The overcast day made for good lighting and everything was just begging to be photographed, from the wooden crate water station to the cranberries floating in mini mason jars, to the dried hydrangea arrangements lining the aisle. Festive fall colors, notably pops of bright orange blended well with the natural setting, highlighted by green fields, pretty foliage and a weathered serpentine rock wall overlooking Wenham lake.
Passed appetizers included impeccably fresh, briny oysters with a green apple mignionette, brie puff pastries with raspberry jam, remarkable pumpkin bisque dotted with creme fraiche and toasted pumpkin seeds, herb crusted lamb lollipops and delicate bites of quail. We drank St Germain cocktails and sipped on local beer including Pretty Things Jack D'or and Allagash White.
Our meals were wonderful, and truly in tune with the fall season. The salad featured slices of pear and sprinkles of goat cheese. My entree was a Kurobuta Bone-In Pork Chop topped with a fall hash consisting of roasted apples, rutabaga, chestnuts, and pork lardons, alongside parsnip puree and caramelized brussels sprouts. The dessert bar provided guests mini bites of sweet treats: candy corn cupcakes, eclairs, s'mores tarts, and apple cider doughnuts!
Every detail was original and inspired; local food, St Germain and mini desserts are some of Megan's favorite things. Their happiness was contagious at every moment, it was a beautiful and fun celebration. Congratulations to the wonderful couple!