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Ranch for a weeklong celebration. “We really wanted it to feel like a vacation for our family and friends,” says Casey. Te week kicked ofi with bachelor and bachelorette parties in San Francisco on Tuesday night, followed by wine tasting on Wednesday. On Tursday, friends and family joined in for a kickball tournament. And on Friday night, a candlelit rehearsal dinner at Merryvale Vineyards got everyone excited for the big day. While the dinner was a formal afiair, a groom’s cake shaped like a football and a Firestone tire kept things fun and festive. Finally, Saturday arrived and Calistoga Ranch was dressed to the nines. “I had a strong idea of what I liked,” says Casey. “I’ve always loved the classic look of black and white, so that made up the palette.” Towering white ower arrangements dotted the property, bridesmaids donned chic black dresses, and a jet-black cake with white fondant owers gave the decor a modern sensibility. Following a family tradition, Casey wore a Carolina Herrera gown. “My sister and I both wore Carolina Herrera and married men from Texas,” she says. “Now we tease our little sister that she’d better do the same.” Casey’s dress-shopping experience was made extra-special with a unique designer sighting. “I traveled to Los Angeles for the dress and Carolina was in Venue: Calistoga Ranch Wedding Planner: Sarah Ghazzagh, A Dream Wedding Flowers: Fleurs de France Catering: Calistoga Ranch Cake: Sweetie Pies Photography: Voorhees Photography; Briana Marie Photography Videography: Weddings On Film Entertainment: Davis Ramey Musical Services; Anything She Wants Decor: Blueprint Studio Collection Invitations: Ceci New York Dress: Carolina Herrera Linens: La Tavola Hair and Makeup: It’s a Date at the Powder Room “my dad kept stealing the microphone,” laughs Casey. “He demanded that everyone make a speech.” the store during one of my ttings,” remembers Casey. “It was during Oscar weekend, and she was tting Amy Adams for her gown.” After a ceremony beneath an arch of white owers, the guests enjoyed a lavish dinner surrounding the beautifully lit pool, followed by an encore of speeches. “My dad kept stealing the microphone,” laughs Casey. “He demanded that everyone make a speech.” When the clock struck 10, everyone headed to the wine cave for an all-night party. “Te cave had been transformed,” explains Casey. “We turned it into an elegant nightclub that was reminiscent of the one where we met.” Details included an ice luge etched with the couple’s monogram, a cigar bar, a white candy bar, and favors perfect for the occasion. “We made hangover relief kits with ice packs, Doritos, Advil, bottled water, and other goodies,” smiles Casey. “It was an amazing party.” Since the wedding, Casey and Anthony have started their own tradition—Foyt Family Wines—with Anthony’s cousin. “We are working with a winemaker in Napa and are already selling cases in several states,” says Casey. Te two have been honoring an older tradition, as well. Tey gave birth to a baby boy earlier this year. His name: Anthony Joseph Foyt V. Clockwise from left: Casey’s father, Jim Irsay, escorted her down the aisle; the two were married on Calistoga Ranch’s Lommel Lawn; Casey’s sweet dog was the ring bearer; the rehearsal dinner was in the barrel room at Merryvale Vineyards. At left, clockwise from top: The wine cave was transformed into a nightclub; the groom’s cake perfectly represented their families; a cigar bar added to the clublike experience; a bottle of wine acted as the guest book; the groom’s cake included replicas of a football and a Firestone tire. s p r i ng / su mme r 2 0 1 1 69

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