Toasts & Tattoos

February 23rd, 2011

Rockabilly reigns at Villa Montalvo.

Breaking with Tradition

February 23rd, 2011

Kathy and John add unexpected twists and hints of personal style to their festive wedding celebration at Nestldown.

Photography by Kate Harrison

Bella & David’s Bliss at the Beach

February 23rd, 2011

A serene celebration by the shore at Villa Viscaya.

Photography by Claudia Akers

A Victorian Twist

February 20th, 2011

A Nestldown Celebration

February 20th, 2011

Romance Among the Redwoods

February 11th, 2011

Matt and Lizzy’s stylish and stunning autumn wedding at Nestldown.

Photography by Kate Webber

From Lizzy: “Our was the most wonderful day of our lives, and I know it wouldn’t have been that way without Teri. From the first time I contacted Teri, she kept me completely on schedule. In the kindest way, she would remind me of important deadlines and details, and help me in any way possible to keep up with the work that needed to be done.  She was unbelievably organized and so patient with me.

But I don’t think it’s possible to understand how wonderful Teri is until the day of your wedding. I kept asking her–how will I know when it’s time to cut the cake? How will my sister know when she should give her toast? I’m a bit type A, so having all these unknowns on the day of the wedding felt very unnatural to me. And Teri just kept telling me–you just enjoy the day, and I’ll let you know and your family know when anything needs to happen. But even when she would say that, I still didn’t believe it could happen so smoothly!

Then the big day came, and Teri kept us exactly on schedule without even making us aware that there was a schedule. At one point I was worried we were behind, and I asked a friend what time it was and we were ahead of where we had planned to be–which is exactly what I wanted (more time for dancing)! She was there whenever I needed her, she made my family and my husband’s family feel comfortable and relaxed, she made the guests feel taken care of–and all with the most friendly, upbeat and excited attitude. I don’t know how to find words to describe how amazing she was.  So, so many guests came up to me to say how impressed they were with Teri. And on that day, it’s the little things that matter and that you don’t want to miss.

I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far without mentioning the food! It was absolutely delicious (and even though people say you don’t eat at your wedding, my husband and I ate everything!). We served tri tip, salmon and a vegetarian options–and again, so many guests thanked us for the amazing food. Every single vegetarian (no exaggeration) told me that it was the best vegetarian food they had ever had at a wedding, and that it was the first time they felt the dish was actually prepared for them instead of just the sides from the meat/fish. The food was perfectly cooked, presented beautifully and tasted delicious. I really don’t know what else you could ask for!”