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Bow - Tying it all Together

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Mar 15, 2017

BOW - TYING IT ALL TOGETHER

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   At Peppers Artful Events, we have a love for creativity and design. Picking out beautiful china, linen, glassware, and flatware are part of the big picture, and can be quite impactful to your wedding. One way to make your day unforgettable is to incorporate a design element that adds a very special touch to the overall look-n-feel of your celebration. It is a great way to express your style as a couple and can become that one detail that ties it all together. We’ve seen couples use retro bicycles, vintage keys or books, parasols and food items like a favorite candy or family recipe.

   This past summer, we had the special honor of working with Steve & Josh on their wedding at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens. Their special detail was a bow-tie. This originated from their wedding invites which a friend designed with a yellow and navy bow tie. They loved it so much they decided to make it a a staple of their wedding.  The bow-tie was incorporated throughout their wedding from save-the-dates and invitations to décor and ring boxes.

   Bow-ties reflect style, elegance, confidence and attention to detail, which all represent who Steve & Josh are. Of course, each wore a custom made bow tie on their wedding day.  (knottytie.com - check them out!) Each time we saw that bow-tie, it made us smile thinking how fabulous and wonderful they are as a couple.

 Here is a sneak peek of Steve and Josh’s wedding!

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Photographer: Janelle Carmela Photography
Venue:
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Catering:
Peppers Artful Events

To see more weddings from Tower Hill Botanic Garden follow our Pinterest board.

ARTbar's New Draft Beer Wall

Posted by Sarah Barrett on Wed, Jan 25, 2017

ARTbar's Newest Draft Beer Wall

Do you love craft beer? Are you looking for something interesting and unique for your next event that will have your guests talking long after your party is over? Our draft beer wall is a fun and unique addition to your next event. 

This stunning new beer tap wall makes a big impact on any party-whether it be a corporate function, wedding, birthday party, gala/fundraiser- you name it! It’s classic and clean design makes it blend well with many different venues and settings. With slate gray and metal accents it coordinates nicely with a wide variety of themes and colors.

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Photos by Lindsay Hackney Photography

We designed the wall to have a mix of straight and cross shelving to allow the addition of bottes, florals or décor for further customization based on your specific event. The tap handles are updated each event to display the name of your beer offerings.

The beer wall works as a great addition for a birthday party or graduation as well. Instead of beer we can serve various sodas and non-alcoholic beverages. 

We also offer a more traditional beer tap wall featuring dark stained wood and black accents which looks great in a more rustic or outdoors setting.

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Think of how fun this could be for your next event! For more design ideas from ARTbar check out our ARTbar Pinterest page. 

Trending in Floral Designs: Suspended and Inverted

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Unique Floral Designs : Suspended and Inverted

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A current event trend we are excited about here at Peppers Fine Catering is suspended florals  instead of, or in addition to, table centerpieces.

We recently created floral “chandeliers” at a corporate event in Boston. Because we couldn’t hang the arrangements directly from the ceiling beams in the venue, we custom-built 5’ tall frames to sit on the guest tables. The dangling flowers created an intimate, secret garden feel – gorgeous and totally unexpected.

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We heard many “oohs and ahs” when we revealed the dining space. The flowers looked great at eye level, but even more striking was the view when guests looked up from their chairs. Totally memorable!

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Another idea is to drape flowers from the top of a wedding arch or chuppah.  Imagine a bridal couple standing underneath a bountiful floral bouquet and the gorgeous photos! 

Let Peppers create the unexpected for your next celebration – with delicious food and design/ floral ideas that will simply wow your guests.

Venue: Boston Soceity of Architects
Designs and Catering: Peppers Artful Events

 

Our Favorite Sweet & Savory Late Night Wedding Snacks

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Sweet & Savory Late Night Snack Ideas

Dinner has been served and the dancing has started but the food service doesn't need to come to an end just yet. Keep your guests energized and the party going with delicious late night sweet or savory snacks. Servers can pass on fun trays through the dancefloor as a nice surprise and quick pick me up for your guests. Here are a few of our favorite late night passed snacks that are sure to be a hit! 

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches are perfect for your summer wedding. Mix and match your favorite cookie and ice cream flavors for fun combinations your guests will enjoy. 

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Photo Credit: Simi Rabinowitz Photography

 

Mini Filled Cones are a great quick two bite passed sweet. They can be filled with mousse, ice cream, sorbet and more! 

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Photo Credit: The Imagery Studio

Cookies and Milk Shooters are one of those all-time favorite comfort foods. Serve mini cookies with a shot glass of milk for a delicious sweet to end the night. 

