Food is EVERYTHING

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I am by definition a lacto-ovo-pesco-vegetarian.  I am going on almost 5 years and do not regret my decision at all!  I am a strong believer in doing my part in decreasing animal consumption (I am no vegan, nor do I pretend to be).  How does this relate to our wedding?

I wanted the menu to reflect my diet so we had a menu rich in veggies, salads, pasta, and a few seafood items!  If you know me, you also know my palette is incredibly picky, so when I showed up to the first tasting I was nervous! It turns out, my first tasting ended up being the only tasting as we went with chef lars catering. He managed to make food I do not ordinarily care for, amazing!! There wasn’t one thing he did not cook for us that I didn’t dream of the entire day after the tasting.  From the spinach and carrot soufflés to the papa salad, everything was exquisite.  Not only was his food divine, but his team’s presentation, professionalism, and punctuality matched the food.  Chef Lars himself even came out the night of our wedding with 2 plates for my husband and I that had a little bit everything, which I thought was so thoughtful because If you’ve ever been to a wedding, you’ll know its mayhem for the bride and groom.

As you can also see we chose to do buffet style as I have never been particularly fond of set banquet menus.  Nothing wrong with them, but because I am so picky and like options, I personally wanted my guests to enjoy options as well! I also have been to a few weddings and heard stories from other friends where they leave hungry, and to me that’s a huge no no.  Food can really make or break any party in my opinion.

Moving onto the desserts, my mom really outdid herself.  She homemade 80% of some of my favorite desserts and cookies, 15% of desserts came from our home country Dominican Republic, and the other 5% came from elsewhere.  I have always appreciated home made because you can truly taste the love behind it.  We had one giant dessert table and a few mini dessert stations throughout the house.  All beautifully decorated in Christmas spirit.  The gingerbread houses were also decorated by my mom.

The last of the food and dessert was our wedding cake.  We wanted something that was 100% edible, no cardboard layers, something that was simple, yet elegant, but also delicious.  I am Sugar Cakery delivered a dream.  To this day I get messages from people saying how delicious the cake was and how beautiful it looked.  From the snowflake details to the dulce de leech and nutella layers, everything was perfect.  We are looking forward to the 1 year anniversary piece!

Alan Phillip Photography
Alan Phillip Photography

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Wedding Details

I am a huge believers in details.  I believe that even the smallest of details make a world of a difference.

Unfortunately, if you’re a bride, chances are your day is flying by so fast, you’re being told to get to a million different places, you’re stuck in a room all day trying to avoid your groom (especially if the wedding is in your mothers house), and when it’s finally time to come out it’s either for the first look or the ceremony and then the night takes you by a storm so details are not really seen until afterwards in the pictures.  I am so grateful our photographer Alan Phillip  captured every little bit of missed details.  We were so nervous because we had forgotten to let him know we really wanted detail shots, but like everything else he did the day, he went above and beyond and got every shot we wanted on his own.  I’ll be telling you all more about him in the next few blogs.

Anyways, on to the details themselves.  Every flower arrangement was designed by my aunt and put together by a team of family members.  All of my moms antiques and decorative plates (from her collection, the families collect, and her friends collection) were all intricately placed and used throughout the house as you can see by the photos below.  Even the candles were placed on her fine candle holders.  The pine trees all had their lights, and even our table chart was elaborately decorated with lights and snowflakes, that later converted to the autograph picture frame for our guests to sign.

As you can see even the smallest of details, made the entire look come together.  Even though, if you’re a bride you may only be able to look at the details in photos, you’re guests that are coming for you should still be able to enjoy a beautiful visual no matter where they look.

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