Friday, May 15, 2009

Princess Bride

Joyela & Kenneth
Ringling Museum Courtyard

In late April we had the pleasure of working at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. They have so many great venues there, but we were in my personal favorite - the courtyard. Plus, we had our own Princess Bride - Joyela who was marrying Kenneth, a Prince of Nigeria.

The Pewter and Silver color scheme, accented with fuschia lighting was backdropped with panels of white drape down the length of one of the loggias. Rectangular guest tables lined the loggia overlooking grassy fields of white furniture and a white dance floor, all lit in pink. African Dancers provided entertainment during the cocktail hour proceeding dinner.

And, as the sun was setting, servers in white dinner jackets formed a precise line to deliver a synchronized presentation of three courses.


Trio of Maryland Crab Cakes, Chipotle Mac'n Cheese,
and Grilled Shrimp on Plantain Mash

Mixed Field Greens Salad
Champagne- Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette

Duet of Grilled Filet over Potato Gruyere Gratin and Asparagus

Chilean Sea Bass with a Tropical Fruit Salsa

All of this was followed by a beautiful red and silver cake on rhinestone and jewel studded tiers, created by Chocolate Pi.

And then, finally, a Dessert Reception followed with an assortment of sweets and savories, including Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Lollipops, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Gourmet Cheeses, Beef Sliders, and Beef Empenadas.

The couple and their guests danced the night away under the rhinestone accented columns over a white dance floor from Concept Bait. It was truly a magical night!

Thanks to Phillip Lloyd Photography and Limelight Photography for the wonderful pictures!