How to put together the best wedding dance songs for the best wedding playlist.
Our Los Angeles and San Diego wedding coordinating team coordinate and design lots of weddings and have witnessed of our fair share of wedding dances over the years. Though it may be hard to let go of, the days of the chicken dance, Y.M.C.A. and ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ have long since passed. So, I wanted to put together the best wedding dance playlist of what we currently see on today’s wedding dance floor. I have collected a popular list of songs that will get your wedding party up and boogying.
It’s really easy to have a listen to any of songs below on Sportify. If you don’t already have a free music account on Spotify, DO SO RIGHT NOW! (www.spotify.com) I highly, highly recommend Spotify to anyone out there who hasn’t taken the plunge yet. It’s free to sign up. Super easy to sign up. And, it gives you free access to every song, album or artist you can think of. (The only band I have not seen on there that I was interested in listening to was The Beatles.) Spotify is a splendid place to have a listen to the wedding dance songs below and to snoop around a bit and find more to add to your wedding playlist. If you want to add a jazz playlist for dinner, an upbeat funk playlist for cocktail hour, or put together a list of your favorite dance songs, I would highly recommend Spotify to search through songs, and create playlists on your account to purchase at a later date, or, just to play directly through your Spotify account. The month of your wedding you can easily pay the $9 fee to make your account commercial free.
An app for Apple products called DJay (http://www.algoriddim.com/djay) is also an awesome way to skirt around paying a DJ for your wedding. Simply make your playlist on your laptop, iPhone or iPad, and you can program DJay to match all the beats and seamlessly transition from one song to the next without any breaks between your songs. It’s an awesome app. Honestly, it’s the exact same app all the DJ’s you’ll pay to DJ your wedding will be using anyway. Seriously! It’s also just a really fun and powerful application to play around with. Though, I would recommend trying it out a few times and listening to your playlist around the house so you know how it all works.
BEST FIRST DANCE SONGS
Something to keep in mind when picking out your first dance song is to keep it short. One of my best friends played a 6 minute long song for his first dance and he later told me how it felt like an eternity. “You can only smile and kiss your spouse so many times in front of your wedding party before you start to feel everyone growing board watching you.” Don’t get me wrong, the first dance is a very special occasion but believe, from my experience as well, those few minutes will feel like an eternity as all eyes are on you two along on the dance floor. Its nice to find a song that’s more in the 2 to 3 minute range. Its just as special and you’ll gladly agree with me when its you up there.
I think the first dance should be a classic song, nothing new or trendy. Keep it classy. Here are a couple gems you can’t go wrong with (and that are also short!).
My personal favorite and the one that I played for my first dance was A Kiss To Build A dream on. Such a great song.
A Kiss To Build A dream On by Louis Armstrong (3:01)
At Last by Etta James (3:02)
As Time Goes By by Frank Sinatra
Close To You by The Carpenters
Dream A Little Dream by the Mamas & The Papas
BEST WEDDING DANCE SONGS
I know this is in no way a complete wedding dance playlist but it does have a great collection of songs to get you started. A good rule of thumb is to have a little for everyone. Play some of the hits for the older folks and mix in a few beats for the youngsters. To have the best wedding dance playlist your going to want to get everyone on the floor, not just the songs you and your spouse enjoy.
