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Plymouth Wedding Inspiration: Love You to the Moon and Back {Styled Cuisine}

Blog Repost from Real Weddings: Original Article


Epic Thyme had the opportunity to design, style, and coordinate this beautiful wedding food photoshoot.

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They say one of the top things to consider for your wedding is the food. Provide a tasty, warm meal and you’ll provide your guests with comfort and smiles. We’re lucky enough to have professional chefs and caterers provide food for our styled shoots and the talented Diane Wilkinson of Diane Wilkinson Catering provided the styled cuisine for “Love You to the Moon and Back” styled shoot. Below, Diane shares her creations and the creative process behind them.


"The food represents an eclectic smattering of flavor-filled goodies. I choose these for the shoot based on seasonality, simplicity, visuals (for photography) and, of course, flavor."

The styled cuisine is featured below, but be on the lookout for more photos, a behind the scenes video and an interview with our real bride model in the coming weeks. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Pinterest so you never miss a post!

BACON WRAPPED DATES Appetizers include one of my specialties, bacon wrapped dates. A pitted date is stuffed with a toasted almond, wrapped in bacon then slow baked until caramelized. I make these by the thousands. People go to an event, see the dates and immediately know Diane Wilkinson Catering is preparing the food.

HOMEMADE PITA CHIPS WITH HUMMUS TOPPED WITH BLACK CAVIAR AND PARSLEY A homemade pita chip with smoked paprika topped with hummus and black caviar adds a touch of mystery and exotic flavor.

SOUP SHOOTERS WITH HALF MOON CROUTON The tomato basil soup shooter is trendy and whimsical with the moon- and star-shaped croutons. This vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dish allows you to offer up something for everyone without compromising on flavor.

SPINACH SALAD WITH FETA, PEPITAS, CRANBERRIES, ROASTED SWEET POTATOES AND MAPLE SYRUP VINAIGRETTE This spinach salad is a year round staple. There are always sweet potatoes to be had, and the salad is sweet and savory.

STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST TOPPED WITH FRESH MOZZARELLA AND PARMESAN I chose the stuffed chicken for its flavor: basil and roasted red pepper stuffing, topped with fresh mozzarella and more basil–for a photo op. It is super simple to put together, looks good and is succulent.

YUKON GOLD POTATO GRATIN My yukon gold potato gratin is like silk and lusciousness to your palate. Potatoes, cream, fresh parmesan and nutmeg…so simple. Goes everywhere all year long.

ASPARAGUS WITH WRAPPED PROSCIUTTO AND BALSAMIC DRIZZLE The asparagus wrapped in prosciutto are seasonal, and with a drizzle of balsamic reduction they are just the best.



ARTISAN BREADS WITH BUTTER

"24 years catering, still going and still loving it. I love looking at the pantry and the organic garden and asking, ‘What can I create?’ The experience is corporate, non-profit and a large part is catering for film shoots all over Northern California. They call me The General, maybe it’s because I’m old, but I hope it’s because I know what I am doing and can get the job done!"

Visit Diane Wilkinson online at dianewilkinsoncatering.com and on Instagram at instagram.com/dianewilkinsoncatering.

THE DETAILS VENUE  // Helwig Winery  | helwigwinery.com PHOTOGRAPHER  // Hailey Ayson Photography  | haileyayson.com VIDEOGRAPHER  //  Baker Animation  | youtube.com/bakeranimation1 DESIGN, STYLING AND COORDINATOR // Epic Thyme Events  | epicthyme.com STYLING AND FLORAL DESIGNER  // Strelitzia Flower Company | weddingsbystrelitzia.com WHOLESALE FLOWERS //  FiftyFlowers.com  |  fiftyflowers.com CAKE DESIGNER  // Frank Vilt’s Cakes | frankviltscakes.com SPECIALTY DESSERTS AND CUSTOM COOKIES  //  Rising Simplicity  |  risingsimplicity.com STYLED CUISINE CATERER  //  Diane Wilkinson Catering  |  dianewilkinsoncatering.com MOBILE BAR AND CURATED COCKTAILS  //  Belle Aventure Mobile Bar Co.  |  belleaventureevents.com HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST  // All Dolled Up Beauty  + Bridal  |  alldolleduphairandmakeup.com GOWNS Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo | alwayselegantbridal.net   //  The Bridal Box  |  thebridalbox.net SHOES  //  DSW  | dsw.com JEWELRY  // Macy’s | Moka Davis, My Stylist@Macy’s Roseville Galleria | macys.com/mystylist My Trendy Trailer  | mytrendytrailer.com  //  Olive + Piper  |  oliveandpiper.com Style Avenue Studios  | styleavenuestudios.com SWEETHEART AND GUEST TABLES   //  Stevenz Company | stevenzcompany.com CHARGERS, PLATES AND FLATWARE  // Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents  | celebrationspartyrentals.com GLASSWARE, FURNITURE AND DECOR  // Forever Vintage Rentals  | forevervintagerentals.com LINENS // Creative Coverings  | creativecoverings.com PAPERIE DESIGNER, PRODUCTION AND PRINTING Liz Thiem, Designer | Full Circle Press | full-circle-press.com CUSTOM SIGNAGE  //  Swoonable  | swoonable.net

Special thanks to our real bride model, Savannah, and all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!

To see more from Love You to the Moon and Back click here! Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Associate Editor Emily Peter. Photos by Hailey Ayson Photography / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.


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