Catta Verdera Country Club | Phill and Megan Sheffield Two Years Later

Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

Enjoying Life with Zoe’s Giggles and Lola’s Kisses

Phill Sheffield is a wedding videographer who has worked with Debra Hiebèrt, owner of Tres Fabu, for the past six years. With over 11 years of video experience and 400+ events filmed, Phill sees each wedding as a unique opportunity to capture something amazing and new. His cinematic style has delighted more than 350 brides and grooms worldwide.

The “Sheffield Family” all started with a truly modern engagement in April 2009…

Megan was ecstatic to open up her gift from Phill. As she peered down into the gift bag, hidden beneath layers of tissue paper, was a brand new iphone! It was just what she had wanted for her birthday!

Just as Phill started to explain the phone’s cool features, Meagan turned it on. As the screen lit up, so did Megan’s face… “Will you marry me” appeared, along with a picture of a beautiful sparkling ring!

April 2010: The Wedding At Catta Verdera Country Club

Lincoln, California | April 24, 2012

Guests: 127

The Theme: Casual but Elegant

Colors: Sangria Purple & Natural Green

When Phill and Megan began planning their wedding, they had a pretty clear vision of what they wanted. Phill had been filming weddings for ten years and the couple was able to share many ideas from years of inspirations. They hired Debra Hiebèrt of Très Fabu Event Planning and Design to make it all happen!

“We came to Debra with our initial vision and the vendors we had planned on using, and she took that to the next level and helped arrange the dizzying array of details that we hadn’t even thought of,” says Phill. “She helped take our visions and big picture ideas and implement a cohesive theme throughout the entire wedding.”

The couple was married outside, overlooking the 18th green on the beautiful Catta Verdera golf course. They each had four attendants; ladies dressed in black dresses with sangria purple shoes and men wore black tuxedos accompanies by sangria purple ties. The bride wore an ivory strapless dress with a side drape, with beaded detail on the bodice, drape, and skirt. It had a chapel length train and a very elaborate bustle that took four people to figure out! “I felt like I belonged in that dress,” says Megan. “It made me feel beautiful, confident, and relaxed.”

Phill’s favorite memory of the day was seeing Megan walk down the aisle. “We had timed the long walk down the hillside from the top at about three minutes and it was a remarkable three minutes—it really felt complete at that one moment,” says Phill. “The tears flowed heavily and unexpectedly and it’s a moment I will never forget. The first time in my life where one single moment blew by and also lasted forever.”

Megan and Phill wrote their ceremony, which was performed by Megan’s uncle. It included a reading of “Union” by Robert Fulghum, which truly reflected the journey that they took from the moment they met to their wedding day. A special and unique part of their ceremony was the “wine box.” The couple wrote letters to each other and placed them in the box accompanied by a bottle of wine. They vowed to add a new letter and enjoy the bottle of wine each year on their anniversary!

Guests enjoyed an outside cocktail hour following the ceremony. Mike Anderson from Creative Memories Entertainment provided a “rat pack” feel with fun tunes. As the evening proceeded, Megan and Phill were ecstatic to join the party in the fabulously decorated reception room…

“The decor inside the reception was beautiful,” says Phill. “Debra created a mantle celebration that took our breath away. The mantle was lit with hundreds of clear vases with floating candles in them. Each end was flanked with a large flower and branch arrangement and some of the pomanders from the ceremony site. The head table was decorated with green pintuck linens from Mimi & Co. and lots more candles. The guest tables had white linens with sangria purple napkins that were folded to hold the wedding favors—a lottery ticket and a hand written thank you note for each attendee.”

Dinner consisted of a gourmet, four course meal of soup; sorbet; salad; and chicken, steak, or vegetarian risotto. The ivory wedding cake was prepared by Shelton’s Wedding Cake Designs and was three tiers with carrot cake/chocolate chip/carrot cake layers. The groom’s cake was red velvet with a very significant cake topper…two plastic replicas of the couple’s favorite Nintendo Wii avatar character!

“Our reception was a blast!” says Megan. “It went by so quickly, but the toasts were awesome and the food was amazing. It was the best night because how often do you get to be surrounded by all of your family and friends who love and support you and wish you nothing but the best!”

Following the wedding, Phill and Megan set off to Vegas for a mini-moon filled with delicious meals and a few Cirque de Soleil shows. Their official honeymoon took place in December—a week long Caribbean cruise!

In the last two years, the Sheffield’s lives have changed quite a bit! They welcomed Zoe Corrine to the family on November 20, 2011. Lola (the family dog) continues to be a loving big sister. And since then, their days have been filled with “baby toys, diapers, bottles, and giggles!”
Professional Event Vendor Team:

Event Design; Planning & Production: Debra Michelle Hiebèrt & Très Fabu Event Planning and Design
Wedding Reception Venue: Catta Verdera Country Club
Specialty Linens: Mimi & Company
Floral Design: Botanica Floral Design
Lighting: Creative Memories Entertainment/Mike Anderson
Entertainment/DJ/MOC: Creative Memories Entertainment/Mike Anderson
Photography: Dream Imagery
Videography: Phillip Alan Films
Event Paperie: DIY Bride Project

Catta Verdera Country Club | Nod of Gratitude from Parents-of-the-Bride for Tres Fabu Event’s 9.24.11 Wedding Celebration

Dear Debra ~

I wanted to send you a note of appreciation for all you did to help make Lindsay & Jeff’s wedding a dream come true.