Thriller by Michael Jackson
All My Friends by LCD Sound System
It’s Your Thing by The Isley Brothers
Single Ladies by Beyonce
And I was A Boy From School by Hot Chip
Jump by The Pointer Sisters
Matchbox by the Beatles
Mess Around by Ray Charles
Dancing Queen by Abba
Green Onion by Booker T and The MG’s
Open Eye Signal by Jon Hpkins
Home by Edward Sharp and The Magnetic Zeros
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher by Jackie Wilson
Do Your Thing by Jaxx
Lucky Tonight by Daft Punk
Just What I Need by the Cars
Baby You’re A Rich Man by The Beatles
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journy
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Sex Machine by James Brown
I Love It by Icona Pop
Over And Over by Hot Chip
Dance! By Jamericoi (from Napoleon Dynamite)
Showdown by Electric Light Orchestra
American Boy by Estelle (and Kanye)
Party Man by Prince
Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake
ABC by The Jackson 5
Lanzarote by Lindstrom, Todd Terje
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie Minogue
House Of Cards by Radiohead
Float On by Modest Mouse
Miss You by The Rolling Stones
Sister Jack by Spoon
Sharpeshifter Blues by Pilote
BEST LAST CALL DANCE SONGS
For my wedding, my wife and I had two songs on a reserve playlist for the last few minutes of the night before the bar closed. They were, I Did It My Way, and One For My Baby (And One More For The Road), both by Frank Sinatra. The first song gets everyone on the dance floor singing along, and the second song is probably the greatest closing song ever written. It’s a great song to hold on to before the nights all over. Give them a listen.
STRUCTURING YOUR WEDDING DANCE PLAYLIST
There are no rules to the layout of your wedding playlist but if you do decide to go without a DJ, I strongly recommend listing to your completed playlist a few times around the house from start to finish. When I created my wedding playlist we decided to put two or three slow songs at the begginging, and then Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the first upbeat dance song. We felt it would be everyones favorite and it would keep the most amount of people on the dance floor after the slow songs. From there we played tried to keep a nice mix of old and new so that everyone was happy.
We also found that if we put more of the sing along songs like, All The Single Ladies, Jump, Bon Jovi’s Livin On A Prayer, towards the end when people had more to drink that everyone would sing along.
And then lastly we played a few slow songs as the last two songs of the night. This brought everyone back out on the dance floor and was a great way to set the mood as we all said our good byes for the evening.
There’s no right or wrong way to through a wedding dance so do what works best for you and what you think your guests will really enjoy. Even though I gave suggestions on doing your own DJ don’t be afraid to still go with a DJ. Nothing can really replace an actual DJ. Just be sure you give him the list of songs you want him to play and he’ll fill the rest! Have fun!
We’re starting to see more companies like Reebok’s CrossFit Games offering organic cuisine at their events.
This weekend, July 26 – 28th, Reebok’s international 2013 Crossfit Games will be held in Carson, CA. Athletes from all over the globe will gather at StubHub Stadium to compete in a variety of track and field events, vying for the grand prize of $275,000. To feed these highly tuned bodies, Eco Caters, a fun, environmentally friendly Los Angeles based catering company, will provide all-organic and locally sourced food. Organic food is not just for professional athletes and Prius drivers anymore; companies across the country are starting to go the organic route when it comes to catering.
“We’re still a young company, but the response we get from clients tasting our food for the first time is exciting,” says Adam, co-owner of Eco Caters. “We’re starting to see more companies like Reebok’s CrossFit Games offering organic cuisine at their events. Clients can actually taste the difference in our food quality, and it also boosts work moral. People take pride working for a company that looks out for their wellbeing.”
With branches in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Washington D.C., Eco Caters is dedicated to providing the highest quality catering experience. 100% of their handcrafted foods are made from fresh, local, organic produce. Eco Caters works directly with the farms to guarantee a very high quality in fresh produce that is sourced right here in Southern California. The organic catering company also maintains the highest level of service at every event to ensure that their clients can sit back and simply enjoy the food. Eco Caters can provide catering services for private events, or full service event along with wedding coordinators to help clients plan from start to finish. To find out more about Eco Caters, visit their website: www.ecocaters.com
Erin and Dan designed their one-of-a-kind wedding at the Paramount Ranch by infusing their quirky personality, sense of adventure and detailing it with a little rustic décor.
