Morning Wedding at Daniel Stowe

It’s not very often that we get to cater a wedding reception in the morning, and we loved it! Yin & Wen had a lovely ceremony in the White Garden at Daniel Stowe with a small reception following in the Great Hall. Their full brunch menu is below! Congratulations, Yin & Wen, we loved being a part of your day!

Congratulations - Yin & Wen

Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Photography: Critsey Rowe

Displayed Brunch Hors D’oeuvres

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad
Fresh Bakers Basket with banana nut, cranberry & glory morning breads, assorted muffins, apple & strawberry butter
Mixed Greens Salad with cucumber, plum tomatoes, julienne bell peppers & carrots, & a variety of dressings
Rolled Stuffed Croissant with whipped cream cheese & raspberry preserves stuffed in a flaky croissant
Seared Ahi Tuna with a wasabi dipping sauce, julienne vegetables & pickled ginger
Rosemary-Infused Chicken Skewers with a pesto dipping sauce
Asian Beef Satay basted with a teriyaki glaze & served with a spicy peanut dipping sauce

Dessert

Display of Miniature Desserts including bit-sized eclairs, French pastries, tarts, chocolate dipped strawberries & cheesecakes
Sundae Station with vanilla & chocolate ice cream. Toppings included chopped nuts, Oreo cookie crumbles, chocolate sauce, strawberry topping, whipped cream & cherries.

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#TBT – Katie & Eric

It’s Throwback Thursday! For our #TBT post we’re going back to April of this year when Katie & Eric were married at the Mint Museum Uptown. The Graceful Host did a wonderful job with the event coordination and Lauren Rosenau took some beautiful photos!

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Photography: Lauren Rosenau Photograph
Event Coordination: The Graceful Host
Venue: Mint Museum Uptown

Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Sliced Bruschetta with Roma tomatoes, fresh basil & mozzarella cheese on a crispy round of Italian bread
Miniature Baked Brie en Croute with raspberry preserves
Shrimp Cocktail Shooters with jumbo gulf shrimp & pepper-vodka cocktail sauce, served in a tall shot glass
Smoked Chicken Breast on Crostini with a chipotle pepper relish

Displayed Hors D’oeuvres Stations

Marinated Asparagus & Sweet Red Bell Peppers in an herb vinaigrette with Parmesan-peppercorn dip
Display of Fresh Seasonal Fruits
Rosemary-Infused Chicken Skewers with a pesto dipping sauce
Mashed Potato Bar: baby red new potatoes accented with roasted garlic & sun-dried tomatoes. Toppings included caramelized onions, hickory smoked bacon, cheddar cheese & sour cream.
Chef-Attended Sauté Station of Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, served with chili-lime aioli, cocktail sauce & remoulade sauce
Chef-Attended Carving Station of Slow-Roasted Top Round of Beef & Roasted Pork Loin, served with freshly baked rolls, coarse ground Dijon mustard, horseradish sauce & tarragon mayonnaise

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Jen & James – June 14, 2014

Jen & James chose some delicious food for their big day! We were excited to cater their cocktail hour & reception at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden back in June.
Congrats, Jen & James!

Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Photography: Critsey Rowe

Congratulations - Jen & James

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wedding Jennifer & James

wedding Jennifer & James

Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Sliced Bruschetta with Roma tomatoes, fresh basil & mozzarella cheese served on crispy rounds of Italian bread
Cuban-Style Skirt Steak drizzled with a zesty lime & cilantro sauce, served in a savory corn shell
Miniature Crabcakes with chili-lime aioli

Displayed Hors D’oeuvres

Soup Station:
Vichyssoise – a cool, creamy soup of white leeks & potatoes garnished with a chiffonade of green onions
Classic Gazpacho – diced tomato & cucumber soup finished with fresh herbs

Display of Fresh Seasonal Fruits

Seated Dinner – Guests RSVP’d with their choice of entree

Connemara Salad with crisp bibb lettuce, tart apple slices, crumbled goat cheese & spiced walnuts, dressed with balsamic vinaigrette & served with a garlic crostini

Pan-Roasted Halibut basted with whole butter & fresh herbs
Tuscan Chicken with sun-dried tomato, fresh basil & chèvre cheese, drizzled with lemon butter sauce
Tenderloin of Beef rubbed with kosher salt, cracked pepper & crushed garlic, grilled & served with a burgundy wine sauce
Butternut Squash Ravioli with brown butter sage sauce

Sides included:
Fresh Herbs & Mascarpone Risotto
Asparagus Bundles accented with lemon zest
Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with butter

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Brianne & Matt

Congratulations to Brianne and Matt! The couple had their wedding reception at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens back in June. Thanks to Critsey Rowe for the wonderful (as always) photos!

