Set at the historic Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Kristen + Michael’s wedding is timeless and elegant, certainly one that won’t soon be forgotten. Our first wedding with No Regrets Events could not have been more seamless, sophisticated and sentimental, and Nancy and her team executed every element with ease and perfection. We were thrilled to collaborate with Nancy, and another Studio1658 alum, Amy Osaba, and as always, were floored by the beauty that the innovative team at AO consistently creates. Coming into this wedding, we were sure Kristen + Michael’s wedding would be first-rate, and with the cake on it’s way from Anne Kathleen Cakes, and Karlin Perez behind the lense to capture these dazzling images, we were spot on!
As big foodies, it was a point of pride for Kristen + Michael to be hands-on in developing their custom menu, and to provide their guests with an incredible dining experience. We’d say they hit the nail on the head. After the ceremony, guests were treated to passed hors d’oeuvres, some old favorites like our miniature New England crabcakes with ancho chile aioli, and some new items like salmon crudo with celery root puree + wasabi oil with dill + lemon. A beautifully displayed tapas style station, featuring lobster ceviche with citrus + blue corn cakes, scallop crudo with grapefruit syrup + avocado and citrus poached shrimp with a variety of sauces, was also enjoyed.
Guests entered the spectacular indoor courtyard to see the tables adorned with the AO team’s lush florals designs, and to find a salad of local apples + crispy pancetta served over fresh greens and drizzled with a light gorgonzola vinaigrette to start their dinner. For their seated and served meal, Kristen + Michael chose a slow roasted organic chicken with meyer lemon jus and aged lamb chops with balsamic glaze. Their proteins were served over a bed of warm basil couscous, sauté of broccoli raab with olive oil + garlic, and sweet potato soufflé topped with candied walnuts, perfect for the crisp fall night.
We enjoyed every minute of Kristen + Michael’s big day, and loved getting to know this incredibly strong and stunning couple along the way. Congrats to Kristen + Michael, and thanks for letting us be a part of your celebration.