{Event Showcase} Post-Wedding Reception

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of helping a lovely couple produce a post-wedding reception in their home for approximately 70 guests.  Their son recently married in a small chapel out-of-town so the guest list was limited.  They decided to extend the celebration by hosting a small party after the honeymoon for close friends. The result was gorgeous and I'd like to share some photos with you in case your hosting a post-wedding reception or garden party or other summertime party in your home soon.

Based on this invitation ...

...I designed this casual but elegant garden party.

Lilac linens on the guest tables with white-folding chairs accented with purplish-blue and pink floral arrangements - on the tables, on the buffets and on the foyer 'gift table'.  Rentals provided by DC Rentals and floral created by Galleria Florist.

The food buffet included delicious items like Mojito Shrimp, Panang Chicken Skewers, Caramlized Pear and Emmanthal Torte with Pistacio filling, Melon with Toasted Coconut, Quinoa Salad and Grilled Pineapple and Brie Skewers dipped in Cinnamon Yogurt Dip.  Prepared by Fusions Cuisine.

On the bar, guests had the option of wine, microbrew beer, assorted soda, refreshing lemonade with sliced fruit (my favorite recipe!) or chilled water with blueberries (both served in large cookie jars with silver ladels).

The dessert table had a tower of yummy Georgetown Cupcakes (vanilla with white frosting and a purple "M" medallion) to mimic a tiered wedding cake, as well as bite-size brownies, chocolate chip cookies and lemon tarts.

My clients were quite pleased with the outcome and really enjoyed the stress-free approach to party planning!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to know about this post-wedding reception and it reminded me of my reception which was arranged at an elegant venue Houston. Hired a professional photographer who took excellent pictures of this event and had memorable time there.