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Wedding 102: Don’t Forget The Food

When “L” and I first started planning our small, low-key backyard wedding, we didn’t really think about food.  This may seem extremely strange seeing where so much of our day to day life centers around our love of cooking.  However, we were thinking more in line with budget and keeping things simple since we didn’t what it to turn into a production.  So, all we were going to have was pie.  Both of us like cake, but it isn’t the end all, be all for us.  Pie on the other hand.  Pie is wonderful and perfect!  So we had three types of pies.  Apple, Key Lime, and Pecan.  Notice all are made with fruits/nuts from trees.  We planted a tree for the ceremony.  Sense a theme?!

Wedding Pie Table

During our experience planning our wedding, we discovered that we have the most amazing friends in the whole world!  Two of our very dear friends felt that we would regret it if we didn’t have some yummy bites for us and our guests to nibble on.  They offered to design an appetizer menu with our approval, prepare all the food, and set it up at the house.  I started calling them ‘CK Catering’!  (Neither of them are professional caterers but gosh, they really should be!!)  The two of them suggested a food theme of Mediterranean cuisine since they know that we both very much want to travel the Mediterranean some day and if money were no object, that would have been where we would have honeymooned.

Our menu:

Wedding Menu

The food and the way everything was laid out couldn’t have been more perfect!  I was so incredibly happy.  There was truly a feeling of rustic, Mediterranean atmosphere around the appetizer table.

Wedding Appetizer Table

Wedding Food Table

Vela Lucan Brochette


Chevre with Honey & Thyme on Toast

Artichoke Green Olive Tapenade & Corsican Tapenade

Crackers in Wooden Bowl Spiced Nuts

My friends were right.  Food is such an important part of our lives and has a lot of significance to our relationship.  We would have regretted not having it present at our special day.  And we can’t ever thank Chris and Kristin (aka CK Catering) for everything they did!

10 comments on “Wedding 102: Don’t Forget The Food

  1. petit4chocolatier
    June 23, 2012


  2. Concierge of the Valley
    January 7, 2013

    Colors here are so robust! We’ll be featuring some wedding planning so will likely link back here — these are great for Wine Country. Thanks!

  3. Pingback: Remembering Irises, Spanakopita, and Love | Green Door Hospitality

  4. mmmarzipan
    April 24, 2013

    Oh my gosh! This is a dream menu!!!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      April 24, 2013

      Thanks! Our two friends that made all the food are amazing! They locked onto the idea that we really want to visit the Italian and Croatian coasts and ran with it.

  5. mtetar
    September 23, 2013

    Congrats for your Good Neighbor Award Nomination! Blessings, Mtetar

    • Green Door Hospitality
      September 26, 2013

      Thanks so much Mtetar! 🙂

      • mtetar
        September 26, 2013

        You’re always very much welcome. I look forward to sharing. Blessings, Mtetar

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