We had the pleasure of catering Rhiannon and Ben’s Evergreen Carriage House wedding on Saturday, August 2. There was no better way to kick-off our August catered weddings than with this amazing couple. Rhiannon and Ben had their wedding ceremony and  cocktail hour in the gorgeous upper gardens of Evergreen Museum & Library. Instead of a typical wedding bar setup for cocktail hour, we created a rustic DIY wedding bar for this fun couple. The base of the rustic wedding bar was made from whiskey barrels, which we topped with an antique shutter to make a fabulous bar table.  Rhiannon & Ben had other great wedding ceremony ideas too like having one of their friends sing for the bridal party procession. Rhiannon and Ben’s guests were able to enjoy hors d’oeuvres including some of our tasty southern-style appetizers like our shrimp and grits, and our chicken and waffles with thyme infused maple syrup.

Following cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, guests were invited to Evergreen’s Carriage House for the wedding reception. This stunning space was perfect for the evening, as guests were able to enjoy our station-style wedding reception. On the menu for Rhiannon and Ben’s Evergreen Carriage House Wedding was our southwestern flank steak, carved by one of our chefs, and served with chimichurri sauce; Argentinean roasted chicken; warm potato salad; and quinoa salad. We also had a Risotto Station featuring creamy saffron risotto and herb risotto. Guests were able to choose from an abundance of toppings including grated Romano cheese, asparagus tips, maitake mushrooms, etc. Our chefs made each risotto plate to order, so guests could personalize their dish.

We even added a grilled cheese station to the wedding guests’ dinner options. Yes, Rhiannon and Ben won over their guests hearts easily with this wedding grilled cheese station. Guests were able to enjoy a bacon, cheddar cheese and avocado grilled cheese on whole wheat bread, and our tomato, mozzarella and basil grilled cheese drizzled with balsamic reduction on multi-grain bread. Our tomato gazpacho soup accompanied the grilled cheese to make the ultimate pair.

To top the night off, Rhiannon and Ben had a gourmet wedding doughnut bar, with a doughnut shaped wedding cake! The donuts for this evergreen carriage house wedding were made by Diablo Donuts and they tasted as good as they looked! Guests were able to choose from a variety of glazed doughnuts including a bacon maple doughnut that guests absolutely adored. We also had our milk and cookie bar with warm, freshly baked cookies that guests could pair with milk, chocolate milk and strawberry milk. Check out the pictures below to see all of the unique and creative wedding ideas. Congratulations to Rhiannon & Ben!