Friday, June 7, 2013

Food Trucks + Weddings = Fun!

One of the top wedding trends of the year is to add some food truck action!

Couples are not just using the truck as a fun surprise but mostly as entertainment for the down time between wedding and reception or as a late night treat for guests.

We have been booking our food truck for weddings for the last year, and each event is more fun than the last.

We have done everything from serving the entire meal off the truck to providing a freshly-cut french fry and toppings bar for the after-party to serving fancy gruyere gougers with lemon aioli as a pre-reception hors d'oeuvre.

The cool thing about our truck is that it acts as a mobile kitchen for our chefs. Our chefs can create anything you request or are happy to make suggestions for cuisine that will fit your theme.

At the last wedding we attended, when the DJ announced that we would be arriving around 9pm, the crowd cheered! It was an unforgettable addition to a beautiful event.

If you are interested in learning more about how a food truck might be used at your wedding, call us!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

We Love Martha Stewart!

If you are getting married, and you haven't checked out yet, do yourself a favor. There are so many great tips. Not every one will apply to you, but every once awhile you'll come across something you wouldn't have been able to live without.

Tips for Your Wedding Reception

Some of the tips really stood out.  Like this one:

#4:  Work with What You Have
An all-white theme won't do in a hotel ballroom papered in red and gold, nor does it make sense to try to transform a rustic lodge into the crystal palace. Make existing hues a part of your palette by incorporating complementing shades in your centerpieces.
And #22:  Consider a Full-Service Deal
A site with a fee that includes necessities such as linens and furniture may at first appear more expensive than an a la carte venue, but once you factor in rental fees, you may ultimately keep costs down.

Which is related to this one:

#23:  Stay in One Place
Have your wedding and reception in the same location. You'll spend less on decor, as well as on transportation costs for you and your wedding attendants.

#32 is so cute:  Offer Small Amusements
Unexpected entertainment is wonderful when your guests tire of dancing. A portrait station of do-it-yourself Polaroids, a cigar roller, or a strolling palm reader can offer a touch of surprise and whimsy.

#37:  Streamline the Bar
There's no need at many weddings to stock your bar with a full selection of liquor. A red and a white wine, a sparkling wine, and a signature cocktail are plenty, and they're economical to boot.

And we love this idea:

#40:  Serve a Mini Meal
If you choose to have an after-party, you'll need to provide refreshments, such as a light buffet of snacks or breakfast treats. Plan on enough for about one-quarter to one-third of your total original invitees.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

"I DO" - an Artisan Wedding Event - THIS SATURDAY!

We are pleased to introduce “I DO”
an Artisan Wedding Event to Central Ohio!

Many craft/artisan shows and bridal shows occur annually in the Central Ohio area, but there is no show to connect brides with locally-produced wedding-centric arts and crafts. “I DO” will be that connection with artisans of many disciplines — jewelers, tailors, custom dressmakers, printers, and more. A complete list of vendors participating is available here.

“I DO” will also focus on vendors with environmentally-friendly practices. In addition to the show, we will also be presenting speakers and workshops. For example, we will be leading a workshop on "Zero-Waste Weddings.” The complete speaker schedule is available here.

“I DO” will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at the Ballroom at Oakhurst. Parking and admission are free!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wedding Trends 2013

We scoured the internet to find what wedding trends are big for 2013.  Everyone is talking about:

both traditional and laser-cut.
and neutral matching colors
like muted pinks and purples
LOOK: THE 1920s
inspired by Downton Abbey &
The Great Gatsby
From Hello! Daily News
Particularly chevrons and gingham. Featured prominently in another trend - sophisticated picnic receptions.
From Belle the Magazine
in everything from
flowers to wedding gowns to drinks
featuring campfires, woodsy decor, 
Both photos from Studio Uma.
From a wedding at Rockmill Brewery.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rockmill Brewery is soooo cool!

Photo by Studio Uma.
Want to have an out-of-the-way and far-from-ordinary wedding? You MUST see Rockmill Brewery.

Rockmill is a working brewery in a pastoral setting. Their Tasting Room can seat up to 75 guests, but a tent can cover the attached patio to add extra seating.

The most adorable little chapel is available just a short walk down a hill. The chapel was built by the family in 1973. It seats 18, but if you have more than 18 guests, it is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor ceremony.

Check out this wedding done there last year on Style Me Pretty. Tons of great photos by Studio Uma show just how spectacular this place is.

We are now the exclusive caterers of Rockmill Brewery. Call us at 614.882.7323 for more information about booking or if you have any questions.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ohio Village Church & Ohio Historical Center - Undiscovered!

Photos by CandidKama.
Photos by CandidKama.

Looking for non-traditional wedding venue? Unexpectedly located at the Ohio Historical Center's Ohio Village, the Ohio Village Church is a secular chapel with room for 225 guests. The church is a 19th-century replica built in the gothic revival architectural style. Stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and gas & electric lighting are true to the time period and add lots of charm.

When the ceremony is finished, stay in the Ohio Village for cocktails and reception. Many reception options are available, including the American House Hotel, the Presidents Pavilion, or the Historical Center itself.

The American House Hotel (above) is the perfect place to have a cocktail reception while photos are taken. Decorated to accurately reflect the 1860s time period, the Hotel houses the Elk's Head Tavern and Victorian Dining Room. If you would like to have a sit-down reception at the American House Hotel, the Crawford Dining Room is a popular place for about a 100-guest sit-down dinner.

The Ohio Historical Center has several event spaces as well. The Plaza Terrace is a large area (can seat up to 400!) that is surrounded by windows with a beautiful view of the Columbus skyline. The Red Carpet Area is located in the center of the museum exhibit floor. The museum's collections surround the area... imagine dining with a mastodon!

This is a truly unique gem of an event space conveniently-located off of I-71 in Columbus, and Two Caterers is a preferred caterer!