Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Informal Bridesmaid Luncheon @ The St. Cecilia

Last June I had the privilege 

to host an informal bridesmaid luncheon 

for the daughter of a longtime dear friend. 

The morning of the wedding, the bride 

and her wedding party gathered

at the St. Cecilia, a historic 1800s Victorian home, 

now a boutique hotel in the South Congress District. 

The large open porch offered the perfect 

spot for a light lunch while the

girls each had their hair and makeup 

done for the evening wedding.

The menu was planned 

around the bride's vegetarian lifestyle.

Fresh Fruit Kabobs

Roasted Red Pepper 

and Traditional Hummus

Served with a variety of 

chips and crackers for scooping.

MacKenzie-Childs paper napkins 

were used for a colorful presentation.

A glass cake plate 

offered up finger sandwiches.

~ Cucumber ~ 

~ Chicken Salad ~ Pimento Cheese ~

Edible spring blooms 

added a touch of panache.

Madelines and Lemon Bars 

were available for a bite of something sweet.

To toast the bride, 

Champagne in a can!

SOFIA ~ Pink Champagne  

Paper plates and paper napkins kept
things simple and easy so the bride
and her friends could eat at their leisure.

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All the serving pieces and linens 

were my gift to the bride and groom.  

The antique mother of pearl and silver butter knife 

kept the paper goods from flitting off in the breeze.  

I find these little spreaders from the past 

also make nice hostess gifts when attached 

to a package of pretty napkins or food items.  

The St. Cecilia with it's lovely 

grounds was the perfect setting with soul.

Happy 1st Anniversary!