Friday, November 12, 2010

Trentadue + Park Avenue Catering = Fantastic Wine Country Wedding

When we got the call from the groom-to-be we were initially excited to have one more wedding in the 2010 season and to work at Trentadue... little did we know how much we would ENJOY the event.

We had been guests at a few weddings at Trentadue - so we knew the event space was going to be beautiful and most likely the food great (because they only work with preferred wine country caterers) but the service, ambiance and delicious food we're over the top for Elise & Greg's November 6th wedding!

The couple had originally contacted us for day of coordination, but during our initially consultation they discovered we could help them with their ceremony and reception stationery as well.

They had chosen a very simple yet romantic and elegant wedding invitation and wanted to continue on this vein, but to create a custom look for the big day.

We designed a oval swirl border and partnered it with die cut escort card tags, tying the embellished plaque shapes all together.

They wanted to do both escort cards and place cards, but with a creative twist. Therefore we suggested using some wrought iron trees that we had in the "creative closet" along with the escort tags. We LOVED how the tags turned out and many of the guests commented on the creativity and uniqueness of the pieces.

Again the oval plaque shape made its way onto the table marker, the place card and the menu - which all tied in perfectly with the favor put together by the bride's family.

We believe the table designs created an elegant yet comfortable setting for the superb meal and very family focused vibe of the event. We were blown away by the professionalism of Leslie and her team from Park Avenue Catering. Often we have our work cut out for us when getting every piece perfect for a reception, but everyone was a team player and excited to help make all of the little details sing…plus they put out an amazing meal (we were lucky enough to get the tri tip with polenta (YUM!) We can't wait for another opportunity to work with Park Avenue again.

If you are considering a wine country wedding you MUST contact Alyssa at Trentadue and go on a venue tour. She totally rocked and her set up staff was top notch, making our job super easy (shhh! don't tell the bride and groom we didn't even have to break a sweat during set up).

Although we did not add additional lighting or decor elements still looked grand and had a beautiful glow. The one add-on (a surprise for the bride from the groom) was a beautiful chandelier in the patio arbor, where we set up the bar. It added an elegant bit of charm. All of the outdoor areas come with white twinkle lights and lanterns in the trees. Oh what a little white light can do.

Congrats to Elise & Greg! Thanks for calling on Stacey & Company to be there for your big day. We had a blast!

just in case you want more information:
Trentadue Winery
19170 Geyserville Avenue
Geyserville, CA 95441-9603
(888) 332-3032

Park Avenue Catering & Event Production
591 Mercantile Drive
Cotati, CA 94931
(707) 793-9645

photo credits:
Trentadue Winery Entrance, Photography by Gordon Emberley
View of the facility at night, Silverman Photography