7,180,000 results. This rising wedding trend is one that is going to continue to skyrocket when you see Cori and Jon’s breathtaking Cold Saturday Farm Wedding. What made Cori and Jon’s rustic farm wedding so unique?
Google search: DIY Rustic Farm Wedding in Maryland.
540,000 results. Building a wedding from the ground up, is no easy task. Things like having 417 mason jars with candles is just one of the many details you have to consider. What made this wedding even more special was that Jon, the groom, made all of the signs and wooden details. That’s just the beginning of the intricate details of this Cold Saturday Farm wedding.
Before we share the photos from Cori and Jon’s wedding, we of course have to share the food we served at this beautiful Cold Saturday Farm wedding. We designed a menu that was complimentary of the barn setting, but still had that “wow factor” for a wedding.
Wedding Welcome Table
Hot Maryland Crab Dip with gourmet cracker selection, gluten-free crackers and pita
Sweet and Sour Cocktail Meatballs
Natty Boh Cheddar Cheese Fondue
Market Basket of Seasonal Vegetables
Field Greens Salad with dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and crumbled feta cheese, tossed with raspberry vinaigrette
Pulled Pork Barbecue
Hot Machine Sliced Pit Beef and Pit Turkey
Assorted breads, including gluten-free bread
Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Cheddar, Gouda and Swiss Cheese
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sauteed Green Beans
Assorted Pies and Wedding Cake
This is one of those weddings, where it’s best to let the pictures speak for themselves. Congratulations Cori and Jon!
We had such a great time with Joyce and Raymond’s at their Liriodendron Wedding. This wedding truly had it all. Amazing weather, friends, family, drinks, games, gelato and of course awesome food! Guests arrived to walk up to this gorgeous historic mansion in Harford County. As guests entered the property walking around the side portico they were overwhelmed with the sheer beauty of the wisteria trees hanging over the reception tables. As they look out further they can see the garden filled with chairs as the perfect backdrop for an amazing ceremony. Be sure to check out all of the pictures from this amazing Liriodendron Wedding!
After the gorgeous ceremony guests came inside to dine on appetizers that included warm house made scones with raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry rhubarb jelly, cracked crab claws, lobster rolls, and miniature shrimp tacos among many others. After guests munched on their appetizers many of them took advantage of the gorgeous location and weather to go out in the garden, grab a drink, and play games such as corn hole or giant jenga.
After cocktail hour, guests were invited back into the Liriodendron Mansion for introductions and toasts. Then guests sat down for their first course and then entrees which consisted of hand cut filet, miso glazed salmon, and mandarin orange glazed duck breast. The rest of the night was spent drinking, dancing, and enjoying delicious gelato from Pitango.
We loved working with Joyce and Raymond on their amazing Liriodendron Wedding and wish you all the happiness in the world!
We are so excited to feature Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle wedding on our blog today. Cloisters Castle is a beautiful venue located off of Falls Road in Lutherville, Md. As you can imagine, the castle is stunningly beautiful and adds so much character to any wedding or special event. Tracy and Ryan embraced the uniqueness of the venue and decided to have a Gatsby themed wedding. A castle, plus a 1920’s themed wedding… It doesn’t get much better than that. Thankfully, Ken Pak Photography took gorgeous photos from this wedding. All photos on this blog post belong to him.
As the Victrola began to play, guests arrived at Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle Friday evening wedding. A guitarist and a lovely vocal group sang during Tracy and Ryan’s wedding ceremony. After the ceremony, guests were invited to cocktail hour to enjoy appetizers and cocktails.
After cocktail hour, it was time for Tracy and Ryan’s first dance. The newly married couple’s first dance song was Ain’t That Love, by Ray Charles. Then, it was time for the wedding stations to be open. We had two stations for their guests to enjoy. One, was a Grilled Cheese station, which featured Brie and Pear Grilled Cheese, and Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil and Balsamic Glaze Grilled Cheese. We also had Butternut Squash Soup Shooters to accompany the grilled cheeses.
The other wedding food station was our Short Rib Station, which featured our Twelve Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs served over Garlic Mashed Potatoes. After the guests had time to try both stations, it was time for more wedding traditions. Tracy and Ryan had an award for one of their guests who had the best Gatsby themed costume. Tracy tossed her bouquet with Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” playing in the background; while Ryan tossed the garter to the tune of “It’s Raining Men,” by the Weather Girls. If you are thinking about having a bouquet or garter toss, doing it after dinner is a great time to do it, as a transition into the dancing portion of your reception. Tracy and Ryan even had an anniversary dance to welcome her guests out on the dance floor.
