4.11.2011

The Royal Wedding Reception


It was a real joy and honor to cater the wedding reception for my pastor and his beautiful bride this past Saturday. We coined this beautiful event The Royal Wedding because in 256 years of our church history, this is the first time one of our pastors has gotten married in the church. This was a special event for the life of our congregation.

Our very own, Nate Henderson captured amazing shots.

As a host of our church volunteers excitedly prepared for this big day, this verse kept coming to mind:

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4"

See these beautiful French Macarons? Jina Breazeale made over 400 of these in her home kitchen. That's over 800 shells, mind you. Love is patient.


A Gulfstream Aerospace executive volunteered to pick farm fresh berries. All 32 pounds! Love is kind.


Mrs. Horstmann gifted this most exquisite tea , enough for 450 people. Love is thoughtful.



The finest of arrangements done by Mr. Mitchell. Love rejoices.



Tricia Stacy and a host of ladies arranged the bridal party flowers and beautifully decorated the sanctuary and reception hall. Love gives.


Food is my love language. This is a peek of what we served. I will be posting the recipes for you in the coming weeks.


The groom's only request was to have a chocolate fountain. We had various dippers in skewers for easy dipping. Thanks to Anna Gross who manned this and kept it flowing. And stayed little boys from having chocolate war.


Shrimp Remoulade Salad on Phyllo Cups


Two types of scones and open faced cucumber sandwiches.

Tomato Sandwiches with Basil Aioli.

A get away picnic basket, handmade by Mr. Richardson, for the newly weds.


Above all, the day was a beautiful reminder of Christ and His beloved bride, His church. Congratulations, Tim and Caroline! We love you.



43 comments:

  1. Wow, this is the best catering I have seen. I love it, congrats to your church & pastor.

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  2. Your beautiful pictures really show how the church family came together to love on this new couple! The food looks absolutely delicious-- I must go eat breakfast now! :)

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  3. What a great wedding! You, as allways, make the best food! We can feel the love you put on it! I'm waiting for the recipes!

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  4. Kay,

    What a beautiful gift to give to your pastor and his new wife! I can feel the love all the way up here in New England! Just beautiful!

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  5. What a stunning wedding!! Congrats to the happy couple!

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  6. Our church is so blessed to have you catering and cooking for us. A superb job catering for Tim and Caroline. Wish we could have been there.

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  7. Yum...the food spread looks amazing! Love the "tea fountain!!!! What a fresh, fun idea :) That 1 Corinthians verse is a classic.

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  8. @Megan, what is your wedding reception menu look like? Can't wait to see.
    @Mariposa, how is your pregnancy going so far? Pray you and the baby are well!
    And thank you, Haley & Tom!
    @Cat so glad to meet you! And boy, do I need lots of fashion advice from you. :)

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  9. Wow, what gorgeous shots of a beautiful wedding!! The food looks great, the bride and groom look radiant, and I love your reminder to us all of what love is from the Word.

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  10. You are amazing Kay, to put all this amazing food together! It all looks beautiful and I'm sure tasted fabulous! : )

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  11. Perfectly gorgeous celebration! Everything looks wonderful, but I especially love the look of the precision macarons! Envious! I love the little tomato sandwiches too-so unique! Kudos to you for such great planning with awesome results!

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  12. What an amazing and truly beautiful gift of love you and others offered this newly married couple! Everything looks so amazing, especially the macarons! Yes, 800 shells = love is patient and kind. :) And I would've been hanging out by the chocolate fountain the entire reception. :) Wonderful job, Kay!

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  13. Wow! I have a lump in my throat. Amazing Love.

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  14. So Beautiful. I loved your statement "Food is my love language." ...and you love much and well. This reminded me of my own wedding to my "pastor" husband almost 22 years ago. It was a great celebration as he was 28 at the time...! Her flowers are much like mine too! Also love how you included the steps of love shown in various ways by the body of Christ in your local church!