Congratulations - Brianne & Matt

Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Photography: Critsey Rowe

Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Pear & Brie Beggars Purses with toasted almonds & sautéed pears
Sliced Bruschetta with Roma tomatoes, fresh basil & mozzarella cheese on crispy rounds of Italian bread
Five Spice Chicken Wonton with grilled chicken breast tossed in honey & fresh cilantro, served on a wonton shell
Miniature Crabcakes with chili-lime aioli

Light Fare

Assorted Domestic & International Cheeses including sharp cheddar, provolone, Swiss, pepper jack, French Brie, English sage derby, Danish blue cheese, fontina, herb chèvre & French port salute
Grilled Seasonal Vegetables served with Parmesan peppercorn dip
Display of Fresh Seasonal Fruits
Spinach Dip with garlic & fresh basil, presented in a round sourdough loaf & served with crackers & tri-colored tortilla chips
Hot Crab Dip with fresh crabmeat, herbs, spices & a light cream sauce

Chef-Attended Low Country Shrimp & Grits Station with jumbo gulf shrimp sautéed on site. Accoutrements: creamy stone ground grits, Tasso ham gravy, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese & spring onions.
Chef-Attended Carving Stations of Grilled Marinated Tenderloin of Beef & Roasted Turkey Breast: each carved table side & served with freshly baked rolls, course ground Dijon mustard, horseradish sauce & tarragon mayonnaise.
Chef-Attended Pasta Station: penne pasta tossed in guests’ choice of the following: grilled chicken Alfredo or artichoke hearts & sun-dried tomatoes in an olive oil & roasted garlic sauce. Each is accompanied by freshly shredded Parmesan cheese & focaccia bread

Late Night Snack

Miniature Strawberry Sorbet Cones garnished with fresh mint

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Ashley & Ryan’s June Wedding

Happy Wednesday! We just received some fabulous photos of Ashley and Ryan’s wedding back in June. Smitten & Hooked captured some great moments! We’ve posted a picture of the menu below, but for those who partied late into the night, we also provided some snacks to keep the party going. We served our Miniature Gourmet Sliders with American cheese and garlic aioli, a side of crispy sweet potato fries, and Vanilla Milkshake Shooters. Yum!

Congrats to the newlyweds! :)

Congratulations - Ashley & Ryan

Photography: Smitten & Hooked
Linens & Chairs: Party Reflections
Venue: Mint Museum Uptown

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Adriana & Terrell

Congratulations to Adriana & Terrell! The couple had their beautiful reception at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Everything from the chairs & the linens to the flowers & the cake was absolutely gorgeous. The bride added a little bit of her culture to the cocktail hour with a delicious drink called Paloma. Paloma is made with tequila, grapefruit soda, lime, orange & a splash of club soda. Yum! We served it in traditional vessels from Mexico, which you can see in the photo below. We’re so glad we could be a part of the couple’s big day!

Congratulations - Adriana & Terrell

Event Coordination: The Graceful Host
Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Photography: Richard Israel
Linens & Chair Rentals: Party Reflections

Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Cherry Tomato Canapé stuffed with fresh mozzarella, garlic & basil, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
Ahi Tuna Tacos with finely chopped, sushi grade Ahi tuna tossed in a lime dressing, fresh avocado, pico de gallo, red onion & Sriracha mayo served in a wonton
Lobster Mac & Cheese with butter poached lobster over creamy macaroni & cheese, presented in a tasting spoon
Jumbo Lump Crab served on a quarter-sized fried green tomato with Sriracha aioli
Pulled Pork BBQ with warm brie, cherry gastrique & micro greens served on a wonton chip
Chorizo & Chipotle Braised Chicken pulled chicken served on a roasted corn soufflé & topped with cilantro chimichurri
Charred Rare Tenderloin of Beef served on a crispy fingerling potato chip with Maytag blue cheese butter
Cuban-Style Skirt Steak with avocado & tomato, drizzled with a zesty lime & cilantro sauce. Served in a savory wonton shell & topped with a sliced jalapeño.

Plated Dinner

Butter Lettuce Wedge Salad with heirloom tomatoes, diced avocado, queso fresco & shaved red onions, drizzled with cilantro ranch

Guests had their choice of entree:
Filet Mignon rubbed with kosher salt, cracked pepper & crushed garlic, grilled & served with a burgundy wine sauce

or

Pan Seared Sea Bass topped with charred corn salsa & roasted red peppers

or

Southern Pan Seared Chicken topped with spicy Tasso ham gravy & scallions

Sides:
Toasted Long Grain Rice with fresh tomatoes & herbs
Marinated Haricot Vert with button mushrooms
Freshly baked artisan rolls with butter

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Congrats to Krystal & Adam!

The Levine Museum of the New South is a beautiful location for a wedding! Krystal & Adam had their ceremony and their reception in the same area, which worked out perfectly. While the guests enjoyed cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, the space was transformed into a lovely dining area. Congrats, Krystal & Adam, and thanks for letting us be a part of your special day!

