New year! New name! New perspective!

The Willaby’s family welcomed 2011 in the happiest, and most appropriate of ways. A wedding! Owner, Jean Williamson married love Scott Mateson in a new year’s eve wedding that had guests dancing and, of course, dining the night away. And what fun it was!

In the intimate Founders’ Room at Willamette Valley Vineyards, Jean was escorted down the aisle by her three boys and met groom Scott surrounded by close friends, family and oodles of rose pedals.

Even more guests arrived for the new year’s bash that followed the sweet ceremony. Nerves and serious business done, it was time to party! The theme fit the occasion with lots of swank. Black, silver and pink adorned the tables and guests were able to kick back in a lounge of black couches, rugs and mood lighting.

Jean had a blast planning this space! Chandeliers were installed specifically for the event and soft candle lighting brought intimacy and charm to the special night. Gorgeous!

Featured drinks were Malibu Barbi Martinis, beer and naturally, lots of Willamette Valley Vineyards wine for all! The food alone made this a new year’s celebration to remember. Crab Cakes, beef medalions with pinot reduction sauce, sausage stuffed mushrooms, baked brie, roasted red pepper torta, chicken skewers with gorgonzola crème sauce, assorted cheeses and crackers and bacon wrapped dates with balsamic glaze. Happy guests refilled their plates as the party continued.

Speaking of happy guests, the bride and groom were surprised by a comedy performance from two of Scott’s firefighting coworkers. Much to the delight of everyone, Tillamook Bob and Santiam Stew performed a skit that really can’t be described, but here’s a pic so you can get an idea of the hilarity that went down. Seriously… we wish you could have seen this.



It was hysterical and tons of laughs were had. Thanks Bob and Stew!

Midnight came and went and guests were still having a blast! But all good things must come to an end. So we welcome 2011 with open arms and a fresh perspective on wedding catering and coordinating. Planning her own day was no small task and Jean took away plenty of ideas and excitement from the experience.

Congratulations to the happy couple, and welcome to the Willaby’s family, Scott! Try to resist those cutoff jeans and tassled jackets, though… we’re a classy bunch.