Melissa + Paul | Vintner’s Inn, Santa Rosa Ca


One of the most memorable weddings of the 2012 season, Melissa & Paul are a couple so genuinely happy it is contagious! Within moments of my first conversation with Melissa’s mom Mrs H, I knew if she hired me (which … Continue reading

Roberta + Owen | Sonoma County Ca


This destination bride & groom chose Sonoma County’s Running Rabbit Ranch out of all the places in the world for their special day, and boy was it special! Completely unique to the two of them, the perfectly planned details told a beautiful story. Continue reading

Mr & Mrs K | Healdsburg CA | 2012

Another absolutely stunning Off the Beaten Path couple captured, this time, by Sasha Photography. Betsey Oliver and I created upscale, glamorous looks for each of these gorgeous gals. She did the hair, I did the makeup, the result was a cohesive look for the entire bridal party, designed to feel a little ‘red carpet’ while not overdone and leaving each true to their own individuality. They were so fun to work with and one of the most picture perfect bridal parties I’ve seen!
Sasha and his team were professional and personal with the group, a pleasure to work with. Sasha’s photos are each true works of art that document the day of this happy couple beautifully. Visit Sasha’s blog for more!
Congratulations Laura & Scott!



Congratulations Laura & Scott!

September 14 2012: Private Estate, Healdsburg, Ca
Venue & Event Coordination through Off the Beaten Path Weddings
Photography by Sasha & team, Sasha Photography
Hair by Betsey Oliver, Betsey Oliver Beauty

Mr & Mrs Y | Napa Destination Wedding | 2012


This wedding was recently featured on Style Me Pretty! Absolutely stunning photos of their day captured by Shanni of What Shanni Saw. Visit the full gallery here. Enjoy! Congratulations Tracey & Mark! August 25th 2012 :: Private Estate, Napa Ca Event Coordination … Continue reading

Mr & Mrs B | Napa Valley, Ca | 2012

Congratulations Johanna & Erran!

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Congratulations Johanna & Erran!

May 27 2012 :: Verisimo Vineyards, Napa Ca
Event Design, Production & Coordination by Off the Beaten Path Weddings
Photography by onelove photography
Hair by Lauren Kelsay

Bridechilla commercial shoot x2 | 2012

Bridechilla wear  ::  Alternative apparel 100% cotton,
eco-sensitive chill wear, a little edgy with a lot of style!

URBAN DICTIONARY DEFINITION – A bridechilla remains easy going, relaxed and down to earth during her entire wedding experience. She is not defined by her wedding day but by the experience of being with those that she cares most about. THE “unzilla”


I love everything Mary Ellen Murphy dreams up (she’s also the creative brains behind Off The Beaten Path Weddings) this is her latest ingenious endeavor. Gorgeous photos by onelove photographer Julie Hanna. Scrumptious & beautiful custom cupcakes by Heidi Hebein, freelance pastry chef/baker. Enjoy the pics then order some goodies for a bridechilla in your life!










….and lastly, a little behind the scenes fun shot!


Mr & Mrs L | BR Cohn Winery, Sonoma Ca | Wedding Makeup & Hair Artist Veronica Passalacqua

I had the pleasure of working with this gorgeous bride for her summer wedding in Sonoma. There was very little I needed to do to transform Miranda from her beautiful everyday self into a blushing bride. Together we created a look that felt very natural, the focus on her glowing skin and fresh pink cheek. Her hair has beautiful natural curl which we enhanced and pinned up just slightly to frame her face. The end result was absolutely stunning and flowed very naturally with the rest of the event.

The beautiful photos are the work of Jill Doherty Photography. Jill did a great job capturing the Miranda and Nick, their quiet excitement and overflowing love for each other. 

Congratulations Miranda & Nick!


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Congratulations Miranda & Nick!

July 16 2011  ::  B.R. Cohn Winery, Sonoma Ca
Photography by Jill Doherty Photography, Napa & Sonoma Counties Ca
Spray Tanning by Kelly Richardson of Sonoma Tanning / B.Bronze, Santa Rosa Ca

2012 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award Winner!

It feels amazing to be recognized for excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism, four business factors I truly pride myself on! The awards are based solely on feedback from past clients – real reviews from real brides. Thank you to everyone who left a glowing review of their experience with me.


Curious how the winners are determined? Read all about it in WeddingWire’s own words, here.