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Knoxville TN

The Mill and Mine

Wedding Venue

Congratulations Amber and Bradley

The Mill & Mine Downtown Knoxville TN

Wedding Venue

This amazing couple choose our Amethyst Dinner Package from www.ChefTonyCatering.com wedding packages, then adding from there. The menu started with Goat Cheese  Strawberry Bruschetta and a full Gourmet Cheeses Station outside on the bar patio.

 

The Mill & MIne Downtown Knoxville TN

Wedding Venue

As guest came in from Cocktails and Appetizers, we featured our Gourmet Tossed Salad – Fresh Romaine with Roasted Almonds, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Cheese, & homemade dressings of Peppercorn Ranch and Honey Dijon.  Mrs. Sproul rented dishes from Colleen at Unique Settings MisMatched China which really added to the charm of the Urban looking The Mill & Mine Downtown Knoxville.

The Mill & Mine Downtown Knoxville TN

Wedding Venue

The 200 Guest really enjoyed the beverage station of Strawberry Lemonade and Southern Sweet Tea !

The Mill & Mine Downtown Knoxville TN

Wedding Venue

The awesome buffet included:

Herb Crusted Pork Loin, Lemon Pesto Chicken Breast, Parsley Mixed Marble Potatoes, Green Beans Amandine, Fresh Baked Artisan Breads & Butter.

The MIll & MIne Downtown Knoxville TN

Wedding Venue

The Mill & Mine Downtown Knoxville TN

Wedding Venue

This beautiful Wedding Venue could easily seat 400 guest for a buffet dinner and many more for a Cocktail Reception! Wedding Coordinator extraordinaire Janna and assistant Maddie were the “Day Of” Coordinators.  And the awesome talents of MC and DJ Mr. Jim Ogle were unmatched in professionalism… Melissa Timm Floral Designs really showed off her best with stunning Florals for the bridal party and centerpieces. Also, there were many others who helped make this wedding day so special : Campbell Tent and Party Rentals provided our catering dishes and specialty linens, Cheryl baked the Wedding Cake, Anderson Brought Chairs and Draping, Video was done by Sheri Wright , and last but not lest…. Mrs. Tracie Ancelet was stealth with her Photography and got the bridal couple to their reception in less than 45 minutes…BRAVO! PROFESSIONAL!!!!- Ancelet Photography , I can’t wait to see her photo’s and Blog of this very special wedding and reception (BIG Thanks for letting Amber and Bradley enjoy their reception by getting them there so quickly)!!!

 

 

 

June Weddings at The Confederate Memorial House

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Knoxville Wedding Catering, The Bleak House, Knoxville Wedding Venue, First Fruits Catering

 

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Heavy Hor D oeuvre Buffet, Knoxville Catering, First Fruits Catering, The Bleak House

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Shrimp Scampi, Rosemary Roast,  Rice Pilaf, Steamed Vegetables, Knoxville Wedding Catering, First Fruits Catering

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Knoxville Wedding Catering, The Bleak House, First Fruits Catering

Big Thanks to our Awesome Couples who made First Fruits Catering a part of your beautiful June Weddings 2015 at The Bleak House , Confederate Memorial House.

Special Thanks to all the Wedding Vendors who helped make these weddings so special : Campbell Tent and Party Rental, Sassafras Flowers, Sound Revue, Special Notes Entertainment Agency, Gabby Dalton Photography, Temple Photography, Steve Wisden with Regal Carriages, Savvi Formalwear, Jessie Duval, & Anderson Rental.

 

 

Knoxville Wedding & Events Studio

Rehearsal Dinner

 

 

 

John Black Studio

John Black Studio

What a fabulous Knoxville Catered Event in the Heart of Downtown Knoxville on the corner of Union and Walnut. This 3500 Square foot venue is perfect for groups of 75 to 100 guest who chose a rustic Urban environment.

