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After the ceremony and cockatil hour, everyone will move to the ballroom at the PGCC for the reception.
After the entrance and first dance, we'll be serving a salad course and then the buffet will open. At the end, we'll have our cake and dessert table. The whole night through, there will be open bar and a cappuccino & espresso bar.

The Look



We had to rent either chair covers or new chairs. We opted for renting Chiavari Chairs. Mahogany with white cushions.


We're having all the guest tables covered in White tablecloths with Crushed Satin Purple napkins at each seat to add that pop of color. Our sweetheart table, cake table, and dessert table will be covered in the Crushed Satin Purple tablecloths.
Centerpiece #1
Card Table Centerpiece


Here's a couple pictures of flowers we'll be using / ideas for flowers.

The top pic is one of our two centerpieces. These will be tall vases (I think we're going to go with white) filled with purple Mokara Orchids and curly willow branches. There will be a couple hanging lights from the branches and also tealights around the base of the vase.

The second pic is for the card table. I bought a wood crate from Joann's which I will paint with a "wine label" to make it more personal to Joey and I. The crate will be filled with a similar spray of white flowers (exact tbd).

  The Menu

Served Salad Course
Mixed Field Greens with Grape Tomatoes, Carrots, Feta Cheese, Dried Cranberries, and Candied Pecans.
Topped with a bundle of Crispy Vidalia Onions and served with a Balsamic Viniagrette.

Pasta Station
Penne Pasta & Gnocchi
Vodka Sauce & Fra Diavolo
Grilled Chicken ~ Roasted Peppers ~ Onions ~ Mushrooms ~ Artichoke Hearts ~ Capers ~ Andouille Sausage
Shredded Reggiano Parmigiano & Foccacia Bread

Carving Station
Roasted London Broil
Served with Horseradish Cream or Portobello Mushroom Demi Glace

Chafing Dishes
Sliced Chicken Ballantine with Apple, Brie, and Toasted Pecans
Served with a Cognac Sauce

Grouper Roasted with Garlic Butter and topped with Herb Bread Crumbs
Served with a creamy Wine, Herb Garlic Sauce

Mashed Potato Station
Mixed in front of the guest on a Himalayan Pink Salt Slab
Yukon Gold or Red Bliss Potatoes
Mix Ins: Roasted Garlic ~ Sauteed Onions ~ Sauteed Mushrooms ~ Chives ~ Bacon Pieces
Cheddar Cheese ~ Goat Cheese ~ Sour Cream

Marinated & Grilled Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Red Peppers with a Balsamic Drizzle