This gorgeous winery-inspired event by Beth Helmstetter features pretty florals in rich shades of burgandy/orange/coral, rustic elements like wooden wine boxes and barrels, and a mouth-watering spread of wines & cheeses (of course!)… all displayed in a gorgeous outdoor setting.
These images are great inspiration for a fall or winery-inspired wedding… and I also think the centerpieces would be lovely on a Thanksgiving table!
Read on for lots of pretty pics and party details, as told by Beth herself…
“For this event we had over 150 people traveling from the east coast to Southern California. We decided to welcome them to the area by hosting a winery themed party with everything from a wine and cheese pairing during cocktail hour to a rustic family style dinner accompanied by classical guitars.
For the wine and cheese stations, we choose three regions from California including Central Coast, Sonoma and Napa. From there we selected a red and a white from each region and paired it with an appropriate cheese, crusty breads, spanish olives and dried fruits.
To add to the winery aesthetic we chose to serve the cheese in the full rounds rather than in bite sized pieces. This raw presentation was not only fun for the guests to dig into but it was also a beautiful way to add to the design of the event.
In lieu of traditional cocktail tables, we used wine barrels which were a hit!
For dinner everyone sat down to long, family style wood tables under a sky of raw Italian lights.
The centerpieces were created in wine boxes which I secured from the fine people at Costco and then had a carpenter cut them down to appropriate table sizes.
All in all, the event was meant to be a comfortable and approachable way to welcome guests all while introducing them to an experience that is regional to the state.”
Gorgeous party, Beth! Thanks for sharing!