What month could be better to celebrate your love and commitment to someone other than the month of February? We kicked off this “month of love” on Saturday with two weddings at Chase Court. Today we are featuring our brunch wedding at Chase Court that was a hit for all of the guests. Susie and Andy said their “I do’s” in front of their family, friends, and adorable daughter. This Chase Court wedding was the perfect intimate wedding for Susie and Andy, who wanted to keep their wedding to their immediate family and close friends. We set-up the ceremony facing the rustic fireplace inside Chase Court’s ballroom, while the guest tables were pre-set behind the ceremony. We work with our clients to develop the ideal ceremony set-up to make transitioning the room from ceremony to reception, as efficient as possible.
With cocktail hour taking place in the library, we were able to make the transition in the ballroom very easily and without any of Andy and Susie’s guests watching. Since it was a brunch wedding, there were several delicious signature wedding drinks. We served the classic Bloody Mary, complete with an Old Bay rim and the works. We also had mimosas and screwdrivers for guests to enjoy with their appetizers. For appetizers, we had our signature Maryland Crab Dip, an assortment of cheese, fruit, and crackers with a coarse mustard. Since the bride’s family had a southern background, we had to make our buttery biscuits and croissants with three different jams and butter. When I was refilling the appetizers, one guest asked me to leave the bowl of crab dip with her to put in her car for later. I was tempted to oblige, but wanted all of the guests to continue to enjoy the rich, crabby-goodness.
After cocktail hour, guests headed back to the ballroom to see the room completely transformed. With red linens at each guest table, and long white napkins – this Chase Court wedding reception made a statement and complimented the February “love month” theme to a T. There were also huge Hershey kisses at the guest tables, as the couples’ last name is “Kiss.” No, we cannot make this up.
For the brunch buffet we had our chicken breast smothered in our “down home” gravy with roasted carrots, potatoes O’Brien, crispy bacon, and green beans in a white wine and garlic sauce. We also had an omelette station for guests to make their own omelettes. We had toppings like diced ham., crumbled bacon, tomatoes, sauteed peppers and onions, lox, cheddar cheese – you name it, we had it. Guests really enjoyed being able to choose their toppings for their omelette that our chefs prepared for them on site. It was also perfect for Susie and Andy’s daughter, who enjoyed some scrambled eggs with ham and cheese. Classic.
We served the gorgeous wedding cake for Susie and Andy’s guests, which included strawberry shortcake, and chocolate-chocolate cake. What better way to top off this brunch Chase Court wedding? The wedding guests’ favors was a bag of Hershey kisses. Obviously, Mr. and Mrs. Kiss knew how to sweeten up their guests.
Congratulations to the newly married couple. We wish you a life-time of happiness!