Napa Event Planning: Welcome Parties

Napa Event Planning

Rehearsal Dinners & Welcome Parties

There are so many different events you can plan surrounding your wedding – everything from traditional rehearsal dinners to fun boozy brunches, welcome dinners surrounded by vines, bike trips to various wineries, and custom wine blending experiences.  When it comes to Napa event planning, we have planned everything from a food truck roundup to an 8 course seated meal prepared by a Michelin starred chef, which shows that the possibilities are endless and there is no right or wrong way to plan the events surrounding your wedding day.  Some of our clients allow their guests to make all their own plans for the days surrounding the wedding and only have very close friends and family at the additional events; however, there are a lot more clients who want everybody who has traveled from near and far to spend time celebrating with them the entire weekend.

The one thing to always think about is how much time you may want to spend alone – if you’re going on a long honeymoon after the wedding, you may want to plan many different types of activities and we can help find the right mix of fun, education, and delicious food and wine that will fit your crowd perfectly.

Photos by Stephanie Brazzle

Sonoma Winery Event Planner

Sonoma Winery Event Planner

When it comes to creating incredible guest experiences, it’s important to work with an experienced Sonoma winery event planner who can showcase your brand in the perfect light.  We have done all types of winery events including wine club membership appreciation events, sales luncheons, fundraising events, release parties, holiday parties, art installation grand reveals, and auction events.  What we love about working at wineries in Sonoma is that we are able to carve out very specific looks depending on the brand.

Recently we were commissioned to create an incredible event for The Donum Estate in the Carneros AVA – this was a once-in-a-lifetime event and a grand reveal of new site-specific artwork by world-famous artist Doug Aitken.  He had designed and built an incredible windchime in a grove of eucalyptus trees located in a small valley on the winery grounds. The work was top-secret and the reveal was being covered by many news outlets, over 100 art world aficionados, and collectors and it was going to be “activated” by 20 percussionists lead by Hisham Bharoocha.

This is most likely the most unique event we have ever been able to produce and at one of the most incredible properties in Northern California. If your winery is in need of additional assistance to make your guest experiences better, we would love to talk to you and find out how we can work together to grow your brand through experiential event design.

Colorful Weddings By A Top Wedding Planner

Top Wedding Planner

As Napa’s top wedding planner, we love creating colorful weddings for our clients.  Even with the light & airy colors of blush, rose gold, cream, and greens being popular in recent years, our clients have asked for more color, more texture, and more saturation in order to make their events stand out from those of their friends and family and to create trends in the industry.  Sometimes that color is in saturated velvet linen or in brighter blooms on the table or amazing lighting during dancing. No matter how you choose to incorporate color and texture when you hire a top wedding designer and you trust them to help you develop your wedding design ideas you’re more likely to have a one-of-a-kind wedding and experience for your guests.

Believe it or not, we don’t have any favorite color combinations because we get our color clues directly from our clients.  From an extensive design questionnaire and visual clues provided through Pinterest and tear sheets, we develop the colorful palettes by asking all the right questions.  Working with us and your event design team on your wedding ideas also ensures that you have a common thread throughout your event – whether that be color, design style, or a theme – we’re working with you directly and not making decisions for you because our relationship is one of collaboration and not of simply taking over your wedding without your opinion on the overall look, feel, and flow.

photos by Stephanie Brazzle

Bay Area Bat Mitzvah Designer

Bay Area Bat Mitzvah Designer

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are one of the greatest joys of planning events.  The celebration is a wonderful coming of age and being a bay area bat mitzvah designer provides a lot of opportunities for creativity. For Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah, we celebrated her at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park with 200 friends and family.  Her event was a perfect mix of modern patterns and rustic touches.

The family of the child who is becoming a bat mitzvah works for years to get them to the bimah to perform their Torah reading and ceremony.  It’s a labor of love and faith that are steeped in tradition.  When hiring a Bay Area Bat Mitzvah designer, you will want to find somebody who has a handle on the tasks and on the traditions. Whether you’re going to make a motzi or you’re going to have a havdalah, our experience matters!  For Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah we wanted a very fresh and young palette which could be enjoyed by both adults and kids!

We would love to help you celebrate your child becoming a bar or bat mitzvah!  Get more information by filling out our information request form!

Wedding & Event Podcast for Creatives

Wedding and Event Podcast coming soon from Celebrity Event Designer Sasha Souza. When Sasha added a mentoring side to her business in 2011, she began a journey with The Consultancy for Creatives (formerly Team IDo) that has helped thousands of people be more effective and focused on being a better business person while exercising their creative muscle. Sasha tells stories about business, provides practical advice, hosts guests, and gives the tools you need to achieve greatness in the event industry.

Soon, you’ll be able to subscribe though Apple & Google Play, but for now, it can be found at

What we would love to know is what YOU want to hear about. You can submit your topic suggestions, apply to be a surprise host or be interviewed, or just give us a big thumbs up (positive vibes are always appreciated).

Fill out the form on the Consultancy for Creatives to give some feedback on what you’d like to hear on the Wedding & Event Podcast for Creatives!

Sasha Souza Events is an award winning event planning company considered one of the top event design & wedding coordination companies in the US. Sasha Souza Events has offices in Napa Valley, Sonoma, San Francisco & Los Angeles