Monday, October 20, 2008

Wedding Dinner

The wedding was a success...well, I was told the actual ceremony was beautiful. I stayed back at the lodge to finish the dinner preparations. I was planning on attending the wedding, but the circuits kept tripping every time the ice maker came on. I was trying to cook, but the cookers were going off sporadically. Thank the Lord for an oven that still had electricity!!! I managed to get everything done in time, but I was starting to get a bit nervous until the electrical man came to my rescue! Here is a picture of the cake which I had NOTHING to do with except for eating!


Here is the picture of the tables set up at the lodge for the sit down dinner. The picture doesn't capture the beauty of it all.


This was a close up of one of the guest tables. The bride chose to decorate everything very simply which I think is beautiful.


This was the Bride and Groom table.

I had so much fun cooking for this wedding dinner. I had never done anything like it before in my life, but I really enjoyed it. My main advice for catering is keep the menu simple and don't buy new shoes the day of the event. My feet felt like they were going to fall off by the end of the clean up!!

grace and peace,

julie

9 comments:

kdallas said...

hi julie:

i've been anticipating your update immensely. what was the menu?

Caribbean Shulamite said...

Wow, loved the background at the lodge!

Marci said...

Beautiful!!! I am sure you were wrung out by the end.

Andrea Cherie said...

That cake is gorgeous!! Congrats on your first wedding dinner!

TnFullQuiver said...

Kay,
The menu was simple: chicken breast with sauce, rice and cheddar broccoli, and a salad with Italian Dressing. We had a bakery make Soft Wheat Rolls. We served Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, and Water. It was so cold that most people wanted coffee, cappachino, and apple cider which we also offered at the coffee bar!

Andrea Cherie,
Thanks! I thought the cake was stunning...wish I could take credit for that one!

Marci,
I was so tired, but my feet hurt the worste by the end of the evening. I finally took off my shoes and finished the clean up barefooted!

Caribean Shulamite,
The lodge was the perfect setting. It was tucked into the woods and it was glorious!

grace and peace,
julie

TnFullQuiver said...

Kay,
The menu was simple: chicken breast with sauce, rice and cheddar broccoli, and a salad with Italian Dressing. We had a bakery make Soft Wheat Rolls. We served Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, and Water. It was so cold that most people wanted coffee, cappachino, and apple cider which we also offered at the coffee bar!

Andrea Cherie,
Thanks! I thought the cake was stunning...wish I could take credit for that one!

Marci,
I was so tired, but my feet hurt the worste by the end of the evening. I finally took off my shoes and finished the clean up barefooted!

Caribean Shulamite,
The lodge was the perfect setting. It was tucked into the woods and it was glorious!

grace and peace,
julie

Amy Ellen said...

The pictures are lovely and the menu sounds very good. I can relate as far as the feet go. When I have catered for an even I also plan to be at, I have the dress shoes and then the kitchen shoes, and sometimes barefoot. Nothing feels as good as a cool tile floor on tired achy feet. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Amy

Heartathome said...

Hello,
I just found your blog through a comment you left on Marci's and had to say that I loved the bride's choices - the cake was one of the most extraordinary I've seen.
I have read only a few other posts so forgive me if I am assuming incorrectly but I assumed that you are not a professional caterer-just a friend who wanted to be helpful? I have very good friends who were professional caterers until the birth of their 3 youngest children-I know it's not an easy task and that you are on your feet for days before an event-not just the event.
I'm sure you did a fine job and that your friends were very thankful for your willingness to serve them in this way.
I'll be back again to read more posts. I have recently begun a blog myself but only have 2 posts so far-not a lot to read. :-)
Take care,
Michelle

TnFullQuiver said...

Amy Ellen,
You are so right about the cool floor feeling great on the tired achy feet...Tylenol didn't hurt either!

Michelle,
I am so glad you stopped by for a visit to my little corner of the blog world! No, I am certainly not a professional caterer. However I did have a lot of fun cooking for our friend's wedding.
I am heading over to your blog space to see what's up in your world! Have a blessed evening.
grace and peace,
julie