A Peek Inside an Intimate Home Wedding

home wedding

Are you thinking about a small, intimate wedding? We had the pleasure of catering a plated dinner reception hosted in a beautiful home on the river.  The setting and decor was romantic and bridal magazine worthy.  With a guest list of less than 40 people and cooperative weather everything seemed to fall right into place.

The service was held pier-side in the back yard over looking the Lynnhaven River. The bridal party and guests had a few light appetizers while they gathered beforehand. As the service finished up we plated salads, poured goblets of cold water and set out the wine.  Tables were arranged banquet style on the screened in porch for family and on the outdoor deck for the younger guests (along with a self-serve bar and tunes). White twinkle lights hung from the ceiling and together with the table votives they reflected off the glasses and silver as the sun descended. Blue, peach and white linens coordinated with understated flowers along the length of the tables. The effect was simply spectacular!

table settings

With a group this size we were able to serve a delicious, hot plated dinner using the home’s kitchen. The menu included caesar salad, beef tenderloin stuffed with goat cheese and spinach served medium rare, herb roasted fingerling potatoes alongside fresh asparagus dressed with seasonings, olive oil and shaved parmesan. Vegetarian guests enjoyed mozzarella and  tomato portabella mushrooms in place of the filet.

plated dinner


Dessert was a refreshing strawberry shortcake served in  mason jars. Southern sugar biscuits were layered with fresh sliced strawberries, a special splash of syrup and topped with home-made whipped cream and a sprig of mint. The bride supplied the jars and asked us to wash them after we cleared so she could reuse them as favors. She and her friends had pre-decorated the lids and quickly filled the jars with dried fruits and nuts-what a great treat for late night snacking or long drives home!

dessert favors


Thank you Adam and Katie for asking us to be part of your special day.  We loved catering for you and wish you a lifetime of happiness! -Cat

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