Gourmet Hors d’ Oeurves Perfect for Your Cocktail Hour

This week on the blog we are featuring some of our favorite hors d’ oeuvres!
Cocktail hour is a great time for your guests to mingle, grab a drink and graze on delicious hors d’ oeuvres. Below are some of Personal Touch Dining’s favorites which include items like Chicken & Waffle Bites, Sirloin & Gorgonzola Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Mini Crab Cakes with Tomato & Jalapeno Relish and Gourmet Sliders with Creamed Bleu Cheese & Crisp Bacon. Another great addition to cocktail hour would be a stationary option of fresh fruits, imported & domestic cheeses and seasonal crudité.

Unique Place Card and Seating Chart Ideas

It is best to plan where your guests sit in advance in order to avoid confusion on your special day. Creating place cards or a seating chart are a great ways to direct your guests to their designated tables. We love when our couples get creative with these!
Below are some unique and fun ideas that will stand out to your guests and add to the ambience of your wedding!

Trending: Wedding Lounge Furniture

Adding lounge furniture not only adds to the décor of your wedding but your guests will love having an inviting place to relax and mingle during breaks off the dance floor.

Here are some comfy and fun lounge furniture arrangement ideas that are sure to be awesome additions to any reception.

Sami & Lance at Quail Haven Farm

Sami and Lance tied the knot on a beautiful day at Quail Haven Farm. With tables covered in greenery and yellow flowers, the reception looked gorgeous and matched this venue so well. We love how they wrote table assignments on vintage window panes with photos of the happy couple hanging from the frame.

Vendors:

Venue – Quail Haven Farm

Caterer – Personal Touch Dining

Coordination – Events by Cassie

DJ – Vox DJs

Photographer – Mandee Johnson Photography

Florist – Bloom Babes

Japanese Friendship Garden: A Gem in Balboa Park

Tucked away in Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden boasts beautiful scenery. The venue features two event spaces including the upper garden which is a beautiful outdoor area with a serene coy pond and ceremonial gates that allow for the perfect ceremony backdrop. The Inamori Pavilion is the newest addition to the gardens and is an indoor space with wood accents and lots of natural light. Private events will enjoy private access to the entire garden for up to 300 guests.

Jonathan & Sarah at Rancho Bernardo Courtyrad

We can’t get enough of Sarah and Jonathan’s wedding photos! The two tied the knot at Rancho Bernardo Courtyard with a reception full of countless details and cute decor. They used pineapples and succulents as centerpieces and other accents around the courtyard. Along with cute signage at the bar and cake table, they made table number signs with adorable pictures of the bride and groom when they were kids.

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Venue – Rancho Bernardo Courtyard

Caterer – Personal Touch Dining

Coordinator – Carmin Events

Photography – Plum and Oak Photography

Videography – Lux Media

DJ – G Sharp Entertainment

Cake – Cute Cakes

Florist – Urban Garden

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Nick & Cori at Darlington House

Cori and Nick created the perfect combination of elegance and fun at their beautiful wedding at the Darlington House. The two got married under an arch covered with gorgeous flowers in the rose garden, followed by cocktail hour on the patio. Once the reception was ready to begin, the rose garden had been completely transformed from the ceremony to reception area. With a color scheme of white, black and gold, the pink and burgundy flowers became the perfect accents. The photobooth was a huge hit, along with the late night donut and coffee station!corinickmarried-266

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Venue – Darlington House

Caterer – Personal Touch Dining

Coordination – After the Engagement

Photographer – Plum & Oak Photo

DJ – Choice Entertainment

Florist – Compass Floral

Photobooth – Starlight Photobooth