Laura and Tim at Florence Griswold Museum

Hello GG friends! Oh my goodness has it been a whirlwind season! We’re having tons of fun but we thought, hey, let’s pause and take a look back on some of the special people we helped celebrate in 2016. This is why we get up and put on a pot of coffee every morning, after all.

Our first look back is of Laura and Tim who were married at the Florence Griswold Museum on the most beautiful of August days. To be quite candid, we feel this is one of the best kept secret {wedding venues} on the shoreline – great choice L&T! There are lush colorful gardens, interesting out-buildings, wooded areas, and a big open lawn along the Lieutenant River that’s just perfect for a tent. One thing is for certain, this is not your mother’s wedding hall…

Here is a quick peek into L&T’s romantic New England inspired day! We fell in love with them and of course all of her PRETTY pretty details! Thank you again for having us along and congratulations from your GG family!

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Catering & Cake: Gourmet Galley Catering

Band: Around Town

Florals: Guilford Greenery

Venue: Florence Griswold Museum

Photographer: Steve Depino

Tent: Chase Canopy

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

 

{Featured Event} Spring is in the air!

This Friday, we have chosen to feature a very special event – spring! All of us Gourmet Galley girls (and guys) have been longing for warmer weather since about the second snow storm of the winter. We can’t wait to eat spring foods, pick herbs from our garden, and do all sorts of outdoors-y things. With spring comes wedding season, and we are gearing up for that, too. It seems like just last week we filed the paperwork on our final wedding of the season and got ready to “relax” in the “off season.” Looking back, those words really should not exist in the world of catering.

One of the most exciting things for us at Gourmet Galley this spring is our exclusive partnership with the Guilford Yacht Club. We will be the only caterer at this picturesque waterfront venue, and we could not be happier. This partnership also brought us the newest member of our team, Marissa, who fits right in here  :)

We will leave you with some photos of our favorite spring dishes to get your mouth watering and inspire some springtime creativity. Remember, there is always a reason to celebrate!

{Featured Event} Elegant and Fun Summer Wedding

This week, we have chosen to feature the beautiful wedding of Chris and Tim. Their July wedding took place at Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, CT. This couple wanted to have something fun and different for their guests during cocktail hour, so they offered a chip and salsa bar; tri-color chips and assorted salsas were a huge hit with the guests! At Gourmet Galley, we love out-of-the-box ideas.  We adore fun stations and are constantly on Pinterest to see what other people like and to find out the newest food items.

Do you want to see more of this elegant summertime wedding?  View the pictures below and be sure to check out the other wonderful vendors who helped create the event.

Photographer: Bruce Plotkin Photography

Wedding Planner: True Event

Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Florist: Hana Floral Design

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited and Party Rental, LTD

Makeup: Jennie Fresa

{Featured Event} Morning Mixology

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our Gourmet Galley blog – a weekly Featured Event!  That’s right!  Each week, we will share with you an event that we have catered and just cannot stop thinking about.

To start, we are sharing our Morning Mixology event that took place back in December at the Connecticut River Museum. The guest speaker was Abby Capalbo from Style Me Pretty, the popular wedding blog, who shared with us tips and tricks for getting published on her website. To create a delicious and far from traditional breakfast, we took the typically boring oatmeal and yogurt and gave them the Gourmet Galley treatment; we offered mix-in options that ranged from sweet coconut to sour candied lime, and many things in-between. Some of our favorite combinations from the morning were Pumpkin Pie {roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, pistachios, maple syrup}, Italian Bliss {shredded parmesan cheese, olive oil, black pepper, pine nuts, basil}, and Sweet & Spicy {cayenne powder, dried cherries, chocolate chips}.

You can see more of the Morning Mixology by viewing the photos, and be sure to check out our fabulous partners who helped create such a wonderful day.

Venue: Connecticut River Museum

Photographer: Julia Jane Studios

Event Planner: True Event

Guest Speaker: Style Me Pretty

Florist: Hana Floral Design

Lighting: Ryan Designs

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Tent: Sperry Tent

Coffee: Ashlawn Farm Coffee

Paper Products: Tie That Binds