We are having our wedding
and reception at Chateau La Cresta,
located at the Mountain Winery
in the Saratoga foothills,
on the joyous day of
Sunday, August 22, 1999.
The itinerary is as follows:
Throughout — Magician. We'll have a
magician come and keep us all entertained. He'll be performing
various card tricks, and other illusions. He'll probably be
keeping the kids distracted, but I'm sure a few "older" kids will
get sucked in.
10:30 — Wedding Ceremony,
prenuptial, list of expectations, etc.
11:00 — Hors d'oeurves. Guests are
invited to mingle, roam the premises, raid the wine bar,
down the hors d'oeurves, get dazzled by the magician, and get
thrown in the pool; all while the bride and groom get their
12:00 — LUNCH!!! We'll be having
chocolate covered ants. Well... how about roasted chicken and
grilled salmon. And for those who won't eat ants, chicken or
fish, we have a vegetarian alternative.
1:30 — First dance & magic
show. While the bride and groom share their first dance
together hitched, the magician will perform a half-hour show in
the "kids area" (big kids are welcome as well).
1:40 — The money dance. For those
of you who aren't familiar with this tradition, guests are
invited to dance with the bride and groom, and pin dollar bills
on them before the dance. $1's are okay, $100's would be nice
2:00 — Dancing. Boogie down with DJ
Felix Robinos from Island
2:10 — Cake cutting. You're not gunna
smear that on me, right honey?
2:30 — Bouquet toss. Okay, who's
2:35 — Garter toss. Chewing off of
the garter, followed by throwing of a soggy
2:40 — More dancing.
3:30 — Limo pickup. The couple will be
whisked away in a limousine. Do you think they can sneak
Be sure to wear comfortable attire, the
entire event will be outdoors.
There will be plenty of shade, but August
is usually into the 90's, so if you bring a tie and coat, you'll likely
want to shed them at some point. Boy, wouldn't that be great if
everyone wore shorts? (No mom, we're not wearing shorts. ;-)
Chateau La Cresta
overlooks the entire Silicon Valley from the Saratoga foothills, and
is facing the sun in the afternoon.
|Get to the downtown
Saratoga area, known as Big Basin Way, or Hwy 9. From there,
head south towards Big Basin, but before you get to Saratoga Springs,
you'll make a right onto Pierce Road. About a mile or so, you'll
come to a well marked rod-iron gate marked "Mountain Winery", at the
top of the mountain (or as they'd say in Utah "hill").|
Come in, drive around the twisted path, and
park as far up the hill as you can. To the right you'll find a
path leading towards the winery.
Chateau La Cresta's web site)|