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#3801 Shay4966

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    Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:20 AM

    Hi ladies - 

     

    I had a question? I'm doing a two color candy buffet I wanted to extend on the idea of just have apothecary vases. I have about 10 apothecary vases (ebay and my own) and I also wanted to do two treasure box on each side. I would paint them to the scheme of the candy buffet which would be aqua/seafoam and coral/orange. I have never seen this so I don't how it would look but would love to hear suggestions and ideas from you ladies.. 



    #3802 elissae

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    Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

    Originally Posted by shes2013 

    Does anyone have or know what the menu at chili's for the reception will be? & do we get a choice? I heard they serve salmon, mussles, ect for appetizers.. My fiance's father is allergic to shellfish & chicken. I just do not want this to be a concern! :)

     

    I received the following information from Nancy regarding the menus at Chilli's & Botafogo's, but was told it's subject to change for 2013:

     

    PRIVATE DINNERS:

     

    $40 USD per person

    3 hours:  7 - 10

    Minimum of 50 people at Chili's

    Minimum of 40 people at Botafogo

    2 seatings

    Regular Menu of the Restaurant

    Regular Drinks:  Beer, water, wine & soft drinks

    Set up existing furniture

     

    EXTRAS:

    Open Bar:  $10 USD per person

    Extra Hour:  $150 USD

     

    PLATED MENUS

     

    Salads:

    Eggplant a la Parmesan

    Three Lettuce Salad

    Waldorf Salad

    Spinach w/ 3 cheese

    Caesar Salad

    Prosciutto Salad with melon

    Lobster with avocado

    Shrimp Salad

    Salmon with artichoke

    Chefs Salad

     

    Soups

    Asparagus Cream

    Cilantro Cream

    Spinach Cream

    Broccoli Cream

    Mushroom Cream

    Carrott Cream

     

    Main Courses

    BBQ Chicken

    Almond Chicken Breast

    Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Almond Chicken Braid

    Chicken Breast with 2 sauces

    Chicken Filet with 2 sauces

    Beef Fillet with Pepper

    Beef Fillet au Gratin with mushrooms

    Surf & Turf:  Loster Tail & Beef Fillet

    Pork Tenderloin with Plum Sauce

    Red Snapper Fillet

    Salmon in white wine

     

    Desserts

    Mango Mousse

    Kiwi Mousse

    White Chocolate & Strawberry Mousse

    Apple Strudel

    Strawberry Thousand Leaves cake

    Apple & Nuts Pie

    Chocolate & Cheese Pie

    Chocolate Cheesecake

    Selva Negra Cake

    Caramel Crapes

    Brownie

    Tiramisu

    Cherry Cheesecake

     

    BEEF:                 $60 USD per person

    CHICKEN:          $55 per person

    FISH:                  $55 per person

    SURF & TURF:   $70 USD per person

     

    The price includes Prefixed Menu (Salad or Soup, Main Course & Dessert)

    - 2 seatings

    - set up existing furniture

     

    I hope this helps...


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    #3803 elissae

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    Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:41 AM

    This sounds great!!!  I think what you are envisioning would look amazing!  I love candy buffets!  What kind of candies were you thinking?  I saw these awesome letter trays too - you could have your initials, too....maybe fill with M&M's with your colors...

     



    Hi ladies - 

     

    I had a question? I'm doing a two color candy buffet I wanted to extend on the idea of just have apothecary vases. I have about 10 apothecary vases (ebay and my own) and I also wanted to do two treasure box on each side. I would paint them to the scheme of the candy buffet which would be aqua/seafoam and coral/orange. I have never seen this so I don't how it would look but would love to hear suggestions and ideas from you ladies.. 


    Blissfully married since April 2, 2013.


    #3804 Shay4966

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      Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:26 AM

      Originally Posted by elissae 

      This sounds great!!!  I think what you are envisioning would look amazing!  I love candy buffets!  What kind of candies were you thinking?  I saw these awesome letter trays too - you could have your initials, too....maybe fill with M&M's with your colors...