Other fun wedding traditions at Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle Wedding:
-Father/Daughter dance: “Unforgettable” Nat King and Natalie Cole (morphs into “Wild Thing” The Troggs)
-Mother/Son dance: “What a Wonderful World” Michael Buble -Bride and Groom Send-off, with Guests blowing bubbles
Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle wedding was so much fun to cater and plan. We wish this fun couple a lifetime of happiness!
One of our fifteen events last weekend took place at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. We had a lovely time catering this Baltimore Museum of Industry wedding for Amy and Buzz last Friday night. One of the many great things about the Baltimore Museum of Industry is that it is a unique museum that enlightens your guests about the industrial history of Baltimore. Whether your guests are from out of town or local, it provides genuine entertainment for your guests. Plus the venue overlooks the Inner Harbor, providing a priceless backdrop of iconic Baltimore spots.
What made this wedding even better was getting to work with NoLo Weddings and Events. All of the photos featured on our blog today came from their instagram account (@noloweddingsevents). Thank you to them and to all other vendors that tag us on social media!
Cocktail hour took place in the front of the museum near some of their permanent collections like the Decker Gallery, the Pharmacy, the Machine Shop, and many others. Guests wandered in and out of exhibits while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. We had a lovely stationary appetizer table with our Cinnamon Seared Tuna with sesame brittle on top of a seaweed salad, with a spicy plum sauce. We also had a beautiful Charcuterie display of assorted cheeses like brie, manchego, reggiano parmigiano, blue cheese; and meats like prosciutto, capicola, kiesler and sopressata with a Baltimore beer mustard. To compliment the meats and cheeses we had glazed nuts, dried cranberries, and fresh melons.
After cocktail hour, guests went to their seats where we had a salad pre-set for them to enjoy. We served a field green salad with a black berry vinaigrette that was the perfect spring salad for this Baltimore Museum of Industry wedding. Amy and Buzz then had their first dance in front of their family and friends.
After the first dance and introductions took place, it was time to open the buffet. For the main course we served chicken meuniere, which is a lightly breaded chicken breast with fresh lemon juice and parsley butter. We also served beef tenderloin with a cabernet sauce, and a radiatore pasta with a pesto cream sauce. To accompany these entrees, we served grilled asparagus with olive oil and fresh herbs.
For dessert, there was an assortment of cake from Yia Yia’s Bakery. Amy and Buzz spent the rest of the night dancing and celebrating with their family and friends. Congratulations to this amazing couple!
If there is one thing that we hope for all of our clients is that they are able to relax and enjoy their events. After months of planning, we hope that they can set aside all the stress they may be feeling, and enjoy their special day with their family and friends. That may sound like a given, but for some brides and grooms it is overwhelming for them to find time to talk to guests, dance, drink, eat, and do so in a balance way. It was evident on Saturday at our AVAM Sculpture Barn Wedding, that Danielle and Sam embraced their big day(s). Danielle and Sam had their wedding ceremony the day before their reception. Guests arrived fresh and ready to celebrate on Saturday; the bride still in her gorgeous gown.
Even though the temperature was below average for a spring day in Baltimore, the AVAM Sculpture Barn was the perfect setting for Danielle and Sam’s cocktail hour and stations style dinner reception. On the stationary appetizer table we served hot Maryland crab dip with assorted crackers and pita; roasted vegetable bruschetta, olive Muffalette bruschetta with garlic crostini and pita; mango and jicama salsa, plum tomato relish, salsa verdi with tortilla chips and garlic crostini; and baked brie en brioche on raspberry coulis served with assorted crackers.
We also had some new menu items that we served as passed appetizers. Smoked Salmon canape with roasted tomato, yellow pepper, chives, saffron oil, with fresh radish on a sliced French baguette; Chevre Tartlet, which included charred cherry tomato, truffle oil, charred quenelle of curried goat cheese in a Phyllo pastry cup; and beef tenderloin with an Asiago cheese and artichoke compote on garlic crostini. We included Spanakopita, and our signature Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos too.
Picture the rustic brick walls of the AVAM Sculpture Barn, lit by the hanging string lights. We used crisp white linens to brighten up the room, and incorporated wood crates to add a refine rustic touch. Flowers by My Flower Box Events added the perfect splash of color and scent of spring to the room, even if the weather outside felt more like autumn.