John Black Studio Knoxville Wedding Venue

John Black Studio
Knoxville Wedding Venue

Entree Station Rosemary Beef Roast with Croissant, Vegetarian Quiche Florentine, Chicken Marsala

Entree Station
Rosemary Beef Roast with Croissant, Vegetarian Quiche Florentine, Chicken Marsala

Mrs. Florian requested 5 Food/Beverage/Dessert Stations. First Fruits Catering is always delighted to serve elegant food stations (especially classy ones like Susan wanted)

Fresh Fruit Fondue , Vegetarian Southern Cornbread Salad Food Station

Fresh Fruit Fondue , Vegetarian Southern Cornbread Salad , Parmesan Spinach Roma Tomatoes Food Station

Salad/Fruit food Station

Salad/Fruit food Station

Southern Cheese Grits with Andouille Sausage & Chives

Southern Cheese Grits with Andouille Sausage & Chives

Rice Pilaf with Teriyaki Shrimp & Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Rice Pilaf with Teriyaki Shrimp & Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Gourmet Cheesecake Station: Turtle Pecan, Kahlua, Key Lime, NY with Strawberries, Triple Chocolate

Gourmet Cheesecake Station: Turtle Pecan, Kahlua, Key Lime, NY with Strawberries, Triple Chocolate

Key Lime Cheesecake, Cheesecake Dessert Station

Key Lime Cheesecake, Cheesecake Dessert Station

Beverage Station: Unsweetened Iced Tea, Sweetened Iced Tea, Dunkin Donuts Coffee with Sugar Cubes/Creamer

Beverage Station: Unsweetened Iced Tea, Sweetened Iced Tea, Dunkin Donuts Coffee with Sugar Cubes/Creamer

All the guest seemed very comfortable in this Elegant Urban Space.

Wedding and Events Venue, Downtown Knoxville Wedding Venue

Wedding and Events Venue, Downtown Knoxville Wedding Venue

Rehearsal Dinner Guest Enjoying themselves

Rehearsal Dinner Guest Enjoying themselves

Professional Catering Staff, First Fruits Catering

Professional Catering Staff, First Fruits Catering

We catered this event 3 days ago… and this morning I woke up to find this email in my inbox (copy and pasted)

Hi Tony,

I just wanted to follow up with a big thank you for the fabulous job you did Friday night.  I can’t tell you the number of people who told me how delicious the food was.  I will certainly tell as many people as possible what a great chef you are!
With appreciation,
Susan
Many Thanks to you Susan for hiring us to be a part of this awesome Rehearsal Dinner for your son. It was great meeting you at the Bridal & Beyond Bridal Show.

 

Rachel & Tyler Thompson

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Canadian Wedding Coordinator/Designer Rachel who now resides in Atlanta, GA completely coordinated her own wedding. The Twin Creeks Pavilion inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the setting and Rachel created a most magical wedding ceremony/reception site one could imagine. The Gatlinburg pavilion is completely rustic, simple , and a blank canvas. Please take a look at our catering blog to see how it was transformed!

This is how the pavilion looks when rented….

Gatlinburg Catering

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The guest place setting

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The Ceremony Courtyard is located across from the pavilion in the middle of the circle drive.

Gatlinburg Catering

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Here Comes the Bride

 

 

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Twin Creeks Pavilion, Gatlinburg Tennessee, Knoxville Wedding Catering

 

 

Post Ceremony, guest were encouraged to partake of a Trail Mix Bar, Popcorn Bar, & our Butler Passed Gourmet Cheeses Tray

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Popcorn Bar

 

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Popcorn Bar Toppings

 

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Trail Mix Bar, Chef Tony Catering, Knoxville Wedding Catering, First Fruits Catering, Gatlinburg Catering

 

The Beverage Station was very appropriate for the setting… Sweet Tea, Lemonade, & Classic Coke bottles on ice!

