This rustic indoor reception held in a modern barn featured a nature-inspired, family-style seated dinner. The color scheme was comprised of ivory, dark wood and mixed shades of green, creating the perfect blend with the wooden farm table, brown and blue place settings and linen accents. Guests were seated by place cards and welcomed with a menu of the evening’s offerings, featuring a single succulent bud.

The dining table was covered with beautiful pottery and accented with fresh succulents, baby blue eucalyptus and touches of large blossoms. Custom hanging centerpieces of circular tree wood slices covered with Southern smilax hung over the table, bringing in a hint of the outdoors. Brass candlesticks and flameless candles added a romantic touch to the tablescape along with the use of bird and natural linen mixed with simple floral elements.

Appetizers: Crostini, Bruschetta & Pita Chips served with Roasted Red Peppers, Golden Raisins, Traditional Hummus & Marinated Olives; Grilled Vegetables; Artichoke & Feta Salad; Couscous Salad; Gourmet Cheese Display with Assorted Crackers, Flatbread & Fresh Fruit Garnish; Heirloom Tomato Salad – Corn, Lady Peas, Basil & Fried Okra

Main Course: Family Style Herb Crusted New Zealand Rack of Lamb with Mint Pesto Sauce; Butter Poached Chicken Roulade Stuffed with Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Spinach & Goat Cheese; Classic Saffron Risotto with Shaved Parmesan; Baby Vegetable Fricassee with Golden Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Heirloom Tri-Colored Carrots & French Green Beans; Chilled Asparagus Platter with Raspberry Vinaigrette, Crumbled Feta Cheese & Fresh Raspberries

Catering: Kathy G & Co.
Event & Floral Design: HotHouse Design Studio
Furniture & Props: PropHouse Birmingham
Photography: Mo Davis Photography
Lighting & Draping: On-Site Productions
Linens: I Do Linens
Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited
Stationery: Fine Paperwork
Venue: The Barn at Shady Lane