The Paramount Ranch was used 50 years ago as a western film set, but it’s no ghost town. The Paramount Ranch is a one-of-a-kind wedding spot and if you’re in the market for a wedding location you owe yourself a visit. It’s cheaper to rent than almost any place in Los Angeles, and it’s beautiful! There’s a reason so many TV shows and movies were filmed on the 2,700-acre ranch. The scenery is peaceful, untouched and breathtaking. You can walk in any direction and feel like you’re in a romantic movie.
Our Los Angeles wedding catering company had so much fun bartending the Saloon. Our staff poured dark beer in classic glass mugs, red wine straight from oak barrels, and Sioux City Sarsaparilla for the kiddies. The couple also brought in a rousing four-piece bluegrass band to play on the boardwalk in front of the hotel. With suds sloshing in everyone’s mug and the toe tappin’ music… it was quite the wedding party!
After cocktail hour had wrapped, guests meandered over to the dining hall where our all organic, Los Angeles wedding catering company had set up tables and chairs decorated with rustic centerpieces of mason jar candles, oil lanterns, twine wrapped bundles of wheat, and vintage table doilies.
A lot of Los Angeles wedding caterers serve frozen food but everything we serve is fresh and local. For the main course, the couple chose to have a buffet. Serving a wedding buffet style is a great way to save on wedding costs while also making sure your guests get exactly what they want. We served up a baby spinach salad tossed with our house dressing, a juicy grilled Mahi Mahi with fresh mango and shallots, our hardy vegetable lasagna with roasted tomato sauce, Wild Mushroom Quinoa (which has been a very popular summer menu item), and an assortment of grilled Farmers Market vegetables.
We had such a fun time being apart of Erin and Dan’s unique wedding and we can’t wait to show you more photos. These photos are just a little tease from Marin Rosche, of Marin Rosche Photography.
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Eco Caters, your all organic Los Angeles wedding catering team, gets so excited when we cater weddings at the Adamson House. If you’re looking for a Los Angeles wedding location, look no further!
Newly engaged couples are always on the lookout for that romantic, all in one, Los Angeles wedding location, and no couple can resist the timeless attraction to the Adamson House in Malibu. Once a couple has walked around the historic Adamson House and breathed her sweet ocean breeze, they fall hard. If you’ve never been, let me entice you with these beautiful Adamson House wedding photos from Los Angeles wedding photographer, Laura, of Beautiful Day Photography.
The Adamson property stretches out over a few acres of prime beachfront property. The pearl of the estate is the Spanish Colonial Revival style home, which was built in 1929. It. Is. stunning! The immense tile work and overall architectural design of the house is something everyone should see firsthand. Even if you’re not looking to host an event on the property, it’s a state park visit every Los Angelino should have the pleasure of visiting.
The grounds that surround the home are immersive and elegant. Perched right on the tip of the peninsula in Malibu, it gives you a spectacular view of the coastline as well as an ideal spot for sunsets. The landmark gardens have been beautifully preserved in their 1930’s appearance. As you look around, you begin to realize that every detail of the estate has been meticulously cared for.
The couple wanted our Los Angeles wedding caterers to start off their cocktail hour with an assortment of all-organic, tray passed appetizers for their guests. Our refreshing (and in season) Cucumber Cups with Mango was the first one out the kitchen; diced mango with a fine brunoise, julienne of chili and lemon preserve atop a pickling cucumber. It was a true crowd pleaser and the perfect little bit sized morsel for a California summer day.
(Above) As guests took to their seats they were greeted to our popular Seared Albacore with Orange Grapefruit Slaw. This Hors D’Oeuvre was one the couple fell in love with and made a priority on their list. As always, our Los Angeles catering company was happy to accommodate their special request.
As family and friends shared their heart felt speeches in honor of the newly weds, our Los Angeles wedding caterers were quietly at work serving plated salads of wild Arugula with peach, nectarine, Point Reyes Blue crumbled cheese, and of course our Apple Cider Vinaigrette dressing.
