JHE hosted a beautiful summer country wedding for Kyla and David. Guests enjoyed gorgeous vistas, lounged in shaded tree-lined settings, and danced under the moonlight. The wedding featured antique furniture touches and distressed wood tables highlighted with fanciful florals in whites, blushes and lilacs by Chestnut and Vine. Lighting and music by JHE/Dan Rosenbach lit up the night. We are thrilled that Style Me Pretty featured the wedding, beautifully captured by the inspired eye of Andi Hatch.
An English American Alliance - Sarah and James
James and Sarah had a lovely summer wedding at the Thomas Estate, in Pleasanton. On a perfect June afternoon, guests gathered for iced lemonade before going up to the chapel on the hill, where the ceremony included hearty singing of Jerusalem. Guests then made their way to the pool, where Pimms Cups and champagne were waiting, along with passed hors d’oeuvres and live classical music. As the sun started to go down everyone made their way through the vineyard for dinner on the terrace of the main house. Tables were decorated with lovely flowers in pinks, blush and creams, in the family colletion of silver tea pots. The views across the hills were gorgeous. After dinner guests went inside for a fabulous dessert display and dancing. There was a video of Sarah and girlfriends shot in London which brought the house down.
The venue manager remarked that they had never seen such a party – dancing went late in the night, and even included a solo vocal performance by Sarah. The visiting English contingent certainly knew how to celebrate. Sarah and James live in London.
Catering, planning, staffing by Jane Hammond Events Rentals by Classic Party Rentals and La Tavola Linens Flowers by family and friends Photography by Mariel Hayes Photo booth by Low Tech Productions Inc. Music by San Fransciso Conservatory and All Star Juke Box Band Video and Lighting by JHE/Dan Rosenbach Cake by Torino baking
Passed Appetizers Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Thai Prawns Lemongrass poached prawns marinated in lime, ginger, garlic, and fresh herbs, served on a bamboo pick with crushed peanuts
Artichoke tartlet topped with tomato chutney
Pork loin on Crostini with cherry chutney, mache and aioli
On Each Table Baskets of freshly baked breads and baguettes with sweet cream butter
Ramekins of Horseradish Cream Sauce
Pre-set first course:
Heirloom Tomato and Summer Corn Salad A colorful summer salad layered with Heirloom tomatoes, roasted sweet corn, baby arugula, thinly sliced Maui onion, avocado, and an orange and chipotle dressing
Main Course Entrée
Fillet of Beef Grilled to medium rare and served with a red wine reduction topped with crispy leeks
Manchego mashed red potatoes with truffle oil
Served with summer asparagus and baby squash
Portobello Mushroom Wellington
A mushroom pie with sautéed Portobellos, vegetables, garlic, Madeira, a hint of cream and Jarlsberg cheese shaped round and wrapped in puff pastry, decorated with dough leaves
Served on wilted spinach with roasted cherry tomatoes and sugar snap peas
Chef’s choice of finger desserts:
Lemon curd tartlets Strawberry rhubarb crumb tartlets Chocolate mousse cups Fudge brownies Mini chocolate and caramel éclairs Bowls of fresh seasonal berries with vanilla bean whipped cream Ceremonial Cake for cutting by Torino Baking
Coffee and Tea
A Southern Vintage Chic Wedding - Whitney and Kris
Please take a minute to look at this lovely video, by Bay Area VDO Production.
Whitney and Kris got married in the Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park in October. Whitney wore a gorgeous dress, which she even called by name - Bella Swan. Cable cars transported the guests to the deYoung Museum for the reception. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres were served on the terrace, and then guests were invited into the cafe for a Southern Comfort dinner. DJ Dan got the whole crowd dancing, and the guests really seemed to enjoy themselves.
Additionally, the whole wedding was filmed for the TLC's Four Weddings program. It was no surprise this January when the show aired, that Whitney and Kris won the incredible free honeymoon, thanks in large part to the great scores they received for the food and overall wedding reception. We wish them a great time in St. Lucia.