The northern California fires have caused unimaginable destruction: Homes lost, businesses destroyed, lives taken, lives changed forever. Amidst all of the tragedy, however, are glimmers of hope in the forms of neighbors helping neighbors, donations from across the globe and more.

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For paramedics, Lindsay Picciano and Chris Engell, hope lies in the hands of the some special wedding professionals who came together to make sure their wedding was everything they wanted and more. With just three days until their wedding, the couple learned that their venue, a winery located in the Napa valley, was forced to close due to the proximity to the fires. The Historic Oakdale Ranch stepped in as their new wedding venue, and all of the couple’s previously secured vendors and some new ones, worked to pull off a stunning wedding in less than three days.

Firehouse Entertainment and Event Rentals, Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals, Events by Wise, Premier Portables and Sweet Marie Photography were all part of this amazing wedding rescue. This beautiful wedding was the perfect reprieve for the couple and their friends and family who have all been impacted by the tragic fires.

We are so proud of our wedding partners for stepping in to help give a deserving couple the wedding of their dreams.

For more information about these wonderful wedding vendors, please see below:

Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals

Events by Wise

Firehouse Entertainment & Event Rentals

Historic Oakdale Ranch

Premier Portables

Sweet Marie Photography

Photo courtesy of Sweet Marie Photography,

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s writer, Kelley Saia.

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