The ambiance of the reception was relaxed, light-hearted and fun. When guests weren’t trying one of the stations like the Panini Station, or the Argentinian Station, they were out on the dance floor. When they needed a break from the dance floor, they visited the bride and groom’s signature Gin Bar. We had so much fun catering Danielle and Sam’s wedding reception. Congratulations to the newly married couple! We look forward to all of our events at the AVAM Sculpture Barn this year.
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Deciding the size of your wedding is one of the first difficult decisions you make when planning a wedding. If you want an intimate ceremony with only friends and family, then the venue you choose inevitably will be a smaller setting too. If you and your better half both have large families and lots of friends that you want there for your special day -then a larger venue is a must. So what if you have an intimate ceremony with only your closest family and friends, but later you wish you could have celebrated with the rest of your family and friends? You take a page out of Nicole and Tywon’s book. You have a Baltimore Vow Renewal.
Nicole and Tywon had their Baltimore vow renewal at the American Visionary Art Museum. Wanting to have a large celebration with family and friends, Nicole and Tywon decided to renew their vows together overlooking the Inner Harbor and the iconic “hill” of Federal Hill. AVAM has many options for the location of the ceremony. Nicole and Tywon decided to have their ceremony and reception on the third floor of the JRVC. To separate the ceremony from the reception, we used pipe and drape to eloquently divide the two.
The beauty of vow renewals is it gives you an opportunity to incorporate all those elements that you may have wish you had at your wedding. It even allows you to choose a completely different theme. Whatever the reasons may have been for Nicole and Tywon’s Baltimore vow renewal, it was a stunning event. Complete with a New Orleans style, brass band; a photo booth; and a DJ, this event was every bit of entertaining for Nicole and Tywon’s guests.
Let’s get into some wedding decor details. We had the pleasure of working with Brat Events, LLC who did an amazing job with the event decor, especially the guest table linens and centerpieces. You may be wondering how “amazing” table linens can be, but wait until you see the photos. Alternating between satin white and charcoal gray, the table linens incorporated styles like table runners and other floral textures. The centerpieces were simple, but eye catching. If you are looking for ideas of how to decorate your own wedding, Nicole and Tywon’s vow renewal would be a great place to start.
Of course we have to share what we served for this lovely Baltimore Vow Renewal.
Genoa Salami, pepperoncini, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers
Cocktail Meatballs in sweet & sour sauce
Seasonal fruit display with fresh watermelon, melon, strawberries, kiwi, grapes and pineapple
Caesar Salad enhanced with sliced mushrooms and red onion,
tossed with Classic Caesar dressing, finished with toasted croutons
Breast of Chicken Marsala sautéed in sweet Marsala wine with sliced mushrooms
Teriyaki Glazed Salmon presented on a bed of braised spinach,
topped with brown sugar caramelized onions
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Julienne of Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Carrot
We can’t finish without talking about the stunning cake that Nicole and Tywon had for their Baltimore vow renewal at AVAM. Cakes 2-A-T made this beautiful cake. Check out their website to see who they have made other wedding cakes for, including former Ravens player, Ray Lewis. The cake topper was silver wedding rings to represent Nicole and Tywon’s love and commitment to each other. It sat atop a gorgeous four tier cake that had splashes of charcoal gray and touches of beautiful white hand-made flowers.
Check out these photos from this Baltimore Vow Renewal. Congratulations to Nicole and Tywon! It was a pleasure catering this AVAM event.
Want an item that will be the talk of your event? Have Zeffert and Gold Catering provide Baltimore specialty donut catering for your wedding or special event. These donuts are hot, delicious and are able to be customized to fit your event perfectly! Regardless of whether you are using these donuts as a late night snack at your wedding, dessert at your corporate event, or a savory station at your affair, it will be a one of a kind item that guests are surely not going to see anywhere else. The special part about these donuts is that they are made right in front of your guests and enjoyed immediately. Hot, fresh, donuts…whats not to love?
Let us bring our miniature donut machine to your event and make hot, fresh, mini donuts for your guests as they watch. Your guests will be entertained as they watch the donuts being made and overjoyed as they top the donuts with their choice of toppings before devouring them and wanting more. Not only are donuts a great dessert, but they make an amazing late night snack.
These donuts can then be sprinkled with your guests’ choice of toppings based on your event theme, season, color or taste!
We guarantee that these donuts will be the hit of your event. Make sure you call us for any Baltimore specialty donut catering for your wedding or special event.
