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Rustic Barn Rehearsal Dinner 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Rustic Barn Rehearsal Dinner

When we began planning the wedding for our clients Alex and Alyssa, we started by touring their property and listening to their vision. Then we ventured down into the barn… It was truly love at first site, and we knew we needed to throw Alex and Alyssa a rustic barn themed rehearsal dinner. Some spaces just speak to you, and this was one of them. Complete with 3 giant wrought iron chandeliers running down the center of the barn and stunning corrals & fixtures- we were dying to dress this place up! We introduced the clients to these darling distressed farm tables at Town & Country then chose a fun “bandana” patterned table runner from La Tavola. And to top it all off- Mindy Rice added so much cheer to the tables with her eclectic mix of sunflowers & rusty lanterns.

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Each place setting was finished with a mini cowbell tied around the napkin (which the guests could ring throughout the evening) and these fabulous copper handled flatware from Town & Country Event Rentals!

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This rustic barn rehearsal dinner was filled with toasts, laughter & tears and once the party had ended we shuttled these lucky guests down to The Wine Cask for a delightful welcome party with the rest of the invited wedding guests! A special thank your to our incredible team who made this night possible: Duo Catering, Images by Lighting, Town & Country Event Rentals, Mindy Rice, La Tavola Fine Linens, and photos by the talented Yvette Roman Photography.

Wedding Tasting with Duo Catering and Events 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Wedding Tasting with Duo Catering and Events

Many of you know I (Kaitlin) am recently engaged to my wonderful fiancé Andrew, and what a strange yet incredible experience it is to be a wedding planner and a bride! This past Saturday we had the pleasure of tasting our wedding menu with Duo and wow, it was delicious! We had so much fun tasting wines, hors d’oeuvres, and enjoying each others company! We look forward to sharing more about our upcoming wedding- taking place on October 19th, 2013.
Black Mission Fig and Chèvre Crostini with Aged Balsamic
Pistachio and Orange Studded Chicken Terrine with Mustard and Herbed Cracker
Rosemary and Lemon Grilled Prawns in a Sicilian Chili Sauce
An Incredible Assortment of Farmers Market Flat Breads
Kabocha Squash Soup topped with Sage and Apple
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs served with Caramelized Shallot Studded Potato Puree, and Honey Roasted Carrots
Thank you so much Ashley and Brian for taking such great care of us this last weekend, we enjoyed every minute of our tasting! We are so blessed to have you on our team for our wedding day.

Villa Sevillano Wedding 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Villa Sevillano Wedding

Melissa and Jon chose something completely different for their wedding. They wanted a small intimate dinner party for a select few guests, and to really make it special for those people! They selected Villa Sevillano as their reception venue and also spent a few nights in the home. Because they chose and smaller guest count of about 56 people we were able to utilize the indoor space for their reception. We brought in two incredible long wood tables and dressed them in silver runners and Camilla Svensson Burns provided the stunning flowers! Melissa Musgrove captured this day so beautifully, we always love her work!

We are seriously IN LOVE with her bouquet!

After the ceremony the guests enjoyed cocktail hour around the pool outside. The couple loved the fact that Villa Sevillano had so many olive trees they decided to do an olive oil tasting during the cocktail hour. With a large selection of olive oils and  flavored balsamic vinegars for their guests to taste on display, they could then bottle their favorite flavors to take home! Such a fun and interactive idea for this venue.

 

As we welcomed the guests into the dining room for dinner, they each found a hand calligraphed envelope with their individual names on the outside. Inside was a sweet thank you note from the bride and groom thanking them specifically for being at their wedding and how much it meant to have each person there. This was an incredible touch for an intimate party, and everyone felt so loved and appreciated.
Once the guests had settled into their seats, the 7 course dinner began. Duo Catering provided the guests with a feast they could never forget. Each dish was perfectly paired with a special glass of wine. Here I have shown a sampling of a few of the courses.
After dinner the guests cozied up under the heaters on the outside terrace to enjoy coffee, cake and other mini desserts, then the party moved downstairs where they danced the night away with the DJ. The event was an incredible success and the bride and groom could not have been more thrilled with the way their wedding day unfolded. We loved working with Melissa and Jon and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.