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Elaine Bell Catering
Napa Valley | CA

TOWN & COUNTRY, February 1997
Steve and Jamie were married in the Gardens in Rutherford, California. How they met: Steve, an independent-film producer, and Jamie, a fashion executive, met through mutual friends at a Christmas party in 1993. The Proposal: They were dining at a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles. Steve recalls "being very nervous, with one hand the Tiffany ring box in my pocket the whole night. And then it happened: I proposed." Ceremony: In the garden under a flower-bedecked huppah more spectacular than any Rose Bowl Parade float.

The Wedding Party: Twenty bridesmaids and groomsmen; Jonathan Tisch served as his brother's best man. Hilary and Willy, the groom's children from his first marriage, were maid of honor and ring bearer, respectively. Reception: 260 guests stayed on for dinner and dancing under the stars. "We chose the setting because we felt like a beautiful Tuscan garden," Steve says. The rustic Italian theme was carried through in a fall menu created by Elaine Bell Catering Company of Sonoma, featuring grilled Portobello mushrooms and a mixed grill. The three-berry cake was flown up from L.A.'s Sweet Lady Jane's Bakery. Banquet tables were strewn with multicolored roses by Mark's Garden of Los Angeles.

Distinguishing Feature: The Napa County Airport hosted an unusually large number of private planes, many belonging to major Hollywood movie studios. Guests: Billie and Larry Tisch, Lauren and John Veronis, Marvin Davis, Marilyn and Jeffery Katzenberg, Christopher Darden, Sherry Lansing and Billy Friedkin, Kimbery an Paul Marciano. The Bride Wore: A sleeveless cream satin Vera Wang couture dress with lace bodice and net train. Bridesmaids also wore Vera Wang dresses, theirs in silver satin. Honeymoon: A tour of Sydney, Bali, Fiji, and Bora Bora. High Point: "For me to have both my kids in the wedding was just great," says Steve. "It says so much about Jamie."


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