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We hope that everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July weekend! We had an amazing holiday weekend at Zeffert and Gold Catering, and wanted to share pictures from one of our Saturday Baltimore weddings, at the American Visionary Art Museum. Sejal and Greg’s gorgeous wedding wow’d all of their guests, as the couple incorporated many cultural rituals from the bride’s Indian heritage into the ceremony and throughout the reception. Greg partook in a traditional Baraat wedding procession, as he rode on a white horse throughout the streets of Baltimore. The lovely couple couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for their summer american visionary arts museum wedding.
Another stunning feature of this wedding was the Mehndi Stage that was draped in bright colors that captivated all of their guests on the third floor of the American Visionary Art Museum. The bride and groom were able to sit on the Mehndi Stage to watch the dances their guests had choreographed for them. The final routine even had enough people to cover the entire dance floor!
The guests were able to enjoy traditional Lebanese and Indian Punjabi cuisine, before returning to the dance floor to celebrate the marriage of Sejal and Greg for the rest of the evening. Thank you to the lovely couple for allowing us to be a part of their special day.
Zeffert and Gold Catering and Event Planning had the pleasure of working with Nate and Kristen this past weekend at the gorgeous 1840′s Plaza in Baltimore, Maryland. This amazing couple and their guests ignored the non-perfect weather outside and had the party of a lifetime. They enjoyed good company, drinks and of course amazing food. We feel blessed to have been a part of your special day!
All Photographs Courtesy of Timmester Photography
Second Photographer & Assistant: Artemas Mott & Jennifer Tallman Magnuson
Venue: 1840s Plaza, Baltimore, Maryland
Hotels: 1840s Carollton Inn + Fairfield Inn & Suites
Florist: Holly Chapple Flowers
Caterer: Zeffert & Gold
DJ: DJ D-Mac
Hair & Makeup: Le Mariee, Lori Nansi
Zeffert and Gold had the privilege of working with Jill and Helen at their wedding this past Saturday at Chase Court. It was a marvelous celebration with lots of friends and family from all over. Guests enjoyed a ceremony filled with special touches including a very heartwarming speech from their son, then it was on to the party. At the party guests danced to tunes both new and old. We are so happy to have been a part of Jill and Helen’s wedding celebration and wish them nothing but happiness in the future.
At Zeffert and Gold Catering, we love to provide resources which newly engaged couples are able to utilize when looking for special ideas or details for their upcoming big day. Below are a few of the best wedding blogs that we think are great and extremely helpful.
Style me pretty is one of the most well-known wedding blogs in the United States. It consistently blogs about ideas that are relevant to almost any wedding.
Ruffled is a great blog that has a lot of information and ideas for people who are looking to mix a little of something old with a little of something new for their special day.
This a bridal blog that tries to help you build and design your wedding “layer by layer.”
This more recently started blog is a great resource for any bride who is looking to design a comfortable and stylish country or rustic themed wedding.
This blog, which is designed and maintained by men, is one of the only blogs designed to help grooms. It gives advice, solid wedding planning tips and other helpful ideas that are more fitting for grooms.
Chuck and Michele, celebrated their seven year hitch with an amazing wedding reception at the World Trade Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The reception was amazing with cityscapes of Baltimore’s inner harbor in the background and plenty of good food and drink for all to enjoy. Chuck and Michele were actually married in Las Vegas a few weeks before the reception, but chose this amazing Baltimore wedding venue to host all of their friends and family for a night of celebration.
To start things off Chuck and Michele taught a quick line dance lesson, which almost all guests participated in. Once the guests got the hang of the El Paso line dance, the dance floor was hopping with guests doing their version of this fun and exciting dance.
Guests enjoyed the drinks flowing at the bar as well as the station style dinner which served filet martinis, Peruvian chicken and Asian glazed salmon among other things. To top everything off, Michele and Chuck served three different wedding cakes and along with a gourmet ice cream Sunday bar. We really enjoyed working with Michele and Chuck and wish you a lifetime of happiness together. Thank you for letting Zeffert and Gold be a part of your special Baltimore wedding reception!
