Sunday, January 31, 2010

Almost... Open House Time!

Annually we host one amazing day for our booked brides and grooms or perhaps their closest confidants (if the B & G are unable to attend). It is a day to remember, literally, the objective behind this day is to kick-off the planning for their big day at the Monte Verde Inn. We are so excited for our fun filled day and it is virtually right around the corner.

For our booked couples, you will soon find out how yummy and fun this day will be.

For everyone else... stay tuned for details about the fabulous day! Perhaps we will see you at next year's event.

Happy Planning!
Kelly & Annette

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Rudy!

Welcome to the new year and a new wedding season!

We are rejuvenated and ready for the amazing celebrations and unions we have scheduled for the 2010 season. In fact, we had our first wedding of the season on Saturday, January 9th. Margaret and Seth are both amazing people and we wish them the very best in the future! They were so excited, creative and well prepared. It was so much fun! Together they contribute to the academics at NYU and had some very traditional yet style appropriate quotes to toast!

Their family was wonderful and their guests were delightful. Before the ceremony started our couple took some time to discuss and sign the Ketubah. Once the ceremony started, specific family members were designated to participate in the holding of the Chuppah. Both Margaret and Seth shared some heartfelt and truly memorable characteristics about one another, symbolizing why they had chosen to start their life journey together as husband and wife! There were tissues a plenty. As the ceremony wrapped up and the kiddush took place, the groom sited the traditional "Mazal tof" and Rabi Petuchowski announced them.

As the reception celebration started, all the guests took notice of the wonderful efforts that Margaret and Seth went to ensuring their guests would remember their day. Some of the wonderful creations that they shared with their guest included:

  • Unique oragami flowers made from pages of miscellaneous books which were sprinkled throughout the tables in the reception area.

  • Practical favors and beautiful centerpiece designs (using books and the Monte Verde designed floral arrangements as their centerpieces)
They announced during the reception that the books also served as their favors, encouraging each guest to take one home as a momento of their day and a way to enlighten their spirit.

The book titles ranged from such titles as Moby Dick by Herman Melville to Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Simply brilliant!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Rudy, we wish you decades of love, friendship and understanding! With love - Monte Verde Inn

With engagement season in full swing, we continue to book weddings regularly and we are so excited to celebrate with our upcoming couples!

Till our next celebration...
- Happy Planning -
Kelly and Annette

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bridal Expo 2010 @ Cal Expo | Sacramento, CA

What a wonderful, fun filled, crazy busy day! That is about the best way to describe all the hustle and bustle that was going on around Cal Expo on Sunday, January 10, 2010. There were so many amazing brides, grooms, family & friends who attended, it was sensational. We met with many of you and want to thank you for visiting with us, we can't wait to show you our elegant and private estate.

There was lots of interest surrounding our beautiful floral arrangement, which was created by one of our amazing staff members. Several pictures were snapped via camera's or cell phones accompanied by many ooooh's and aaaaah's. Although this arrangement is not representative of one of our table centerpieces due to the sheer size, it certainly is a better fit as a large arrangement.

Kelly Dalisa (Inn Owner and Cake Maker Extrodinaire) made one of her signature design cakes. She does amazing work no matter the cake you desire... so don't forget to bring in those inspiration photos. Kelly can help fulfil the cake of your wedding dreams!

Overall, the day was a nonstop frenzy, but simply fantastic! We had a lot of fun, met some amazing couples and got to spend time with some wonderful friends! Thanks to each of you who stopped to get information or simply to visit. We hope to see you soon at the Monte Verde Inn!

- Happy Planning -

Kelly & Annette