Full of Love, Laughter & Delicious Food

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
-Virginia Wolff

Brilliant, fresh hors d’oeuvres were a crowd favorite!

Brilliant, fresh hors d’oeuvres were a crowd favorite!

To make a lasting impression on wedding guests, brides dream of eye-catching color pallets, comfortable yet brilliant venues and a delicious menu to fill their guests’ appetites. The latter often times can be what guests remember the most, and should not be a wedding planning afterthought.

With great food in mind, given our recent ‘marriage’ to Ray Harris Catering, it’s time to reflect on this wonderful wedding from last fall.

Here’s a look at Teresa and Tribb’s cool, crisp autumn wedding in Rome, GA.

Just following a beautiful ceremony at Berry’s College Chapel, guests arrived at the Ford Dining Hall and entered the gothic building’s wooden doors just beneath the engraved words, “Give us this day our daily bread”. The Tom and Chad Show directed guests to the opposite end of the Hall where Ray Harris Catering had been busy at work just moments before to create a wedding buffet display like no other.

Ray's famous cornucopia display shows his creative skill and passion.

Ray’s famous cornucopia display shows his creative skill and passion.

Bite sizes B.L.T. and pimento cheese hors d’oeuvres sat bright and merrily on their trays in perfect slices and created a perfect combination with choices of pork and skewered chicken served in large cast iron dishes. Some caterers simply lay out main dishes and sides in standard pans. Ray Harris’ team takes vegetables to a new level with their vegetable medley. This presentation involves a wicker cornucopia with an assortment of colorful vegetables: ripe cherry tomatoes, golden squash slices, emerald green beans and more.

In addition to the jaw dropping five-tier detailed wedding cake and the creative groom’s cake to match his musical passion and artistic ability, both created by the talented Honeymoon Bakery, more desserts were waiting! Ray Harris Catering included some extra sweet bites at the end of the buffet. Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie and Pecan Bar bites were not only delicious to the taste, but displayed with style and detail including “flowers” made from sliced strawberries.

Guests filled out silly "Guest Libs" marriage advice for the couple!

Guests filled out silly “Guest Libs” advice for the couple!

After filling their guests’ hearts and stomachs, the couple couldn’t resist a little fun! At each table sat “Guest Libs: Wedding Edition”, a word game that creates humorous stories for the couple. They also included the beloved photobooth serving two purposes: to liven the group with goofy props and also double as a guest book by compiling the photo strips in a book and letting guests write congratulations for the couple next to their photo strips.

Many elements must come together for a perfect wedding, and food is a crucial portion. Teresa rest assured that while she was having the best day of her life, her family and friends departed full of love, laughter and delicious food.