When Project Runway’s star fashion designer, Nora Caliguri, decided to get married at one of our favorite wedding venues of all time, we got excited. Set at the always charming Chamard Vineyards, Nora and Todd’s gorgeous affair was inspired by all their travels together, especially from their trip to South Africa and Egypt where they got engaged. They wanted to infuse the story of their journey into their wedding, and boy, did they succeed.
From Nora’s stunning dress, made by Turkish designer, Songul Surpbas, to the fashionable bridesmaids all wearing individual hand-picked gray dresses, personality abounded throughout the wedding attire. The men capped it all off by wearing dashing duds from J. Crew. And if the fashion wasn’t enough to get you excited, the decor could not have been more reminiscent of their travels in Africa. Nora and Todd spent the engagement year collecting vintage lanterns for the long rustic farm tables, which paired perfectly with the mossy, garden inspired centerpieces. The rustic chairs tied in beautifully with the soft sail cloth tent, making guests feel like they were camping on an African safari. And as if collecting the lanterns wasn’t enough, Nora sewed all the gorgeous table linens and collected the reclaimed windows to use for the ceremony program. Even their invitations tied in their love for traveling and surfing, with a papel picado design and a Mexican surfing blanket fabric backing.
The entire wedding felt so intimate, so festive, so Nora and Todd. We were thrilled to be a part of your special day, you two! For more pretty and to hear the entire story in the bride’s words, head to Style Me Pretty!
Wedding Photography: Creative Image Collections
Wedding Venue: Chamard Vineyards
Event Design + Coordination: Sarah True of TRUE Event
Floral Design: Tony Palmieri of Datura — A Modern Garden
Wedding Cinematography: Thomas Morlock of Vantage Point Films
Catering: Betsey Plunkett of La Cuisine
Wedding Cake: J.Cakes
Wedding Paper Goods: Leah Nista (friend of bride)
Entertainment: DJ Select
Rentals: Durants Tents + Rentals Unlimited
Transportation: American Executive Limousine
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Various