"When Pete and I first started making wedding plans, we looked at tons of venues, all beautiful, but quickly blurring together and none feeling quite right. It was at that point my mom offered some advice: “Close your eyes and picture standing across from Pete. Where do you want to be?” My answer came quickly, “Outside, under beautiful trees, with flowers and stones and water."
Brittany + Pete
GETTING READY, CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE | Nestldown, Los Gatos, CA
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.