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Dessert Pops - Think cupcake pops, cake pops, pie pops - the options are endless. Dessert Pops are easy to grab - plus they are so adorable and fun!

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Late night passed snacks don't need to be sugary and sweet. If you tend to lean towards savory and salty we've got you covered. 

French Fries or Chips- Pass these salty snacks in paper cones that match the theme and look of your wedding or event. Guests can easily handle the cones while busting a move on the dance floor. 

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Photo Credit: The Imagery Studio

Mini Sliders- Looking for a heartier late night snack then these sliders will be the perfect pair for you. 

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Sugared Bacon Planks- Bacon is delicious any time of day! They can be a wonderful mix of savory and sweet when dusted with our whiskey sugar blend. 

Popcorn- A fun snack that can be easily passed in miniature bags. Flavors can go either salty or sweet or pass both to please all of your guest’s taste buds. 

We hope these inspire you to start thinking about the many late night snack options you can offer your guests. 

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Dancing with Cars

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Mon, Apr 25, 2016

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Looking for a unique event venue that boasts both expansive outdoor space and one-of-a-kind exhibits for guests to enjoy? Then check out the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline – the oldest car collection in the United States.

We were pleased to be a part of the Larz Anderson Event Expo to help promote this gem of a museum. We love to see people’s faces light up when they enter and see the many vintage cars on display. Museum staff is well versed in the details of the autos, so guests feel like they get a personal tour. And, you are surrounded by the cars as you dance, socialize and enjoy a meal. How’s that for a memorable celebration?!

There are so many ways to use a  car theme for an event at Larz , such as “ Match Box” type  cars for place card holders, naming tables after classic cars, car drinks (ie Sidecar)  and much more.

And, with two natural locations outside to hold a wedding ceremony or put up a tent for large groups, Larz Anderson exudes warmth and charm for anyone who enjoys being a part of  history.

Check out their website for more information: http://larzanderson.org/ of follow our Larz Anderson Pinterest Inspiration Board

Talk DERBY to Me

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Mar 16, 2016
 Kentucky Derby Themed Party

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With the 2015 holiday parties in our past and winter on its way out, its time to start thinking about a fun spring get together with friends! How about.....a Kentucky Derby Party!!?There’s no time like the present, so call up your friends, dial up the fun, and Run for the Roses!

What a great way to celebrate the Derby with some dazzle, a dash of Southern Charm and a great mix of music and friends to get your party going. The Kentucky Derby race tradition dates back many years, are steeped in fun, parties, hats and mint julep drinkers. You can bring some of that tradition and fun right into your very own home with some helpful party tips:

  • Encourage the women party-goers to wear big hats, and men bowties. You could even ramp it up a bit by offering a horseshoe pin to your guests upon arrival. Red roses are popular when decorating your home. The more equestrian, the better!
  • Bring the South to your home by offering some traditional Derby Favorites. Think Ham Biscuits, Kentucky Hot Browns, Deviled Eggs Tea Sandwiches and Burbon Balls. 
  • Go like-the-pros in Special Event Catering and offer a signature cocktail or two. This will help simplify your menu and ease the amount of items at your bar. Try Mint Juleps, Bloody Mary's and Mimosas!  

And finally, Be sure to have the race on television, or go softer and throw on some Southern Jazz Music. Entertainment is a very important piece to an event!

To wrap things up, be sure to design your menu and evening so you aren’t spending the whole time in the kitchen heating things up. Most people plan terrific parties, but don’t spend time with their guests because of this.  So develop a good plan, a great menu and be sure to HAVE FUN!!

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Embracing a Blank Canvas

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Mar 03, 2016

We love having the opportunity to work at so many unique venues and being able to create different looks and feels at each. Some venues lend themselves naturally to a particular style- rustic, futuristic, old fashioned, glamour and more. Raw space is always interesting to work with because you can turn it into virtually any type of venue that you like. It essentially is a blank canvas.

Mass Ballet in Framingham, is an old mill with old office cubicles running down one side, fluorescent office lights, and a rough unfinished interior look. We had a client that had grown up in the ballet school through all her years of lessons and wanted to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah in this space that meant so much to her. We jumped at the opportunity to transform this blank canvas into her dream vision. 

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She wanted a glamourous festive and lively evening. We brought this vision to life by tranforming the space by bringing in many new elements and details. String lighting and purple uplights gave a whole new feel to the very industrial space. Monochromatic purples and pops of gold brought color and fun throughout the room. We even added in modern lounge furniture to create an inviting and comfortable feel. High cocktail tables with bar stool chiavari chairs helped create a cocktail style party where the guests opening mingled and socialized throughout the night. 

