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Caroline and Rob's Equestrian Inspired Wedding

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Tue, Dec 01, 2015

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We had the honor of being a part of Caroline and Rob's equestrian themed wedding this summer. Caroline’s parents beautiful farm in Berlin, MA set the stage for a memorable celebration.  Caroline wanted to include her love and passion for horses in her wedding day.  From blue trophy ribbons and horseshoes to farmer’s tables and horse drawn carriages the theme was intertwined throughout all the details perfectly. 

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The Team

Caterer: Peppers Artful Events
Wedding Planner: Nancy Sitta
Photographer: Channing Johnson Photography. 

The Farm at SummitWynds Tasting Showcase

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Nov 25, 2015

This past weekend we hosted an exclusive wedding tasting event at the Beautiful Farm at SummitWynds in Jefferson, MA. The historic fieldstone ski lodge, turned horse barn has been converted to a rustic style event venue that is perfect for weddings, rehearsals, and other social events. 

Any brides looking for a rustic style farm wedding should be sure to look here. The stone barn with white washed walls, fieldstone fireplace, rustic chandeliers and beamed wood ceilings is a perfect location for a small ceremony or cocktail hour. Couples can also get married outside on the lawn with panoramic views of the rolling hills.  Dinner receptions take place in a large tent with removable walls to allow the stunning natural surroundings in. Above the stone barn, there is even a cozy bridal suite for the wedding party to get ready in prior to the festivities. For any guests looking to kick back and relax during the reception they can find their way out to the fire pit!  

This sought after venue is truly remarkable and offers so many benefits. 15 minutes from local hotels for guests and an on-site honeymoon suite available for the couple to rent are among some of the numerous advantages.

The owners have tied in beautiful details around the venue from rustic benches to a wooden cart and vintage style furniture. We were able to seamlessly incorporate many of our own rental items into the space for the tasting. Check out some photos from the event below!


Our design team created all the signage, florals and decor for the tasting. Items seen above that are available for rent include our light up beer wall and wine barrels with wooden top.  Looking for more inspiration? Follow our Barn and Country Wedding Pinterest Page. https://www.pinterest.com/pepperscatering/barn-and-country-weddings/

Interested in SummitWynds? Visit their website here http://thefarmatsummitwynds.com/ or schedule a tour!



You Will "Fall" in Love with this Wedding!

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Nov 02, 2015

There is so much to love about fall weddings in New England. From the beautiful changing leaves to all the natural rustic elements, the outdoors creates such a picturesque backdrop. There are many venues to choose from for your Fall New England Wedding. 

Thayer Homestead is a fantastic location for weddings all year round but we especially love this location in the fall. It was newly restored last year by the town of Medway and they created a truly magical rustic venue.

With this wedding, the bride and groom took their vows under the old oak tree in front of the house.  The grounds made a gorgeous backdrop for photos which picked up the beautiful changing colors of the outdoors.

The dining room was perfect for an intimate dinner for 50. The bride is an artist who made a beautiful sculpture for the fireplace in the center of the room and created specialty lighting with the same dramatic look hanging from the ceiling. The couple set up the special lighting and décor early so that it could be shared with the group that was hosting a fundraising event the night before.

 The shades of whites and ivory were accented by beautiful fall colors in the flowers and the flickering candlelight on the tables. The menu had wonderful fall accents with a roasted butternut squash salad and delicious regional flavors like Nantucket scallops and Block Island swordfish. It was a lovely and memorable celebration!

From guest tables adorned with orange dalias and succulents to white pumpkin accents at each place setting there are so many details to love about this wedding.

We hope this weeks blog will inspire you for your fall event!  

Photo Credit: Meghhan Gregory Photography http://meghanngregory.com 




Real Wedding: Agatha and Thaddeus at Quonquont Farm

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Oct 26, 2015


Quonquont Farm in Whately, MA is a stunning location for a wedding. The farm has quite the history, starting as a wayside tavern in 1759 then later a sucessful dairy farm. In the 1970’s, the propery was planted as an orchard which it remains today. There are fields of blueberries, peaches and apples for picking. The farm  has a renovated barn that can accomodate 200 guests along with a lovely adjacent stone patio that makes a great spot for cocktails. Ceremonies take place in front of a large tree overlooking the farm. Anyone looking for a country, barn or farm wedding should be sure to take a trip to Quonquont farm!

We were honored to be choosen to be a part of Agatha and Thaddeus's wedding at this beautiful location. The couple was married on an absolutely perfect June day. After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a fun evening of dinner, dancing and drinks. The whole menu from passed appetizers, dinner, dessert and kids meals were all vegan. We even provided a vegan lemon raspberry sweetheart cake for the couples cake cutting. Accompanying the cake were vegan mini sweets provided by a family member that we artfully displayed on birch wood stands. All the guests vegan and non throughoughly enjoyed the entire menu! The wedding was captured perfectly by the talented Sandra Costello.









More amazing images of Agatha and Thaddeus's wedding day can be found on Sandra Costello's blog at the link below. 


Think Pink

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Sep 28, 2015

We are seeing more and more brides choose a soft, blush pink for their table linens and napkins.  It’s become almost a neutral tone to compliment lots of other accent colors in all four seasons.

