Ashley and Aaron held their wedding ceremony and reception at the fashionable Smog Shoppe (just south of I-10 on La Cienega Blvd). The Smog Shoppe also happens to be right across the street from our Office! Score! As a Los Angeles wedding caterer, we cater tons of events at the Smog Shoppe and since our kitchen is only thirty steps away event planning is a breeze.
The couple wanted to go all out on appetizers for their guests during cocktail hour and since our headquarters was so close Eco Caters was able to take advantage of our full kitchen and prepare some special treats.
Our organic Los Angeles catering company shucked three choice oysters of differing origins: our local California oyster, a northern west coast variety and a popular Japanese oyster. The trio was complimented with our hot and savory horseradish sauce, a traditional mignonette, and a zippy cocktail sauce.
Along with the oyster bar our Los Angeles caterers offered hummus, tabouli, a colorful olive salad, grilled flatbread, marinated artichoke, and our seared Albacore with an orange grapefruit slaw. But the true crowd pleaser of the night was our fresh-from-the-oven Mini Beef Wellingtons with house-made ketchup and our sweet apricot mustard. These juicy morsels do a wonderful job of tiding guests over until dinner and pair well with hoppy beers or a glass of pinot noir.
Pictured Right: The couple decided on some fun wedding cake alternatives by offering guests waffel cones filled with fresh creme and in season berries, and fun popcorn tubs drizzled with carmel and chocolate. These are the kinds of unique detail we love as a Los Angeles caterer.
Ashley and Aaron did a wonderful job putting their wedding together. Planning their wedding in late autumn instead of the high season of spring and summer is a great way to take advantage of lowered rates and a more flexible schedule for wedding vendors. The weather in southern California is just right too! Last weekend was one of those mild weathered weekends perfectly tailored for an outdoor wedding; just warm enough to enjoy the sunshine yet cool enough to avoid sweating like a Coke bottle at a BBQ. We want to thank Ashley and Aaron for choosing Eco Caters as their Los Angeles caterers! (Photos of the event courtesy of Dana Strommen, Event Coordinator at Eco Caters.)