We want to thank everyone who attended our Summer Bridal Expo on Wednesday July 20th!!
The Bridal Expos at Majestic Gardens are a great opportunity to meet recommended vendors, sample menu selections and see the latest wedding design trends. We try to feature different stations and linen combinations at each expo so that couples who are having their weddings here have an opportunity to see different displays.
Signature drinks continue to grow in popularity and many couples are including signature drink bars in their cocktail receptions. In keeping with the summer theme, our signature drinks at the Expo were refreshing traditional red sangria and white peach sangria. The drink tables were decorated in red and ivory with the glass tops suspended on a bed of corks.
As always, couples are looking for different station ideas to enhance their cocktail hour selections and this expo we were inspired by one of our brides who loves gyros and asked us to incorporate them into her menu. We created the Mediterranean Grill for her reception and debuted it at the Expo.
The Meditteranean Grill features both grilled beef and chicken gyro served on pita with a choice of lettuce, tomato, onion, traditional yogurt sauce, Mediterranean salsa and crumbled feta as toppings, accompanied by Greek pasta salad with feta cheese and chicken. The station was a BIG hit at the expo with the chicken gyro being the most popular.
In addition to the Mediterranean Grill, the expo featured the Smashed Potato Martini Bar and our original All American Station. The All American is for the couple looking for a fun and whimsical station and includes mini burgers, heart-shaped grilled cheese sandwiches and petite reubens, together with French fry cones. The Classic Smashed Potato Martini Bar continues to be one of the most popular stations and it features a scoop of mashed potatoes served in a martini glass which you can then top with Beef Bourguignon, Broccoli & Cheddar, Caviar & Sour Cream and Chili to make your favorite smashed potato martini.
All American Station
Our featured dessert presentation for the Expo was a summertime favorite: the Chocolate Brownie Martini Sundae Bar. The Ice Cream Sundae Bar is always a favorite so we have brought a new twist to an old classic. The Chocolate Brownie Martini Sundae Bar features chocolate brownies served in martini glasses with chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Your guests can then add Godiva White Chocolate Sauce or Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce, Fresh Raspberries or Strawberries splashed with Grand Marnier to their “martini” sundae. The sundae can then be topped with whipped cream and a chocolate dipped maraschino cherry.
Iced Coffee Bar
Another summertime favorite is our Iced Coffee Bar. If you like different stations, then this station is one you should consider. The popularity of ice coffee has increased greatly in the last two years and in keeping with this trend, the station features Vanilla, Raspberry and Caramel Syrup for your Iced Coffee with Fresh Whipped Cream, Shaved Chocolate and Cinnamon for topping. For couples looking for something fun and different for favors, we had our Candy Buffet displayed in the lobby as a goodnight treat. The Candy Buffet features personalized take out containers and candy bags which your guests can fill with a delicious variety of candies as well as personalized water bottles.
At the Expo we featured table linens in shades of silver, purple, pink, champagne and black and each table linen was paired with coordinating chair covers and centerpieces.
Our Design and Decor Division decorated the Secret Garden with a monogram rose petal runner and french flower buckets with ivory roses.
Our next Bridal Expo will be in September so keep checking back on our events page for more information.