Reception hall with white theme
Bride waiting
Wedding cake with flowers


Wherever you are from, you can count on our wedding planners in Napa, CA, to treat you like family. Our head planner, Darlene Forbes, draws on more than 30 years in Wine Country doing what she loves to provide exceptional care and attention to couples, their families, and their guests.

Garaventa’s Florist and Weddings by Darlene bring a combined 70 years of event service experience into our new business partnership, Napa’s Best Weddings & Events, LLC. Our business offers the very best in professional planning services, including the following:

  • Coordinating Team
  • Photographer
  • DJ
  • Florist
  • Officiant
  • Cake Provider
  • Location Research

We are proud to have been a part of more than a thousand weddings. With this level of experience, we know how to make sure your wedding planning is memorable and stress-free. Our goal is to make your wedding a special and magical day. Weddings are a team effort, and with our wedding planners by your side, you’re part of the winning team.


A native of Napa Valley, Darlene has enjoyed working with couples and local wedding professionals. Often praised for her calmness and endless patience, Darlene is known for her ability to form relationships with vendors and bring them together to make clients’ wedding days run smoothly.

Having owned her own bridal store for 11 years, Darlene brings exceptional knowledge and experience to your special day. When you work with us, you’ll see how much experience does matter.

Are you ready to start planning your dream wedding? Contact us today to learn more about our services. We proudly serve clients who dream of a wedding in the wine country.