We were in a room upstairs and Birdie decided on the breakfast buffet for the luncheon. I told them I would bring table decorations. That's a sample of one table- the flowers and the place cards by me. Pretty sure I'll hire someone next time. But it worked out nicely.
Here's the menu--careful not to drool on your computer:
Palmetto Brunch Buffet:
Brioche French Toast; maple syrup
Low-country Shrimp & Grits
Crab Cake; chipotle tartar - in place of Salmon
Vegetable Quiche; spinach, red pepper, goat cheese
Roasted House Cut Potatoes
Maple Sausage Links
Applewood Smoked Bacon
White Lily biscuits
That's Birdie and one of her bridesmaids, Margaret. I have so much to say about the wonderful friends of our bride and groom, but they deserve a post all to themselves. Heck, they each deserve a post individually.
The food was so tasty. Each item had just the right EVERYTHING. Each bite was like a flavor explosion in your mouth. If I searched and searched and then searched some more, I couldn't find one negative thing to say about the food, the service, the physical building and room...not one negative thing. And I seriously do look. I've been like that since I started blogging and reporting on things.
Potatoes, bacon, sausage, crab cakes----
If you do get down this way and want to use The Old Village Post House, just get in touch with Bonnie Richardson. She is the sweetest most wonderful coordinator I've ever worked with. Very personable and able to make you feel like you and your event are the only things in the world she cares about.
This is Sarah and Birdie. They've known each other since high school and Sarah flew in from... Iceland? Greenland? Sarah, where the heck do you live now???
DoodleBug and Birdie having an in-depth conversation with the sweet flower girl in this next picture. See the beverage station in the background to the right? That's where our server was- her name was Ann Marie and she was so sweet and polite and funny! Honestly, I don't think those people could have done something wrong if they tried. I meant to take pictures of Bonnie and Ann Marie but I just didn't.
Oh, wait! I just thought of something negative---the dang plates were NOT big enough. LOL
Those are two of the groom's aunties with three friends of the bride and groom. And, YES! The new in-law family is TERRIFIC! It was so good to meet them and we just love them all so much!
This is Mackenzie. She and Birdie have been BFF's since they were 3 years old. She was the maid of honor. We've always called her my dark haired child. She's a gem to say the least!
That's Anna sitting with the aunties. I could never say enough about Anna. You know those people you meet and you think that maybe your life would have been lacking had you never had the opportunity to meet them? Yeah, she's one of those kinds of people. LOVE you, Anna!
Also- see that little burlap bag tied with an orange bow to Anna's right? We filled ten of those with the nicest things for prizes for a game we played. I got the items from Bumblewood (the link will take you to her website). Each bag had a lip balm and either a soap, body lotion bar or body butter inside. The ladies LOVED them! There are no bad things in these products either. AND, she's the daughter of Kim at My Field of Dreams!
That's my BFF for the last 25 years! She will be getting a post all to herself. No one has a BFF like mine. No one. And, no. I am NOT sharing her. :)
All of these girls were in the bridal party--- some couldn't get here, but we had these: Mackenzie, Deanie, Birdie, Anna, DoodleBug, Margaret (another friend who deserves a post all to herself) and the flower girl who is the daughter of the groom's sister who couldn't get off work.
And here's their true selves---
Of course, I had to get one with Bestie in there-
Their true selves just couldn't be contained---
Birdie found these book-like boxes at Michael's and put titles on each one using a play on words with the bridesmaids' names (for example: 19-Katie-4, get it? LOL) and put their gift inside the box.
This is Gammie, the groom's grandmother and her great granddaughter, our flower girl. They were singing and snapping their fingers. OMG- Gammie is AMAZING! She's 86 going on 20. I kid you not!
That's me with three of the lovelies- Deanie, Birdie and DoodleBug-
Birdie and Mackenzie---
And again-- they are looking for a new 'go-to' pose---
It was truly a lovely day---
So there y'all have the bridal luncheon.
I'm not getting anything in return for mentioning The Old Village Post House. But I've never had such a totally, exceptional, perfect experience with anything like I did with them. Come to our area. Use them. I promise you- you will NOT be disappointed!
Stayed tuned for the rehearsal dinner. Where I might have a few different things to say...