Tulips & Maple “Catertaining” Event, Part 2!

In case you didn’t catch the post on April 12, 2012 where I posted about Tulips and Maple’s Spring “Catertaining” Event, here’s a second look! Here are some professional pictures of the event (honestly, I thought my iPhone would do the trick but they didn’t do it justice) taken by Blair Gable. I’m still talking about this event with my friends! I’ve included tidbits from the original post with these pictures for those who haven’t seen it yet.

As we walked into Tulips & Maple, we were greeted at the door by the owner and were introduced to the “Be Your Own Bartender” wall. This was probably my favorite part of the entire event. To the left were glass jar drink dispensers with either iced tea or vodka lemonade. Pick your drink and head to the Garnish Station! The Garnish Station was a chalk board with everything you need to garnish your cocktail with. Fresh blueberries and rasberries, jellies, candied lemon slices, and the syrups were to die for: Rosemary, Basil or Mint. Delicious!

This is the main hall: checkered floors with a long table in the centre with oversized white balloons and a professional juggler that spent the night juggling rings, balls, bats, and one more thing… wait for it!

On the table in the middle of the room was a strip of grass with these strange orbs in them… turns out they were ultra-modern salad bowls (choose between albacore tuna salad or a caesar salad)! The professional juggler used the orb salad bowls as a prop and literally “tossed the salad” by juggling them! What an amazing idea! I was so excited to see this just days after I posted about an Old World Circus Themed Wedding where jugglers were used as part of the entertainment at the reception. Awesome!

This was the “smoking station” that I wasn’t able to feature in the first post. This station is where the chef used a wood-burning smoke gun and injected wine glasses with a bouquet of smoke and place it over a little plate of salmon, so that it is actually smoked in front of you.

This is something I’ve never seen, and it’s a great way to incorporate your colour palette – a wall of hors d’oevres. You can remove the spoons from the large styrofoam background ($15 at your local arts and crafts store). They had a number of different things featured and all looked incredible on this display. 

This is me! Blair Gable caught me in the mirror telling an apparently very animated story to Lynn Lee of Weddings Unveiled. This is actually the very first time that I met Shannon Kennedy of Kennedy Events (to my left), who I now work for as an Assistant Wedding Planner. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. Shannon sent me some incredible shots from a photo shoot inspired by the biggest movie of the year… can you guess which movie before tomorrow?

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