We are so excited to share this Corradetti Glass Studio wedding with you today. There are just some couples that are so unique, and have a relationship that makes you remember why you are in the business of weddings in the first place. Melissa and Zeb have a bond that all couples should hope to have before getting married. Melissa’s father gave a speech before dinner that really summed up Melissa and Zeb’s relationship, and how they are each other’s rock. While we’re still tearing up from Melissa’s father’s heartwarming words, we have to share some photos from this amazing couples’ special day at Corradetti Glass Studio.
Corradetti Glass Studio is a quaint, but stunning glass studio in Clipper Mill Park in Baltimore city. Down the street from the Baltimore Zoo, this family owned studio features blown glass pieces that are available for purchase, or to serve as one-of-a-kind wedding decorations. Corradetti Glass Studio offers glass blowing classes on some weekends, so that leaves the evening hours for weddings and special events. Between the white lights strung from the ceiling, and the colorful arrangement of blown glass pieces, it truly is a breathtaking sight for an evening affair.
That’s why Melissa and Zeb kept their wedding decor simple. Adding to the studio’s ambiance, the centerpieces were a beautiful rustic arrangement, with a wood slice tree slab topped with a mercury glass candle and a mason jar filled with baby’s breath flowers. The perfect touch of eloquence, without taking away from the glass-blown decorations at all.
Melissa and Zeb stayed consistent with the rest of their wedding decor, having a beautiful two-tier, white wedding cake. The wedding table linens were ivory with maize yellow napkins. The ideal touch of color for this spring Corradetti Glass Studio Wedding.
For this venue, we pre-set tables off to the side, so that it is a quick and smooth transition from ceremony to reception. Thankfully, guests can gather by the studio’s gallery, while we flip the room. It is a treat for your guests to see the room transform from the beginning of the event to the end. Once the room transforms for the wedding reception, it is like a whole new experience for your guests. Perfect to keep them entertained throughout the entire event.
Melissa & Zeb took advantage of the spring weather, and took pictures outside. If have not been to the Clipper Mill area, it is worth the trip. The outside is surrounded with rustic, brick buildings that use various up-lighting, and other unique outdoor decorations that add such a charm to the area.
While Melissa and Zeb kept elaborate decorations to a minimum, they created a bold and original menu that pleased their guests. Not to mention, the dual-entree was entirely Gluten-Free, since the bride herself is gluten-free. We even had rice crackers for the bruschetta appetizer. The adorable blonde-haired flower girls, who are also gluten-free, loved these.
Since Corradetti Glass Studio is a smaller venue, we chose not to have a stationary appetizer table. Thus, maximizing the space and room for Melissa and Zeb’s family and friends to move around. Check out Melissa and Zeb’s menu below, and all of the other great photos from this Corradetti Glass Studio wedding. We were so fortunate to be a part of this wonderful couples’ special day. Congratulations to Melissa and Zeb!
Melissa & Zeb’s Seated Service Dinner Reception, Corradetti Glass Studio April 10, 2015.
Butlered Hors D’oeuvres Mini Reuben Roll egg roll filled with corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut offered with Thousand Island Root Beer BBQ Pork Slider homemade root beer infused BBQ sauce mixed with slow smoked pulled pork Plum Tomato Bruschetta on garlic crostini with grated Romano cheese Asian Spoon seared tuna, Asian slaw, sliced avocado, and wasabi cream Sirloin Wrapped Asparagus Spears tender marinated beef around fresh asparagus
Seated Service Reception
First Course: Field Greens Salad with dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and crumbled feta cheese, tossed with raspberry vinaigrette
Crisp Artisan Roll and butter rosette at each guest setting
Main Course Dual Entrée Plate:
12-Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs served with pan sauce
Chicken Oscar boneless breast of chicken topped with lump crab meat and
asparagus spears, topped with Béarnaise Sauce
Accompaniments of Smoked Gouda Cheese Mashed Potatoes &
Julienne of zucchini, yellow squash, carrot and red pepper
Wedding Cake and a few Gluten Free Cupcakes Deluxe Ice Cream Sundae Bar featuring two flavors of premium ice cream,
hot fudge, and assorted gourmet toppings
We are now in full swing with our spring wedding season, which means we are finally back at some of our favorite Baltimore wedding venues like the American Visionary Art Museum. Jess and George had a beautiful wedding at AVAM this past February. We had the pleasure of catering this gorgeous Baltimore wedding in front of 150 of their closest friends and family members. The wedding ceremony took place inside the American Visionary Art Museum. If you are not familiar with this quirky Baltimore museum, there are unique art pieces and exhibitions on every floor of the museum. On the first floor, there are over sized sculptures like their signature pink poodle, an elephant and many others. These sculptures are also the same one’s that participate in the Kinetic Sculpture Race, an annual race for human-powered works of art, designed to travel on land, through mud, and over deep harbor waters. If you are in town on Saturday, May 2 it is definitely worth the trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to watch these machines race.
