Real Wedding: Coppery Fall Jewish Wedding at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (Part 2)

21 02 2011

We shared a sneak peek of one of our October couples a while back. Here is the rest of the story. I love Sunday weddings. I especially love lunch weddings. When you combine the two, I’m a happy camper.

Colors. It is completely coincidental that we are featuring this wedding after the Newseum wedding shared the last 2 weeks.  While both weddings were held in the fall, they could not be more different. This couple wanted to embrace the warmth of the fall. They chose copper, brown, gold, cream and terra cotta.

Lakeview Copper Topaz Chestnut Baroness Silk Gold

Lakeview Copper tablecloth. Gold napkins. Gold Chivari chairs with Topaz Chestnut chair pads. Topaz Chestnut tablecloths

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens fall Virginia DC wedding Windows Catering

Flowers. Barbara von Elm did a masterful job of combining all these colors into the floral centerpieces. Those design, as well as the design for the chuppah, complemented the garden setting.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Jewish fall wedding chuppah

We used the groom's tallit on the chuppah

Food. Windows put together a lunch menu that also embraced the season.

Hors d’oeuvres: lollipop lamb chops, Applewood smoked Salmon Flower, Mini Rueben, Wild Mushroom Diamonds and Crispy Spring Rolls.

Lunch: 1st course was a squash and apple bisque with toasted pumpkin seeds, followed by a choice of a Farm-Raised Chicken Paupiette or Salmon En Croute.

Dessert:  Grand Marnier wedding cake with citrus buttercream covered with delicate blooms  and vines, and Window’s signature chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Windows Catering Grand Marnier wedding cake at Meadowlark fall

Topped with an heirloom cake topper

Windows Catering Company squash and apple bisque at Meadowlark

squash and apple bisque

All photos by Elaine Studley, Hay McKenna Photography. Part 3 to come — Vicky

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