From South Bay To North Bay ~ a Day of Wedding Fairs

Posted February 28th, 2012 in Blog, bridal show, events, wedding events

Green Barrel attended two wedding fairs on Sunday, February 12th, 2012, the Winter Wedding Soiree at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame and the Kenyon Estate Open House in Benicia.  Both fairs were a complete success, introducing local wedding vendors and brides and grooms-to-be (and of course brides maids and mothers in tow).

Kohl Mansion was blessed with a beautiful sunny day for the Winter Soiree. In fact, it was easy to forget it was winter at all when wandering around their expansive lawn and gorgeous gardens.   Green Barrel’s organic 2006 Shiraz from Mount Tehama winery was well received, especially with samplers of the delicious paella provided by La Bocca Fina.  After guests strolled through the mansion, they were collected into the main hall where vendors gave a quick presentation about each service.  What a show!  Between Anna Maria Mendieta’s soft and sweet harp and Gabriel’s Trumpets the show was quite the concert, worthy of capturing on film, hope Thomas from Thomas Hughes Films caught it!  Our favorite presentation was certainly Cynthia Glinka, founder of Dance with Glinka. She was able to get the whole crowd on their feet in her 60 seconds presentation.

Brides were entered into a raffle with a collection of great prizes including a heart shaped cake from Have Your Cake, a fresh flower bouquet from Plan Décor, and an all expensed paid trip to Fiji!






Later in the afternoon, North Bay brides and grooms collected at the Kenyon Estate Open House in Benicia for an elegant display of food, flowers, photography, cake and more.  The estate was gorgeously decorated, leaving brides and grooms-to-be with a vision of wedding perfection. Guests enjoyed Green Barrel’s 2006 Merlot from JT Wines, which was perfectly paired with the tri-tip sliders provided by Englund’s Café and Catering– delicious!  Another favorite was the Chinese chicken noodle salad from Elaine Bell Catering.

Sunset at the estate was stunning.  Thankfully the talented Josh Rodriguez was capturing the moment (and took the photos added to this blog post!).

And if you haven’t had enough wedding fair reviews, we will post some more photos and highlights from Green Barrel at the Fox Theatre last Sunday, February 26th, 2012.