Sunday, June 14, 2009

Simple and sophisticated

The seafood bar
Adornments did the stunning flowers White peony's, burgundy succulents, white sweet peas, eucalyptus, lambs ears
The paella being cooked
We set up cocktail tables in and around the dance floor. All the tables had natural linen runners made by the bride

Meisha and Marcus chose to be married in the garden. Our white dawn rose was in full bloom so they had their ceremony in front of it.They continued at our garden site with passed appetisers by two cooks catering. At the bar, they had a signature drink of vodka mojitios and champagne. When the photos were done, they led everyone up to the barn. Joe Labarbera had the music on to welcome their guests. Two cooks passed more and different appetisers while Meisha and Marcus did their first dance.Stations were opened up and everyone enjoyed a seafood bar, paella, and salad stations.
Amy Wellencamp was the photographer. She had a slide show set up immediately at the receptions for the guests to enjoy.
Meisha had purchased pashmina shawls in New York City for her girl friends(where they live)
They also provided two buses to provide transportation to and from the wedding

A beautiful rustic cake decorated with succulents and greens by The cakery
The Paella Bar and salad station
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A country wedding in May

Jesslyn and Jeff had a country wedding with lots of fun touches This the third event we have had for their family. Her grandparents had their 50Th anniversary here and her uncle also got married in our garden so it was great to have them back and to be a part of their family celebrations again. It was definitely a family affair as Jesslyns mom did all the cooking! it was so cute to see her out on the dance floor in her apron between duties in the kitchen. An uncle brought his band, family and friends did the barbecue and her mom even did the cupcakes. Applemoon did the photography and a family friend did arrangements in canning jars. The favors were horseshoes from the stable where they met and a friend manned the "photo booth" complete with chaps, hats and various western props It was a very fun day filled with lots of love for Jesslyn and Jeff

Card went in the old galvanized watering can
Flowers in our galvanized cone at the entry walk
The bride in her something blue boots
Great Menu board
This way to the photo booth
Cute photo display of bride and groom on old wood
The photo booth

Summers get crazy around here. I thought I would be able to keep up with my blogging efforts but obviously that has not happened. Brides are booking for next year, planning the rest of this years events, to say nothing of day to day life. So here I am playing catch up on all that has gone on. May events include Amy and Kevin. They chose blue and Ivory for their color scheme. We hung ivory lanterns in the rafters. I like the square fold of the napkin on the plate with a cookie for a favor in the middle. In good taste (delicious) did the catering, The flowers are from the art of flowers here in Nipomo, and Katy Simone did the photography.

Kevins dad built the cute barn/mailbox to hold cards