Zeffert and Gold has planned and catered a range of events from the rather large events for 10,000, to the small, intimate affairs and everything in-between. It is entirely up to a client’s preference on how large or small they would like their event. This past Saturday, we planned an intimate French themed wedding for Charles and John at a house in Guilford, Maryland. With just over 30 of their closest family and friends, Charles and John were married by Baltimore’s mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the front staircase of the house. The couple had been together for over 15 years so it was an emotional and joyous occasion. French champagne was passed upon guests arriving to the house to further insinuate their French theme.
Charles and John’s ceremony was short and sweet as their family and friends surrounded the entrance way. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed refreshing drinks and passed hor d’oeurves including beef tenderloin canapé on garlic crostini with a béarnaise sauce, gorgonzola creamed spinach topped with grilled pear, finished with a drizzle of black truffle oil in a phyllo cup, zucchini fritters topped with crème fraiche, duck rillettes on toasted brioche topped with lingonberry preserves, and more.
After cocktail hour, the grand dining room table was decorated in ivory flowers and Eiffel towers, and delicious cuisine chosen by Charles and John. The couple chose true French dinner items that included Chicken Galantine with pistachios served with cranberry compote on crispy baguettes, Pâté de Campagne served with cornichons, Dijon, capers, red onion and separated oeufs with port wine cranberry compote on the side, an assorted French cheese selection, Mini Croque Monsieur’s laced with hollandaise sauce, Salmon en-croute accompanied with dill veloutè, and crudité shots with a red pepper hummus.
Charles and John’s theme was evident from the French cocktails and cuisine and guests raved about it. Whether you are planning a large event or small affair, Zeffert and Gold is able to carry your vision and ensure that your event is exactly how you imagine it. Throughout the planning process, we ensure your thoughts, ideas and goals are met and the cuisine is prepared exactly how you envisioned it. If you have any questions or would like to begin planning your next event don’t hesitate to give us a call at (410) 944-4481. We would be thrilled to make your vision come to life!
Aly and Luke were such a fun couple to work with and we had a blast helping their wedding dreams come to life! The couple got married at Rockwood Manor in Potomac, Maryland. Set in the woods of Montgomery Park, this private venue has so much to offer. Guests can stay in their overnight lodging rooms, enjoy a bonfire, or explore their multiple outdoor areas. Aly and Luke chose a periwinkle and white color scheme which accented their stunning tented reception space nicely. The couple wed on the side lawn of the property under the beautiful gazebo, then had their reception in the back patio area. It was a great night to be apart of, and we wish Aly and Luke the warmest wishes! Thanks for letting Zeffert and Gold be apart of your special day!
Liriodendron Mansion was the perfect wedding venue for Nick and Nora’s summer garden themed wedding this past Saturday. Multi-sized mason jars filled with colorful flowers were used as centerpieces and ivory and white linens complimented the mansions historic beauty. The couple wed on the side portico gathered around over 100 family and friends. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed tasty appetizers while mingling along the mansions long back porch. The bar was set up on the other portico where guests could order their favorite drink, or cool off with large mason jar dispensers each filled with lemonade and cantelope -infused ice water.
On each table, Nick and Nora used books as table numbers with a different question relating to the couple. One table had a book that asked, “Where do you see Nick and Nora in 20 years?” Other questions asked, “What should we do on date night?” and “What is the best marriage advice you’ve ever received?” It was very creative and Nick and Nora will get to read what their guests wrote years after their wedding. Dinner was served after Nick and Nora danced their first dance. Guests dined on Pikesville rye whiskey pulled pork and smoked southern style beef brisket, with sides including an arugula and shaved asiago salad, fire roasted summer vegetables, and jalapeno and country style cornbread. It was an all-American, Southern style menu which guests loved.
After guests filled up on yummy food and refreshing drinks, it was time to hit the dance floor. The DJ played the new songs and the favored classics that kept everyone moving. Nick and Nora danced all night and continued with close friends at the hotel after party. Nick and Nora chose a great menu and had an amazing time with all of their loved ones. We were happy to be apart of their special night! Thanks Nick and Nora and we wish you lots of love and happiness!
Planning a wedding can seem tough with ample and meticulous tasks, reminders and appointments to keep track of. People worry that certain things will slip through the cracks with everything on your plate, but do not let it stress you out. Zeffert and Gold has compiled a few simple things to do or have at your wedding to make it memorable for family, friends, and of course the bride and groom. That way, everything is accounted for and your wedding day arrives with every detail in tow!
