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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woodland Inspiration Wedding Shoot

Recently we partnered with a fantastic group of Tampa wedding vendors to create an inspirational woodland styled wedding at Casa Lantana. The details came together beautifully and we were thrilled to see the photographs featured on Ruffled blog. Now, we're delighted to share them with you!


A little dish on how we crafted our menu...

We thought a lot about the desired style and location of the event, creating a woodland chic menu that felt delicately bold in both flavor and appearance. Earthy ingredients included those you would find from the forest floor and robust proteins such as lamb and short ribs. Each plate was completed with complimentary garnishes including edible lavender and pops of fresh fruits and tiny veggies to add to the whimsical fantasy of the wedding.

Woodland Wedding Styled Menu

Hors d'oeuvres Presentation


Sauteed Crimini, Shitake, and Portobello Mushrooms on Garlic Infused Sourdough Crouton


Chive-Chervil-Lemon Crusted Baby Lamb Chop and a Minted-Blood Orange Lamb Meatball over a Warm Farro Salad with Pomegranate, Spiced Walnuts, and Arugula


Avocado and Pomegranate Crostini with Feta Cheese, Scallions, Lime Blossom Honey Drizzle


Mini Sweet Potato Pancakes with Beet Creme Fraiche and Snipped Chive


Salad Course

Fruit and Nut Salad Mesclun Mix Greens, Dried Cranberries and Cherries, Crumbled Gorgonzola, Yellow Pear Tomatoes, Spiced Walnuts, and Honey-Lavender Vinaigrette


Plated Entrees

Roasted Free Range Statler Chicken Breast in a Lemon Thyme Brown Butter Sauce Garnished with Pea Tendrils; Accompanied by Parmesan Risotto with Shaved Parmesan, Button Mushrooms and Pearl Onions  


Tamari & Thai Five Spice Short Ribs Garnished with Frizzled Carrot Ribbons; Accompanied by Creamy Carrot Puree and Haricot Verts with Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt


See more photos and read more about this styled event on the Ruffled Blog.  

Our Vendor Partners

Venue: Casa Lantana
Photography: Rising Lotus Photography
Event Planning: Pea to Tree Events
Florist: Hannah's Floral & Events
Bridal Store: All Brides 2 Be & Formalwear
Jewelry: Continental Wholesale Diamonds
Makeup: Michele Renee Hair and Makeup Artist Group
Wedding Cake: Chantilly Cakes
Cake Pops: Cake Pops by Lu
Linens: Over the Top Linens
Wedding Invitations: Dragonfly Custom Design
Videography: Golden Plume Films
Hair Accessories/Veil: Monstruosite By Dolly Donshey
China: The Wedding Party Company

Author: LauraWalsh
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