softly light dance floor and a lounge vignette with soaring vases that the guests could mingle about before being treated to a 5-course epicurean delight paired with boutique regional wines. As dusk began to slowly transition to night, the soft illuminations created a romantic and spectacular backdrop for Casey & Anthony’s first dance into cake cutting. Later that evening, guests were transported back up to the wine cave where a big transformation had taken place to turn the formal cocktail reception venue into a chic nightclub. The afterparty was well attended until wee hours of the morning!

My college roommate & designer extraordinaire Lisa Hoffman of Ceci New York did all fine stationery…which were stylish little works of art unto themselves!

The florals were off the hook!! Here Jessica of Fleurs de France describes the vision. “The wedding was themed in Black & White, with an Avant Garde twist. Touches of deep reds accented the sleek styled After Party in the Wine Cave. Towering Silver vases filled with enormous lush florals were placed at each corner of the pool, which was turned into their lighted dance floor, and whose exterior perimeter was lined with several dozen floral arrangements.”

Officiant: Charles Grande

Photographer(s): Briana Marie Photography, Richard Wood Photography, Michael Voorhees Photography

Bridal Gown: Carolina Herrera Veil & Accessories: Sara Gabriel

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Hair & Makeup: It’s A Date

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridal

Florals: Fleurs de France

Table linens: La Tavola

Rentals & Lighting: Classic Party Rentals Afterparty Rentals: Blueprint Studio Collection

Wedding Cake: Sweetie Pies

Entertainment: Davis Ramey Musical Services & Anything She Wants

Videography: Weddings on Film *VIEW THEIR SHORT FILM HERE *

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Chelsea #

    Great pictures 🙂
    But Anthony is most known for competing in IndyCar, not Nascar. Just wanted to point that out.

    January 25, 2010
    • Thanks Chelsea…will correct!

      January 25, 2010
  2. A pleasure chatting with you today, and then exploring your website and blog again. Wow. I’ll be back more often and look forward to a chance at meeting and working with you, for your work is splendid.

    March 9, 2010
    • Thanks Luke! It was a pleasure speaking with you as well! Here’s to keeping in fresh & loving what we do! I do hope we get the chance to work together at some point. Cheers!

      March 9, 2010

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