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Elegant Wedding Gets Down & Chows Down Comforting Food

This wedding was held at one of the most elegant ranch estates in the world. Unparalleled grandeur greets you from the moment you enter the rose-covered gates and continues down the half mile tree lined driveway. Whispering Rose Ranch is truly romantic and this bride and groom are the epitome of sophistication.

Their bridesmaids and groomsmen were dressed in varying threads of black, which made this gorgeous bride shine even brighter. She prepped and pampered herself in a 200 year old stone cottage while her groom readied himself in the Groom's Saloon. Finally they officially tied the knot under the trees with vast mountain views and their friends and family watching delightfully on old wooden church pews. It was intimate, romantic and lovely.

Fast forward to their wedding reception. The open air barn has high ceilings with wood beams and screams rustic. It quickly turned modern and elegant with the white drapery, pristine white linens & lush white florals. The setup was almost too pretty to eat on, but this is why we loved this wedding so much; they chose an amazingly comforting menu! It was winter and the food was hardy, fun and delicious. Here's what they chose to eat for their first dinner party as a married couple...

Passed Appetizers 

Mini Mac & Cheese with Gruyere and White Cheddar  

Demitasse Mugs of Warm, Creamy Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches  

Shakes & Buns! Cocktail Hamburgers & Mini Milk Shakes; Perfect bite sized burgers with all the trimmings  

Dinner Stations Menu 

Salad Station 

Caesar Salad; Crisp House Baked Croutons, Incredible Dressing, Aged Parmesan and a Meyers Lemon Squeeze  

Tossed Organic Baby Greens with Feta, Toasted Pecans, Cherries and Fresh Orange Vinaigrette  

Pão de Queijo, Brazilian Cassava Flour and Cheese Buns Hot From the Oven  

and Herb Pressed Butter Crocks 

Flatbread Station  

A Variety of Artisan Thin Crust Flatbreads topped with Local Organic Veggies, Virgin Olive Oil & Basil Pesto, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella and a Handful of Baby Arugula  

Two Brazilian BBQ Grill Stations 

Chef Manned Oak Fire Rotisserie Meats carved off the grill swords  

  • Bacon Wrapped Chicken 

  • Whole Tri Tip 

  • Outstanding Baby Back Pork Ribs 

Garlic Mashed Potatoes 

Brazilian style fresh salsa 

Butter Toasted Farofa  

Chimichurri 

And the Crowd Goes Wild for Dessert 

Panqueques - Crepe Station; Filled With Warm Scratch Made Dulce de Leche 

To say the least, this wedding was perfection and it was photo op gorgeous. The bride was stunning. The menu was killer and the location couldn't be more romantic. There was real warmth and heart in planning this special day and that along with fantastic vendors is what give us Pure Joy.  

Venue | Whispering Rose Ranch
Caterer | Pure Joy Catering
Coordinator | Ann Johnson Events
Photographer | Anna J Photography
Entertainment | Lucky Devils Band
Lighting | Ambient Lighting
Rentals | Discount Party Rental
Linens | Luxe Linen

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