Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Preparing for a Wedding Feast

We were honored to be entrusted with the duty of preparing the reception dinner for the 450 guests at Jon and Beth's wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and we were so glad to be a part of it.

Beth chose a great menu and gave us her delicious recipes -
Chicken (marinated in Teriyaki Sauce)
Seasoned Roasted Potatoes
Gingered Carrots
Greek Salad
Rolls and Butter


It was a big job but you know what they say. . .
"Many hands make light work."
Thank you, Lord, for your wonderful gifts!


We had a great hard working and cheerful crew.
All the prep work was done Friday night. Thanks everyone!


Jessica did a fabulous job organizing and heading-up the operation. Everything went so smoothly! Way to go Jess!

All the cooking was done on Saturday morning.


Jonathan and Joseph helped out in so many different ways!
Here they are stirring the roasted potatoes.


Our faithful washer-woman, Joanna.


The buffet line. Here people are coming up for seconds.


Coldstone Creamery ice cream for everyone!
Don't you love those bowties!


Guests mingling at the reception.


You may have noticed that part of our family was missing from the crew. Dad stayed home with Josiah who had the chicken pox! Caroline, William, and Grace had it, too!

6 comments:

Jacob Timothy Bernhardt said...

Hi neighbors!

We watched the wedding on Jon and Beth's website, but we had no idea that you were heading up such a big operation down there!

It's really a great testimony to Jessica's organization/kitchen skills that she's so often cooking for a huge crowd.

Great to see the pictures!

-Jacob for the Bernhardts

Hez said...

Sounds like a fun, if exhausting, event! :D

Yessss, get those chicken pox over EARLY. Then you don't get them in your late 20s like Raquelle did! :D

Jean said...

Ymmmm! Looks like you did a great job if everyone is coming up for seconds. Don't you just love working together feeding large crowds. It is so fun and cements people/families together. We just had chicken pox, too.

Blessings from CA,
Mrs.H

Anonymous said...

So fun to see the pictures - even more fun that we got to experience it all with you! What great fun we had. TIA

Ritter Family said...

Hello from the Ritters! We all had a great time getting to know your family at the Serven event. We are looking forward to the next time we can all be together. Let us know if you head up another wedding and we'll help you for a bit of fun!! Great job with the reception. It was lovely and so was your family. Blessings!

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