Friday, November 11, 2011

Christopher Craft and Rosalyn Rice - 11.11.11

On this very special Veterans Day, Christopher Craft and Rosalyn Rice were joined in marriage.  The bride's uncle performed the very personal and sentimental ceremony at this beautiful lakeside setting at half past three in the afternoon.  The weather was picture perfect and there was an awesome reflection off the water.  Rosie walked down the burlap aisle on the arm of her father while the harpist played beautiful melodies.  After the couple exchanged vows and rings, the cocktail hour began.  After being showered with fresh Fall leaves, the couple gathered up their wedding party and families for pictures.

Meanwhile, Bonnie Baxley, Kathy Jones and Stephanie Jones passed our shrimp cones, sweet and sour meatballs on pretzel sticks, taco rolls and assorted finger sandwiches to the hungry crowd.  The guests enjoyed "Rosie's Tea Bar" along with coffee, hot peach tea and some specialty drinks of Mojitos and Spiked and non alcoholic Apple Cider provided by the bride's mom and served up by Wendy Chapman.

Stephanie Brown attended the Pasta Bar where we featured our favorite Alfredo sauce with bowtie pasta, with ham, parmesan cheese and brocolli options.  Smoked turkey breast with freshly made rolls, feta cheese torte with crackers, sweet and sour meatballs, fire grilled vegetables and fresh fruit and cheese along with finger sandwiches rounded out the menu.  A special Jambalaya was prepared for the occasion by Lionel Burrell and it was certainly enjoyed by the guests.

After pictures were taken by Kaylynn Marie Photography, the couple joined their families and friends and the reception started.  Chris and Rosalyn danced their first dance to "At Last", and there were many memorable songs and dances throughout the evening.  The wedding cake was decorated beautifully and brought up from New Orleans by Cake Designs by Meg.  The leaves were so realistic, but made of chocolate.  The cake was unique with it's pumpkin spice layer, apple spice layer and carrot cake layer.  There was Almond Buttercream frosting on the outside and Cream Cheese Buttercream on the inside....heavenly!  Everyone raved over the flavor of those cakes.

As the sun was setting, the full moon shone down on the dance floor and the white twinkle lights made it almost storybook, and definitely picture perfect.  This bride did so many little extras for this special day and the touches were noticed everywhere.  So much attention to detail and very unique. 

The groom's cake was a homestyle cheesecake made for the groom by Rosalyn's aunt.  She told me that she had made it once and he loved it!

We also heard quite the buzz about the "Cadillac Restroom".  Funny thing was, the day before, the bride's Uncle Anthony  had told me that everyone would remember those first class facilities and I think he was right!  No lines either!

Late in the evening, the family members and friends joined Chris and Roslynn down by the lake once again for a huge bonfire, s'mores and hot chocolate.  A fun ending to an absolutely perfect day. 

Best Catered Events wishes this fun loving and unique couple all the best.....oh, and I forgot to fill out one of the prediction cards.....but in 5 years, I predict you will remember.....Your wedding day, reception,  and all the special memories you made on 11.11.11.  Maybe, just maybe, you will take a minute to look up this caterer and give us a ring....We certainly hope to hear from you!!!

Dianne Evans

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