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Farm-to-Table Food – A Touch of Whimsy

The delectable farm-to-table cuisine Blackstone Caterers is known for was the feature menu for our Touch of Whimsy styled shoot. Dishes from savory roasted pork with Swiss chard and forest berries dripping in a honey herb glaze to bite-sized tuna poke and puffed shrimp with sesame seeds, hijiki seaweed and edamame puree to shrimp and lobster shumai uni in a lemongrass soy sauce were just a few of the offerings. A shimmering flower adorned cake from Something Different Cake Couture doubled as edible art, completing the Touch of Whimsy menu.

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Farm-to-Table Food – A Touch of Whimsy

The delectable farm-to-table cuisine Blackstone Caterers is known for was the feature menu for our Touch of Whimsy styled shoot. Dishes from savory roasted pork with Swiss chard and forest berries dripping in a honey herb glaze to bite-sized tuna poke and puffed shrimp with sesame seeds, hijiki seaweed and edamame puree to shrimp and […]

A Touch of Whimsy – The Details

A Touch of Whimsy – A Styled Shoot. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post highlighting the savory comfort food and tantalizing sweets!

A sense of relaxed elegance was achieved through a cheerful autumn color palette, rich textures, and six whimsical little flower girls.

Six charming little fairies danced around a breathtaking display of floral perfection. The farm table from Exquisite Events featured a custom-made trellis that was ideal for Sayles of Sayles Livingston Design’s vision for the shoot. “Hanging ceiling flowers are really trending right now, the execution of which we are becoming known for. I wanted to show how that concept can be achieved on a smaller scale,” she described. Heavy greenery intertwined with coral, fuchsia, and burnt orange blooms hung delicately alongside mini lanterns. Candlelight illuminated each lantern, emitting an amber glow amongst the flora. Gold painted succulents and mercury glass vessels were scattered throughout the table adding a touch of glitz to the colorful design. Nearby, a Chase Canopy tent was transformed into a luxe lounge with draping in rich autumn hues, an oriental rug, and a plush leather couch and ottoman. A few feet over, hanging from a large tree, an eclectic chandelier shed light on the scrumptious dessert table completing the overall design.

 

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A Touch of Whimsy – The Details

A Touch of Whimsy – A Styled Shoot. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post highlighting the savory comfort food and tantalizing sweets! A sense of relaxed elegance was achieved through a cheerful autumn color palette, rich textures, and six whimsical little flower girls. Six charming little fairies danced around a breathtaking display of floral perfection. The […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Blackstone Caterers

Vendor Spotlight is on Blackstone Caterers; known for their delicious farm-to-table cuisine and impeccable service, Blackstone Caterers never disappoints.

1. How did your business come to be?

Blackstone Caterers originated in the Blackstone Valley area in 1945. It was then we got our start catering at bereavements and local factories. Blackstone was known for our sandwiches, salads and traditional luncheon items (people still tell us stories of when they experienced Blackstone over 50 years ago!) but were ready to take our business to the next level. In the 80’s Blackstone migrated down to Newport to cater the lavish mansions parties and galas that were quickly becoming popular in this sought-after locale, and opened up The Market on the Boulevard (later known as The Market – Newport Gourmet).  The catering operated out of the back until the store came to a close in early 2000’s.  Blackstone made its final move to Aquidneck Park where we reside today!

2. What are the services you offer?

We are proud to be a full service caterer.  We design menus, have a full liquor license and manage all of our own staff.  Our clients work with our experienced Sales Team to create the style and design of their events through their menu, linens, china, glassware, signature cocktails, floor plans, and so on. Our completely customized approach allows us to foster lasting relationships with those we work with.

 3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service?

We are located in Aquidneck Park in Middletown, Rhode Island.  In season we will travel within about an hour or so from our commissary and further in the off season.  We typically say that we caterer all over Rhode Island, Southern Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut as well as parts of the Cape.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

We typically book a year out, but we see many clients booking even further to ensure they secure their preferred date.  We encourage those who are planning weddings to book as early as possible so they can experience the full range of venues and planning options available for their big day and not be limited by those that have already sold out. Our corporate business is a little closer to the date, but can sometimes range from a month or two to about a year out for larger galas.  We pride ourselves on never overextending or overselling—each of our clients are important to us and we promise to give them the level of service they expect and deserve, no matter the occasion.

 5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

Hire vendors that understand your vision and that have experience.  You need to trust your vendors to take care of you.  Additionally, don’t shop by standard of price alone.  Make sure you know you are getting as you do get what you pay for! When you hire vendors you trust you will be able to relax and enjoy your day!

Photography by Erin McGinn

Photgraphy by Sarah Pudlo

Photography by Sarah Pudlo

Photography by Emily Delamater

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Vendor Spotlight On: Blackstone Caterers

Vendor Spotlight is on Blackstone Caterers; known for their delicious farm-to-table cuisine and impeccable service, Blackstone Caterers never disappoints. 1. How did your business come to be? Blackstone Caterers originated in the Blackstone Valley area in 1945. It was then we got our start catering at bereavements and local factories. Blackstone was known for our […]

Vendor Spotlight is On: Paper & Pearl

Vendor Spotlight is on Paper & Pearl; a full-service stationery design firm specializing in beautiful luxury of all things paper.

1. How did your business come to be? 

I launched Paper & Pearl in 2014 after a long career in sales and through my passion for beautiful paper and design.  I always dreamed of owning a stationery store, but with a growing trend towards on-line shopping, I decided that an e-commerce business was the way to go.

2. What are the services you offer? 

For my bridal clients, I offer a personal consultation to learn about all the lovely details of the wedding and how I could help turn their vision into the perfect wedding invitation suite.  I also offer “Day Of” wedding items like programs, menus, escort cards, specialty drink signs — basically anything that needs to be on paper!  I also carry a full line of beautiful stationery on the Paper & Pearl website by some of the best names in stationery.

3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service? 

I operate Paper & Pearl from my home studio in Bristol.  Because of the nature of my business, consultations are best done in my home studio where my clients and I meet and go through the many samples and albums that I carry to come up with the perfect invitation suite.  I have also worked with long-distance couples via Skype or emails.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?   

To alleviate the stress, I recommend that consultation be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of the wedding. This will give us plenty of time to select the design elements and go through the proofing process for any edits.  Some designers I work with have long lead times for printing, which needs to be considered.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides? 

My best advice to couples is that they should look at their invitation suite as a way of setting the tone for their wedding day.  Invitations are the first glimpses guests will receive of the couples style and theme for the day and lets them know they are special people to the couple.

My best tip for couples when ordering invitations is to have the invitation envelopes pre-printed with the guest’s names and addresses!  This is a wonderful, time saver and an inexpensive add-on.

 

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Vendor Spotlight is On: Paper & Pearl

Vendor Spotlight is on Paper & Pearl; a full-service stationery design firm specializing in beautiful luxury of all things paper. 1. How did your business come to be?  I launched Paper & Pearl in 2014 after a long career in sales and through my passion for beautiful paper and design.  I always dreamed of owning […]

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