Today, I have a GORGEOUS wedding to share with you - and, since we are approaching Memorial Day weekend - it boasts a fabulous menu that can easily inspire your weekend get togethers! This was such a beautiful event and the food was so fun as well as delicious (of course)! We loved the couple's choice to serve some classic summer BBQ favorites, as well as some surprises. Thank you to Kate Benson for the fabulous photographs! Check it out!
Red Cliff Ranch is one of our favorite venues! We always love hosting events there.
How pretty is this tablescape?! We love the pink glassware that adds a touch of romance to the rustic table and the organic feel of the garland runner. So pretty!
How cute are these horse favors? Each guest was welcomed to their seat with one of these cuties. Love all of the small details at this event!
Of course, we make sure that all of the guests have some fabulous beverage options - and this event was no exception! We served fresh fruit infused waters (always a crowd favorite) as well as Mojitos! We love the aspen bark paper straws in the Mojitos as well. Such a great touch!
To tie in with the casual feel of this event, the couple chose to host a grand buffet - and, boy, was it delicious. Guests got a front row seat to the yummy eats and we loved seeing how excited they were to dig in!
This menu is chock full of BBQ inspiration! Case in point, our entrees were grilled on site and would be perfect at any event. We served our Grilled Salmon Filet with Lemon Slices and Caper Sauce and our Mesquite-Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce - YUM!
Another grilled dish? Our Mesquite-Grilled Summer Vegetables. Plus, our Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Local Mozzarella Cheese, and a Balsamic Glaze was a perfect addition to this summer-y menu!
Another classic dish? Mary's Macaroni & Cheese, which is always a star side dish!
Of course, we didn't stop at the grand buffet. We also hosted a Mashed Potato Bar action station where guests could create over-the-top mashed potatoes. Such a fun way to entertain your guests and a great alternative to the sliders and fries bars that it seems that are everywhere these days. This is definitely a way to make your event unique! Love it.
What a beautiful night and the guests were loving this fun menu!
Isn't the bride so beautiful? Such a doll! Mary always has such a great connection with our clients and it really shows - especially when Culinary Crafts is there to make their event even more perfect!
We didn't forget dessert - I know you were wondering... ;) For this menu, our Fresh Fruit Cobbler action station was PERFECT! We hand scooped Culinary Crafts' House Made Vanilla Bean Gelato on our cobblers - we served 3, yes 3, different kinds!
Our peach, berry, and apple cobblers were SOOOOO good. You definitely had to have one of each!
Isn't the station set up pretty too? We love adding simple touches that really add something extra to all of our stations. To tie in the rustic feel of this event, we simply added wood stump slices which added visual interest AND pretty details!
The couple chose to have a Gourmet Popcorn Bar for their favors where guests could choose from 3 flavors - plus they custom made cute little bags for the guests to take home their treats! The bride and groom each chose their own personal favorite and then the third flavor was their combined favorite - so fun! 'His' was a Chili Lime popcorn, 'Hers' was a Cookies & Cream popcorn, and the 'Ours' flavor was the Bacon Bourbon Caramel popcorn (a personal favorite!) YUM!
Last but not least, no ranch wedding would be complete without a S'mores Bar! So, of course, we served this classic take with our House Made marshmallows!
This wedding was so beautiful and we loved the fun menu we were able to create! We hope that this inspires you to create some fun BBQ menus of your own for Memorial Day weekend! Happy planning, everyone!
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