After we made our grand entrance, we bee-lined to table seventeen and dropped off our bouquets before heading to the brunch line. Metro catering had some very respectful employees who honestly made me feel like I was the most important person in the world.
“Would you like a mimosa, Mrs. Funnel Cake?” Why yes, don’t mind if I do.
Then it sort of hit me, we were “the stars” of this wedding and the sensation that everyone in the room is there because of you is kind of mind-boggling.
While I was taking in the details of the centerpieces and favors, I noticed that many people in the room were trying to get a look at me, the bride.
To be honest, it made me feel a little awkward. Why are all these people looking at me? I’m shy. I’m not great at being the center of attention. What if I did something goofy in front of everyone?
With the understanding that there were many eyes on me and the past memories of waiting for-eeever to get food at a wedding, I wanted to get my food ASAP so that the guests could start eating soon. I didn’t want to keep them waiting!
Magaret, from Metro Catering, had picked out the cream of the crop for our wedding and I had a very friendly head server (not sure what her title was!) who walked along the brunch line with me and filled my plate so that I didn’t over exert myself, you know…because I’m a princess. (At least in the moment!)
Mama Funnel Cake had discussed the food with Mr. Funnel Cake and me, but for the most part we left it up to her what would make up a good brunch menu when she was negotiating the details with the caterer.
The menu started out with fresh seasonal fruit, including grapes, melon, strawberries and citrus.
One of the big details that Mr. Funnel Cake and I did know was on the menu and were looking forward to were the sirloin steaks and the omelet station. Guests could have omelets made to order with a choice of bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, Swiss and cheddar cheeses and diced ham. I was salivating by the time my omelet was on the skillet!
We opted to have the steaks cooked in the kitchen and served warm because it was expensive to have two cooks manning two stations and we figured that it was more important for omelets to be served piping hot than steaks.
Guests could find split bagels with whipped butter and cream cheese and golden brown french toast with butter and maple syrup.
Also for the meat lovers were bacon and sausage patties to go along with scrambled eggs for the people who didn’t care for omelets.
For those favoring more of a “lunch” for their brunch, we had roasted turkey breast sliced with all the trimmings: country sage dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, old fashioned green beans, candied sweet potatoes and rolls with butter.
It wasn’t a coincidence that most of this food is served at Thanksgiving. This was as close as Mr. Funnel Cake and I would get to spending Thanksgiving with the family, and Mama Funnel Cake wanted to make sure the guests would fill up!
When we were seated, the other guests began filling their plates while we began. After getting up at 5:30am, I was starving!
How hungry were you by the time you ate at your wedding?
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*All pictures by Timwill Photography unless noted*