• An Orchard Wedding in Winters

    Together with our tents, a rustic barn and a working orchard created a simply elegant setting for this small farming town wedding.  The reception space surrounded a dance floor draped above with Italian bistro lights.  The tents were lit with orange and natural japanese lanterns.  Our farm tables adorned with simple centerpieces of fresh fruit and flowers […]

  • Pretty in Pink – A Summer Celebration in Lake Tahoe

    For this grand event, we built sisal covered decks on the beach for our tents.  We also made some custom staging to accommodate the band and the various circus acts.  It was an amazingly creative party complete with contortionists performing both in the trees and in our tent.  Paula LeDuc Fine Catering executed the incredible […]

  • Rustic Elegance – What is it exactly?

    Recently, we have been asked by brides to create a rustic yet elegant setting.  Here are some great examples of weddings that depict this design concept.  We love the wood furniture as well as the idea of placing the wine bottles on dining tables for guests to help themselves.

  • GGNPC Trails Forever Dinner Celebration – Six Years of Incredible Locations

    For the past six years, we have been honored to provide the tenting for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (GGNPC) Trails Forever Celebration dinner and auction.   The Trails Forever dinner is their most essential fundraising event providing nearly $500,000 for trail creation, refurbishment and maintenance throughout the 70 miles of coastal land that make […]

  • Project Wedding – Real Wedding of the Week

    Check us out on Project Wedding – we are featured in the “Real Wedding of the Week” for Shannon and Jay’s gorgeous Angel Island Wedding.  Photos by Lisa Lefkowitz and wedding coordination by Grace Lee.

  • A Midsummer Evening Wedding on the Russian River

    We thought we would share some photos from a wedding at Dawn Ranch this past weekend.  This 15 acre guest ranch is a sweet little spot in Guerneville on the banks of the Russian River.  Alison Hotchkiss and Kelsey Sheofsky of Alison Events planned a fun three days of events for the guests.  Zephyr Tents […]

  • Rethinking the Catering Tent: An Attractive, Functional & Entertaining Open Kitchen

    The first time I worked as a cook in an open kitchen, I had to teach myself to use a tasting spoon instead of the preferred chef’s spoon (index finger).  Once my nerves settled, I actually found it quite fun to be cooking on view.  Since I am a better diner than a cook – […]

  • The Outdoor Wedding Dilemma: Under the Stars or Under a Canopy?

    Often a couple wrestles with this question when planning an outdoor wedding on the west coast.  Back east you haven’t really a choice, there’s no predicting the weather so you better take cover.  However, in California it rarely rains in the summer.  But what some folks forget is that once the sun goes down, no […]