Brittany + Pete

COCKTAIL & RECEPTION DECOR | Betty Zlatchin Catering
RENTALS Betty Zlatchin Catering
LINENS | Betty Zlatchin Catering
OFFICIANT | Sean Feeney, Friend
TRANSPORTATION |  Corinthian  
MUSIC | Los Gatos DJs
DESSERT BUFFET | Betty Zlatchin Catering

CATERING | Betty Zlatchin Catering
WEDDING PLANNER |  Marissa Barnes - onsite coordinator
BRIDE'S WEDDING DRESS | Justin Alexander
HAIR & MAKEUP | Skyla Arts Makeup & Hair, Elizabeth Chang
BRIDE'S WEDDING SHOES | Nina, Vinnie from Nordstrom
GROOM"S ATTIRE | Tailor's Keep (custom)                             FLOWERS | Lani Elizabeth

My new obsession of yum & fun...

It looks like I have a brand new obsession... catering company, Betty Zlatchin Catering... hello yumminess. Not only did the guests enjoy the tapas like food stations, the presentation was perfection (see images embed below). I loved the progressive way the cocktail hour flowed right into the dinner reception. It was a brilliant choice providing guests ample time to mingle with the bride and groom, play lawn games, freedom to roam the little piece of paradise called Nestldown... the canopy of Redwood Trees, the yellow flower fields, riding the train, taking in the pond and the waterfall before heading into the barn for dancing and dessert. All of it came together with the guidance of the incredible, hard working on-site wedding coordinator, Marissa Barnes. No details was spared from this intimate wedding. I could get lost in this lovely for hours... GUILTY. The privilege of capturing this beautiful, sweet affair was granted to me by the lovely bride and groom, Brittany and Pete. Thank you, Brittany and Pete for introducing me to all of Betty Zlatchin Catering's splendor and including me in the sweet joy of the day. Brittany and Pete the smiles never left your faces. Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey

P.S. My fave detail.... one very awesome mini margarita bar served in mini Patron bottles. The cutest thing ever!

I asked my Brittany and Pete to provide some words on their choice of flow and vendors for their special day and how each part contributed to making their day right and special for them. Find quotes from them sprinkled throughout the post.

Nestldown was better than we could have imagined. The gorgeous chapel area under the redwood trees had this peace, a hushed, almost reverent feeling that settled in deep and had me smiling long after we had driven away. Some of our favorite moments together have been hiking in the beautiful forests of Utah, California, and Colorado, and Nestldown seemed like the closest way to capture that feeling (without making our guests hike up a mountain!)
— Brttany
Every decision came back to those adjectives for us – easy, relaxed, and real. We love to have parties and entertain at home, and basically wanted our wedding and reception to be an extension of our hosting style. We wanted everything to flow easily, with games and food always available, nothing structured or on a rigid time schedule, but still elegant and beautiful in execution.
— Brittany
Knowing that we wanted a garden party feel with lawn games, we knew we needed food that people could enjoy while wandering around and having fun. This is where Norema and the crew at Betty Zlatchin Catering came in. From our first conversation, Norema instantly understood what we were trying to achieve – food that was delicious, bite-sized, and beautifully displayed. We decided on food stations that were themed after our favorite kinds of foods, with nods to my southern roots and Pete’s love of Tex-Mex. Everything on the menu drew from something special to us, from the signature Pimm’s cocktail (discovered on a trip to London with Pete’s family), to the fried green tomato biscuit sliders, to the s’mores kits that doubled as favors (a favorite at our annual fall party).
— Brittany
Everything was gorgeously presented, and so incredibly tasty! Best of all, with no sit-down meal we could spend time with all our guests, play some games, and really let loose and have some fun. While a little unconventional, this laid-back style of wedding was perfect for us, and we could not have asked for a more perfect day.
— Brittany
Thank you, Stacey for being so amazing! Pete and I are not fans of having photos taken, but you made every step so easy and fun. We are so happy to have our memories captured so beautifully.
— Brittany