Lauren & Jason’s Backyard Summer Wedding

Lauren & Jason’s wedding took place this past August. It was another hot one, but it was a beautiful day. This wedding was particularly special because the groom is Dan’s nephew and the bride has worked events for Spice on many occasions. We wanted their day to be just perfect.

The ceremony took place at McCook’s Beach in Niantic, CT.

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The reception following was in Lauren’s parents’ beautiful back yard in East Lyme, CT.

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This is a sneak peak of their cocktail hour. We set up a locally farmed New England Tomato Bar including a variety of seasonal tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, burrata, flavored olive oils and vinegars, flavored sea salts, and fresh basil.
Also, a selection of charcuterie, assorted Italian meats, house pickled vegetables, focaccia, assorted breads and crackers.

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Our “3 Little Pigs” station consisted of:
1) Slow roasted Bourbon & brown sugar glazed Pork Belly, house made coleslaw, house BBQ Sauce, and slider rolls
2) Pulled pork tacos, jicama slaw, mango cilantro salsa
3) Crispy bacon “lollipops”, dipped in dark chocolate

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Dinner consisted of Jason’s linguini with clam and shrimp sauce, mixed green salad with sliced strawberries, English cucumbers, garlic croutons, raspberry vinaigrette, Tuscan chicken with mushrooms, artichoke hearts, white wine, fresh herbs, warm rice pilaf, boneless NY strip carving station with horseradish mayo, and herb marinated grilled vegetables with a Balsamic Glaze.

Lauren was starting to feel overwhelmed with the logistics of the day. Who would decorate the tent and tables? Who would pick up the cupcakes she ordered? Who would set up the chairs at the ceremony site? So she hired Carisa as a day-of wedding coordinator. Carisa and her assistant came to the reception site first to set up all of the decorations that Lauren had gotten. The tent and table setups looked beautiful!

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After the reception was all set up (the part that took the longest), Carisa and her assistant headed to McCook’s Beach for the ceremony setup and to get ready for the ceremony!

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What a gorgeous day this was! Congrats again to the happy couple! Thank you for choosing us to be a party of your special day!

Angela & Brian’s Wedding

Angela and Brian got married on probably the hottest day of the year this past August. When we arrived to start setting up, we thought for sure we would melt. Hazy, hot and humid doesn’t even begin to describe it. But the moment things started coming together, we forgot all about it (kind of).

Dan met the couple in late 2015, and they began to plan their menu, tent and rentals, linens, etc. Dan mentioned that since the wedding was going to take place in a backyard type of setting, they might want to consider talking to Carisa about day of coordination. Carisa met with them and immediately put Angela at ease about everything that needed to be setup that day (tables, chairs, linens, decor, flowers, ceremony logistics, etc.).

Carisa and her assistant arrived nice and early to begin on setting up. There were lots of fun details that made this wedding so great!

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The ceremony was unique and beautiful, and took place on a lake near the groom’s family’s house. The bride was driven down to the site by a friends vintage car, which was awesome!

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Their cocktail hour consisted of a fun popcorn bar, tomato, hand whipped ricotta and fresh basil bruschetta, and chicken and vegetable skewers. The buffet included Southern style slow cooked pulled pork with house made coleslaw, “Nana’s” potato salad, herb-crusted flank steak, “adult” mac and cheese, honey and sour cream corn bread, slow cooked baked beans, a grilled summer vegetable platter, and a summer field green salad.

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Vendor Team:
Spice Catering Group – catering and day-of wedding coordination
Wonderland Photography – photography
Stylish Blooms – flowers
Sweet Maria’s Bakery – cake
Team Cares DJ/Jeremy Fedorchick – DJ

Small Business Holiday Party

SONY DSCSome businesses would like to host a holiday party for their employees, but they are too small to justify booking an entire facility for the night. Or sometimes a group of friends or family just want to get together for a holiday night out. Going out to a restaurant for something like this can get expensive, what with drinks, appetizers, and desserts. Well, we have the perfect solution for you!

Join us for our joint Small Business Holiday Party on

Friday December 16th
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

at

The Lyman Homestead, Middlefield

Includes:

Stationed Hors D’oeuvres
Holiday Themed Buffet
Non-alcoholic Beverages
Lyman’s Signature Pies, Coffee & Tea

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$75 per person
Open Bar – $90 per person

 Space is limited so contact Dan to reserve your spot today at 860-316-2759 ext. 101 or danb@spicecateringgroup.com!