Valentine’s Day may be over, but even after the holiday, keep your love flourishing with those small gestures! Showing how much you care about your significant other is key to keeping your relationship strong! Our very own Rosie and Gerry Wilson are a perfect example, being married for 66 Years! As Rosie would say, “Marriage isn’t 50/50, it’s 80/80,” and that is what she always tells our brides!
Rosie and Gerry being the foundation of Wilson Creek, and building upon their legacy, is what makes our Winery so special. If you have had the pleasure of meeting them, you know what wonderful people they are. You can just see the love that they have for each other and that love spreads to everyone around them.
Some words of advice from Rosie & Gerry after 66 years-
- If something is bugging you, put it on the table and deal with it in an adult manner. Don’t let the little things become big things! An example, your dirty clothes belong in the hamper.
- Never criticize your spouse in front of other people. Discuss these items in private.
- Do not discuss finances or big problems just before bed.
- Choose your battles. Most are not worth fighting over – it should be a win-win situation.
- Part of maturity is being able to admit that you were mistaken. “I screwed up!”
- Don’t expect your partner to be perfect…. YOU AREN’T!
- Be supportive of each other – be your partner’s biggest fan.
- Communication is very important. Always make decisions together.
- Remember to always say I Love You.
- Continue to date each other, and be spontaneous!
Marriage isn’t easy or perfect, what’s important is that you two have chosen to get to love each other for the rest of your lives, and together you will navigate through whatever comes your way.
Cheers to you- Rosie + Gerry
Wedding cakes are the traditional dessert at most weddings, but nowadays, brides and grooms are getting more creative with their tasty sweets they offer their guests. If you are serving an alternative to wedding cake, but want to carry on the sweet tradition of formally cutting the cake – and of course smashing each other with it for that perfect picture, the solution: A Cutting Cake!
What is a “cutting cake?” It’s a very small cake created for the bride and groom to participate in a tradition without spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on something they don’t actually want to serve for dessert. The cake is then whisked away to the kitchen to be wrapped up and put away in the fridge for the Bride and Groom to enjoy later that night or even the next day.
Then your guests can enjoy the tasty treat display you’ve always wanted!
Now we have another treat for you! We have put together our Top 20 favorite songs during the cake cutting to really sweeten up the moment!
1. Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé – Perfect Duet
2. Maroon 5 – Sugar
3. Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
4. Kane Brown – Heaven
5. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
6. Taylor Swift – Lover
7. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
8. OneRepublic – Good Life
9. DNCE – Cake by the ocean
10. Bruno Mars – Marry You
11. Old Dominion – Make It Sweet
12. Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
13. Jack Johnson – Better Together
14. Sugarland – Stuck like Glue
15. Sara Bareilles – I Choose You
16. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B
17. Beyoncé – Love On Top
18. Flo Rida – Sugar
19. Beyoncé – XO
20. Dan + Shay – Speechless
They say a wedding coordinator is one of the most stressful jobs out there, but it could also be the most rewarding.
On Friday afternoon, I received a phone call from a desperate bride who just lost her wedding venue in Malibu from the Woolsey Fire. She was scheduled to get married the very next day when she found out it had been cancelled. Her and her fiancé had 235 guests that all made the trip out to celebrate their wedding weekend, and several of them flew in from Portugal.
Unfortunately, our venue was fully committed on Saturday, but they were able to inform all of their vendors and guests that the wedding will be held at Wilson Creek Winery on Sunday instead. Our amazing chef was able to put together a menu and get a rush order of food for 235 people in the matter of minutes while our event captain secured enough staff on a holiday weekend to make this whole day happen. The bride and groom were beyond grateful for our Wilson Creek Family who made a wedding of this caliber happen on one day’s notice.
I couldn’t be happier with the way everything turned out, and I owe it all to our amazing team at Wilson Creek Winery. Thank you everyone who played a part in today. It was definitely the most memorable wedding I have ever been a part of, and it’s days like these that make me realize just how special my job really is. ♥️
This story was shared from Jenae Keys, one of our amazing Events Sales Managers!
Bridezilla/Groomonster (noun) a bride or groom-to-be who focuses so much on the event that she/he becomes difficult and obnoxious
Word Origin 1995; Blend of bride + Godzilla
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Okay… So Your big day is coming up and it seems like no one else understands how very important your wedding is to you. After all, you’ve been planning for this since you could remember and this is supposed to be “YOUR DAY.” Obviously, you’ve got to take matters into your own hands, since no one else will, so why not crack the whip and show everyone who’s boss, Right?!
You are no longer the happy, relaxed, and enthusiastic bride or groom-to-be, you have now turned into a raving, crazy, all you can think about is your wedding “Bridezilla/Groomonster!” AHHH!
Some people can handle the highest of expectations, while other brides and grooms get buried in tulle-covered fury that their loved ones never thought possible! So Brides and Grooms, here is some Wilson Creek Bride/Groom Guide advice from one of our amazing Events Coordinator Sean Faustina…
“Remember: There is only one thing in this universe that you have absolute and total control over, and that is yourself. You will then be able to breathe easier, relax and trust the professionals who are handling your wedding. By all means, let your family and friends help you so they too can feel involved and valued. Then, let your wedding day happen, and be present in the moment. Your happiness will show in the pictures that you will look at in the years to come and you will always remember your magical, amazing special day!”
Sean Monique Faustina-Smolak
Sale & Event Coordinator
Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards