Rustic Rehearsal Dinner

We so loved our time in picturesque upstate New York, for this glamorous couple’s wedding weekend. Troutbeck provided a spectacular setting. And how fabulous is our bride’s ensemble? Jose Villa was with us all weekend to capture all of the gorgeous imagery. 

We worked with Heirloom Fire catering out of the Berkshires.  Their process and aesthetic was so perfect for this, and we just loved their whole set up. 

They set up their entire cooking get up so that guests can watch and be part of the experience.  It’s like a super chic campfire. For instance, the proteins are grilled or smoked onsite, carved, and served up family style. And, all of their presentations include foraged greenery.  

Being from a location with so much focus on seafood, the most beautiful red snapper was grilled and filleted on site. Because of their set up, many of the guests get to enjoy speaking to the chefs about the process.

Their tomatoes rivaled some of our most beautiful down here… pretty as a picture.

A blueberry buckle was grilled in cast iron skillets and served family style at the end of dinner.

In lieu of individual cards, Lettered Olive created a watercolor of the tables with guests names placed at the corresponding seats.

Wooden farm tables are softened with linen table runners, collections of Italian terra cotta pots filled with various herbs, and curated wooden pedestals for the family style platters.

Lettered olive printed the evening’s menu on cotton napkins, then dotted with fresh rosemary.  Leather drink coasters are imprinted with guests’ names, acting as place cards.  Dreamy…

A good time was had by all..

Everyone loved this delicate pour over coffee station. Heirloom fire has such an eye for thoughtful detail, it was fun to design and coordinate an experience for our clients and guests.

After dinner, the intimate friends and family crowd were joined by the remaining wedding guests for a Welcome Party under a sailcloth tent on the adjacent lawn. A modern jazz band from Elan Artists, more fun late night food, and desserts were provided. 

Of course, the prettiest s’mores station was a big hit!