Finesse Catering Blog


During the early hours of Saturday, January 27th 2018 Finesse Catering Group transformed the family-run Italian vineyard into an enchanting dining experience. An elaborate dining hall was created under a giant clear marquee, illuminated with twinkle lights and tables adorned with native flowers.

To welcome the glorious sunshine that shone on Gabby and Daniel’s entire wedding day, their ceremony was held outside on the Tuscan-inspired patio where guests looked out upon the family’s vineyard in Main Ridge. Following some humorous vows, canapés included fig, goats curd and walnut tartlets, freshly shucked oysters, and pumpkin and parmesan arancini with basil aioli. A perfect selection that was enjoyed with white wine in the early afternoon sun.

Guests followed the string lights along a vineyard trail down to the marquee, situated between the vines. It was in this crafted space two long tables awaited friends and family for the reception. Being such a generous, friendly couple, Gabby and Daniel chose a shared feast for their guests to enjoy as a huge family. Their stunning menu began with the season’s finest antipasto boards, which included our signature homemade ricotta with local honey. These were followed by a feast designed for royals comprising pan roasted salmon with brown butter, baby capers and orange segments; pressed lamb shoulder with preserved lemon gremolata; charred baby carrots; and beetroot, crème fraiche and hazelnut dukkah, just to name a few! The happiness of Gabby and Daniel’s friends and family as they raved about our cuisine was so rewarding. As the sun swapped place with the moon, the glow never faded. The joy, gratitude and love shone from every guest.

After the beautiful wedding cake was served, the party and magic of their day continued on the wooden dance floor that was set up under direct starlight. Finesse Catering Group drove away with huge smiles on our faces that evening. Not only had we helped create such a warm experience, we felt like part of Gabby and Daniel’s family too.


  • Venue – Morning Sun Estate
  • Marquee – Peninsula Party Hire
  • Event planner – Dream Catcher Weddings
  • Styling & prop hire – Prop Your Event
  • Florist –  Poppy Culture
  • Linen – Di Simmons Linen
  • Band & DJ – Rutherford Entertainment

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