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┬áJason’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!