January 25, 2017
Meredith and Alec’s marriage was witnessed by over 450 guests on a warm July day. Their guests were treated to a carefully-curated experience that included interactive food displays, multiple live music performances, a cigar and scotch bar, and various beautiful spaces to explore in the expansive Joslyn Art Museum.
When we first met Meredith and her mom Jane, they spoke about creating a farm to fork food experience. They envisioned their guests enjoying food stations featuring wholesome and local items, and with the groom’s family rooted in agriculture, the menu needed to highlight fresh produce and Nebraska beef. Our job was to figure out how to make their great ideas come together in one well-rounded meal, optimize space in the reception layout to create the best flow for their 450 guests between each food station, and design food displays that would compliment their casual but elegant food choices. After several months of planning, it all came together. Guests enjoyed a towering charcuterie display during cocktail hour as well as passed apps. Dinner featured a farmer’s market stand filled with fresh veggies, a grilling station with chicken skewers, beef tenderloin and lamb lollipops, and a seafood station complete with a crustacean-filled ice sculpture and sushi rolls. A small army of waiters also passed around individual portions of gooey mac and cheese, chilled soup shooters, and hearty mash potatoes. Late night treats included passed petit fours and sliders accompanied by mini Dairy Queen shakes.