For the main course our all-organic Los Angeles wedding catering team plated a Crispy King Salmon with Fennel Onion Confit. Our eco-friendly kitchen staff led by Chef Adam prepared a Pasta Bolognese over a bed of penne pasta, Roasted Weiser Farms Potatoes with marjoram and thyme. (The couple loved the mini purple and yellow potatoes we prepared for them during their food tasting, so we noted a special request to use those in our dishes during their wedding.) Our Los Angeles wedding caterers also served sides of grilled Farmer’s Market Vegetables, and our rich and creamy Gorgonzola Mac-N-Cheese.
Enjoy the rest of the photos by Laura at Beautiful Day Photography. She did an amazing job (as you can tell) capturing the spirit of the wedding and the natural beauty of the Adamson House property. Laura was also really fun to work with and we couldn’t recommend her more!
Eco Caters would also like to give a very special thanks to the park rangers at the Adamson House for having Eco Caters as their Los Angeles wedding caterer and for being so accommodating to using their property. Our entire staff loves catering weddings at the Adamson House and I know their looking forward to their next visit! See you soon!
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Location: The Adamson House
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Beautiful Day Photography
The Houdini Estate is a lavish 1920′s era Estate perfect for couples seeking an intimate Los Angeles wedding location bursting with personality and a lush tropical garden.
Whether you’re a magic fan or not, chances are you’ve heard of The Great Harry Houdini. The man practically invited modern magic (or “illusions” if your Gob Bluth). In the 1920’s he built a beautiful, gothic-era Estate quietly tucked away on Laurel Canyon Blvd, here in Los Angeles. It should be a top choice for anyone looking for that perfect wedding location in Los Angeles. Our clients Brooke and Shahrier fell in love with the wedding location and as you look over their beautiful wedding photos you will see why. I know it might sound corny to say, but it is kind of a magical spot!
“Magic and mystery appear around every corner of this historic five-acre Hollywood Hills property. The gated and storied Houdini Estate features terraced gardens, a waterfall, a natural spring pond, an expansive lawn with century-old plantings, hiking trails, seven romantic gazebos, and stunning canyon views. Old-world decorations, Houdini memorabilia, paneled walls, and a welcoming fireplace inspire a sense of warmth and nostalgia in the living room. Other amenities include a hidden pool table, outdoor fireplace, barbecue patio, and a heated pool and outdoor spa. On-site parking can accommodate up to 50 cars.” ~ www.thehoudiniestate.com
Our clients Brooke and Shahrier wanted to treat their family to a classic Indian cuisine, and since our Los Angeles wedding catering team has catered for Indian families in the past, it wasn’t an issue. Our Los Angeles wedding caterers brought out beautiful plates that incorporated fresh, and in-season ingredients into a colorful and flavorful feast, fit for young and old alike.
Our Los Angeles wedding catering team also coordinated the wedding the day of. There are different options for having Eco Caters coordinate your wedding; it all depends on how involved couples wish to be with their wedding day. Some couples enjoy having the entire wedding coordinated while others just seek out a coordinator the day of. If you’d like to learn a little bit more on how we coordinate events CLICK HERE. It’s something helpful we love doing that you won’t often find with other Los Angeles caterers.
We want to give a special thanks to Brooke and Shahrier for inviting us into their family, and for choosing Eco Caters as their Los Angeles wedding caterer. Rachel Thurston (Los Angeles wedding photographer) did an amazing job as Brooke and Shahrier’s wedding photographer. Rachel Thurston captured the energy and warmth that the couple, and their family emitted during their touching ceremony, their catered feast, and especially on the dance floor. If you’d like to see more of Rachel Thurston’s work (which I highly recommend you doing), you can snoop around her website and see all her fun photography: http://www.rachelthurston.com/weddings/
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Rachel Thurston
Los Angeles Wedding Location: The Houdini Estate
As a LGBT friendly catering company in southern California we are so excited that the Supreme Court today has responsibly taken action to forward the gay rights movement!
