Stay tuned for part two.
Stay tuned for part two.
Are you struggling with your color palette? I have this advice – white always works. I had a neighbor back in the 80′s who whenever challenged with a color making decision, always chose white. White cars, white clothing, white shoes. She felt it was easier than making the decision all the time and that way she always matched. At the time I felt she was clever, but boring. Well, almost thirty years later, the penny dropped. This MOB had the same idea.
Make it white, then everything matches.
She borrowed silverware and purchased some affordable glassware at IKEA
Recently we the lucky at Jennie Cooks Catering got to participate in a super fun television event-twice! A brilliant concept of creating the brides dream wedding with less tacky and WAY more classy, David Tutera picks couples who are already planning what could be a potential tragedy of a theme wedding and creates magic. On two particular episodes he and his team were smart enough to call the Jennie Cooks Catering team and we were smart enough to accept the challenge.
The first episode we worked on is called “Pirate Wedding” and believe me it’s as wonderful as it sounds! Truth be told when the crew heard about the theme we were worried. Would there be eye-patches? Peg legs? Parrots???? But instead when we arrived we were greeted with beautiful opulence. Tables covered in jewels and champagne aerialists moving in gorgeous flow as they filled the guests glasses. (and yes our bartenders just underneath these lovely ladies had a blast!) Speaking of bartenders, the already tightly run ship (pun intended) was hijacked by the wedding party themselves and it was very scandalous indeed! I guess they really thought they were pirates. Tune into the pirate wedding episode to see if they air the true story!
The next party we did was a greek themed wedding with a simple easy menu of hummus, greek salad and a kalamata, sun-dried tomato penne paired with a delicious homemade (of course) white wine sangria. The wedding was a beautiful vision of white and truly the bride and groom were so very happy and in love. Don’t ask me about the wedding cake fiasco because it was WAY too embarrassing to get into. But do tune in to see if the humiliating experience made it onto air
Once again the Tutera team outdid themselves with verve and flair in every aspect of presentation. The guests were so happy we had to kick them out.
Perhaps my favorite part of this wedding were the live action greek tableaus. About six people all painted in white standing on pedestals moving slowly and gracefully though out the wedding. Also the DJ was KILLER!!
So check us out on TV. Jennie Cooks Catering-always there for anything you need!!
Six 8-foot tables pushed together to make a long wide table ( 3 on each side). Drape each table separately then push them together (make sure you check the length of the drape so all the seams match up). Create a grand centerpiece to pull it all together.
And if you have room for a stylist in the budget, give Stephanie a call at Motif in Pasadena – she’s the genius visionary for this incredibly beautiful event.
This clever hostess created a little burlap ditty bag with the bride and groom to be’s favorite candy, a cracker, pick and bib for the lobster bake and of course, a few fresh wipes. It looked fantastic on the table and every guest got into the candy before the party ended.
Sometimes a client comes along that makes my heart sing. This is one such client. She adores her hubby and loves to party, just like me. She invited 11 guests to tour the Marina on segways…
and we provided a sit down hors D’oeuverie extravaganza on the playa.
All the planets aligned, nobody said a thing about the Schramsberg on the beach and Marcia was a happy client. I’ll do anything for you Marcia, I like a lady who knows how to celebrate!
I love my brides. They are always on a strict budget, and I, being a gifted green penny pincher myself, am always willing and able to oblige. Squeezing all those dollars bills lends to creating great ideas on the wedding day. Autumn chose black, white and red as her colors and that made flower selection very easy… long stem red roses.
Staff members extraordinaire Susan and Sheila did this installation from our equipment and the bride’s florals. Check out the party favors in the back. Autumn and Doug made framed photos of all their guests, beautiful!
Instead of a traditional framed table number, Katrina stuck a pin right in the cork of the wine bottles on all the tables. Their clever party favor was ” tree in a box” . A green wedding to the last detail.
Jen got parasols to match the wedding colors for the ceremony and the kids loved them all night long.
I loved this party favor! It’s pear ( get it Pair!) seasoned olive oil for a wedding favor. So Lovely.
A Very Clever bride with a soda Shoppe theme created these centerpieces using old fashioned fountain glasses and carnations. Mel and Gio are trying to get to the bottom of things. Love the straw!
When you need a post that isn’t there, try using an umbrella stand with a fence post. That’s what I did for this party. I also rented weights (sandbags) for the umbrella stands because I had so many, and when we ran out of those, we got big boulders from the parking area. I’m glad I did , it felt much safer that way.
The lights were as pretty as the bride and groom.