A few months ago my business designed and planned a rehearsal dinner at beautiful vineyard. It was the inaugural event in the newly constructed cave and we were honored to be asked to do the first event.
The only request we had from the family was that it would be elegant and inviting. We chose to rely on candlelight and glass to achieve a romantic, warm glow in the cave. We hired a local caterer who specializes in authentic paella. She prepared the meal outside the cave in the open air lounge we created with vintage furniture, fire pits, and a 10 ft. upholstered bar while the guests listened to live music and ate appetizers.
Mirrors and over 100 candles ran down the center of the table. Four large candelabras added elegance and drama.
We placed an antique sideboard and mirror at the end of the cave. It was covered with candles and held extra bottles of the vineyard's celebrated Barbera and Tempranillo wines.
Square plates and ivory linens. We used pink peonies for a pop of color.
It turned out to be a beautiful evening and the guests stayed and enjoyed it until the wee hours of the morning. When the guests were done with the meal they spilled out into the lounge and enjoyed live music around the fire.