Born and raised west of Sydney, Australia in the beautiful Blue Mountains, he only found his passion for wine while living and working on a Whitsunday Island in the Great Barrier Reef after graduating High School.
Tristen’s interest in winemaking was sparked when someone informed him that cherries, soil, pepper and other wine scents were not added in like a recipe, and in fact that wine is solely grapes and the way it is crafted, soils and grape varietals all dictate the final outcome of wine.
A short time after, he left the picture perfect Great Barrier Reef and relocated to the colder, wetter and more up-tempo city of Melbourne where he worked and studied the art of and completed his major in viticulture and oenology.
After the completion of his degree, the travel bug bit him and Tristen ventured overseas spending time in the scenic Okanagan Valley in British Columbia gaining an understanding of cold climate viticulture and then Sonoma, CA. Tristen was considering heading home after many years abroad, until he met, and subsequently married, his Georgia Peach and relocating permenently to Atlanta in 2010.
Tristen spent his first year in Atlanta with Season’s 52 Wine Bar & Restaurant gaining a better and more complete understanding of the other side of wine. This he believes has fast forwarded his winemaking understanding and refined his pallet for tasting. “To be great winemaker, you must be able to understand and foresee what you are trying to achieve first. This way you can plan ahead and know what style of wine to make with the fruit that is in front of you.”
However, as fun as the hospitality industry is, Tristen’s passion gained the better of him and the need to get his hands dirty once again. Tristen joined Tiger Mountain Vineyards in 2012/2013 as their assistant winemaker and winery manager where he gained a great understanding of how tough the season’s are, stating “if you can master viticulture and produce quality award winning wines here in the south, you can do it anywhere in the world. This is a harsh grape growing environment where every year is drastically different from the previous. However that is also the beauty of it, as every year is reflected in the wines individuality.”
Elizabeth Buck began her career with Montaluce almost 5 years ago managing the dining room at Le Vigne Restaurant. Since Montaluce’s expansion into a wedding destination, Elizabeth has become the wedding sales director and event coordinator and has subsequently completed her 150th wedding at Montaluce in the spring of 2012.After earning a degree in costume design, Elizabeth garnered over 10 years of experience in restaurant and event leadership, as well as fine dining supervision.
The Montaluce Wedding Experience is hand guided by Elizabeth from the first contact with the bride and family, to that special touch and her extensive expertise to ensure that they are truly delighted in their selection of Montaluce as the venue for their special day.With a variety of options, Elizabeth takes a bride’s ideal vision for her wedding day and makes it a truly memorable experience.al day’s stunning event, through to the last kiss of the night and the beginning of life together. When first meeting with wedding parties, Elizabeth offers her distinctive personality.
COongratulations to Lethal’s Bride’s + Groom’s who got married at Montaluce!
Keshia + Chuck (8.29.15)
Heather + Faron (9.6.14)
Jennifer + Raj (6.14.14)
Kristina + Ryan (11.15.13)
Kristine + Kenneth (9.12.15)
Bailey + John (8.8.15)
Tabetha + Dmitriy (7.5.14)
Kerrie + Brad (10.4.13)
Holly + Graeme (3.18.13)
Jacklyn + Luke (5.30.15)
Skylar + Kurt (9.26.14)
Amanda + Aaron (6.28.14)
Kristina + Chris (3.30.14)
Chris + Jessi (10.03.13)
“Lethal Rhythms was fantastic to work with. We were able to pay in full up front and get a discount which was an awesome start to working with them. Joel was very helpful getting the process started and helping us narrow down which Lethal Rhythms DJ would be a good fit for our wedding. When we met with Chris Watson, we loved him and knew he would be great to work with! We met up with him twice in the month before the wedding because he happened to only live 10 minutes from us. He was super helpful at determining the flow of the reception and provided great suggestions. He was always very positive and fun at each meeting as well. On the day of the wedding, he arrived early at 4 to set up the ceremony sound system and reception. He provided a wireless microphone for Aaron (groom) and a mic on a stand for our officiants (we had 2). The ceremony sound was perfect. Prior to the wedding we used Lethal Rhythms song database to list out songs we wanted for the cocktail hour, dinner, and reception, as well as the planning form for all our special songs (first dance, father/daughter, etc). We felt confident & never worried about the music once. Chris was amazing at guiding the flow of the reception and transitioning from one thing to another. He was fun, upbeat, and not at all cheesy! He also checked in with us several times during the reception to see if we were doing ok & needed anything – this wasn’t even his job & we felt more attended to by him during the reception than the day of coordinator employed by the venue. What great customer service!! Overall Chris was completely amazing and we would DEFINITELY recommend him & Lethal Rhythms to anyone getting married!”Amanda + Aaron
“DJ Fernando of Lethal Rhythms Entertainment was one of the absolute best decisions that we made for our wedding! He provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and he could not have been any easier or more fun to work with. He completely understood the mood we were trying to set with each part of our wedding and totally nailed it – all of it. Our reception was a blast! DJ Fernando’s mixing skills were such a hit – we didn’t ever want the party to end! Thank you so, SO much for making our wedding day flawless!”Anna + Clay
“Our DJ Kyle was fantastic! Our guests have been telling us how much fun they had on the dance floor. Kyle took the songs we requested and turned it into a playlist that got all our guests dancing. We will definitely be recommending Lethal Rhythms to every engage couple we meet. Thank you to Joel and Kyle for the wonderful experience!”Holly + Graeme
“Joel was the BEST!! He kept the music flowing and the dance floor full. Our wedding guests constantly commented on how the DJ was amazing and helped create a memorable night.”Kristina + Ryan
“Fernando was awesome! Got the crowd going and did a great job with the ceremony music.”Kerrie + Brad
“Joel kept the party rocking all night long and our guests danced the night away at our amazing reception. Thanks to Joel’s MC and mixing skills he kept the energy level high which we received numerous positive comments from our friends and family, even a month later people are still saying that our wedding was the best they had ever been to. Being a DJ myself I was very impressed with all aspects of Lethal Rhythms and their ability to deliver and meet all of my high demands for the ultimate party for our wedding! Look no further than Lethal Rhythms, you will not find anyone better.”Chris + Jessi
A little more about Lethal Rhythms…
Lethal Rhythms has been serving clients in the SouthEast since 2003. Many of the Top facilities in Atlanta recommend the specialized services of our Award Winning Team from Lethal Rhythms to their clients. Lethal Rhythms is proud to be members of The Georgia Bridal Association (since 2008)
If you are looking for someone who can interact with your guests, keep things moving while maintaining a classy, fun and professional atmosphere, and knows how to pack a dance floor without playing the “dreaded” wedding songs like YMCA, Chicken Dance, etc. look no further then Lethal Rhythms Entertainment! (Listen to our Atlanta DJs Live Mixes)
Our highly qualified staff will use their experience to help you create an event that is fully customized to your Style, Taste & Vision. Personalization is the key to success and we are very skilled in this art. We specialize in Professional Mix DJ/MC’s, Videography, and Lighting.
Customizing your event and making it unique to your taste is of the utmost importance to Lethal Rhythms Entertainment. Keeping your music style, personality and vision in mind, Lethal Rhythms Entertainmentwill be sure to make your night a complete success and something you will remember forever! CEO and founder of Lethal Rhythms Entertainment, Joel Rabe and/or his team will consult with you and personally design an event that matches Your Style | Your Taste | Your Vision.
Contact us to see how we can make your event come to life.