Monday, October 28, 2013

Dubost Winery: Fall Release Party 2013

One of the most exciting things I do is work with Dubost Winery. It is my boyfriend's (Lucas) family winery and I have found my niche with them as an Event Decorator/Coordinator. Kate, the owner and my boyfriend's mother, is always a pleasure to work with. She has some of the best taste I have seen and with that taste comes a bounty of items to play with and decorate with! Each release party is always started with a meeting of what we want the overall theme and feel to be. In the fall, it is harvest time, and there is no better way to jazz up the place than by using hues of oranges, reds and greens. The centerpieces always need to be a small statement piece. I express small because the tables get overloaded with so much delicious food for our guests! We want a comfortable table with a little ambiance. Ambiance is not hard to achieve when you are in beautiful wine country!

Our goal was to create a fall look while incorporating fresh flowers. A few weekends back, there was a wedding at the winery and they used sunflowers, which Kate felt was beautiful! I have to say, adding the fresh yellow of the sunflower with the fall colors was breathtaking. The evening was beautiful and complimented by amazing weather!

Kate had these wonderful baskets that I filled with fall leaves and raffia. I added the raffia bow on the outside to give it a little more!

Something as simple as rolling silverware with raffia adds a lot to a table!

I filled various mason jars with beans (dry of course!) and added a tea light to create warmth.

Adding sunflowers in mason jars to the different areas tied the party together. This is the check in table. 

Last year, Lucas made a canvas of one of the labels (Vingence) that used his late brother's, Jake, artwork. Not only is the wine itself delicious, but the label and art represents more than just a pretty picture. It represents hard work, dedication and the love of a family. This year, the wine was released in the wine club shipment and I felt that there was no better way to remember and honor Jake then by using the canvas at the party. 

This was hung behind the tasting bar outside.

Kate makes some of the best bread I have ever tasted. Seriously. As an avid bread lover, I cannot be left alone with it, otherwise, there will be none left for our guests! Last pick up party we came up with a clever way to serve the bread: in rolled paper bags. I feel it adds a little country charm to the meal. 

Don't you just love this idea???

And what would any event be without my signature, the menu palette board. Of course, when Kate asked for one, I said yes immediately!

This was an awesome event filled with great company and great wine! Another release party under our belts and I cannot wait to help with the next one!   

Squeeze- Liz

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