Our catering company has catered and coordinated many gay and lesbian weddings over the years in the Los Angeles and the San Diego area, and it was heartbreaking to talk with our clients who were all excited and ready to get married, only to have it stripped away from them these last few years with the passing of Proposition 8. I know we all felt helpless.
That’s why today is such a special day for all of us!!! The Supreme Courts overruling of this polarizing law is no more! We look forward to cheering a little bit louder at the next wedding we coordinate, and take pride in knowing that our voices are being heard, and that we are making a difference.
Pictured Above: Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry (R) kiss their son Elliot Perry (C) after they were married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris Photo: Getty Images
Our Ojai wedding catering team is proud to share Felicia and Tim’s beautiful, rustic wedding at the Dent House!
Eco Caters, the all-organic Los Angeles wedding catering team put together a beautiful wedding for our lovely, (and in love) clients, Felicia and Tim. They chose to have their wedding at the beautiful Dent House located in Ojai, just an hour north of downtown Los Angeles. The Dent House is the ideal wedding location for any couple seeking a Los Angeles get-away for them and their guests. The Dent House has a quite, woodsy, down-home-country vibe that makes you feel worlds away from La La Land.
Our clients wanted a Cabin type atmosphere to their wedding and Eco Caters pulled out all the stops to customize our menu to tailor it perfectly to the robust land of Dent House. Our Los Angeles wedding catering company dressed an old weathered oak table with appetizers just as tasteful as the décor. Our Eco Caters Chef prepared grilled mango skewer marinated with caramelized curry glaze, our popular roasted garlic hummus, red pepper hummus, Olive Tapenade, and yummy bit-sized sandwiches made from fresh baked bread, house smoked bacon, wild arugula leaves, and pickled onions. Our Los Angeles wedding caterers also put together some beautifully arranged cheese boards with an assortment of local cheeses, garlic rubbed baguettes, bright berries, homemade jams, apricot preserves, and edible flowers. Our Los Angeles caterers also tray passed a hardy assortment of goodies fresh from the beautiful old kitchen onsite as well. Guests mingled, nibbled and sipped until the sun set.
For the big feed our Los Angeles wedding catering company dished up a homespun family-style dinner. Eco Caters, Los Angeles wedding caterer brought out platters of juicy braised beef with fresh minced herbs, grilled sea bass blackened with dried spices, smashed potatoes whipped with cream and black truffle, a medley of grilled Farmers Market vegetables, and our creamy Gouda Mac-N-Cheese.
Felicia and Tim, you two were such a delight to work with and your wedding was picture perfect in every way. We wish you to the best and hope to continue to hear from you over the years! We would love updates as your family grows!
Special thanks Kurt Boomer who’s earthy and intimate photography style matched the feel and décor of the Dent House impeccably. Your work speaks for itself.
Los Angeles wedding caterer: Eco Caters
Los Angeles wedding photographer: Kurt Boomer
Ojai Wedding location: Dent House
Beer isn’t about how wide the mouth-hole is on the can, or if the mountains change colors when it’s cold. It’s about flavor; it’s about breweries that take pride in their beer. Since Budweiser is now a German owned company, and Coors and Miller keep pumping out the same boring suds year after year, why not change it up this summer, and treat your back-yard guests to one of the many budding American brewers out there. With so many small batch breweries’ out there, it’s a great time to be a beer drinker in the States.Here’s are some of our favorites!
KONA BREWERY ~ Hawaii
There’s nothing more relaxing than unwinding with a Hawaiian brewed beer. A few years ago while honeymooning in Kauai I came across one of these locally brewed island beers from Kona Brewery, and instantly fell in love with its full, smooth flavor. Thanks’ to its popularity this father/son brewing team (started in 1995) can now be found all over the mainland. The Long Board Larger, and the Big Wave Golden Ale are two of my personal favorites, but you really can’t go wrong with any of them.
