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Welcome to my point of view. Click on this for the first in a series.
I’m calling it Thanks Giving. Not my best work, but I dare you not to smile.
Check out the book on IndieBound - Mac and cheese recipe in chapter one.
Small weddings (under 100 guests) are really a treat.
Especially French ones with Southern Barbeque Menus.
The bride and groom were cool calm and collected all afternoon. No pressure to hurry up and greet the guests, they were all accessible and enjoying the bar that opened early with Old Fashioneds and Mojitos.
Yes yes, every event at Marvimon is Magnifique!
Most memorable quote of the day (in my best French accent)
“uhhh, try the white, it’s a delicious breakfast wine.”
Je t’aime les French.
Dana and Andrew tied the knot! And everyone was aglow – I’m sure it was because of all the love and joy in the room. The rooftoop wedding was stunning and the rain waited till after the ceremony to lend it’s winter chill.
The location, Loft Seven was a great site – and delightfully intimate for this party of 130 friends and family.
These are 2 of the 5 sisters. My favorite daughter of another mother, Tash was ebullient all night long.
I loved this clever winter wonderland display for table assignments.
Remember my dear brides, simple and elegant equals a beautiful and memorable wedding.
This lovely bride took DIY to a new level. I have to break it up in two posts because there’s so much to share! She had everything taken care of with lots of re-use and dare I say, upcycling.
The centerpieces were clusters of old glass vases and vessels with roses, costas and baby’s breath. She made little buttons too. These fans were the programs for the evening.
I love this little flag bearer with the “here comes the bride” banner.
She had framed signage everywhere and she made her beautiful bouquet.
Margaux and Chad! (Sissy says I always need a picture of the bride)
So Beautiful! She made that! But did she throw it?
I’ll end this first post on the candy bar. Notice the signage and packaging and the shelves. It looked amazing against her mom’s collection of lace and ticking.
Don’t those Whoppers look good?
Stay tuned for part two.
A vegan wedding at the Natural History Museum?
That’s certainly a beautiful venue and no problem for the team at Jennie Cook’s. Jennie has a long history of cooking delicious vegan/vegetarian offerings and has an extensive menu (partially listed at Plantbasedparties.com).
As the ceremony was finished…
the guests were treated to passed appetizers of risotto fritters, beanie pops, and empanadas.
The reception was held in the rotunda, a stunning room with a giant statue of the three Muses as its centerpiece. Guests arrived in the rotunda to a plated salad followed by tomato soup. Bread and seasoned Olive oil with arugula flowers were waiting for them on the tables. The third course was a buffet that offered Celebration Loaf (a vegan take on Beef Wellington), sliders, grilled vegetables, and cashew cream potatoes gratin and our signature green beans with chile pecans and a sesame drizzle.
There were quite a few remarks of “hmm wow, that’s vegan?” After the food was eaten and coffee/cake service was finished, the guests retired to the Fin Whale room (a huge space with the 75 foot skeleton of a Fin Whale hanging above).
Once there, the music was cranked up and they danced the night away. We wish the Bannon’s a lifetime of happiness.
Beautiful wedding, beautiful bride.
Emily and Blair
The guests were cozy in the Casita with a roaring fire to welcome them to this special day.
Outside the weather was giving us a thrilling evening - we weren’t sure if it would rain - and we didn’t care either way - we were safe and warm, held by all the love in the room.
The bridge from the entrance of the Casita
Right after the ceremony, we served chubby crab cakes to appreciative guests. Followed by a grand buffet with an emphasis on vegetarian selections.
People raved - and joy abounded. Weddings are wonderful.