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A Southern-Inspired Menu for a Classic Wedding

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A Southern-Inspired Menu for a Classic Wedding

Setting the table for forever together.

Take a look at the elegant buffet menu for this classic Southern wedding.

Marriage is the coming together of two worlds. The intertwining of distinct characteristics creates something entirely new. 

It’s why weddings are so magical, they are never the same. Every couple, every vow, every first song, and every wedding is a new experience. Even when they have shared elements, like themes, color schemes, or even menus, weddings are special occasions through and through. 

 

classic southern wedding tablescape

 

When it comes to creating captivating environments for such special occasions, having a team of experienced experts is essential. Table & Thyme has personalized dining experiences for happy couples and wedding guests across Alabama for years.

One of our most recent events, a beautiful classically themed wedding reception, was hosted in The Farrell’s private, chic, and elegant hall. We incorporated timeless aesthetics with a touch of Southern charm for a reception menu filled with comfortingly delicious foods. 

What’s on the Table?

What better way to appreciate the details of aged delicacies than indulging in artisanal appetizers? 

At this reception, we lined the tables with baskets of rustic sliced bread made from scratch with a starter over 70 years old. And fresh rosemary focaccia bread, too. Bowls of whipped butter and seasoned olive oil for dipping partnered these starters, but they were not the only items for guests to snack on before supper. 

We also served our signature cornbread muffins, made with sweet honey and thyme and conveniently bite-sized. Finally, guests enjoyed a homemade southwestern-inspired trail mix.


bowl of rustic bread next to seasoned olive oil on table

bowl of rustic bread next to seasoned olive oil on table

bowl of rustic bread

bowl of rustic bread

basket of honey and thyme mini cornbread muffins

bowl of homemade southwestern trail mix

 

Comfort Food Made Chic

A show-stopping entree is a large part of what makes an excellent event menu. But pairing that entree with a selection of gourmet sides is what turns a catered event into a catered experience. 

For this event, we served green bean bundles with a crispy, savory finish. These bacon-wrapped green beans were a crowd favorite, likely because of their uniquely crafted sweet tea glaze. 

The buffet also featured oven-roasted vegetables, including carrots, wax beans, butternut squash, and more. After roasting, we added a drizzle of tangy balsamic glaze to enhance all the earthy flavors. 

Southern baked mac and cheese, made with three kinds of cheese and baked into golden goodness, and creamy homemade mashed potatoes completed the list of sides for this classic wedding reception’s menu. 


platter of bacon wrapped green bean bundles

platter of bacon wrapped green bean bundles

stream of balsamic glaze drizzling onto bowl of roasted vegetables

bowl of roasted vegetables

baked mac and cheese up close

tub of baked mac and cheese

creamy mashed potatoes up close

tub of creamy mashed potatoes

 

Enter the Entrees

In addition to the exceptional sides, this wedding reception buffet featured a selection of incredible entrees to choose from, too.

One of these was tender hanger steak, marinated and grilled with blistered tomatoes and onions.  

Another hearty choice, guests stacked their plates with slices of pepper jelly pork tenderloin. It was expertly prepared to add a sweet and spicy element to the menu while preserving the savory, juicy pork flavor.

The final dish on the buffet line was creamy Tuscan chicken paired with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. 


plate of sliced hanger steak with tomatoes and onions on table

plate of sliced hanger steak with tomatoes and onions on table

plate of sliced hanger steak with tomatoes and onions up close

tub of pepper jelly pork tenderloins

tub of pepper jelly pork tenderloins

tub of creamy Tuscan chicken with tomato and spinach

tub of creamy Tuscan chicken with tomato and spinach

 

Such a breathtaking event could not have been possible without the help of a few talented local vendors, including: 

Venue: The Farrell 

Florals and Design: Tea Olive Designs

Photography: Rhythm Creative 

Elevated Events with Table & Thyme

Table & Thyme is an experienced event caterer in Alabama dedicated to elevating every occasion. Whether you are planning a rustic wedding of your own or you have a different event in mind, Table & Thyme is waiting to hear from you.

When you’re ready to make your event a memorable one, send us a message

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