“Kona Brewing Company recognizes that the future of the Earth depends upon how businesses and individuals treat the Earth. To show its commitment to sustainability, Kona Brewing Company utilizes the services of a Sustainability Coordinator within its company. Most of the Kailua-Kona brewery’s spent grain is given to a cattle rancher, and the remaining amount is used as an ingredient in the pubs’ pizza dough and breads.”
EAGLE ROCK BREWERY ~ Southern California
Eagle Rock is a local Los Angeles area (Eagle Rock, CA) brewery that is spreading like wild fire! The company started only five years ago and already, they’ve left quite an impression on the locals.
Started by a husband/wife/father team, the family has been making a wide selection of fun, and approachable beers. I had the pleasure of visiting their brewery a few years ago and was thoroughly impressed with brewery. They hand craft small batches at a time and it’s really run by the three of them! Their beer list is always evolving and growing but if I were pressed to pick a favorite, I’d go with the Revolution Extra Pale Ale, and the Manifesto Wit Bier, which are full flavored and hop-happy beers. Eagle Rock Brewery makes great sipping beers.
NEW BELGIUM BREWERY (AKA FAT TIRE) ~Colorado
I can still remember the days when my friends would bring back bottles of Fat Tire from their trip to Colorado. They were such a treat. The small Fort Collins, Colorado brewery didn’t sell outside the state but thankfully today, you can find it in 31 of them! New Belgium Breweries, Fat Tire is just an all around great American Beer. It’s balanced with a nice bready, nutty flavor to it, perfectly suited for grilled vegetables and meats.
NEW GLARUS BREWING ~ Wisconsin
If you really want to impress your savvy-beer-guests at your next party, I highly recommend getting your hands on a case of Spotted Cow, by New Glarus Brewing Co. With it’s subtle flavors of citrus and caramel, this is thee best beer I have ever tasted! It’s a cream-ale meticulously brewed in small batches with all local ingredients, with a full trophy shelf of awards. The only downside to Spotted Cow beer is that it can only be found in Wisconsin. Is it worth the trip? Yes.
Did you know our Los Angeles wedding catering team also coordinates most of the weddings we cater for our clients? It’s true! So technically we’re a catering company, managed by coordinators, or, coordinators with chefs-or… well, you get the idea. The care and detail our Los Angeles wedding catering team puts into our beloved dishes, is the same level of care we put into event-design and wedding coordinating. Combining our catering company with our Eco Caters coordinator is an easy way to save money, and cause less headache for you. Such was the case with this beautiful wedding by newlyweds Kayla and Mike!
Kayla and Mike’s wedding was held in a beautiful garden in West Hills, California (about 30 miles north west of downtown Los Angeles), known as Orcutt Ranch. Now a Historical site, Orcutt Ranch is one of those iconic California jewels. The 24 acre park is home to some lavish gardens, gazebos, oak and citrus orchards, and a beautiful adobe estate house built in 1926. Our Los Angeles wedding coordinator found the property ideal for weddings, quiet, romantic, and gave everyone attending a feeling of being swept back into the golden era of the 1930s. (Orcutt Ranch, 23600 Roscoe Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91304)
“The Orcutt Ranch, formally called Rancho Sombra del Roble, was the vacation and retirement estate of William Warren Orcutt and his wife Mary Logan Orcutt. The adobe residence, as well as the estate’s garden, ranch structures, oak trees, and citrus orchard have historic significance because of the distinction of its owner W.W. Orcutt, pioneer of the oil production industry in California and discoverer of the prehistoric fossils at the LaBrea Tar Pits.” ~ (http://www.laparks.org/dos/horticulture/orcuttranch.htm)
Following Kayla and Mike’s ceremony, our Los Angeles wedding caterers tray passed a fun assortment of hors d’oeuvres including an Argentinean lamb skewer drizzled with our earthy Chimmi Churri, our chef’s Mojo Grilled Shrimp with pineapple and chives, and crispy Endive spears with a whipped goat’s cheese, caramelized onions and candied almonds, to name a few.
