A Labor "Day" of Love

Friday, March 09, 2012 Share

Christina & James had so many wonderful ideas for their wedding and reception! They set their wedding date for Labor Day weekend, so they definitely wanted to incorporate some fun and festive menu items. We helped them select a simple but exciting menu for the cocktail hour, and then we added some traditional “summer barbeque” items to  create a nice active station dinner. We ended the evening with some sweet summer favorites!

This beautiful couple worked with Melanie Murphy with BIO. Together with Melanie’s amazing talent and the unique ideas of the couple, they created an elegant and beautiful event. It was an amazing way to officially end the summer!

A Labor Day Love

A Labor Day Love

A Labor Day Love


Hors D’oeuvre Display
Mini Sliders  - topped with our homemade Mango Salsa
Sweet Potato Fries -  topped with Cinnamon Sugar and a White Chocolate Drizzle

Signature Cocktail
Lemonade with Strawberry Vodka and Fire Fly Sweet Tea

Dinner Stations
Salad Station – Guests choice of our “Signature” Strawberry Salad or Caesar Salad
Marinated Grilled Chicken – topped with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce or Marsala
Pecan Encrusted Pork Tenderloin – Pork Tenderloin encrusted with Southern Pecans topped with Balsamic Strawberry Reduction
“Award Winning” Shrimp & Grits – Succulent Shrimp & Tasso served over creamy Adluh Grits
Mashed Potato Bar – Homemade Idaho Mashed Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes topped with assorted toppings.
Sautéed Vegetables – Fresh Squash, Zucchini, Crimini Mushrooms, Red
Onions and Asparagus sautéed with Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinaigrette

“Late Night” Snack
“Grooms” Mini Brownie Bites - topped with Fresh Strawberries and a
White Chocolate Drizzle
“Brides” Mini Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits - filled with moist Strawberry Cake, Fresh Sugared Strawberries and Whipped Cream


Event Credits:
Catering –Capital City Catering
Event Planner & Design –Melanie Murphy with
By Invitation Only Event Planning & Design

Floral Design– American Floral
Photography – Patty Hallman
Venue – 701 Whaley 
Rentals – Palmetto Party Rentals
DJ – Pro Music and Sound
Cake –Parkland Cakes

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quote mark leftThe food from start to finish was phenominal and the visual display made me think I was in New York. You and your staff were very professional, friendly and extremely efficient. It was a perfect evening. I have you to thank for so much! And the word "thank-you" just does not seem to be adequate. My heart is full of respect and admiration for you and the fantastic job you and your company do. You stay so calm and pleasant through it all. LeeAnne, I am so grateful that I got to know you and that you shared such an important part in an event that our family will never forget. Thank-you from the bottom of my heart! Much love, quote mark right

--J. Ellenberg
Catering SC, Columbia Catering Services - Capital City Catering
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Phone: 803.603.4545

Physical Address:
10071 Broad River Rd.
Irmo, SC 29063

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4042
Irmo, SC 29063

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