Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October wedding at Hauser Hall with a family style menu

Congratulations Denise and Matt!  "Chapel of Love" was on the radio at work on the morning of your wedding day, and it was a perfect day.  We loved the deep red accents - the bridesmaids' dresses, centrepieces, and the napkins - a simple way to make this beautiful space your own for the day. 

Denise and Matt chose a family-style meal for their wedding, with platters brought to the table for guests to serve themselves.  This is a great choice to keep the wedding meal casual and intimate, but the tablescape needs to be planned carefully to allow for enough space. 

 The finished dining room set-up at Hauser Hall
We set the dinner and salad plates at each place to keep service flowing during the meal.  With a family style meal, all courses are brought out to the tables on platters to share, and this little detail meant we didn't need to slow down the meal by bringing plates out for each course first.  Plus, the red napkins really pop on the white background.

We love all of the useful little decor details at Hauser, like the shelves downstairs - perfect for showing off your personal photos or finding a temporary home for the cream and sugar sets until dessert! 

The wedding cupcakes, to be served as dessert, from The CakeBox

 The cake topped was handmade by a friend (and perched very carefully atop the cupcake tower!)
Personalized wine bottle labels, love it!

Co-op student Tasha starts plating for the salad course.  We used a divided platter so the salad toppings could be left for guests to add a little or a lot.
 The fabulous serving team for the wedding, thank you for all your hard work ladies and gentlemen! 
Chef Kelvin is behind the scenes at every wedding we cater, and here she is slicing the Saltimbocca chicken for each table.

The guests are coming downstairs, and the our team begins serving bread to the room.  With a limited amount of space on the tables at Hauser Hall, we served bread instead of placing bread baskets at each table. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gingerbread Oktoberfest heart

Gingerbread heart "Oktoberfest style", made to perfection and donated to the Parent Association of the German Language School of Kitchener as a thank you to their guest speaker who enlightened the students with his presentation "Oktoberfest - Past and Present".  Our co-op student from Conestoga College made and designed the cookie during her last week of co-op placement.  Thank you Tasha, and good luck with your classes this semester!