A Sunday Kind of Love: Food, Glorious Food

After the toasts, our first course of the evening was served. The three courses were spread out throughout parent dances & guest dancing, but I’m going to combine all of our food into one post—if there’s one thing our venue does better than any other venue in Philadelphia, it’s food.  There was nothing that wasn’t included in our price per head cost, and anything we could have asked for—or changed—or added, they would have fulfilled any of our wishes.

At each seat, our guests were greeted with their menu for the evening:

(my mom had requested some special photos during the meal time, and our photographer didn’t get the food detail shots—a special thank you to the bees at the wedding who got these shots so I could share them!)

Menu / Photo by Mrs. Fox

First Course—Cescaphe Salad—Fresh spring mix wrapped in a thinly sliced English cucumber, served with fresh mozzarella, tomato, fire roasted red pepper, olive tapenade, and a crispy crostini with balsamic vinaigrette.

Photo by Mrs. Pain au Chocolat

The Intermezzo course was a mixed berry sorbet:

Photo by Mrs. Pain au Chocolat

For their main course, each guest had a choice of three entrees, each served with vegetables and herbed risotto.

The most popular was by far the bacon wrapped filet mignon:

Photo by Mrs. Coyote

The following was my favorite, the Orange Muscovy Duck Breast:

Photo by Mrs. Pain au Chocolat

Our non-meat option was a pistachio encrusted Chilean Sea Bass:

Photo by Mrs. Pain au Chocolat

There were also a vegetarian (non-fish) option and a gluten free option that guests with special dietary needs could order specially.

We were served our food first, and got a chance to sample everything before we started making our rounds around the room.

Photos by Mike Landis Photographer:

Proof that we sat and ate!
One of everything—it was delicious!

Our dinner left people feeling full (as if they didn’t have enough to eat during the massive cocktail hour!) and satisfied. When we see friends and family, the food at our wedding always comes up. We always believed that they ceremony was for us, and the reception is for our guests. We might not have gotten to eat all we wanted, but our guests did, and it was worth every penny! We know it was better-than-average wedding food, and we are so pleased that our guests were able to have such a wonderful meal while celebrating with us!


I pre-capped our recaps with a big announcement!
Recaps began with our Same Day Edit video.
I needed to get some perspective the week of the wedding.
Personally brewed beers gave our rehearsal lunch a special touch!
I spent a fantastic last day as a Miss.
I shared some gifts for my bridesmaids.
The girls spend an easy and relaxing morning getting made up.
The guys spent the morning building a chuppah and doing guy things.
I panicked when the morning went by too fast.
We exchanged lovely notes and gifts on the wedding morning.
I put on my dress and became a Blissful Bride.
Bridal details and my “somethings” rounded out the wedding morning.
We had our not-so-private first look.
We took some silly pictures, just the two of us.
Broad Street gave us gorgeous shots, but we nearly lost some of bridal party in traffic.
The Lyres and their huge bridal party storm the art museum, Rocky style.
I shed tears of pain at our final photo stop in Olde City
The ceremony space and details took our breath away when we arrived for a quick rehearsal.
We were officially married under Jewish law when we signed our Ketubah.
Guests were seated and the bridal party got our ceremony started.
I got a little emotional for my walk down the aisle.
We did not take our eyes off each other in our traditional Jewish ceremony.
Post-ceremony photos were taken with some special gender pictures for our surprise!
Our extra-long cocktail hour was full of delicious food and drinks, and a controversial ice-sculpture.
Our ceremony space was flipped into an elegant reception space with gorgeous details.
The bridal party made their entrance to some very viral video tunes.
We danced our first dance as husband and wife.
I was lifted (briefly) in a chair during the Hora. Our very special guests toasted us with well wishes, love, and happiness.



Mrs. Lyre

Wedding Date:
January 2013
Gallery of the Day: June 28, 2013
Things That Surprised Me Post-Wedding
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  1. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 6:27 am

    I AM STARVING. wow.

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 1:09 pm

    Everything looks delicious! I could go for some of that sorbet now.

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