See below for the full menu!

Congratulations - Krystal & Adam

Venue: Levine Museum of the New South
Photography: Graceology Photography

Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Skewered Watermelon Bites with Oakridge Farms chèvre cheese & fig reduction
Shrimp Cocktail Shooters with pepper-vodka cocktail sauce

Buffet Dinner

Cranberry Walnut Salad with dried cranberries, candied walnuts & feta cheese, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette
London Broil with tender, aged Black Angus beef marinated in red wine, herbs & spices. Charcoal grilled, sliced thin & served with sautéed mushrooms in a port wine reduction.
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with truffle-thyme compound butter
Twice Baked Potatoes
Medley of Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables with fresh rosemary

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Emily & Keith

Happy Friday! Today we’re looking back at a wedding we catered in May at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Congratulations to Emily & Keith!

Congratulations Emily & Keith (Wood-Lietzau)

Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Photography: Critsey Rowe

Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Miniature Baked White Cheddar with raspberry preserves
Smoked Chicken Breast on Crostini with a chipotle pepper relish
Miniature Crab Cakes with chili-lime aioli
Miniature Fruit Skewer with pineapple, strawberries & grapes

Plated Dinner

Salad Course
Mixed Greens Salad with a variety of local berries, toasted almonds & chèvre cheese, tossed in a champagne vinaigrette

Entree Course
(Guests had three entree choices)
Filet Mignon rubbed with kosher salt, cracked pepper & crushed garlic, grilled & served with a burgundy wine sauce

or

Broiled Salmon Remoulade prepared in lemon, white wine & butter, finished with a coarse ground dijon mustard glaze & fresh dill

or

Spinach & Walnut Ravioli with pesto cream & diced red bell pepper

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with virgin olive oil, kosher salt, crushed garlic & cracked pepper
Grilled Asparagus with lemon zest
Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with butter

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Rachel & Bobby

We have received lots of new pictures from Critsey Rowe lately! :) Here are a few from Rachel & Bobby’s wedding reception at the Mint Museum back in April.

Congratulations Rachel & Bobby (Dickson-Servideo)

Photography: Critsey Rowe Photography
Ceremony Venue: Romare Bearden Park
Reception Venue: Mint Museum Uptown

Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Cherry Tomato Canape stuffed with fresh mozzarella, garlic, basil & extra virgin olive oil, drizzled with a balsamic glaze
Shrimp Cocktail Shooters with jumbo gulf shrimp & pepper-vodka cocktail sauce
Ahi Tuna Lollipop with Sapporo-wasabi dipping sauce
Pulled Pork Slider on a fresh miniature brioche roll with Brie cheese & cherry gastrique

Displayed Hors D’oeuvres Stations

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables with Parmesan-peppercorn dip
Mixed Greens Salad with strawberries, toasted almonds, feta cheese & balsamic vinaigrette
Mashed Potato Bar with baby new red potatoes accented with roasted garlic & sun-dried tomatoes. Toppings included caramelized onions, hickory smoked bacon, cheddar cheese & sour cream.
Chef Attended Saute Station of Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes served with chili-lime aioli, cocktail sauce & remoulade sauce. Accompanied by a fresh roasted corn salad with red onion & fresh basil.
Chef Attended Carving Station with Grilled & Marinated Tenderloin of Beef & Roasted Turkey Breast served with freshly baked rolls, dijon mustard, horseradish sauce & tarragon mayonnaise

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A look back at Shannon & Tommy’s wedding

We are so fortunate that we have the chance to be a part of so many amazing weddings and events. Today, we’re looking back at Shannon & Tommy’s wedding from June of 2012. The ceremony was held at the Design Center Atrium and the reception was at Byron’s South End. If you’re interested in the menu, see below!

Thanks to Jessica Horton for passing along these wonderful photos!

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Ceremony Venue: Design Center Atrium
Reception Venue: Byron’s South End
Photography: JJ Horton Photography

Displayed Hors D’oeuvres

Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Skewers with fresh mozzarella, garlic, basil & extra virgin olive oil
Baked Brie en Croute with Brie cheese wrapped in puff pastry & baked. Served with raspberry preserves, crackers & bread
Baked Spinach & Artichoke Dip with a blend of herbs & imported cheeses, fresh spinach & artichoke hearts

Buffet Dinner

Mixed Greens Salad with cucumber, plum tomatoes, julienned bell peppers & carrots
London Broil marinated in red wine, herbs & spices, charcoal grilled, sliced thin & served with sautéed mushrooms in a port wine reduction
Chicken Florentine stuffed with feta cheese & spinach & topped with a tarragon butter cream sauce
Roasted Baby New Potatoes with virgin olive oil, kosher salt, crushed garlic & freshly cracked pepper
Medley of Grilled Seasonal Vegetables with fresh rosemary
Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with butter

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