Monday, March 22, 2010

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Marc Cerri!

As the wedding for Kristin & Marc inched closer, all eyes were on the weather channel... "What was the weather going to be like?.... Is there going to be sun or clouds?".... these are just a few of the questions bouncing around as discussions of the weekends wedding approached. We should have guessed that mother-nature would take care of all the details and without fail... she did. The weather was beautiful, just enough sun to warm those arriving and make for an even more exceptional day. Krissy had a vision in mind when she first stepped foot at the Monte Verde Inn and it was executed down to the "C"!

Our bride arrived so excited for her big day, it was contagious! Her bridesmaids were in tow all sharing the same glee and anticipation for the days event. They quickly got into action starting with hair and make-up. Periodically, we checked on them to see how they were doing and if they needed anything. But overall, they were very comfortable and were just having a wonderful time together!

A few hours later the groomsmen started arriving, each sharing their opinions about the set-up as they entered the Inn... "it looks amazing... wow, this is great... this is everything that Krissy & Marc wanted...", right down to the groom, who simply said "this is perfect!".

As the staff continued to get everything ready for the ceremony and the rest of the afternoon, the groomsmen were relaxing and the bridesmaids were having fun getting ready. The sun streamed into the ballroom, almost as if to see what was going on!

The bride and grooms vision of table set-up was elegant, romantic and simple! Using the most beautiful muted tones and perfect flowers. Monte Verde Inn's floral designers did a magnificent job of creating the perfect arrangements for our bride and groom! From the large arrangements to the ideal center piece decor! We were so excited to make her vision a reality!

The tables looked so sweet, with beautiful cream pintuck linens and mocha lamour napkins (which MVI facilitated for the couple). Each setting was embellished with an adorable little bird nest, which was filled with delicious candy eggs for their guests to enjoy! Each table had a wooden table number painted and antiqued to match the overall color scheme, just the perfect touch to finish off the tables.

Every detail was considered, right down to the thoughtful activity bags for each of the children in attendance.

It was very important to the bride and groom to have "thank you notes" placed at the seats of every guest during the ceremony, unfortunately, as wonderful as the weather was... the wind had kicked up a bit and made it near impossible to carry out the couples request. So we discussed some options with Krissy and came to a very happy resolution. We ended up lining the rows of the aisle with the thank you notes (as seen) and placed the rest in a basket as guests made their way into the ceremony site. Additionally, to ensure all guests got a thank you note, we placed one on each guest seat for all to enjoy at the reception!

The ceremony was simply beautiful! Krissy and Marc were surrounded by their families and friends as they exchanged the most endearing vows. There was not a dry eye in the crowd! Everyone in the bridal party looked fabulous, but no one took center stage more than the bride (rightfully so). Before the ladies made their way to the ceremony site, I overheard one of them say to the bride... "Grace Kelly had nothing on you..." and those words could not have been more true. Kristin Botz was a sight to behold and everyone couldn't help but take a second and third look... absolutely stunning; and not to leave the groom out, as he looked equally as handsome!

Once the ceremony concluded the bridal party was off to take photos and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. The guests mingled with one another while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and cocktails as well. As pictures neared completion, the guests were escorted into the Inn to find their seats and get their camera's ready (once again) for the bridal party announcements.

As with all the other details, the bride and groom provided these charming chalk board seating charts with hand written script directing each guest to their corresponding seat. It really was elegance in the details for this amazing wedding!

The wedding party and guests enjoyed a wonderful cuisine and created many more memories throughout the evening!
The cake was a beautiful ivory fondant with detail lace work on each side and gumpaste ivory peonies. The cake flavor was a delicious marbled cake with hazelnut buttercream filling, all made by the Monte Verde Inn. It was delectable in every way imaginable!
After toasts and cake, the celebration wrapped up with some entertaining dancing and fun! The night was the definition of family fun for this bride and groom!
-The Monte Verde Inn would like to extend best wishes to Mr. & Mrs. Marc Cerri as they begin their journey together as husband and wife! Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your amazing wedding!