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Honeysuckle, named the wedding color of 2011, is great for vibrant bouquets.

Honeysuckle was named the wedding color of 2011.

With the holidays over and 2010 now a memory, brides-to-be are looking ahead to what’s hot and new for 2011 wedding trends. From the ceremony to reception to décor and entertainment, there are many ways to personalize these trends to fit your wedding.

Murrieta's Well is just one of many beautiful outdoor venues in Tri-Valley.

Outdoor ceremony and reception venues are a big trend of the new year. Tri-Valley is home to a number of beautiful winery venues with views of the sprawling vineyards and rolling hills. Just a few examples include Murrieta’s Well, Garre Winery, Concannon Vineyard and Wente Vineyards.

Selecting wedding colors is often a first step in deciding a decorative theme. Honeysuckle has been named the wedding color of 2011. The vibrant hue is eye-catching and is a great choice for couples looking to make a bold statement with décor elements.

The popularity of food trucks has even hit the wedding day! This is a perfect option for the cocktail hour.

Catering and food options are evolving in 2011, as well. Trends in wedding dining mirror everyday culinary trends. Think small bites and food trucks! Tapas-style and buffets are hot this year, allowing for a more casual and informal affair. If you’re planning a very relaxed event, consider a trendy food truck.

Vintage elements like passed down family jewelry, photo booths, favors from classic brands and relaxed poses for photography create a romantic nostalgic vibe will give your wedding a timeless style.

Whatever your theme, colors or creative elements, the most important thing is to make it unique and make it your own. All the 2011 trends can be adapted to fit your style and budget. If you’re ready to get started, be sure to look into our complimentary planning assistance.


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Evening Weddings at Wente Vineyards are always a bride's favorite.

The top area wedding venues, vendors and planners take center stage at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Wedding Faire from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at the Bankhead Theater. Tickets are available online now for $8 or at the door for $10.

Livermore Downtown Inc. presents the event that includes an intimate group of local wedding experts who can help you plan your wedding in one stop, in one day.

Wedding at Palm Event Center

Palm Event Center is just one of the fabulous Livermore wine country wedding venues represented at this weekend's Wedding Faire.

Discover the hottest new wedding trends and unique ideas with some of the most sought after wedding professionals in the area. Sample wedding cake and local wine as you browse through and meet new contacts that will make your planning process stress-free and seamless.

Dozens of businesses will be on hand to help you plan the Livermore wine country wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Several beautiful venues including Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine and Stony Ridge and Wente Vineyards will give you a taste of just how affordable and beautiful a Livermore wine country wedding can be.

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According to theknot.com, 40% of engagements occur between November through February.
And, if you are looking for the ultimate place to pop the question, check out these romantic spots in Tri-Valley, California.

Blackhawk Grille's romantic setting sets the mood.

Romantic Restaurants

Tri-Valley’s most romantic restaurants offer romantic atmosphere,  delicious food and wine for your engagement.  Be sure to call ahead to make arrangements for your proposal.  These restaurants can offer a special menu or dessert and the best seat in the house and make sure to your proposal is perfect.

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards: This place is just special.  The award winning restaurant features American dishes, influenced by Italian, French and California cuisine paired with Wente Vineyards wine.  The dining rooms are warm and inviting and the location amongst Livermore Valley Wine Country can’t be beat.

Bridges Restaurant: Stroll the streets of downtown Danville, and you’ll arrive at this very special spot.  Bridges offers California-American cuisine with Asian and European influences in a elegant atmosphere.

Blackhawk Grille: Another classic romantic spot tucked into the Blackhawk Plaza, you’ll stroll along the fountains admiring the swans and koi in the pond just in front of Blackhawk Grille. The food here is always spot on and the service and atmosphere are perfect for a BIG night!

Faz Restaurant, Danville: Pop the question in Faz’s unique dining room with a redwood grove in the heart of the restaurant.  The restaurant features simply elegant Mediterranean cuisine prepared with fresh, quality ingredients.

Barone’s Restaurant: Located in historic downtown Pleasanton, Barone’s offers innovative pastas, seafood and meat entrees in a romantic dining room.

Get Engaged Front of Concannon Vineyards

Love Wine? Propose in Livermore Valley Wine Country.

Picture it, you on bended knee, surrounded by vineyards and vistas.  Propose to that special someone at one of the 47 wineries in Livermore Valley.

Mitchell Katz Winery:  Popping the question in front of the tasting rooms fireplace in winter makes it extra special.  This winery is actually associated with Palm Event Center – one of the most popular spots to host weddings in the region.

Bent Creek Winery: Down a dirt road, this quiet and quaint winery offers scenic views and excellent wine.

Concannon Vineyards: The winery grounds are expansive and you are sure to find the perfect spot to propose, either in their newly constructed tasting room or outside in front of the white victorian house or under a canopy of grapevines.

McGrail Vineyards and Winery: This new winery specializes in big bold cabs.  They’ve got a tastefully decorated tasting room, and a large lawn as well.

Murrietta’s Well: Tucked off of the main roads, this quaint winery and the historic barrel room at Murrieta’s Well sets the stage for any special evening.

A view from the summit of Mt. Diablo

The Splendor of Nature

Looking for the perfect atmosphere for a proposal is pretty easy when you incorporate nature in the mix.  For the outdoorsy type of proposal check out these fantastic spots to pop the question where she’ll least expect it.

Mount Diablo State Park: Drive up to the summit and on a clear day you can see just a 360 degree view of the Bay Area.  It is a scenic spot to ask that special someone to spend the rest of their life with you.  Afterwards, drive down and have dinner or lunch in historic downtown Danville to celebrate.

Del Valle: If the weather cooperates, you can take a canoe into the middle of Lake Del Valle and pop the question on the water.

Pleasanton Ridge: This ridgeline follows along Pleasanton to Sunol and every bit of it is GORGEOUS! Just enter through August Bernal Park and start hiking. It’s an easy, pretty hike, and near civilization – so you’ll be able to hurry back to call friends and family the great news!

Romantic Stays

Where ever you decide to propose in Tri-Valley, you’ll probably want to spend the night in a romantic hotel.  Try  the Rose Hotel in downtown Pleasanton.  They offer a romance package and is the perfect place to spend the night as a newly engaged couple!

Good luck and be sure to check back for ideas on where to plan your wedding in Tri-Valley, California.

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Murrieta’s Well offers a truly unique venue for your private events!  The Murrieta’s Well Barrel Room is located downstairs in the historic 100-year-old winery building and features a spacious barrel encircled space, high ceilings and capacity for events up to 120 people.

Full catering services are provided by Wente Vineyards. For more information about the facility at Murrietas Well, click here. To reserve this space  email or call 925-456-2425.

Couple: Tracy & Steve

This wedding held on May 31, 2008 at Murriett’as Well looks gorgeous! Found these photos courtesy of Style Me Pretty, a fab wedding website.

The fantastic thing about this location is that the ceremony is performed steps from vineyard.

A Lovely Vineyard Wedding in Livermore, CA

A Lovely Vineyard Wedding in Livermore, CA

Location: Murrieta’s Well, Livermore, CA
Photography: Verite, Maria Mrasek and Robyn Kessler
Floral Design: Phoenix Nguyen, Mi Piaci Design
Lighting: Northern Lights
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Paper Products: Andrea Yung Toth, Studio AYT

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