Thursday, July 29, 2010

Warmth, Love and Tradition!

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Mona & Anthony Barr!

The green accents that Mona & Anthony infused into their day was perfect! An important part of the detail came from their families, whom contributed by making some beautiful table runner accent pieces.

Timeless wedding photos of family members served as a great inspiration for guests to leave words of encouragement and love for the newlyweds.

Mona & Anthony put together a creative seating chart, using an old window pane. They listed guest names in alphabetical order with their corresponding table number for convenient viewing and reference. 

Each table was set with a green apple dupioni napkin, which complimented the beautiful centerpieces and larger arrangements (both designed by Monte Verde Inn) and popped against the classic white and green accent linens!

Mona and Anthony did not want a traditional cake, instead they worked with Kelly Dalisa (Monte Verde Inn) to provide some delicious cupcake options for their guests. The bride and groom brought in an array of beautiful cake stands for the cupcakes to be to displayed on and were brought out at just the perfect time!

White cupcake: A yummy golden pound cake with Bavarian cream filling and Italian butter cream frosting.

Chocolate cupcake: A scrumptious chocolate cake with a Coconut filling and super Fudge frosting (one of Kelly's specialties).

- Monte Verde Inn would like to extend our gratitude to Mr. & Mrs. Mona & Anthony Barr for allowing us to be a part of their special moment! We wish them the very best in their future!

We'd also like to thank Alison Bank of First Comes Love Weddings for providing some great images of the happy couple on their big day! Check out her images by visiting First Comes Love Weddings. Thank you for the great images, Alison!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Megan and Warren Schechter!

Lots of great color and details in this day, with chocolate lamour overlays and personally designed table names (such as San Francisco and Peru). Megan and Warren really put their heads together to involve all their guests into their big day! Each table was named a corresponding place the couple had been and incorporated an endearing tale of their adventure together that brought them to their wedding day.

Megan & Warren also included a small stone in every program and just outside the ceremony site was an engraved vase for each of their guests to place the stone in to, along with their sincerest wish for the couple. Each centerpiece was a beautiful arrangement of Calla Lillies and Curly Willow (designed in-house by the Monte Verde Inn), which seemed to finish the beautiful look of the chocolate overlays.

In addition, the couple hired a gal to bring in doves, to do a Dove Release. So here is how it works, as the newlyweds recess from the ceremony site (as seen) once they make it about half way down the aisle, the doves are released. Once released, the doves circle near the bride & groom briefly and then circle once more above the site and then fly home! It is so pretty and unique. It was a lovely touch to Megan & Warren's already elegant day!

As hors d'oeuvres began guests enjoyed Caribbean Crab & Shrimp Cakes with Mango Salsa; Buffalo Mozzarella, Seasonal Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Basil & Grissini Bread Sticks & Warm Foccacia Bread with Brie, Fig Compote, Caramelized Onions and Prosciutto. Absolutely delicious!

The bride and groom wanted to give something not only personal, but representative of their independent relationships with each of their bridal party members. So they had the most adorable bobble-head figures custom made for each person in their bridal party, each figure was custom designed to physically represent the individual it was made for!

For some additional fun, they incorporated the fun PhotoBash Booth by SJ's Disc Jockey. Guests always have a blast engaging with the photobooth, putting on funny looking glasses or hats or something else that makes a great picture...even better!

Mr. & Mrs. Megan and Warren Schechter worked with Kelly Dalisa of the Monte Verde Inn to create the perfect cake for their perfect day!

Occasionally when our brides and grooms request recommendations for their family and friends to stay the weekend, we refer them to Jami's House. It's great place in Loomis, CA with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this property is ideal for large groups! It has a swimming pool, enclosed spa that seats 8 and workout facilities are just some of the wonderful amenities. It is a nice private quiet place... it is truly magical!

We'd like to thank Megan and Warren for allowing us to share in their beautiful day! We wish you the very best in your future!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Mary and Tyler Vogel. We had so much fun working with them, "day of" and all the days leading up to their beautiful wedding!

Both Mary & Tyler envisioned a very elegant and soft touch to their day, with details such as white handmade wooden table numbers, incorporating a fun scrapbook near the photobooth for guests to share their thoughts and wishes, and a great seating chart that was not only fun & creative but practical!

Centerpiece floral decor designed and provided by the Monte Verde Inn.

Mr. & Mrs. Vogel provided an image of a unique cake that they absolutely loved and Kelly of the Monte Verde Inn was able to create the perfect depiction of the cake they wanted.

We would like to wish our newlyweds the very best in their future!

We would like say thank you to Ille Photography for the beautiful images of Mary & Tyler's special day. Ken and his assistant were great to work and very professional! We look forward to the opportunity to work with them again. Visit them at Ille Photography. Thank you for the beautiful images, Ken!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Elegance and Romance!

We kicked off July with these two wonderful people, Mr. & Mrs. Sydney & Ben Cueva! Not only were they excited to officially be Mr. & Mrs. but their families were equally supportive and loving! It was so much fun helping them with their day and the details leading up to it!

Mr. & Mrs. Cueva envisioned a vintage, elegant, romantic style for their wedding and we think it turned out beautifully! Their colors were soft shades of blush, ivory and pale pinks; which lends to such a romantic look and feel!

Floral center piece decor and larger arrangements were provided and designed by Monte Verde Inn.
Blooms by Martha provided bouquets, boutonnieres and arch decor! In addition, she provided the flower pedestals which were a unique touch to the details of Ben & Sydney's romantic day!



Sydney and Ben went back forth (their are so many amazing options) until they narrowed in on exactly what they wanted their vintage/romantic cake to look like and we think their choice fit the couples style perfectly! The cake was made by Kelly Dalisa of the Monte Verde Inn.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Sydney & Ben for being so wonderful to work with. We wish you the very best in your future and Congratulate you on your new journey as husband and wife!

We would like say thank you to Stout Photography for the beautiful images of Sydney & Ben's special day. Jessica and her husband work hand-in-hand to make sure the absolute best images are captured for their brides and grooms! We can't wait to work with them again! Visit them at Stout Photography. Thank you for the amazing images, Jessica!