First Fruits Catering Beverage Station

Beverage Station, Knoxville Wedding Catering, Gatlinburg Catering, Chef Tony Catering

Head Shot (1 of 1)As Rachel and Tyler finished photographs, guest were served a Gourmet Caesar Salad

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Caesar Salad, Knoxville Wedding Catering, Gatlinburg Catering, First Fruits Catering, Chef Tony Catering

 

A traditional Easter Holiday weekend buffet was opened up after guest finished their preset salads

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Fresh Baked Rolls with Butter, Knoxville Wedding Catering, Gatlinburg Catering, First Fruits Catering, Chef Tony Catering

 

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Easter Wedding Buffet Meal, Knoxville Wedding Catering, Gatlinburg Catering, First Fruits Catering, Chef Tony Catering

 

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Buffet Meal, Knoxville Wedding Catering, Gatlinburg Catering, First Fruits Catering, Chef Tony Catering

 

Rachel ask guest to sign her unusual guest book that was custom drawn and designed by her.A Family Tree

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Family Tree Guest Book, Knoxville Wedding Catering, Gatlinburg Wedding Catering

Many Thanks from the Staff at First Fruits Catering for the opportunity to be a part of this awesome wedding day!!!

Chef Tony McClanahan

 

Hearthside at the Preserve

This Smoky Mountain Peacock Theme wedding was Poolside and Tented. (by Campbell Tent and Party Rentals). Elegance best describes the entire reception from start to finish, the fabulous ladies at 3m Creative Consultants decorated in style! Steve and Dawn selected a Dinner Wedding Package from our Chef Tony Catering . com reception package menus. The Diamond Dinner Package includes lots of extras including butler passed trays of Shrimp and Crabcakes, a preset Caprese salad, and an incredible dinner buffet of Steak Au Poivre (ours is made with freshly cooked Cherry Chutney, Cracked Pepper, and Brandy), Pork Diane (Dijon Cream Sauce), Steamed Asparagus, Parisienne potatoes (small garlic new potatoes), and Parmesan Corn Casserole… with all the extras like Artisan Bread, Gourmet Bucks Coffee, Iced Tea, and Dawn wanted to add Fresh Fruit Fondue for everyone to enjoy while being greeted.

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Each Table was elegantly decorated with Peacock theme colors and guest favors. The overlays really brought out the Teal Blue and the Coordinating Napkins were elegantly placed and hanging over lap length.

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The Caprese Salad (Fresh Roma Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, & Pesto) was the perfect contrasting color for this place setting and was served ripe and room temperature.

 

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The Hearthside at the Preserve offers an Open Air Pavilion, Conference Room, and Poolside option for the reception , as well as a gorgeous Chapel for the Wedding Ceremony. The most amazing view is to be had from all locations!

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Dawn and Steve really enjoyed the buffet and the guest had nothing but compliments. The staff of First Fruits Catering really enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of this special reception.

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My beautiful wife Michelle serving at the Buffet …

Here the guest were enjoying the dinner and music!

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The Fruit Fondue was the perfect compliment to the buffet …

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Congratulations Steve and Dawn on a perfectly planned Reception!!!

Thank You for including First Fruits Catering as a part of your reception.

 

 

 

Haley and Brandon Wedding Reception

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Haley and her father driving up to the ceremony site in this vintage carriage was “priceless”. There were so many details with this vintage wedding that make it the perfect “feature Wedding”, start with the Sunflowers with light Cornflower Blue (see Haley’s matching boots). Ms. Diane from Abloom Florist did an amazing job bringing to life the Wedding Sunflower and fresh Daisy arrangements, bouquets, etc…

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And there to capture all the moments with Professional Wedding Photography was Jayson Mullen Design &Photography, Jason and his wife Amanda  are an unbeatable duo when it comes to capturing the perfect shoot. And they are stealth onsite, always ending up in the right spot to highlight those special memories.

When it comes to Professional Wedding Music and Lighting, Sequoyah  Entertainment is “Tried and True” … Ben put an awesome blue cast on the entire reception hall that perfectly matched the wedding blue and as Master of Ceremonies Jason was perfectly verbalized.

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Haley and Brandon chose a light afternoon wedding menu perfect for a 2pm ceremony. Guest arrived to enjoy our signature Nacho Bar Station .

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Then Guest enjoyed a Wedding Buffet of Large Watermelon Baskets filled with fresh Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Watermelon balls.

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Also on the menu were Parmesan Spinach Roma Tomatoes, Gourmet Domestic Cheeses with Roasted Pecan Cheeseball & Crackers, Crescent Chicken Salad Finger Sandwiches. 

