Lauren & Henry at Trentadue

Lauren & Henry at Trentadue

I met Lauren and Henry nearly a year before their wedding. After viewing several sites, they chose Trentadue because of the wonderful views of the mountains and vineyards from the spacious North Lawn.

Lauren’s vintage-inspired all over lace dress featured cap sleeves, a modest v-back and front and a chapel-length train. Her stunning full-length veil was edged with matching lace.  She carried an ivory and lavender bouquet with touches of deep purple calla lilies and chartreuse and burgundy cymbidium orchids. The bouquet was hand-tied with ivory ribbon and held a tiny portrait of her late father in an oval frame. Lauren’s mother walked her down the aisle to Laura Simpson’s lovely harp music. The Reverend Blane Ellsworth performed the ceremony.

Following an amazing cocktail hour, featuring hand-carved prosciutto and crostinis as well as passed hors d’oeuvres, the guests were invited to a scrumptious dinner on a grand 50’ long king’s table underneath a beautiful grape arbour. Josette from Lavender Floral created the perfect ambience with her designs for the arbour, with tiny hanging crystal lights and amazingly artistic bouquets suspended among the leaves and grape clusters. The table featured heirloom lace runners and elegantly simple floral arrangements of ivory and blush heirloom roses, dusty miller and hydrangea. Each guest was gifted with balsamic vinegar and olive oil cruets.

After a wonderful dinner, the guests were invited into the spacious Sala del Leone for dance music provided by AMS entertainment.  Then, after cutting their absolutely perfect personal-sized cake, the guests were further treated to decadent petit fours from Patisserie Angelica and hand-made fruit sorbets. Outside the guests could relax by a copper fire-pit, smoke cigars and drink Trentadue’s excellent port.

After the celebration at Trentadue, the guests were invited to an after party at a private vineyard estate.