A PERFECT DAY FOR A WEDDING

My good friend Jill got married this past weekend.  Jill is a massage therapist, yogi, a talented singer, an expert on essential oils and an all around great person!  I was so flattered when she asked me to cater her wedding!  I haven't done much catering in the past 10 years and I was a little nervous, but definitely up for the challenge!  Jill shared with me that she and Tony (her fiance at the time) were going to Paris for their honeymoon, so I decided to create a menu with a French theme.  The wedding was small, only 50 people were expected to attend and the reception was to be held from 5:00 to 6:30 pm so the food needed to be somewhat light.  I started preparation early in the week and finished up everything on Friday and Saturday morning.  It was a beautiful ceremony and a very lovely day for a wedding and now they are off to Paris!  I can't imagine a better place to be in love!

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Beautiful strawberries and fresh asparagus from Iseley Farms!

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The preparations were mostly done ahead, but I had to reheat some things before the reception started.

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Even though the menu had a French flair, I had to make some Southern cheese wafers!

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Deviled eggs with Cornichons!

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Grilled chicken skewers...these were a huge hit!

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The wedding cake was made by Brittany Brown of Baked by Britt.  It was truly one of the most amazing wedding cakes I've ever tasted and it was beautiful!

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Smoked salmon on toasted French bread with cognac mayonnaise!

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Boursin and Gruyere Cheeses

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Mr. Crazy Blonde was the best kitchen help I could have had!

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The couple had a beautiful Champagne toast after the ceremony!

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DSC_0677As you can see I had a really busy but very nice weekend!  I hope your weekend was everything you wanted it to be!  Follow me on Instagram @Crazyblondelifeblog to see more from the wedding!