Napa Valley Welcome Dinner by Rosemary Events
February 17, 2012
United States

Lovelies, we have such a treat for you today. A treat of the SMP variety that we've been on pins and needles to share since the moment we laid eyes on this gorgeous couple and their glorious wedding weekend crafted by Rosemary Hattenbach of Rosemary Events. We've gushed again and again at SMP HQ over their fabulous fêtes just waiting for the moment to hit publish, and it's.finally.time. So let's get this parade of pretty started shall we? And where better to start than this stylish couple's vibrant, bloom-filled welcome dinner - an al fresco affair where I can just imagine myself sitting down and never wanting to get up...aka wine country perfection.  Every beautiful moment was captured by Abby Ross Photography filling the gallery with treats in the photography form. But it doesn't stop here - this is just the beginning of today's settle in, relax and get ready to enjoy watching their wedding weekend unfold...

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From Rosemary of Rosemary Special Events... From the first phone call I had with Britt, we just hit it off. She is warm, personable and so down to earth. She and Peter wanted to marry in Napa Valley, a place they had vacationed in their first year together. Within a few weeks, we were touring the wine country and planning their intimate wedding weekend for 80 guest in the Napa Valley. It's always a good sign for me when a couple places a high priority on the experience of their guests. Britt and Peter were so gracious and made sure there were plenty of opportunities for guests to enjoy themselves while they were there for the wedding.  

When guests checked in on the weekend,  they found hang tags on their doors with a note from the couple and details about the weekend. Peter's family treated everyone to a welcome party on Friday night in the garden at Maisonry Wine Collective, a beautiful historic stone building in Yountville that represents limited production wines and houses a beautiful collection of furnishings and artwork.  

Everyone was greeted with champagne when they arrived.  They mingled, looked at a gallery of photos chronicling the couple's lives and sampled delicious hors d'oeuvres. They also got into the spirit of the region and tasted Maisonry's limited production wines. A family style Tuscan style feast from Bella Terra Catering was the perfect representation of Peter's Italian heritage. Guests enjoyed it and the beautiful night seated at long Kings tables in the courtyard. The evening was elegant but relaxed; the perfect introduction to Napa Valley style.

Photography: Abby Ross Photography / Venue: Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley in Yountville, California / Planning, Production + Design: Rosemary Hattenbach of Rosemary Events / Design, Decor, Lighting + Flowers: Nicole Sillapere / Catering: Bella Terra Catering / Rentals: Hartmann Studios / Place Cards + Menu: Mira Aster