Hire a Videographer: If your budget allows, a video of your wedding day captures moments that pictures sometimes do not. With today’s technology, video quality has improved tremendously. Many photography vendors have the option to use a videographer as well so it may be worth looking into. Imagine being able to watch the video on your anniversary, watching it with your parents, close friends, or even your kids one day!
Keep your guests happy and full: Guests arrive to a wedding expecting great food, drinks and-well, more food and drinks. Make sure you plan your timeline accordingly and keep guests in mind when doing so. Zeffert and Gold always plans cocktail right before or right after the wedding ceremony so that guests have something to eat while drinking and waiting for dinner. Spacing things out allows the event to flow nicely, but don’t space things out too much for your family and friends sake!
Keep your first dance song short and sweet: Choosing your first song with your fiancé is exciting and guests can see how much the song means to the both of you. All eyes are on you during this moment but that doesn’t mean you should have a song lasting five minutes. Tell your DJ to cue out the song after two to three minutes so that everyone maintains their attention. The moment should be filled with romance and emption, but it may dull the moment having the song go on forever.
Consider your bar options: Zeffert and Gold has seen all bar options-from open bar, wine and beer only, and a fun dry bar with special lemonades, iced teas, and punches. Consider your crowd when choosing which bar style suites your event. Your budget also comes into play as well, so choose the style of bar that is ideal for you and your wedding guests to ensure a good time for all.
Let the words “husband and wife” sink in: With so much going on before the wedding, it is hard to slow things down to take in everything. Right after the ceremony is generally where guests enjoy cocktails, mingle and enjoy appetizers. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your new spouse to wander off to a quiet place and let married life sink in. After you head back to friends and family, everyone will want your attention. Take a few extra seconds to be by yourselves before you partake with everyone else.
Just a few simple things to keep in mind so that your wedding day is flawless just how you envisioned it!
Planning an event can be a lot of fun, especially when watching all of the small details come together. You would be surprised to find that many of the decor and simple touches really do not cost a fortune, and some can even be handmade in no time! You can wow guests without having to tell them how much you spend on it! Zeffert and Gold has seen it all and we have picked up some nifty tricks to stay within a brides budget. Here are just a few ideas of creative, simple and very inexpensive ideas to have at your wedding or event!
Creative Wedding Favors
The ways in which you can get creative with your wedding favors are endless. Wedding favors are a great way to leave guests with a token of appreciation that resembles the theme and decor of your wedding. The Old Bay favors shown above represented a bride and groom’s Maryland roots. The pencil favors above represent another bride and grooms teaching profession. Both of these favors are cost effective and highlight something about the couple.
Keep your Loved Ones in thought on your Big Day
What a great way to honor your passed loved ones by making a simple homemade sign to keep them in memory that day. This sign is inexpensive to make and simply reminds family and friends of those who cannot attend physically. The sign can resemble the colors and decor of your theme and takes no time to make.
Who doesn’t love a milk and cookies bar!
One of our favorite ideas that is cost-friendly is a MILK AND COOKIES BAR! This can be done at cocktail hour, part of dessert or at the end of the night. Kids love it as well as adults, and the milk and cookies do not cost a lot when bought in bulk. It’s versatile and adds a unique touch to your event. We think the milk and cookie bar is a win for everyone!
A unique way for guests to sign in attendance
We’ve all seen the guestbook for friends and family to sign, but why not take it a step further into something different. This frame has tiny white hearts for guests to sign in the hearts with the red one for the bride and groom of course. It’s unique and you can hang it on your wall to remember back to your day. We have seen blankets, picture frames, thumbprint trees, mad libs cards, signed rocks and puzzle pieces, and more.
Cake Pops anyone?
Cake pops are easy, fun to look at and more importantly-tasty to eat! More and more couples are opting for the traditional wedding cake and are finding alternative treats to delight guests with. Cake pops can also be used along with traditional wedding cake or used as favors! Like I said, they are versatile so use them for anything and I guarantee guests will love them!
When planning your wedding or event, you really can have it all without breaking your budget. Don’t just settle for the first piece of decor you find in stores. Research ways on how to make it yourself, look into what discounted stores offer the same materials, and have fun while doing so. The internet has a million recipes, ideas, and videos to help you along the way, and our blog has a ton of ideas as well!