When Matt and I first starting planning our wedding, we weren’t sure what type of venue we wanted to host the biggest day of our lives. We knew we loved an outdoor space, enjoyed the simple and classic touches of everyday life and pictured an all inclusive space where the biggest choices involved were to decide among colours, flowers, theme etc. The day we walked in to Mastronardi Estate Winery, I have to admit we were both quite nervous to start and a little afraid of leaving our desires and dreams for our day in someone else’s hands. I think one of the biggest surprises initially came from my husband’s need to be involved every step of the way... but he eventually decided to let that guard down and trust in the process. And boy, am I ever glad he did!
Eadie and Laura are two of the best. From the beginning as we shared our desires for our big day, we were informed of the timelines and the various steps involved. Eadie and Laura were available for the consultation throughout our entire year’s engagement and were always eager to discuss new ideas and options (as were continually being developed by my very “Type A” husband). At times, Eadie soared above her role to console me as the bride who was continuously questioning if I should be doing more. Most weeks during our engagement year were left for leisure, because our plans were left in good hands.
That brings us to our wedding day, which was truly the best day of our lives. It is on this day that we were certain that we made the right choice in deciding to marry at Mastronardi Estate Winery. From the initial drive up in the limo, we were greeted by Eadie who was waiting there to discreetly assist myself and the bridal party into the retail store. She and Laura devoted their time to ensuring that everything was just right. They even made sure my new husband and I were able to get a moment together after the ceremony to enjoy some appetizers and spend time with each other. When we were able to see our reception site, it was nothing short of beautiful and impeccably tasteful. The centrepieces exceeded our expectations, the head table felt like it was set for a king and queen, the tables were scattered in a way that allowed us to easily visit all of our guests; there were no worries.
Chef Don’s exceptional culinary skills have left guests raving over the delicious bow-tie pasta and flavourful; melt in your mouth chicken, not to mention the creamy cheesecake that’s immediately addictive. We couldn’t have asked for a greater meal with our closest family and friends. As for our DJ and bartender, we were amazed by their entertaining talents and ability to get even our grandmothers up and dancing.
To say that Eadie and Laura provided us with an amazing wedding is an understatement, if we had to start from the beginning, we would have chosen Mastronardi Estate Winery a million times. To all the staff at Mastronardi, we hold your services and talents in the highest regards and hope you know that our gratitude knows no bounds.
Myranda & Matt Tetzlaff