Jul 17, 2010

  • Last updated on March 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm
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We went for our menu tasting on Sunday, March 7, 2010 and had a fabulous time! The food was absolutely DELECTABLE and the service was spectacular. Here are some pictures!

Hors d'oeuvres

Smoked Salmon Roses with Dark Rye Bread and Dill Cream & Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Basil Foam

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Wild Salmon and Leek Fondue Wellington & Crab Cakes with Salsa Verde

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Mini Beef and Bocconcini Burgers & Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps

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Belgian Endive and Watercress Salad
Toasted Pecans, Blue Cheese and Port Orange Vinaigrette

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Romaine Hearts and Cracked Capers
Walnut Dressing, Roasted Apple and Shaved Asiago

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Seared Filet of Wild BC Sockeye Salmon
Pommes Dauphinoise, Seasonal Vegetables and Orange Chive Butter Sauce

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Butternut Squash and Green Peppercorn Ravioli
Parsnip Purée, Sage Brown Butter, Rapini and Parmesan

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Mascarpone Stuffed Free Run Chicken Breast
Seasonal Vegetables, Button Onions, Rosemary and Chestnut Honey Jus

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Grilled Rib Eye Steak
Pont-Neuf Potato, Chanterelles and Seasonal Vegetables

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And here are some pictures of us and the view! Amazingly..it was snowing at the top..and we couldn't see ANYTHING from our seats :( But after 15 minutes the weather cleared and we had an amazing view of the city.

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BEFORE                                                               AFTER

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The Food PART II

We weren't satisfied with the hor d'oeuvres tasting we had the first time - so we scheduled a second tasting.

Here are the pictures:

Scallop Tartar with Shiso and Radish Sprouts & Asparagus with Proscuitto and Asiago

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Vegetable and Pickled Daikon Spring Rolls with Sesame Dressing & Garlic and Roasted Pepper Crostini

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Spicy Chicken Empanaditas with Green Chili & Caramelized Onion and Thyme Quiche

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Beef Skewers with Cilantro Peanut Pesto & Vegetable Samosas with Tamarind Chutney

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     Pomegranate Marinated Grilled Lamb loin with Tabouleh

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  • Last updated on March 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm
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Here is what I've purchased so far to make my inspiration come alive!

DECOR The Sweetest Thing Part II photo 1   DECOR The Sweetest Thing Part II photo 2

My moroccan lanterns for the balcony and other tables. Total purchased includes
6 of the large and 10 of the small.

DECOR The Sweetest Thing Part II photo 3   DECOR The Sweetest Thing Part II photo 4

I purchased these little butterfly cut outs from Etsy to use on my placecards.

  • Last updated on March 5, 2010 at 9:57 am
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As previously noted - I'm technically a 5 dress bride.

Here are the two that didn't make the cut!

The Dresses That Didn t Make It photo 1 The Dresses That Didn t Make It photo 2

*SIGH* Oh how I still love this dress. Unfortunately the seller I purchased this from LOST the dress and *poof*...so much for dress #2!

The Dresses That Didn t Make It photo 3 

In my haste to replace the long lost gown - I purchased this. It was a replica gown that I thought I could wear for the ceremony. Boy..oh...BOY do I regret this purchase! The workmanship was HORRIBLE (but honestly, I should have known it would be). So...what to do with this gown....WHO KNOWS! I'm not willing to sell it b/c I'd hate to pass it on to an unsuspecting bride..so..maybe it'll be used for a TTD!

  • Last updated on March 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm
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I bought her! It's a JS Boutique dress from Nordstrom and I can't wait to wear her :)

The Dress Part III photo 1     The Dress Part III photo 2

With THESE shoes and THESE earrings!

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I got my reception dress today!!!! Sorry for the bad pictures..there was no one home so I had to resort to taking a picture using the mirror..lol

It's a bit big under the bust area...so I may consider taking it in a bit. Trying to show my earring with the dress..lol

The Dress Part III photo 5     The Dress Part III photo 6

  • Last updated on March 3, 2010 at 4:42 am
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Here is Part I of DH's wedding present! Since I added butterflies as part of our wedding decor he wanted something HONDA related. *smacks head* To appease him I got him these cuff links!

The Gifts photo 1

I purchased my MOH's jewelry and a Coach mini-wallet.

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The Gifts photo 4

Gifts for my FSIL's and my SIL.

The Gifts photo 5

I'm slowly starting to incorporate butterflies into our wedding - and I thought this was such a sweet and simple necklace that will work with their dresses.

Gifts for MOB & MOG.

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  • Last updated on March 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm
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I fell in LOVE with these inspiration pictures from Style Me Pretty. They are of Moroccan lamps and silver butterflies! I love love LOVE this look and would like to incorporate it into the decor on the deck at our venue.

   DECOR The Sweetest Thing photo 1

DECOR The Sweetest Thing photo 2

DECOR The Sweetest Thing photo 3

DECOR The Sweetest Thing photo 4