Monday, April 06, 2009

Real Weddings: Terri and Sean

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I think you'll agree- Terri and Sean's wedding is amazing. I was somewhat disappointed in the latest Bride magazine for downplaying DIY/Outdoor weddings. It's true, they take a lot more work, but clearly Terri and Sean did an amazing job pulling it off, though they did have help from Shay Brown Events to make everything flawless...but even more so, the bride completely poured out her heart into this wedding.

Terri and Sean were married at the The Inn at Half-Mile Farm in Highlands, NC. They made their amazing wedding chock-full or personal touches. Every detail was thought out, making their day not only elegant but really memorable and personal. Such as dancing her first dance in her great-grandmother's wedding dress. Or using the bride's collection of antique tins for the centerpieces. And acorns from local trees in the centerpieces, napkin rings and boutonnieres. These are the details that bring your guests in and make them feel like family.

Brides did have some great Menu tips for outdoor weddings that I'll share. I've been to many outdoor weddings that I had wished taken this advice! Especially in sunny CA!

Best outdoor menu items:
Yellow tomato gazpacho shooters, vinaigrette green salads, grilled seasonal veggies, pan-roasted fish, fondant iced cakes.

Worst outdoor menu items:
Cheese displays, anything with mayonnaise, vegetables in heavy cream, heavy or braised meets (such as lamb, beef), butter cream frosted cake.

The wedding was planned with the help of Shay Brown of Shay Brown Events in Asheville. The amazing photography is by Woodward and Rick Photography. Menu tips courtesy of Brides Magazine
and Food For Thought Catering

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