While my husband and I were in the midst of planning our wedding, we had some issues seeing eye-to-eye on what was acceptable food to be served at our reception. He wanted to make sure his guy friends we’re going to enjoy their options and wouldn’t be stuck munching on dainty finger sammies. One of his grand ideas was treating our guests to a hot dog eating contest. I kid you not…I can’t make this stuff up. I literally had to pick my mom’s jaw up off the ground when she first heard of his plan. So, after nicely refusing to serve up Oscar Mayer weiners, we compromised on serving late night McDonald’s double cheeseburgers…we had the catering staff pass them out and people went crazy! They still talk about it. So, in honor of all the grooms-to-be who are set on hot dog eating contests or lord knows what else, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite food items that the men on your guest list might enjoy. Let’s face it, if you treat the boys to some hearty food and good booze, everyone’s bound to have a good time.
Spaghetti and meatballs hors d’oeuvre. I’ll take two!
I would never have thought to serve meatloaf at a wedding but these meatloaf cupcakes with a mashed potato ‘frosting’ and a bite sized, bacon wrapped loaf sound pretty amazing.
Bite sized bacon cup baked beans. Get out of town.
Fried pickles and mini tacos with tequila shooters.
Oyster Shooters – the perfect Charleston treat
The guys will love these comfort food stations…and who wouldn’t. A potato and BBQ bar?! Heaven.
For the bar…
Check out this awesome beer bar complete with fun glassware and the couples favorite draft selections.
Custom beer for your bar, favor or escort cards? Yes, please!
Was there every a more Southern beverage station than a Bourbon Bar? Um…no. I love this one designed by Calder Clark. What a fabulous way to involve your guests in creating and tasting their beverage of choice.
So, our talented photographer friend Mrs. Kelly Sauer just launched The Girl in the White Dress and to celebrate this more personal, wedding-specific branch of Kelly Sauer Ltd, she has decide to bless Lowcountry brides with not one, but TWO free weddings! Kelly has a knack for catching the perfect light and if you’re hoping for some truly romantic images on your Charleston wedding day then she’s your girl! Check out the guidelines below and don’t forget to visit Kelly’s post for additional details.
Each wedding will include an engagement session, 6-8 hours of wedding coverage, 300-350 images, a one-of-a-kind proof book, a web album, and a DVD with the digital proofs. ($3600 value)
A Few Portfolio-Wedding Rules – So You Know EXACTLY What I’m Looking For:
• You must be planning an outdoor wedding or a beach wedding. I will be giving away one of each.
• Your desired photography coverage must be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
• You must be willing/able to allot at least an hour on your wedding day for photos of the couple and the full wedding party. (If we do this pre-ceremony, we will walk you down an aisle to your groom for an uber-romantic, utterly tender first look at one another.)
• I must be available on your wedding date.
1. What is the Groom’s Name/Bride’s Name?
2. What is your wedding date?
3. What is your venue/location?
4. What priority do you place on photography for your wedding day?
5. What feeling are you trying to create for your day?
6. Where are you drawing inspiration for your wedding?
7. How do you feel my work would help you capture that feeling?
8. Do you have a proposed ceremony start time?
9. What is your planned reception end time?
10. How many guests are you expecting?
11. What is your wedding budget?
12. What is your photography budget?
13. What cake flavor are you having?
14. Tell me about your wedding. What makes your wedding different from every other wedding? What details are you incorporating to tell your love story? What is your very favorite thing about the wedding? Be creative. I want to know you. I want to know your story.
15. What is your favorite image from The Girl in the White Dress slideshow, and why?
16. How did you hear about Kelly Sauer, Ltd. Co. and The Girl in the White Dress?