Your big day may need to be smaller than you once imagined – but it can still be spectacular.
“Microweddings” are sweeping the country as the next tiny trend, this time in the wedding industry. The Knot defines a microwedding as an intimate ceremony and reception for up to 50 guests, usually the couple’s closest friends and relatives – the ideal setup for a Great Full Plate event.
We had the absolute joy of preparing, plating, and serving a multi-course meal for a microwedding in Woodstock, Illinois – a quaint, country suburb northwest of Chicago – earlier this summer. The event was truly incredible, with so much love in every detail, from the stunning 20-person tablescape stretching across the parents-of-the-bride’s living room, to the custom-made wood archway for the wedding ceremony, to dinner served on the bride and groom’s family China sets, to the champagne truck serving cocktails from the driveway. There was nothing “micro” about the love, thought, and attention put into this wedding – it was wonderful to experience!
Leading up to the wedding, we worked with the bride to plan a menu that matched her vision for the event, incorporating the couple’s appreciation for farmer’s market fresh vegetables and satisfying their steak-and-potatoes-loving, Midwestern family.
- Chocolate espresso pulled pork sliders with fresh carrot slaw
- Heirloom tomato bruschetta with Balsamic, microbroccoli, and parmesan
- Grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters
- Arugula, sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and rye dust with truffle mustard vinaigrette
- Duo plate featuring a combination of herb-roasted sirloin with red wine reduction and chicken breast with chardonnay thyme glace, garlic pomme puree, and farm fresh carrots and broccolini