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  15. Thank you, friends!
    @Rachel, and most people did hang out by the chocolate fountain.
    @Susie, it was amazing to see the love which flowed for this couple.
    @Susan, blessings to you! I have much respect and love for all pastors' wives!

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  16. This looks like it was a wonderful celebration! All of the food and treats look amazing!

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  17. What a heavenly spread.. You all did such an amazing job and the food looks top shelf! thanks for visiting my world of sandwiches. Your visits and comments are much appreciated.

    More later, keri

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  18. The pictures are beautiful! And I admire the lessons on love intertwined in this post. It still amazes me that you perform such large scale food preparations! Your job is done so well!

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  19. We really liked the verses followed by the examples of love in action! So well thought out. :-) I also had to smile that you stated that FOOD was your love language. I've noticed that you are using it to bless those around you.

    The wedding and reception looked just lovely. (I noticed that the couple got one of those charming baskets! What a special keepsake of the day. :-) )

    Karen (the Mrs.)

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  20. What a lovely wedding! The food looks delightful.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  21. What wonderful memories you helped create for the pastor and his beautiful wife. Everything looks beautiful. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

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  22. I admire the work you put into such a memorable wedding. Wow, enough for 450 guests. The most I catered was for 300 guests and it wasn't even a wedding, just a special church supper.
    Loved your post, and the beautiful appetizers, strawberries, and all the photos you shared with us.

    Thank you Kay, for sharing this special occasion with us.
    Congratulation to the Pastor and his lovely bride!

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  23. How neat is that to have your pastor marry in his own church?! I love how everyone came together to make the day beautiful and memorable for them. I can't wait to hear more about your recipes! I'm so glad you decided to pop in. It's been too long since I've stopped by for a visit!

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  24. Wow, what a blessing to have so many people use their God-given gifts for this celebration! Makes me kind of teary-eyed, but maybe that's the future bride in me. =)

    Looking forward to more photos of the food! Makes me hungry just looking at it!

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  25. What an absolutely fabulous day. Beautiful. The 400 macarons blow my mind. Wow! Thanks for sharing your pastor's wedding day with us.

    Velva

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  26. Absolutely, stunningly beautiful. It must have been a very special time for your church family. Congratulations to all.

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  27. Oh my gosh Kay.... every picture is stunning, you've really captured the pride of this congregation & community in celebrating the royal wedding. yep, the 400 macarons blow my mind too & what about the kid looking longingly at the chocolate fountain..., but I could go on. Lovely stuff & congratulations..... I'm sure you had a big hand in the successful running of the day too :)

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  28. Wow, all the food looks great! Love weddings =)

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  29. lovely! and is there any event where a chocolate fountain is not appropriate? i think not. :)

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  30. Kay,
    This is an impressive spread. It's awesome to see so many people come together to throw this "royal event." And I loved how you wrote your post too... very creative. Amazing!

    julie

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  31. Waw! Amazing! Jina, congrats! I've made my macaroonsand they are not as close as yours (http://culinaryjourneybyme.blogspot.com/2011/03/french-macaroons-izziv-vsakega-pravega.html). Do youo have some tips and tricks?

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  32. Thank you so much for your kind comments,friends!
    @Gourmet forever, those finicky macarons seem take much patience and techniques. Will need to ask Jina for a guest post someday soon! ;)

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  33. The food looks delightful and beautiful. They were making me hungry. Congratulations, Kay!

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  34. Oh my what an amazing wedding, the food looks incredible. :)

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  35. What a great blessing for your Pastor and new wifey, I bet they were so blessed! The pictures are great and make me so hungry. Those macaroons look to die for! Can't wait for those recipes, every thing on the menu sounds great.

    P.S. Loved the verse. So great to find a fellow Christian!

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  36. Hi Kay, happy Easter week to you too! All the best in straightening up around the house and in celebrating this most wonderful holiday!

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  37. Nice post! Love it! I would love to live in Savannah, GA. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. you have the best church ever seems so connected and wow lovely food :-) lovely and heart warming post

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