Erin and Colm celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary in 2022. The event took place on their non-profit’s farm with a beautiful white tent decorated with lounges, chandeliers, and beautiful vintage decor. The 1920s style was featured in both the design and the attire, with pearls, feathers, and vintage details. The day was full of fun, entertainment, and time to reminisce, celebrating the life they’ve built while featuring nods to their original wedding in 2000.
Gathering on a Thursday afternoon to rehearse three days before their wedding, we knew Aby & Sean’s holiday theme would be effortless as we looked around the venue and admired the large Christmas trees up in the loft overlooking the wedding hall.
An art deco style with jewel tone colors set the stage for Sarah & Waton’s winter wedding in February 2022. Both partners love modern, geometric designs and lighting, so together we selected a venue and designed a day that was perfectly crafted to reflect their style at 21C Museum Hotel in Downtown Durham NC with 73 guests in attendance.
Paula & Sebastian had to make some difficult decisions for their eclectic tea party wedding at JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. Because they have close family flying from South Korea, Peru, and Argentina, they decided to postpone their wedding by a year. They took it in stride, feeling disappointed but confident in how much we’d already planned together, and they took a short break from actively wedding planning. By the time 2021 rolled around, we were back to meeting every month and emailing back and forth regularly.
If you’re in the middle of wedding planning, you’ve probably already discovered that one of the best parts are the food tastings! Most social gatherings are centered around food, so it’s no wonder that weddings are the same. But as you sit down at your tasting, it can be difficult to switch gears from “OMG this is the best thing I’ve ever tasted” to “Will all my guests be able to eat and enjoy this?”
When you go out to dinner with friends, everyone orders what they want and you don’t have to worry about their allergies, but if you’ve ever prepared lasagna with garlic bread for guests, just to find out that someone is lactose intolerant and another is gluten-free, you probably served up some salad and an apology (and maybe whatever else was hiding in your pantry).
To make sure all your guests have the opportunity to truly enjoy the menu that you and your caterer create, it’s important to take your guests’ food allergies and dietary restrictions into account before they end up eating side dishes only.