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Early Fall Wedding in Stone Ridge, NY

posted by Mary Anne Erickson

Oct 05

The leaves hadn't started turning yet at the beginning of September, but the weather couldn't have been more delightful for this picture perfect wedding for Kate and Dan. They chose a former horse farm turned wedding venue called Tralee Farm for their big celebration, much to delight of their family and friends! The guests arrived from the ceremony at the church and were greeted to a backyard cocktail hour behind the historic stone house with glorious views of the surrounding hills.


Our staff assembling the appetizers.


Among the appetizers they chose were our Pulled Pork with Jalapeno Mayo on a homemade cheddar corn bread biscuit- a huge crowd pleaser.


Watermelon - feta Skewers, always refreshing!

Tuna Tartare on Cucumber Rounds


Lobster Rolls - enormous crowd pleaser!

As the cocktail hour drew to a close the guests wandered down the lane to the big barn and were greeted at the entrance by this clever display of flip flops in every size - in case those pumps were not appropriate for dancing on a barn floor!! Incredibly thoughtful!


Another fun touch was this creative use of an old ladder for the menu display at the beginning of the buffet! All the guests were delighted to enjoy our BBQ menu (more pics at http://www.pinterest.com/bistrotogo/bistro-to-go-bbq/).


Caesar Salad
Black Bean Corn Salad with mixed pepper confetti
Old Fashioned Potato Salad
Roasted Summer Vegetables
“Meaty” and Saucy St. Louis-style Ribs
Bistro Steak, pepper and herb grilled
Sesame Salmon, Thai barbeque sauce
Our Signature Apple-radish Slaw
Homemade Corn Bread

The bride and groom swirled and swayed for the first dance as everyone cheered them on.......


........and they all danced the night away! We wish Kate and Dan many years of happiness together!

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Hog Roast Hertfordshire commented on 01-Feb-2014 11:16 AM

Exquisite job on this wedding! Looks like really quality product and service too. The photos really convey how fun you made it - good work Blue Mountain Bistro Catering Team.

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