Or, if you are like Jess and George, you could just get married in front of a few of these large sculptures. It certainly makes for a one of a kind backdrop for your ceremony. Don’t think the unique backdrops end after the ceremony. Once the bride and groom said their, “I Do’s,” they were able to take pictures inside the museum in front of the life size hot air balloon, which appropriately has the word Love expanding across the front of the balloon. They went outside into the chilly Baltimore night air, and took pictures in front of the breathtaking mosaic mural. You have to see the pictures to appreciate how beautiful the architecture of AVAM lends for wedding photos.
While the bride and groom were busy outside, their guests headed upstairs for cocktail hour. Staying warm with drinks like the signature drink of Jameson and Ginger with a twist of lime, guests mingled and enjoyed delicious appetizers including
Hot Maryland Crab Dip
Bruschetta Bazaar of Tomato Bruschetta, Olive Muffaletta Bruschetta,
and Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta
An assortment of Imported and Domestic cheese,
served with coarse mustard and a selection of gourmet crackers
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
After cocktail hour, it was time to introduce the bridal party and the bride and groom. Once the crowd was warmed up, we moved straight into Jess and George’s first dance. Then toasts to the bride and groom were made to round off the pre-dinner traditions.
Now to our favorite part. The buffet dinner menu. For Jess and George’s AVAM Baltimore Menu, we served:
Fresh Garden Salad of romaine lettuce with shredded carrot, cherry tomatoes, and sliced cucumber tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette
Teriyaki Glazed Salmon presented on a bed of braised spinach, topped with brown sugar caramelized onions
House Marinated Flank Steak served with Cabernet Sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli with a Lemon Butter Sauce
Artisan Rolls with Rosemary Honey Butter
After the dinner service, it was time for the father-daughter and mother-son dances. The rest of the night, Jess and George got to dance and celebrate with their friends and family. We cut and served the cake, while the guests stayed on the dance floor. It’s always a great Baltimore wedding when guests have a drink in one hand, and a slice of cake in the other. Congratulations to the lovely couple. It was a pleasure catering your wedding, Jess and George!
We are so fortunate to work with such great wedding professionals all over Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia. Luckily for us, if we don’t have time to take photos of our food or our event setup, we can lean on talented photographers to share with us the final product of our months of event planning. Today we’re sharing one of our beautiful Cloisters Castle Baltimore weddings that we had the pleasure of catering for Kate and Brent. This lovely couple had a Baltimore wedding that made getting married during winter look good – really good. Every intricate detail was planned so well by the couple, and we were able to work with them to create a catered menu to tie the theme together. Thanks to Jennifer McMenamin Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos with us.
Of course, we have to start with telling you about this Cloisters Castle Baltimore Wedding catered menu that warmed up Kate and Brent’s guests.
Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Buffalo Chicken Wontons with Blue Cheese Sauce
Asian Potstickers with Ginger Soy Sauce
Brie and Pear Canape with Raspberry Coulis
Roasted Garlic and Saffron Risotto Cakes with Sundried Tomato Aioli
Miniature Spicy Shrimp Tacos
-Salad- Field Greens Salad with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Almonds,
Crumbled Feta Cheese, and Raspberry Vinaigrette
Boneless Breast of Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Basil Beurre Blanc
Marinated Flank Steak with a Chimichurri Sauce
Accompanied By Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli with a Garlic Butter Sauce
The menu was delicious, but the decorations and small details are what made this wedding. Kate even had customized Father of the Bride cuff links for her father to wear that had a picture of her and her father from when she was a baby. How adorable is that?
Not to mention the centerpieces and place cards that were inspired by some of Kate and Brent’s favorite authors’ like J.D. Salinger, Shel Silverstein, and Leo Tolstoy. If the decorations were looking that good, you better believe the bride and groom were dressed to impress too. Brent and his groom’s men wore classic black suspenders and bow ties. Kate’s stunning wedding dress had the perfect touch of lace, which she paired with a vintage faux fur wrap for outdoor photos. I told you; they made getting married in the winter look good!
It was a pleasure catering this Cloisters’ Castle Baltimore wedding. Check out these photos from Jennifer McMenamin Photography to see all of the other personal touches from Kate and Brent’s wedding. Congratulations to this lovely couple!