In: Weddings

Teri with the happy couple

This Bride and Groom had to have a church wedding and envisioned a venue that was “quaint and charming”.

As a Los Angeles Event Wedding Planner, it is my job to know the perfect spot for each couple.

I immediately knew that the Buerge Chapel and Gardens in Pacific Palisades would fit that vision perfectly.

Intimate setting for a beautiful ceremony

The wedding was in August and the weather was warm in the sweet little chapel, then perfect, for a garden dinner reception. Marjorie, the bride was nervous and kept guests and groom waiting but finally arrived beautiful, fresh and was a vision well worth the wait.

As the newly married bride and groom left the chapel the old fashioned church bell rang enthusiastically and rose petals tossed by guests rained down on the newlyweds. The tiffany blue colors were a play off of the turquoise blue door of the chapel.

Guests danced to a flamenco guitar trio while enjoying a three-course dinner under the stars with an ocean breeze.

Los Angeles Wedding Planner – Teri Kinne of Teri Kinne Events

Photography – George Kontaxis of Dream Wedding Photography
Flamenco Guitar Trio– Provided by Todd Elliot of Swinger Entertainment
Rentals – Manny of Alex Party Rentals of Venice
Venue – Chris Erickson of Buerge Chapel

Catering – Patty of Merlin’s Kitchen in Westlake.

Greystone Mansion Wedding by Teri Kinne EventsThis DIY couple had such a good time planning their wedding that it was just a joy for me to work with them.

They wanted to create a casual summer picnic in a classic estate setting.

Guests enjoyed visiting a Grilled Slider Station Summer Salad & Hummus Station. A Dessert Station featured handmade mini fruit pies and donuts.

Greystone Mansion Wedding by Teri Kinne Events

Wedding Cake by the Bride's Mom!

The groom loves real Coca Cola with real sugar like you get in Mexico so we had that at every bar and within the groom’s reach all night.

Greystone Mansion Wedding by Teri Kinne Events

Catering by Truxton’s American Bistro was delicious.

Teri Kinne Events Team at Greystone Mansion workingCat and Adi of Next Exit photography captured the best moments including this one of my team and I being stumped by a missing umbrella!

Wedding Coordinator – Teri of

Catering – Tim of Truxton’s American Bistro Catering
Photography – Cat and Adi of Next Exit Photography
Flowers – Claudia of Floral Design by Dave’s Flowers, Hollywood
DJ – Ian of Red Shoe LA
Officiant – Elizabeth of Marriage to Go
Bakery – Leslie of Sweet Butter Kitchen Glendale
Rentals – Manny of Alex Party Rentals of Venice
Venue – Barbara of Greystone Mansion Beverly Hills

Teri Kinne Events - Jenna and Tim's Wedding

The Coronado Community Center - Coronado Island

The June morning of Jenna & Tim’s wedding blossomed sunny and clear out of the blanket of June gloom we had been waking up to. Groom Tim is a Restaurateur so the menu and service was a major ingredient in his Wedding Reception. I was brought in to head up this catering portion of the wedding reception and the menu was creative and impressive.

Their venue, the Coronado Community Center on the Bay of Coronado Island had breathtaking views of the Coronado bay, alive with sails and gulls.

Guests arrived at the reception on the patio with views of the bay, porticos hanging with lanterns and floral displays of branches, dripping with hanging blossoms and votives. Katherine Farley of KLF Floral created the elegant floral displays.

As guests arrived at the reception, they were welcomed with tray-passed Cabernet and Chardonnay from Seventh Generation Wineries.

Five tray-passed hors d’oeuvres were presented; Gourmet Pigs in a Blanket – Italian Sausage in Puff Pastry with a Basil Mustard, Mini Vegetarian Patty “Berkeley Burgers” Topped with Goat Cheese, Cranberry Sauce, Chipotle Mayo and Micro Greens, Mascarpone Cheese Tartlets, Pizzettes of Fig, Gorgonzola & Caramelized Onion and Endive Spears with Curried Chicken and Dried Cranberries.

Teri Kinne Events - Hors d'oeuvres and Cheese station

Guests also enjoyed stationed Cheese display and an elaborate Seafood Display on shaved ice.

The rolling lawn surrounding the patio was set up for croquet so guests could enjoy the summer game before the doors opened to the dinner reception area. When they did, the Bride and groom were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. and we began the dinner service. The first course was a plated Summer Salad of Arugula and Watermelon with Goat Cheese, Toasted Hazelnuts and a Balsamic Glaze.

Teri Kinne Events - Wedding setup

Teri Kinne Events - Wedding Reception Seating

The seated entree was served displaying Petit Filet Mignon with Roquefort Peppercorn Butter
paired with a Roasted Chilean Sea Bass topped with Teardrop Tomato and Asparagus Relish drizzled with Basil Oil. They were accompanied by Young Summer Vegetables and a Potato Celery Root Puree.

Teri Kinne Events - Wedding Cake

And for dessert....Wedding Cake of course!

Teri Kinne Events - The happy couple

The Happy Couple at the Hotel del Coronado

Blendi at Sun-Dance Photography captured each special moment beautifully and provided the photos for this blog.