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Elegant Wedding Gets Down & Chows Down Comforting Food

This wedding was held at one of the most elegant ranch estates in the world. Unparalleled grandeur greets you from the moment you enter the rose-covered gates and continues down the half mile tree lined driveway. Whispering Rose Ranch is truly romantic and this bride and groom are the epitome of sophistication. Their bridesmaids and groomsmen were dressed in varying threads of black, which made this gorgeous bride shine even brighter. She prepped and pampered herself in a 200 year old stone cottage while her groom readied himself in the Groom's Saloon. Finally they officially tied the knot under the trees with vast mountain views and their friends and family watching delightfully on old wooden church pews. It was intimate, romantic and lovely.

Fast forward to their wedding reception. The open air barn has high ceilings with wood beams and screams rustic. It quickly turned modern and elegant with the white drapery, pristine white linens & lush white florals. The setup was almost too pretty to eat on, but this is why we loved this wedding so much; they chose an amazingly comforting menu! It was winter and the food was hardy, fun and delicious. Here's what they chose to eat for their first dinner party as a married couple...

Passed Appetizers

Mini Mac & Cheese with Gruyere and White Cheddar

Demitasse Mugs of Warm, Creamy Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Shakes & Buns! Cocktail Hamburgers & Mini Milk Shakes; Perfect bite sized burgers

with all the trimmings

Dinner Stations Menu

Salad Station

Caesar Salad; Crisp House Baked Croutons, Incredible Dressing, Aged Parmesan and a Meyers Lemon Squeeze

Tossed Organic Baby Greens with Feta, Toasted Pecans, Cherries and Fresh Orange Vinaigrette

Pão de Queijo, Brazilian Cassava Flour and Cheese Buns Hot From the Oven

and Herb Pressed Butter Crocks

Flatbread Station

A Variety of Artisan Thin Crust Flatbreads topped with Local Organic Veggies, Virgin Olive Oil & Basil Pesto, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella and a Handful of Baby Arugula

Two Brazilian BBQ Grill Stations

Chef Manned Oak Fire Rotisserie Meats carved off the grill swords

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Whole Tri Tip

Outstanding Baby Back Pork Ribs

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Brazilian style fresh salsa

Butter Toasted Farofa


And the Crowd Goes Wild for Dessert

Panqueques - Crepe Station; Filled With Warm Scratch Made Dulce de Leche

To say the least, this wedding was perfection and it was photo op gorgeous. The bride was stunning. The menu was killer and the location couldn't be more romantic. There was real warmth and heart in planning this special day and that along with fantastic vendors is what give us Pure Joy.


Coordinator | Ann Johnson Events

Photographer | Anna J Photography

Entertainment | Lucky Devils Band

Lighting | Ambient Lighting

Linens | Luxe Linen


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