Monday, June 27, 2011

A Picture Perfect Farm Wedding

At a fairy tale wedding this weekend on a Bucks County farm, our bride chose pretty strawberry accents as a way to complement her deep pink and lime green color palette.

Strawberry lemonade, adorable strawberry jelly jam jar favors, and a basket weave wedding cake decorated with fresh strawberries were a few of the sweet, fruity details. The jam jars were decorated with personalized labels that read "Spread the Love", with the B+G's name and wedding date on them, such a crafty touch!

After riding in on a horse drawn carriage in view of guests who were seated facing a picturesque meadow, the ceremony took place on the back lawn of the stone farm house. Then guests walked down to the pool side cocktail hour, while we butlered Summer Breeze Cocktails (a Malibu Bay Breeze, light pink in color) and white wine. Facilitating guests getting their first cocktail was the goal, and butlered cocktails are a great way to diffuse the initial bar rush. Cocktail fare featured passed hors d'eouvre, a summer salsa bar, and an artisan cheese table. And in a full, well planned use of her parents' property, our bride then invited guests to the 60x90 reception tent which was set on another grassy area near the rustic red and stone barn and guest house. A stations style dinner of Rosemary Encrusted Beef Tenderloin, Grilled Salmon with Tropical Salsa and Ricotta and Basil Ravioli was framed by a plated first course salad of Baby Greens with Sliced Peaches, Toasted Hazelnuts and Shaved Aged Gouda.

Hosting your wedding an a friend or family member's well suited property is an extra special way of personalizing the day, and a great avenue to creating special memories in a venue that you will likely enjoy for many years.

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