The whole day was so amazing!

I felt that their ceremony was particularly meaningful and intimate, the cocktail hour lovely and relaxed, dinner delicious, and the party. . . . fun, fun, fun!

Ken and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!  Shelley McArdle of Floral Artistry’s florals were incredibly beautiful and the rose petal ceremony aisle exquisite.  Dominic Fournier of Extreme Productions did a fantastic job as their DJ and Master of Ceremonies, Christina Addegio of Catta Verdera Country Club was a wonderful wedding coordinator, Cindi & Lorenzo Bartone of CinZo Celebration Photography captured the day beautifully and made us all so relaxed and Esther Aguirre of Divine Desserts by Aguirre’s cake was beautiful and delicious.  BUT none of this would have run smoothly, would of been so perfect, be beyond stunning without you overseeing the entire flow and design for their wedding day.

Everything flowed beautifully and seamlessly.  I am forever grateful for that . . . I did not worry about one thing all day.  I just enjoyed ever second with my daughter and my family.

I also must tell you how stunning the reception room looked!  I am so thankful Ken and I had our own ‘reveal’ of the wedding reception room.  Your attention to the details was amazing.  The tables were set perfectly.  The Head Table and the Fireplace were designed amazingly beautiful & we loved the cake table ~ we LOVED everything.  The room was just transformed into an exceptionally lovely and romantic setting.

We received many, many compliments!  I know It was a lot of hard work, but I hope you enjoyed the day also.    😉

I know how busy you are, but perhaps you can find time to meet for coffee or lunch sometime.  Let me know.

Love, Liz & Ken Snyder

Thank you Liz & Ken Snyder for this fabulous note to myself and my hard working team!  The Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design team, along with our preferred and stellar professional vendor team strive for reviews such as the above.  Thank you both for writing to ALL the vendors individually as well.  Incredibly thoughtful.  So many times our lives become so busy we cannot sit down to write a few notes of gratitude to whom we feel indebted somehow.  We appreciate the time you wrote your thanks to ALL of us.  Thank you for hiring and trusting all of us with your daughter, Lindsay & Jeff, your new son-in-laws, wedding day.  It was wonderful to be a part of the journey this past year creating, then full-filling their day as you all wished!  

Thank you to Shelley McArdle/Floral Artistry; Dominic Fournier/Extreme Productions Entertainment, LLC., Esther Aguirre/Divine Desserts by Aguirre; Cindi & Lorenzo Bartone/CinZo Celebration Photography; Emily King/Classic Party Rentals; Christina Adeggio/Catta Verdera Country Club; Baja Limo; Martin Films; Captiol City Confections; By Invitation Only; and everyone else for making this wedding a fun and fabulous day!

Looking forward to our lunch to connect & reminisce about Lindsay & Jeff’s wedding weekend in the very near future!



Catta Vedera Country Club | Steven & Van Treasure a Wonderful Video of their Magical Night

Wedding: Catta Verdera Country Club, Lincoln, California
Date: Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

The last weekend in October wasn’t about costumes and trick-or-treaters for Steven and Van…it was about creating memories that would last a lifetime. Luckily, the entire evening was captured perfectly by videographer Phill Sheffield of Phillip Alan Films.

As the video shows, it was a beautiful outside ceremony followed by an amazing inside reception at the country club. The couple had been determined to keep the ceremony outside (while the forecast promised rain) and were both completely full of grace as the showers began. They didn’t skip a beat.

“It truly showed who they really are as individuals and people,” says Debra Hiebèrt of Très Fabu. “If more individuals were like Van and Steven, this world would be truly amazing! Not everyone would treat the ceremony portion as they did.”

Among the evening’s events, Reverend Nesbitt left the couple with courageous words of wisdom, and Steven’s father took a few moments during the reception to congratulate his son and welcome his new daughter-in-law.

“We are so proud of you. You have grown into a wonderful man and we are so happy that you met this beautiful, smart, respectful young lady. Van, you are like a daughter to us. We are glad that you are now part of the family. We love you both very much.”

As George Sans so easily states, “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”

Wedding Design, Planning and Production: Très Fabu Event Planning and Design,

Floral Design: Shelly McArdle,

Photography: CinZo Celebration Photography,

Entertainment/Lighting: Dominic Fournier of Extreme Productions,

Cake: Divine Desserts,

Video: Phillip Sheffield, and

Venue: Britini Heuerman,

Couture Linens: Wildflower Linens,

Napkins: Mimi & Co.,

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals,

Paperie: Wedding Invitations created by Stephanie J. Designs,

Additional Paperie: Welcome Signage; Wedding Menu’s; Table Names; Escort Cards on Champagne Bottles created by Yen Nguyen.