Lora and Justin’s June Eiteljorg wedding was simply the best day ever, just like their wedding cake topper said. Beginning at their church in Beech Grove where they exchanged vows and ending with a wonderful cocktail hour and reception at Eitlejorg Museum in Clowes Sculpture Court, the bride and groom stuck with traditions new and old to make their day memorable.
Cocktail hour kicked off about 6:00pm after their later afternoon ceremonies. Guests were greeted with passed hors d’oeuvres and a signature drink and open bar. Since the bride and groom enjoyed a first look prior to their wedding ceremony, they were able to join their guests for cocktail hour once they arrived.
Shrimp shooters with Kahn’s signature cocktail sauce
Fingerling potatoes stuffed with camembert, truffle oil and spring onion
Filet of beef with spinach, blue cheese and whole roasted garlic on mini toast
Torched apple bruschetta with fig, brie and balsamic reduction
Once guests moved from Eagle Commons to the reception space in Clowes Sculpture Court, Lora and Justin, along with their wedding party, made their grand entrance. The couple moved immediately to the dance floor for their first dance and took time to cut their cake. To keep with tradition, Lora and Justin had a small cake to cut, but instead of serving cake for dessert they instead offered their guests milk and cookies, and chocolate covered strawberries. A welcome was given as well as a blessing before the meal began.
Mixed field greens with drunken goat cheese, walnuts, dried apricots and ruby port vinaigrette
Served with assorted breads, French butter and sundried tomato butter
Cider marinated chicken breast with molasses chipotle glaze
Served with loaded potato soufflé and broccolini with garlic and peppery citrus butter
Milk & Cookies
Chocolate covered strawberries
Following the dinner service, champagne was poured ofr the toasts given by the father of the bride, maid of honor and best man. Lora and her father followed with their father-daughter dance and then Justin escorted his mother to the dance floor. Guests took part in an anniversary dance and dollar dance before open dancing began and milk and cookies were served.
Lora and Justin certainly enjoyed their night and we were thrilled to be part of their memories. Cheers to a hundred years of happiness!