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August 10, 2011
Mika & Brian came to us back in January to help plan and coordinate a backyard Summer reception for all of their closest friends and family. Naturally, we were completely swept up by Mika’s bubbly and incredibly sweet personality and knew she and Brian would be a ton of fun to work with. We were right! Mika & Brian tied the knot at the local city hall in July and then took a fabulous trip to Hawaii to celebrate.
We came in and transformed their backyard into a chic Summer soiree! We added chartreuse green and white lanterns in varying sizes, bistro lighting throughout the yard, high cocktail tables with brightly colored floral arrangements, staggered seating and not to mention some fabulous vendors! Love at First Bite Catering provided the absolutely delicious food for the 80 guests. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed passed appetizers of California rolls with wasabi and soy sauce served in an Asian soup spoon, curry walnut chicken bouchee cups, and endive chicken wraps with peanut sauce. For dinner the buffet consisted of spinach and mandarin orange salad with strawberries and sliced almonds, Kahlua pork lau sliders with tropical coleslaw and grilled pineapple wedges and fried rice. Then for dessert, Morsel’s Bakery Truck delighted everyone with an assortment of heavenly cupcakes and cream puffs! DJ David played laid back Summer tunes like Jack Johnson and Colbie Caillat, then picked it up when guests wanted to get down with the fun glow sticks later in the evening. Brian, being the incredible handy man that he is, created a “party” size JENGA for guests to play with during the party! It looked like so much fun!
All-in-all, a fun night for family and friends to celebrate Mika & Brian’s union and a great way to end the Summer festivities! The event was captured beautifully by Jon Prentice Photography. Thanks Mika & Brian for trusting us to make this a great event for you both!