Maggie and Kevin’s Intimate Outdoor Wedding
Rich in history and natural beauty, the John H. Pierce House was the ideal place for Maggie and Kevin’s 150 guests to gather in celebration of their love. Because this wedding venue offers equally beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, it is perfect for spring weddings in Cambridge. On May 26, this late Victorian home and the surrounding 30 acres of rolling lawns and woodlands were filled with joy.
Take a look at the fun custom menu and personalized events that created a unique wedding experience.
The Small Wedding That Yielded Big Memories
Simply Beautiful Outdoor Ceremony
At 5pm, guests gathered on the lush grass lawns surrounded by deep green trees. It was in this stunning setting that Maggie and Kevin chose to tie the knot. Having enjoyed some downtime in the bridal suite, Maggie was eager to say her vows, and Kevin’s love could not have been more evident. Guests enjoyed every minute during which they took in fresh air and sweet words.
Delightful Spring Cocktail Hour
At the conclusion of the ceremony, we invited guests to the house for the cocktail hour. Although indoors, spring’s beauty showed up here too. Maggie and Kevin’s signature sangria cocktail garnished with apple and orange wedges was fresh and flavorful. And these fun stationary hors d’oeuvres also communicated that it was time to celebrate with all the wonderful energy that characterizes spring events:
- Chicken quesadilla: avocado + crema mousse
- Roasted vegetable quesadilla: chipotle aioli
- Pulled BBQ pork quesadilla: queso, chipotle cream
- Tortilla chips: with black bean dip, guacamole, pico de gallo
Based on the appetizers set out during the cocktail hour, it wasn’t hard to guess that Mexican food would work its way into the evening agenda. With wooden chairs and colorful flower centerpieces upon ivory linens, the elegant outdoorsy vibe continued to cultivate a refreshing atmosphere—the perfect way to help guests stay bright-eyed through all the speeches.
At 6:30pm, when the cocktail hour wrapped up, we asked guests to please take a seat. The first dance and speeches by Maggie and Kevin’s parents began while guests enjoyed a pre-set arugula salad with roasted beets and grilled corn with lime vinaigrette. Delighted by those and eager to see what awaited them next, guests were free to head to the food stations.
South of the Border Food Station
It was easy to piece together a mouthwatering Mexican meal at this wedding. Our chefs pulled out the highest-quality ingredients and their creative flare when crafting these exceptional dishes:
- Morelia vegetable enchiladas
- Enchiladas verde de pollo
- Grilled Mexican street corn: queso cotija
- New Mexican rice: charred tomatillo, garlic, onion, cilantro, lime, jalapeños, EVOO
- Black beans with lime and spices: Mexican stewed black beans
Make Your Own Taco and Tostada Food Station
Guests who already had their mouths set for their favorite Mexican meal exactly the way they like it were free to create their perfect tacos and tostadas. Using premium ingredients cooked to perfection or diced up with a meticulous attention to detail, guests compiled some of the best meals they can take partial credit for making:
- Grilled mojo: marinated steak
- Tacos al pastor: marinated pork
- Spiced seasonal vegetables
- Corn and flour tortillas
- Condiments: sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, fresh lime wedges
Memorable Moments Until Happily Ever After
Satisfied by all the scrumptious Mexican dishes, guests were ready to once again turn their attention to moving speeches. Kevin’s sister and Maggie’s brother both spoke before the father daughter and mother son dances. With those complete, it was time to turn up the music and get guests out on the dance floor. Between trips to the coffee station and an ice cream sundae bar that featured a wide variety of fun toppings, guests enjoyed plenty of good conversations and dancing until they departed at 11pm.
If you too would like to give your guests memories of a lifetime, our creative team wants to hear about your dream wedding. To get start designing your personalized menu marked by innovative cuisine, contact us online or give us a call at 617.581.1150.
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Denise is an Event Planner at BG Events & Catering.