Afternoon weddings are a wonderful choice if you’d like have a more informal wedding or if your budget would be stretched too tight with an evening wedding. Over the weekend, we catered a lovely afternoon wedding at Christ Church in Carefree, AZ in the activities center. The wine and cheese post-ceremony service and plated luncheon gave a touch of elegance to the reception while reflecting the fun-loving and casual attitudes of the bride and groom. To add another personal touch, the wine served was made by the bride and groom themselves at a local winery!
While the ceremony was going on in the main church, we took over the center’s kitchen and got to work on setting up the dining room. Beautiful centerpieces matched the lilac napkins which also matched the bride’s dress. After the church bells rang, the guests enjoyed a light hors d’oeuvres and wine service in the gorgeous Arizona springtime weather.
Special kid’s “salads” of carrots sticks and ranch were served to the younger guests for the salad course while the adults enjoyed the real thing. The plated luncheons came next ~ an elegant stuffed chicken roulade along with two fresh vegetables. But the real hit of the afternoon was the absolutely sinful creme brulee!
If you are looking for a more informal or relaxed reception without sacrificing taste and elegance, consider an afternoon ceremony and reception for your wedding. Seasons Gourmet Catering can create the perfect menu for you and your beloved to give you the wedding of your dreams.
LIGHT FARE HORS D’OEUVRES BUFFET
Assorted Domestic Cheese Presentation Garnished with Clusters of Fresh Grapes and Seasonal Berries and Served with Assorted Flat Breads and Crackers
Crudite of Assorted Fresh Seasonal Vegetables Served with Our Homemade Creamy Red Pepper Dip
PLATED LUNCHEON PRESENTATION
Freshly Baked Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Served with Whipped Herb Butter Rosettes
Baby Spinach Salad with Pears, Cranberries, Jicama, Walnuts and Goat Cheese Served with Fresh Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
Tender Seared Chicken Roulades Filled with Mascarpone Cheese, Mission Figs and Shaved Almonds Drizzled with Brown Butter
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Seasoned with Rosemary and Garlic
Tender Honey and Brown Sugar Glazed Baby Carrots
Individual Crème Brulee Served with Fresh Seasonal Berries and Homemade Chocolate Sauce
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees, Fresh Iced Tea and Spring Water Service
Fresh Carrot Sticks Served with Homemade Ranch Dressing
Tender Pecan Encrusted Chicken Fingers Served with Ketchup and Homemade Barbecue Sauce
Individual Macaroni and Cheese Cups