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Beverage Station included Peach Iced Tea, Strawberry Lemonade, and Iced Water

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And on hand to ensure everything flowed perfectly was Wedding Coordinator Extraordinaire Tammy H. Gallagher . 

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The Museum of Appalachia is the perfect wedding venue for anything vintage , and with vintage weddings being popular…. a busy place every weekend with multiple booked days.

A Special Thanks to Mrs. Lisa Jones (mother of the bride) from “Knoxville TN’s first choice for wedding catering” First Fruits Catering … for being so wonderful to work with and for being just the amazing Mother she is.

CONGRATULATIONS HALEY & BRANDON 

 

Tiffany and Charles

Friendsville, TN

Ceremony

OPULENCE best describes this beautiful wedding event. No expense was spared to ensure the perfect wedding day for Charles and Tiffany. From the grand Horse and Carriage ceremony entrance to the French Tudor style decor of the grand Wedding Ball, this Wedding Event will be one to remember forever.

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Post Ceremony, guest were invited to gather at the pool area for a lite hor d oeuvres Cocktail Hour before the Dinner Celebration.

Cocktail Hour

Raspberry Lemonade Poolside

Crabcakes, Garlic Chicken Puffs, Domestic Cheeses

The Jay Eric Band entertained beginning with the Cocktail Hour and finishing with the Dance Hour.

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The tent was sheer elegance, featuring all the extras like : Tulle style liner, Fans, Chandeliers , String Lighting, Window walls, Flooring, Pole drapes, etc…

Tent Liner, Chandeliers

The Centerpieces were simply exquisite …

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The Head Table and guest tables were elegantly decorated using the finest of Linens , Chair Covers, Chargers, etc…

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We baked the Dove Cookie guest favor that was placed at each guest table setting along with a printed menu.

Guest Table Setting

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Heavy Hor d oeuvres Dinner Buffet

Heavy Hor d oeuvres Dinner Buffet

This Six Tier Vanilla Bean Wedding Cake featured 100 Handmade Sugared Flowers along with 3 dozen stems of Fresh Florals towering front stage under a tulle backdrop.

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Grand Rolls-Royce Exit

Regal Carriages

We would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Bernard for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of this special wedding celebration!

Congratulations Tiffany and Charles

Abigail Walker and Daniel Douglas

Maryville,  TN

A very near and dear to our hearts family friends going back years … Had the most awesome wedding on the Walker family farm. There were just to many

details for me to capture them all … but I did get some really great pictures of this special day!

I have to begin with this very special ceremony altar which included a ” foot washing ”  part of this couples vows to each other.

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Freddie and Carolyn (Mother and Father of the Bride) were awesome to work for from the very beginning of the planning of this spectacular day.

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family built some pretty amazing “larger than life” games through the reception site. Connect Four was just one of the many activities for guest.

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The Post Ceremony Hor d oeuvre station was a casual Nacho Bar and Hot Wings (the grooms personal favorites)

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The decorations were “Victorian Vintage” using the most exquisite Garden Roses I have ever seen.

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I really loved these Chalk Menu Boards

Menu Board

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This Buffet Dinner was well received and was enjoyed by all !

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This Grape Sangria (non-alcoholic) was a huge hit

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The Wedding Cake was one of my favorites this year… simple, vintage, and elegant Strawberry /Vanilla Bean Layers

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Grooms Cake was just “Chocolate Sin” … and didn’t last a minute with these Baptist !

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What an awesome couple who is Truly in Love :

~~~Happily Ever After~~~

Many Thanks to the Walker family for the special opportunity you gave First Fruits Catering to share in this Amazing Life Event

Cash and Hines

Pigeon Forge, TN

Honeysuckle Hills is the “Jewel of the Smokies”…. Located in a hollow of the Pigeon Forge mountains this unique barn is rustic yet

flexible to lend a backdrop for the most elegant of events.

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What an amazing wedding reception !!!

The Barn at Wildwood Springs

Grand Open House

The Barn at Wildwood SpringsOne of the newest Event Venues in the Blount County area! This unique venue offers a  Beautifully Rustic Atmosphere.

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