Marcia's Custom Wedding Package
Ceremony: Two large florals on either side (see below for example); The church is so beautiful, I don't think you need anything in the middle area.
Place the Welcome Sign on an easel at the front entrance of the church, add small garland or florals.
For a florist try Iron Rose (913) 367-5247or Always Blooming (913) 367-5162. See examples below.
For flowers in general, you should also be able to find pretty white and blue hydrangeas at a local grocery store if you'd like to DIY.
Beth will be rounding up mason jars to be used for vases at the reception. 3 Hydrangeas per one large mason jar, would be lovely! Plan on one mason jar arrangement per table.
Reception Decor: Jen will be sending round white table cloths, one white rectangular cloth for the head table and a Navy/ White gingham runner for the head table as well. Jen will also send disposable plates/ utensils and napkins, cake topper, cake stand, boxes for pies. If you'd different florals for the head table, clear bud vases with small white and blue flowers would look great. The church said that they do have some clear vases too, so those might work.
Food & Drink Ideas:
Catered BBQ - Beth and Carlos are handling; JW's Boys BBQ can cater and can be contacted at (913) 370-3509
I would do catered 2 meats and 2 sides, plus Marcia's potato salad
Contact your local bakery (or grocery store bakery) and request a two-tier cake; An 8" round naked cake, with a 6" round naked cake on top. This will serve up to 40 guests.
Add sprigs of eucalyptus or olive leaves and cake topper for decoration. You can also add a white/ ivory rose or two for an extra pretty cake. Serve on the wood cake stand on a small table.
Mini Apple Pies as Wedding Favors (makes 36 mini pies)
*You can typically find the pre-made versions of these at Wal-Mart as well, if you don't want to make them! Just purchase 1 per guest and transfer them to the mini pie boxes and add the 'thank you' sticker. The Wal-Mart pies are 4" and so are the boxes, so they should fit in, but snug!
6 store-bought pie crusts
2 pints + and 1 cup chopped apples (or 7 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll the pie crusts out to 1/8" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Using a 3.5-inch cookie cutter (or a cup) cut out 12 circles from teach pie crust. Re-roll any scrap pieces of pie dough as needed to cut out the circles.
Place each circle of pie crust in each cavity of a standard 12-count muffin pan. Gently press the dough down and around the sides, making sure the dough fits snuggly in each cavity of the muffin pan. Transfer the muffin pan and any leftover pie crust dough to the refrigerator while you make the filling.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the chopped apples, sugar, flour, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and ground nutmeg until fully combined. Remove the muffin pan from the refrigerator and evenly distribute the apple pie filling between all of the cavities in the muffin pan (about 2-3 tablespoons per mini pie). Remove the extra pie dough from the refrigerator, cut out your designs for the tops of the pies, and place them on top.
Bake at 425°F for 20-25 minutes or until the pie crust is lightly golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes. Carefully remove the mini pies from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Add to the mini pie boxes & add thank you sticker for a cute wedding favor for guests.
Offer tea and lemonade in beverage dispensers.
In a beverage bucket, offer bottled water and beer and wine. Use your judgement on how much beer and wine you purchase. For light drinkers, for a two hour lunch, and 30 people I recommend the below:
1 case of beer (24 pack)
5 bottles of wine or 20 cans of wine (white wine is best for spring - Easy/ light options are Pinot Grigio and Sauv Blanc)