Tuesday, August 8, 2017

H&Z's Wine Country Wedding: Food

I have been gone from the blog for over a year now, and while no excuse is good enough, I hope getting married (and having lots of beautiful photos to show you!) can provide me with a 'get out of jail free' card this time around. Z and I were married on May 28, 2017, at Trentadue Winery, a winery in Sonoma County's town of Geyserville.
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Over the next few weeks, I will share a few of my favorite aspects from our wedding weekend, focusing on the food and decor. Given that this is a food blog, I will start with the food at our reception first. 

Z and I booked our caterer nine months in advance, and we felt very proud of ourselves for knocking a big item off of our wedding to-do list. Seven months before our wedding, our caterer sent us an email letting us know that they would not be providing catering services for our wedding. After several frustrated phone calls, we found out that the caterer was going out of business. Cue panic. 

After two months of back and forth with our venue and a round of new caterers, we selected a new caterer (Elaine Bell) that met our high standards of local, quality ingredients, fair pricing, and excellent service. 

When guests arrived for the ceremony, cucumber water and raspberry lemonade were on hand to help quench their thirst in the 85 degree sun.

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For appetizers, we served chicken curry salad in puff pastry cups, fried macaroni and cheese balls, and ahi tuna on a homemade potato chip with mango salsa.

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As guests sat down to dinner, the wait staff brought out a salad of butter lettuce with avocado, pear, candied walnuts, and blue cheese. Z loves blue cheese and avocado, and I love any combination of fruit/cheese/nuts.

Our friends and family had the option between steak and salmon for their entree. Z loved the salmon, while I was partial to the steak. Fried onions topped the steak, and Elaine Bell served the steak with mini new potatoes stuffed with blue cheese--I mean, YUM.

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For dessert, I couldn't pass up the traditional wedding cake, even though Z does not like cake (I know, I'm surprised I married him too). Susiecakes provided our wedding cake, and we choose a combination of marble cake and funfetti, filled with strawberry frosting, as our decorative cake. We also served Susiecakes's chocolate cake with coffee frosting.

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However, since Z is not a cake fan, and we are both ice cream fiends, we sprung at the chance to treat our guests to ice cream. We worked with Noble Folk Ice Cream, an ice cream shop in nearby Healdsburg, to provide ice cream and toppings. Noble Folk Creamery has a ton of interesting flavors, but Z and I were surprised by how much we enjoyed the vanilla and chocolate.

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We had so much fun treating our guests to the best food we could find--up next, cocktails (with recipes)!

All photos by Jennifer Bagwell Photography. Paper goods from Lotus & Ash.


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