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It took a little creativity with design in creating a look for the room, but our finished product was a great representation of the style of our client. We showcased the parts of the room that were unqie and interesting and carefully draped and lit the rest to create a inviting and fun atmosphere. 

Photo Credits: Barry Alley Photograph Barry Alley Photography Website

One of Boston's Newest & Unique Event Venues!

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Feb 24, 2016

 Boston Harbor Distillery: One of Boston's Newest and Unique Event Venues

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It was a cold and gray day when I went to The Boston Harbor Distillery for the first time.   Fortunately, as soon as I opened the front door to Boston’s newest event venue, located in the port of Boston Harbor, The BHD was the exact opposite of the weather outside…it is cozy and so inviting.  There is warm rustic wood everywhere in the post and beams, in the built in seating along the perimeter, in the built in bar and tables and in the gorgeous tall sliding barn doors which separates rooms that can be used for a small group’s dining area or as break out rooms for a corporate meeting.  To add to the warmth, there are skylights set in the pitched roof that allows a lot of light to filter a soft glow into the space.  The furniture was perfectly chosen for the space with big, comfy, leather and upholstered chairs and soft pillows. 

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This building is steeped in Boston history as it was built in 1959 and first served as the home of the inventions of Silas S. Putnam, then as a the George Lawley & Sons shipyard and later for the creation of the Seymour Family’s ice cream.  Today, the building is home to the Boston Harbor Distillery and its creation of craft spirits with one entire side of the space featuring floor to ceiling windows so while you are sipping your spirit, you are watching the entire distilling process!   Tours of the distilling room are available and you can purchase bottles to take home on your way out.

This wonderful new venue is perfect for groups of up to 70 guests for a seated dinner and 75-100 for a reception. Book your next corporate reception or party here!  For more information on this unique new venue check out their website at http://bostonharbordistillery.com

Our Top 5 Ways to Incorporate Signage in Your Wedding!

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Feb 16, 2016

One way to make a statement at your wedding, party, or gala, is through custom signage. We love creating signage that makes an impact, ties into your design, and imparts valuable information to your guests! Maybe you just need a fun sign for your bar, directional signage for guests, or maybe it's something MORE. Here are a few of our favorite areas to incorporate unique signage into your wedding! 

Ceremony

Ceremony signage is a perfect way to make your guests feel comfortable where to go upon arrival. There are many unique and fun seating arrangement sayings that take the guess work out of where guests are to sit during the ceremony. Directional signs are great for outdoor weddings where there may be various locations for the cocktail hour and reception. This is the first impression your guests will have of your wedding so be sure to tie it in with the look and theme of the wedding. 


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Reception Welcome

Whether your reception takes place at the same location as the ceremony or a completely different space- having a welcome sign with the couple's name is a nice touch. Guests will feel welcomed and know they are in the right location. Some venues host more than one wedding a day so this is also a great way to ensure your guests are at the right reception! Believe it or not, guests have ended up at the wrong recepeption and only realized during introductions of the bridal party! 


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 Buffet Menus

If you are having a buffet or station style dinner reception, why not add in a custom designed menu sign?  Larger style menus make it easier for guests to see the delicious dishes they will be tasting. Fun colors or unique artwork add to the appeal of the menu!

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 Bar Cocktail Signs

Another opportunity for signage is at your bar! Showcase a signature cocktail with a fun sign and saying. We especially love when couples each have their own cocktail with a unique name. 

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Mr. & Mrs Signs

Mr. and Mrs. or Bride and Groom signs make for a great photo op! 

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There are many great opportunities to tie in fun and unique signage throughout your wedding reception. Our in house design team can help create custom desinged signage for all aspects of your wedding or event! 

 

A Heart Picked Event

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Feb 10, 2016
We had the pleasure of helping Sarah Crutcher, a young and talented author, host a book signing for the unveiling of her children's book about adoption called, Heart Picked: Elizabeth's Adoption Tale. 

The tile of the book served as all the inspiration we needed to delight the guests throughout all the details of the party. 

Hors-d'oeuvres and pastries - All were heart-shaped. From canapés to macaroons, our chefs were able to truly capture the magic of this touching story with these delicious bites. Even the displays, all of varying heights, were made using covered books to match the theme and colors of the party.There's no more fitting way to celebrate a book than to recreate it's cover on the cake, which took center stage on the table where Sarah autographed books for her guests. 
 
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Our host was thrilled we were able to capture her vision and execute it with all the finishing touches that make each of our events special. She asked for an elegant book signing for a small group and we delivered in big way! We wish Sarah tremendous success in 2016!
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