About the Edibles
Posted: Thursday, Apr. 04, 2013
Ashleigh has been living in Charlotte since 2008 with her oversized yellow lab. She is a communications professional, grad student, runner, and lover of all things wedding! After attending 13 weddings in three years, it's now Ashleigh's turn to be at the altar. Join her as she blogs about her adventures in step-by-step wedding planning and tips for other brides-to-be!
I cant count the times that Ive been told the food is what people will remember, when discussing my wedding. Im not sure thats the whole truth, but food is certainly important. And anyone who knows me, or my fiancé, knows that we like to eat well and a lot.
We knew from the get-go that we wanted to have a delicious spread of food available, something for everyone, but we also didnt want to blow our entire wedding budget on the caterer. We recalled weddings that we had been to with carving stations, jumbo (I mean JUMBO) shrimp, a plethora of appetizers but when we sat down with our caterer, Evelyn (Leroy Springs Catering), we drew up something completely different.
Being the Southerners that we are, we opted to go with a Southern-to-the-core meal. North Carolina pulled pork barbeque with buns and slaw, fried chicken (yum!) and all the fixins. We initially wanted to serve collard greens but quickly realized that my Virginia family is not quite Southern enough to enjoy collards the way we do so we opted for green beans instead. Now, everyone might be in a food coma after dinner, but theyll have just enjoyed a scrumptious Southern dinner.
Food was definitely one of the most important parts of planning for us. We want our guests to be happy with the meal, but we also wanted to be satisfied. I think every dish, side item, appetizer and dessert that we have selected suits us perfectly. Now is anyone elses mouth watering?
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