Kelly Merrill and Jordan Lefebvre
Pleasant Hill Vineyards is a relatively new wedding and events venue in Maryville, Tn. This facility offers a very unique upscale barn atmosphere. The barn originally designed to house premier horses (never used) and is now converted into a wedding venue and young operational vineyard.
This wedding with over 200 guests was just amazing to say the lest…. Kelly enlisted the help of Simplicity Event Planners ( Mrs. Heather Holder) to implement an outstanding wedding event.
First, the inside horse stalls were used for memorabilia from Kelly and Jordan’s past… and for guest book , gift cards, and photo frame signing. Guest were encouraged to peruse through this area during the cocktail hour.
Since the ceremony was offsite at Our Lady Of Fatima church , the usually ceremony area was used for bar.
The Pour Guys company was used for professional bar service.
Kelly and I brainstormed to design her wedding cake. She settled on a Vanilla bean Fondant Cake ( our most popular moist flavor), with indented colored dots -matching her orange and pink theme.
Also, Kelly really wanted to serve cupcakes… 300 Cupcakes in 5 different flavors 🙂 We prepared Strawberry Cream, German Chocolate, Big Orange Velvet, Vanilla Bean, and Italian Cream Cupcakes.
The centerpieces that were pulled together by Simplicity Event Planners really looked beautiful (even on this 90 degree day) Good Job Heather!!!
We customized punch flavors to match Kelly’s color theme… We served Strawberry Lemonade and this new flavor- Tangerine Cream Punch
During the Cocktail Hour, we passed custom hor d oeuvre trays
And a totally new custom hor d oeuvre … Seven Layer dip/chips Martini’s
Guest were also encouraged to play random games set up on the property i.e. horse shoes, corn hole game, etc…
We served a double buffet of :
Pork Loin BBQ
Herb Crusted Chicken Breast
Mom’s Baked Beans
Green Beans Amandine
Roasted Garlic Coleslaw
Thanks to the Merrill Family for allowing First Fruits Catering to be a part of this awesome wedding reception! We really enjoyed being at Pleasant Hill Vineyards for the first time also!