Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Wedding!

I'm officially Mrs. Eatin' Good in the Hood! Doesn't is seem like yesterday that this happened? Or is that because it's only a couple of blog posts ago? Well...sorry about that. The wedding planning was a bit time consuming. But, I'm happy to say that all of the work that went into the big day was totally worth it and I don't think there is a thing I would have done differently!

I know what you want to hear about...the food! Well, my caterer, Day by Day, and my catering manager, Stephen, where incredible. We wanted to serve the food that we like to eat so we went really simple and really flavorful - not quite your typical wedding food but simple and delicious enough to satisfy all of our guests. Here's the menu:

Hors D'oeuvres
Antipasto display that as I type this I realize I never saw (we were out taking photos!)
Pulled chicken sliders with pepper slaw
Assorted flat breads
Mini crab cakes with chipotle mayo
Asian duck salad in endive

Mixed greens with strawberries, goat cheese, almonds and balsamic vinaigrette

Entree Options
Bass with bean mash and sauteed baby vegetables

Skirt steak with israeli couscous salad and sauteed baby vegetables
Vegetarian Phyllo wrapped roasted vegetables with goat cheese, couscous salad and baby veg

Banana cake with vanilla buttercream and caramel drizzle (bottom layer)
Lemon cake with lemon curd and vanilla buttercream (top two layers)
Whipped Bakery made the cake and it was REALLY tasty!

AND - lots of homemade cookies! I made a ton of cookie dough, rolled it into balls, froze it, then handed it out to some fabulous friends that were willing to bake them for me and bring them to the wedding. My mom and mother-in-law also made some and brought those along. I printed my own stickers and put them on a bunch of little brown bags for people to take as favors but I think a lot of them got eaten early! They went VERY quick - I loved this personal touch. Hopefully there is a photo of the display around somewhere. Anyone??

I didn't take my own photos of the food - I was a little busy doing the whole getting married thing! So...I "borrowed" some photos from friends. Thanks Re and Rochelle!

More photos to come AND the honeymoon! We went to Tulum, Mexico and had some incredible meals. But now I'm off to city hall and get the official marriage license - woohoo!

1 comment:

Cornibal said...

Does that make me Mr. Eatin Good In The Hood?