If you’re a lover of delicious cuisine filled with flavor and detail then you’re going to drool over this foodie couple’s dream wedding with Chef’s Market. Parker and Caitie’s Long Hollow Gardens celebration included timeless decor and a menu that would leave guests wanting more. The fresh vibe had lots of greenery to highlight the venue and Caitie’s love for plants, a Topo Chico Bar, pasta to pay tribute to the couple’s days of dating, a wedding cake made by Caitie’s aunt, and a milkshake bar that was a huge hit! After you see these photos by Billi Cate Greenwall, you’ll see why we approve of their good taste…no pun intended!
Parker + Caitie
Long Hollow Gardens
Guests ~ 230
Tell us about the couple.
Chelsea from Chef’s Market: Parker, originally from Alabama, and Caitie from Nashville, TN, met in 2018 at a summer camp they were both working in music at. They would talk every single day, and eventually Parker moved from Alabama to Nashville, and they started dating on new years day of 2020. They are both full time musicians, love the beach, and love people. They got engaged, and married all in two months. The bride’s dream venue had a cancellation, so everyone jumped in to pull off this wedding in just under 2 months.
Tell us about the couple’s vision.
Chelsea from Chef’s Market: They wanted a garden party, classy wedding, with a jazz band playing during the reception, and casa blanca (the movie) projected on a wall in the venue at the reception. The couple requested pasta be served at their wedding because they would make pasta for almost every meal together while dating. Family and friends are very important to the couple, so they wanted to create an environment they loved, and thought their guests would enjoy as well. The bride’s aunt made their wedding cake, and for the groom’s cake, they served Great American Cookie Company Cakes, because that was the groom’s favorite.
What was their theme and what inspired it?
Chelsea from Chef’s Market: Garden party. Caitie loves plants, and while they were dating, parker would take her to long hollow gardens (venue) on the weekends and buy her plants. So long hollow gardens was the perfect venue for a garden party wedding!
What details were used to create their theme?
Chelsea from Chef’s Market: Fresh greenery, and white florals with a mixture of live airplants and succulents. since the theme of the wedding was a garden party, the main focal point of decorations was the fresh flowers, and the live plants from the Long hollow gardens greenhouse. another highlight was the head table install with hanging Edison bulbs and fresh greenery.
Can you share any special moments or highlights of their wedding day?
Chelsea from Chef’s Market: The couple requested a Topo Chico bar, and a milkshake bar to be served during cocktail hour. chef’s market and the couple worked to create the Topo Chico bar that included Topo Chico mineral water infused with the guest’s choice of hibiscus or lavender syrup, garnished with a fresh flower in each glass. the milkshake bar included strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate flavors displayed in an old fashioned glass with a decorative straw for the guests to choose from. Both of these were a highlight for the guests! we heard from several people that it was their favorite part of the reception. the bride and groom love Topo Chico, so this was a unique idea that neither of them had ever seen at a wedding before. the groom loves milkshakes, so the milkshake bar was his idea! the bride and her dad did a duet of 80’s songs together instead of doing a first dance.
THIS is a wedding menu done right! If you’re on the hunt for a wedding catering company, Chef’s Market is who you need to contact. Thanks so much to Chelsea and the team for sharing!
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