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Craig and Matthew’s Rehearsal Dinner at the Gardens Café

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, Garden's Cafe, Gardens Cafe BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE, Venues

Craig and Matthew’s Rehearsal Dinner at the Gardens Café

After rehearsing their “I do’s,” Samford University sweethearts, Craig Kleimeyer and Matthew Culbreth, along with their family and friends, gathered at The Gardens Café by Kathy G for a rehearsal dinner. The beautiful seated, plated dinner was preceded by some Southern inspired, gourmet hors d’oeuvres. The hors d’oeuvres included mini BLT’s with Roma Tomato, Arugula and Apple Smoked Bacon, topped with Remoulade; and Warm Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts. The couple’s evening before the wedding dinner began with guests finding a surprise in their seats. Because neither Craig nor Matthew is from Birmingham, the majority of the rehearsal dinner guests were also from out of town. The couple decided to place bags filled with Southern/Alabama inspired treats in each seat. The bags held a bottle of Dreamland BBQ sauce; a State of Alabama shaped cookie with a heart drawn over Birmingham and a jar of local honey. A Garden Salad of Mixed Lettuces with French Feta Cheese, Candied Walnuts, and Tomatoes topped with Red Wine Vinaigrette was the first of three courses. Rehearsal dinner guests were given a choice between three delectable entrees: Pan Seared Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast, Pork Loin or Almond Crusted Tilapia all over Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes, Summer Vegetables and Classic Piccata Sauce with Lemon, Parsley and Capers. Chicken Fingers, Mac n’ Cheese and a Fruit Cup were served to the kid attendees. For dessert, place settings alternated between Flourless Chocolate Torte Garnished with Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Raspberries and Strawberry Tiramisu with Fresh Strawberries Coulis, Fresh Whipped Cream and a Strawberry Garnish. Kathy G & Company sends well wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Culbreth!                                       Location: Gardens Café by Kathy G Catering: Kathy G & Company Cookies: Icing on the...

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Kirby and Ridge’s Garden Wedding

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, Garden's Cafe, Gardens Cafe BLOG, Venues, WEDDINGS BLOG

Kirby and Ridge’s Garden Wedding

On a beautiful June Sunday, Kirby Cross and Ridge Willcutt exchanged vows at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The couple was surrounded by natural blooming buds and beautiful pastel arrangements by Fairview Florist. Under a flower covered archway, the couple said, “I do” and walked down a flower bouquet lined isle into a happy future. Immediately following the ceremony, the couple, along with guests, celebrated the marriage with a beautiful indoor / outdoor reception. The Garden’s Café by Kathy G was the perfect spot for the wedding reception. The café both kept guests out of the summer showers (a wedding day sign of good luck) while still providing a covered outdoor option to enjoy the Botanical Gardens! The happy pinks and lavenders in the arrangements and décor mirrored the happy couple’s blissful demeanor. The bride and groom chose a delightful luncheon menu, packed with tasty Kathy G & Company favorites! Chili Glazed Shrimp with Mango Salsa and Smoked Turkey on Orange Muffins with Orange Marmalade gave the menu an organic, summer feel. A selection of savory Mini Tarts were available with topping selections such as Roasted Tomato and Feta, Vidalia Onion and Gruyere, and Spinach and Parmesan. Beef Tenderloin on Assorted Cocktail Rolls with Horseradish Sauce and Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce were also on the menu for guests to enjoy. The seasonal fruit display cascaded with ripe Grapes, Pineapple, Honey Dew and assorted Berries of striking summer colors. Kirby and Ridge chose a fun drink selection that included a wide variety for guests to choose from.  The Spa Waters were infused with Lemon, Lime and Orange, and Cucumber and Mint flavors, adding a refreshing, summer twist! Mint Iced Tea, Shirley Temple’s and Kir Royale’s were also served. For the wedding cake, the bride had a cream dot cake adorned with elegant, edible roses. The groom put a spin on the traditional chocolate cake by choosing cupcakes that were marked with a “W” for the couple’s last name. Congratulations, Kirby and Ridge! We enjoyed celebrating your magical, summer celebration with you!       Ceremony: Birmingham Botanical Gardens Reception: Garden’s Café by Kathy G Catering: Kathy G & Company Florist: Fairview Florist Design: KG Designs Photographer: Janet Wilson Cakes: Edgar’s Harpist: Marsha Gunter Band: Shades Creek Chamber...

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DONNELLY HOUSE GALLERY #1

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 in Donnelly House, Venues

DONNELLY HOUSE GALLERY #1

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DONNELLY HOUSE GALLERY #2

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 in Donnelly House, Venues

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DONNELLY HOUSE GALLERY #3

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 in Donnelly House, Venues

DONNELLY HOUSE GALLERY #3

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DONNELLY HOUSE GALLERY #4

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 in Donnelly House, Venues

DONNELLY HOUSE GALLERY #4

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