This was truly a magical evening. Set on an historic homestead, long passed down through the family. Preparations began for this sweet couple well before their big day, with a barn built from repurposed wood to be the central reception area. Kettie had a vision of greenery, magnolia, and farm table seating and the result was absolutely beautiful.
Cocktail hour began with a farm table vegetable display, a cheese display complete with details such as figs and honey preserves, and passed bacon onion marmalade sliders, and fried pimento cheese puffs. Signature cocktails were family recipes that paired perfectly with the refined Southern feel of the reception. Guest mingled and relaxed in a lounge with vintage furniture accents while the band played bluegrass.
Dinner was set up stations style and included a salad station with mixed baby greens, arugula, goat cheese, local apple, and toasted almonds with an apple cider vinaigrette dressing. Sides of homemade roasted red pepper hummus, baba ganoush, quinoa tabbouleh, in house marinated mushrooms , baskets of assorted breads, and fruit rounded it off.
A Southern short plate station featured collard greens and local heirloom tomatoes with creamy cheddar grits and cajun boiled shrimp topped with a vibrant low country creole sauce.
And finally a carving station of prime rib with a trio of sauces, a fall roasted root vegetable medley, and bourbon sweet potatoes completed the feast!
Photos by FolkLife Photography