But what we were missing was photos of the actual food that we served. This being a food blog and all, that was a pretty big omission.
Well, after much delay, we're happy to be sharing some additional photos with you!
We mentioned this in earlier posts, but our photographer was the lovely Ms. Katie Stoops, and all the images featured here are from her. Our caterer was Oliver Friendly of Eat & Smile Foods, who we loved working with. Dessert, which was a huge hit, was from Dangerously Delicious Pies.
So here we go -- photos!
Everyone gathered under a huge evergreen tree for the ceremony. It was really a lovely spot. We've mentioned the locale before: an historic farmstead now owned by Montgomery County, Md.
After the ceremony, we all walked over to the barn (on the left in the photo) for the reception.
We kicked things off with a Watermelon Mint Julep that Oliver made using watermelons and mint from a local farm. (The bourbon and sugar, presumably, were from farther afield.)
First up for food: 36-Hour Smoked Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches with Homemade Pickle and Slaw:
Roast Vegetable Crostini:
Pork-and-Scallion Wontons and Vegetable Wontons:
Soup shots, featuring Sweet Pea with Thai Basil, Roasted Corn and Mushroom with Homemade Bacon:
Ratatouille Spoons with Lime-Poached Shrimp:
And Baby BLTs with Homemade Bacon (how adorable are these?!):
There were a few other dishes, too, that didn't make it into the photographs, including Gruyere Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, and Mini Crab Cakes with Roasted Corn Slaw.
And for dessert, we opted for individual pies from Dangerously Delicious, giving guests options of peach, blueberry, chocolate-peanut butter, or the Baltimore Bomb (more on the Bomb in our previous post). More than a few guests apparently left with extra pies stuffed into purses or jackets. Good for them!
It was an amazing evening and just what we wanted. Here's one last shot of the barn as the sun was going down.