Monday, February 22, 2010

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Colby Wedgeworth!

Simple elegance and absolute romance! With a specific vision in mind, Margaret & Colby had their day planned out right down to the smallest detail and we were happy to make it all a reality for them!As their day drew near, we discussed a few different seating arrangements for their intimate party of sixty. They knew they wanted banquet tables as opposed to round tables and after some revisions we were able to set up a layout that was both romantic and efficient. One of the concerns we always have is making sure our staff can effectively serve our guests with ease and efficiency. This particular layout (as shown in the photo's below) was not only very comfortable for Margaret & Colby's intimate group but it was also very efficient for our staff.

Overall it was beautiful; with crystal garland strung in the window, classic taupe colored table runners, adorable ivory colored lanterns set intermittently on the tables, and elegant flower arrangements (done by our in-house floral designers). Then to tie in the romance, each place card was shaped like little birds and perched atop the corresponding champagne flute for each guest.

Long before their wedding day, Margaret & Colby came in and met with Kelly to design their simple and elegant wedding cake! It was a true reflection of the classic and modern styles that embrassed both Margaret & Colby.

Margaret & Colby brought in a whimsical "W" monogram, which adorned an entry door into the main hall as their guests arrived. Adjacent to their monogram was a striking black & white photo of the two of them in this beautiful antique style black frame. As guests mingled during hors d'ouvres and cocktails, there was an engaging picture slideshow playing in the dining room for all to see!

As dinner wrapped up and cake was exchanged, everyone was ready for dancing. So our staff quickly jumped into action and prepared the room for some fun. Where the bride and groom took the floor for their first dance as husband and wife!

As their guests departed they could pick up a little flag that read "Happy Honeymoon & Best Wishes", a small bottle of bubbles adorned with sparkly butterflies and a jar of of homemade jelly.

We'd like to wish Mr. & Mrs. Colby Wedgeworth a lifetime filled with love, laughter, and well wishes! Thank you for allowing us to take part in your amazing day!
- Monte Verde Inn

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Open House... RE-LIVED!

Remember back-to-school night? That one time a year where you could share with your family all the wonderful things you created. Well, the Monte Verde Inn does a very similar day/evening once a year for all our booked couples.

It's a time for us to share the delicious cuisine, yummy beverages, decadent cakes, amazing floral designs, as well as provide a helpful guide to keep our couples on track and organized. Each couple is able to explore different cuisine from each menu and discuss a multitude of service options available from each of our amazing preferred vendors.

Yesterday was simply wonderful, everyone was excited to find out what the Open House entailed. We always give each couple as they book information about our annual Open House, but we typically won't share all the details. Simply said, somethings are better experienced than spoken.

So with that, we had a fun time with each of our groups. As our couples found their seats, we kicked off the days event with a little game hosted by Joe Kalamaras of SJ's Disc Jockey. It's a fun way to break the ice and help everyone feeling a little more relaxed. The winners of our first and second group each won a wonderful gift from Joe for being such good sports. Now that everyone was ready for more, Kelly introduced each of our preferred vendors and a few of our staff members. Annette had a brief discussion about our Social Media efforts and Kelly held a little impromptu workshop, addressing some of the most common questions surrounding weddings (more specifically a wedding at MVI). Once that all wrapped up our couples were able to really dig into the cuisine and see what pleased their palate the best. Upon filling their tummies, each couple was served with a platter of cake choices to sample. Always a delectable moment in the event! By the end of the evening, each couple was not only very full but had so much more information to kick off their decision making process.

It was an amazing day and we would like to thank each of our couples for taking time to join us and help facilitate the items you like and need on your wedding day. We'd also like to thank each of our amazing preferred vendors for being with us and as always exuding such professionalism! Special note: all images displayed here are courtesy of Ford Family Photography!

We hope to see many more couples book their amazing union with us in the coming weeks and months. If you're interested in a Sierra Foothills wedding at a gorgeous private estate... look no further... Monte Verde Inn just may be your dream come true!

Till our next event...
Happy Planning!
Kelly & Annette