For the main course, our Los Angeles wedding catering team served a hearty buffet of all-organic and local cuisine. It was a great way for our couple to serve the kind of dishes they wanted with their guests to enjoy with them, along with saving the couple some money that they were able to invest in other aspects of the wedding like a DJ or more exotic flowers.
Our Los Angeles wedding caterers started off the feast with a large bowl of wild arugula tossed with peach, nectarine, crumbled Point Reyes Blue (bleu cheese), and our house Apple Cider Vinaigrette. For the main course, our Los Angeles caterers served guests our Roasted Herbed Chicken Breast with Lemon Avocado Oil, tender grilled sea bass with a Cilantro Jalapeno Oil and crispy scallions, Crispy King Salmon with Fennel Onion Confit, our popular Wild Mushroom Quinoa, and a dish Kayla and Mike just had to have on their menu, our Glazed Farmers Market Root Vegetables.
We wish Kayla and Mike congratulations on a wonderful wedding and we want to thank them for choosing Eco Caters as their Los Angeles wedding caterer. We’d also like to thank the great staff at Orcutt Ranch for sharing their beautiful landmark with us!
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Los Angele Wedding Coordinator: Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Email Kayla
Los Angeles Wedding Location: Orcutt Ranch
Our Orange County wedding caterers dish up and coordinate a beautiful backyard wedding vow renewal. Our clients tell us what they want and our team pulls together to deliver.
It’s becoming more and more common for couples to renew their wedding vows, and why not! It’s a romantic occasion between two people rekindling their love for one another. In the past renewing wedding vows meant quietly flying off to Hawaii and spending the weekend alone, but more and more couples are sharing the celebration with their close friends and family, and or southern California catering company is here to help!
Susan and her husband Ernest wanted to renew their wedding vows. The two of them decided it would be most meaningful to share the intimate ceremony with their children, extended family and a few close friends. They turned to our friendly and seasoned staff to help them coordinate and cater their event. Our Coordinator helped the couple work out their budget; created a custom menu for their taste buds, and took care of rentals and organizing their ceremony the day of. What came together was a fun, laidback wedding vow renewal surrounded by the people closest to them, in the backyard of their beautiful Orange County home.
A simple yet mouth water chemistry of flavors: Our ripe, in season melons paired with fresh mint leaves and drizzled with our savory balsamic vinaigrette.
During most of the events we cater our Orange County wedding caterers always makes sure the children are taken care of, with their own organic plates. Sometimes our chef will cook the kids a bowl of our creamy, homemade Gorgonzola mac-n-cheese but for this occasion the kiddies were interested in grilled chicken strips atop Fettuccini. It got pretty quiet at the kiddy table, which is always a good sign.
Come to think of it, it got pretty quiet at the adult’s table to!
Our Los Angeles wedding catering team grilled a savory, Porter Marinated Tri-Tip dripping with a green peppercorn sauce. For our seafood lovers our Orange County catering company grilled thick fillets of Mahi Mahi topped with our popular, yet spicy, Cilantro Jalapeno Oil with sautéed scallions. For sides guests were treated to our buttery smashed potatoes accented with black truffle, a nutty flavored Thyme Mirepoix Quinoa, and a colorful assembly of grilled Farmers Market vegetables. The quietest part of any wedding (or vow renewal) is when our food hits the table. It’s a little something we notice, and love.
We’d like to give a special “thank you!” to Susan and Ernest for choosing Eco Caters as their Orange County wedding caterer. Thank you for inviting us into your home and allowing our chefs to share your wonderful kitchen. And, thank you for sharing these wonderful photos you and your family took during your wedding vow renewal, our Orange County wedding catering team is excited to share a few of them with our clients!
Orange County Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Orange County Wedding Coordinator: Eco Caters