       

       

       

      U wanted to do a mixture of old school and Filipino candy. Old school like now-and-laters, mike-n-ikes etc, all would color coordinated. I did see the letters and they are nice I'm still contemplating. Since I have now added a photo booth to the mix my FI is saying we have to minimize the candy buffet because we are spending money to build a photo booth frame from PVC pipe to take with us. :(



      #3805 soltamargo

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        Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:05 AM

        Originally Posted by Shay4966 

        Hi ladies - 

         

        I had a question? I'm doing a two color candy buffet I wanted to extend on the idea of just have apothecary vases. I have about 10 apothecary vases (ebay and my own) and I also wanted to do two treasure box on each side. I would paint them to the scheme of the candy buffet which would be aqua/seafoam and coral/orange. I have never seen this so I don't how it would look but would love to hear suggestions and ideas from you ladies.. 

         

        Hello Say4966,

         

        We love candy bar buffets and have seen them in a few recent weddings!! Here is sample of

         

         

         

         

         

        Check out this website for more ideas: http://www.dylanscandybar.com/.

         

        Happy planning!!



        #3806 Shay4966

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          Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

          yay finally figured out what I'm going to give my wedding guest as favors. We wanted to do something inexpensive since we are already giving out OOT bags. After searching and thinking about this I have decided to give out dahlia flower seeds. I wanted to do something that represented Mexico, us, and be sentimental, so I researched Mexico's national flower and found out dahlia's were it. I looked up dahlia's and was amazed at how beautiful the flower is. I went to my horticulture guy here at work and asked him about the flower and he gave me the scoop on the flower such as germination, and longevity. He printed out a "how to for dahlias" for me and explained that they are attention-whored flowers (I just made that up). 

           

          So to incorporate "us" in this I looked up the symbolic meaning and it reads

           

          "Love and Dahlia's

          Symbolizing hope for an everlasting union between two people, dahlia flowers are presented to couples at engagement parties and weddings. These flowers, which bloom in white and a variety of showy hues, including pink, crimson, orange and yellow, are given as an anniversary gift in celebration of 14 years of marriage, although the origin of this tradition is unknown

           

          Perfect!! Next I found some ways to gift wrap to give them out, (this part I'm still pondering). One was in treasure chest boxes I found on papermart (link below). I would decorate the box to leave on the dinner plate as part of the decor for the reception. http://www.papermart...ntGroupID=18900

           

          The other way I found on Martha Stewart's DIY website (link below) I would also leave these on the dinner plates at the reception but I was thinking that I might not could do this because I would need to put the "how to" inside. So I may go with the treasure box. http://www.marthaste...40/paper-dahlia

           

          Another thing I found from a buyer on Etsy was dahlia resin's. which I would use in my decoration for the treasure box. I have spoken to the lady Erin and she is very nice. She said she would do a custom order for my wedding colors. I wanted to put some sort of picture on the treasure box so that people know what they look like and the dahlia resins are perfect. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ohwhatfunatl

           

          Once I'm finished with the project I will post it on here for any bride who would like to do this. Please let me know your suggestions, comments, and anything else you would like to add. 



          #3807 jessd123

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            Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:59 AM

            Very cute idea!! I may have to steal it! Lol. I have been on a wedding planning lul. Taking a break from it all!! Thanks for the inspiration!



            #3808 shes2013

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              Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:46 AM

              Wow that is beautiful Shay, I love that idea. <3

               

              I haven't planned a single thing. I don't think I realize that it is only 8 months away & there is still so much I'd like to do, but won't. I probably won't start planning til atleast 4 months out. ha & then go on an ordering binge!



              #3809 jessd123

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                Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:50 AM

                I have been looking around some for the dahlia seeds, where do you plan on purchasing them from? The bulbs would be really cute in the martha stewart wraps, however the bulbs are more expensive of coarse. Such a good idea! Thanks again!!



                #3810 elissae

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                Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

                Tashay - what an adorable idea with the dahlia's...I was looking at the Martha Stewart link - the bulb's are way cute!!!  A great way to incorporate Mexico into your special day!!!!  Ya done good, girl!!!!  I cannot wait to see what your final decision is,

                 

                I was originally going to do these starfish bottle openers as my favors, (ummm, I already bought a box of 100 months ago)....now I kind of wish I waited....(UGH!)

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Now I think I may just add them to my OOT bags (2 per bag) and do the amol maracas as my favor instead,,,,still unsure...I really love the maraca poem & the idea of the guests shaking these to see us kiss!!!  I am sure it's something they never heard of before.  I am thinking of special ordering them in my colors of blue, green and pink (not shown).  Having bottle openers and maracas on the table would be just TOO MUCH & TOO BUSY!!!!!!!!!!

                 

                 

                 

                 


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