Flat Creek Estate
March 14, 2009
I’m sitting here at my laptop tasked with drafting a blog entry for Rachel and Greg’s wedding, and I’m at a loss for words. It’s hard to know where to start because this was a very special event for so many reasons. First, Soirée was incredibly fortunate to be a part of such a special event. Rachel is our rental/tent rep at Marquee and we were honored when she asked us to help her coordinate and design her wedding. Not only that, but Rachel and Greg are two great people, and I’m honored to call them friends.
We had some weather challenges – after a week of beautiful early Spring temps during the first week of March, we had a sudden wet and winter-y cold front come in out of nowhere. We lucked out and the wet weather dried up before Saturday, but it was still very chilly for this outdoor vintage vineyard wedding.
But – did I mention my bride is the Marquee sales rep? All I had to do was snap my fingers and Marquee came to the rescue! Heaters, tent walls . . . you name it, they had it. We also had a roaring fire in the pavilion, which not only gave us some warmth, but added a beautiful romantic glow to the ceremony.
Rachel’s “vintage vineyard” vision became a stunning reality with incredibly colorful and lush florals and a tent that was to die for. I remember – during set-up – I couldn’t stop crying because there was just so much love in the room for Rachel. Everyone wanted it to be just perfect for our Rachel. “Above and beyond” was not a task, but rather a genuine desire from everyone involved. It was truly amazing to be a part of such a special day.
Rachel and Greg had a huge focus on food and wine, and as you’ll see from some of the beautiful food shots below – it was an unending feast – from the cocktail hour grill station – featuring grilled pizzas, to the unbelievable plated duet entrée of Butter Fish and Steak, to the knockout butter yellow cake.
Finally, may I just mention how absolutely stunning and perfect Rachel was? She embodied elegance and grace. And Greg was pretty dashing himself! Love you guys!!!