Some combinations to consider:

Blush and Mint Green
Blush and Brown
Blush and Gold

A recent bride paired blush with silver and champagne for a sophisticated summer palette that played off the natural elements of her outdoor ceremony and tented reception.  We especially love the use of mercury glass vases to add a pop of silver! Check out some photos from this beautiful wedding below. 




So look beyond basic white and ivory for your linens.  Be bold and make a color statement that shows off your unique personality!  For more color and floral ideas follow us on pinterest at the link below. 



Chef Inspiration: Creative Interests & Presentation

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Thu, Jun 25, 2015


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By: Chris Lawrence

As a chef at Pepper's Fine Catering for over 25 years I am passionate about food and presentation. I enjoy creating a memorable visual presentation and using different types of foods as authentically as possible.

While designing food presentations for our clients, I try to use the most creative and visually stimulating formats. I work at creating a lasting impression for our customers by arranging great food that always looks as good as it tastes. I'm left with a great deal of pride when our clients comment on my work, which continues to insprire and motivate me to research and try new ideas.

My passion extends to working in the organic garden at Pepper's and at my home. In my home garden I love to recycle and make homemade compost. For the first bed in my back yard, I made a bean crawler out of tomato stakes and rope, and in the second bed I used chicken wire and twigs to make a cucumber support. Both structures are currently working quite well, very exciting!

*photos (upper three) -  The Imagery Studio 




Bridal Shower Season: Time to Celebrate!

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Wed, May 20, 2015




Bridal shower season is here once again and that means it’s time to celebrate! This cake was made for a special bride whose shower was held at Cyprian Keyes Country Club. The bride wanted something in pale pastel colors with an elegant look. We selected shades in pale pink and pale green with simple chic pearl drops and fresh flowers. The cake flavor had to be something absolutely delicious! We decided on a double tiered round cake with two separate distinct flavors. The first tier was our popular Pink Lemonade cake, a delicious three layered cake in pink ombre colors, filled with fresh lemon curd. The second tier was a hit for the chocolate lovers, an amazing chocolate raspberry fudge combination.

After the shower, the bride (Gail Arcieri) let us know how much she and her guests enjoyed the cake with this great feedback: “We LOVED it! As a matter of fact, people thought it was one of those fake ones because it looked so pretty!! We put some rose petals around it on the display table which was just enough to set it off. Thanks so much-it was a big hit and we told everyone where we got it!!” 

Wedding Table Design: The Vintage Traveler

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Wedding Table Design: Traveler



Sometimes a couple wants to design their wedding around something they love, so we decided to design a table around something we love, travel! To bring in some rich colors and develop the look, we decided to go a more vintage route with our triage theme. We started with a dark moody green linen and added a more classic design for our place settings.

Next, we wanted to build up our centerpiece to make a real statement. We created multiple levels with stacked vintage books and an old travel chest. Having multiple levels allows the eye to bounce between all the different design elements, which adds interest and dimension. We used two vintage silver vessels for our florals and added quail feathers for texture and height. Next we found a mini globe and painted it black and the stand gold. Then we hand-painted the table number on both sides of the globe so the guests could approach from any angle and be able to see the table number. Last but not least, we incorporated paper elements.

To tie into the vintage feel, we wrote our menu and place cards by hand in white calligraphy and then added foil to tie into the gold on the spines of our vintage books. A table like this can't help but make the special couple excited for their honeymoon!

Wedding Table Design: Quirky and Bright

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Sat, Apr 25, 2015


quirky and bright table design


Some couples want to be completely unique, and we think they should have a wedding table design that is different from the rest! Though the previous wedding tables we've talked about, Rustic Romance and Modern Romance  are beautiful and unique in their own right, sometimes, we like to do something a little... quirky! 

Bringing the Wedding Quirky Table to Life

For this table, we started with a bright chartreuse ikat and these white animal head vases. We filled the vases with bright flowers and greens to set the mood. Next we created this completely unique table number out of wood, nails and string. We think the table number is a perfect piece of graphic art! Next, to add another dimension to the table, we mixed different graphic china patterns to create a graphic place setting. Last but not least, we designed a modern and graphic menu and a place card that slides right onto the water glass, just another perfect little design detail that helps bring our quirky table to life!

Wedding Table Design: Rustic Romance

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Rustic Romance


In our first "Wedding Table Design" post we talked about creating a modern romantic table. This time we decided to design a table for a wedding around the idea of "rustic romance". We started with a tweed burlap linen which set the base for our rustic table, next we added heavy ceramic dishes with a worn vintage look and hammered flat wear. All these pieces set our rustic table and now we're ready for the details!

A purple crystal goblet adds our first hint of color, which we tied into all our paper goods. For a romantic touch, we added hand-painted flower details on the menu and favor tag. We used more casual and whimsical fonts for our paper goods at this table. Then with hand-painted table numbers on wood rounds, and craft paper cartons (filled with delicious macaroons from our bakery!) for the favors, we've brought in more rustic elements. Last but not least was our centerpiece, with a corrugated tin vase, purple cabbage, silver brunia berries and large white mums, we've created the perfect rustic table for your wedding!

Check out our Pinterest to see more of our creative table designs.