'I fall in love with people’s passion. The way their eyes light up when they talk about the thing they love and the way they fill with light.'
Kendra and David’s relationship started out at New Paltz High School and has evolved into a beautiful love story they have joined together by marriage. Lola’s Café was a part of that special day and we were so happy they asked us to cater their wedding.
Both are teachers who work in the Boston area, but chose to get married in their hometown… well close to their hometown. The two married at Shadow Lawn in High Falls, NY (about 20 minutes from New Paltz). Guests were welcomed in the shade with light refreshments by our staff. Kendra had a white frame with mini colorful hearts for the guests to sign to say they were a witness to the marriage. Guests were then seated for the ceremony was to begin shortly.
This ceremony was the first I have ever done to have the bride walking down the aisle 1 minute early. Kendra and David were definitely ready to TIE THE KNOT! They said ‘I do’s’ and the night proceeded with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A signature drink with St. Germaine, Gin and Lemonade was a favorite of the evening. Some hors d'oeuvres favorites were:
- truffle mac and cheese cones
- watermelon gazpacho served in shooter glasses
- shrimp & snap pea skewers with margarita shooters
Guests enjoyed the relaxing day with Corn hole and Bocce ball while Kendra and David made their rounds to greet all of their guests.
Guests were walked across the street to the Red Barn where the rest of the activities were going to take place. They found their seat, listened to toasts, and the couple danced together for the first time as husband and wife. Guests were ‘awed’ by their love.
Dinner was not an ordinary dinner, as Kendra and David, were looking for a fun, relaxing evening. They did a stationed meal where guests can eat what they like when they wanted to. They choose to do three stations:
- Hudson Valley Farm to Table
- Slider Station
- Entrée Station
The Slider station had Kobe beef burgers, house made black bean and sweet corn burgers, and Maryland style crab ‘burger’. This station also had a variety of condiments including Kim chi, chipotle mayonnaise, smoked ketchup and more!
Kendra and David finished the night with coffee and dessert station. Desserts were cookies and candies supplied by them, and cupcakes supplied by Moxie Cupcake from New Paltz, NY.
The two had so many different ways of making their wedding something special. For starters, they had one of the best DJs in the Hudson Valley, Jimmy Lutz with Lutz Entertainment. He kept the guests dancing all night! They also had guests sign a dictionary as their guest book! The had their guests take colorful tabs to mark the page and sign. Some guests signed numerous times all over and wrote little notes. Both being teachers this is something fun they will have on their shelves forever. Another cool thing that did was with Instagram. They made a sign to #ShadowLamb any pictures they put up this way they could take a look at them later! You can do the same with Twitter or Facebook! They also had photo booth with vintage furniture and funky props. They also had smores and a campfire so they can take in the day’s events.
Kendra and David were high school sweethearts and their love will continue to grow as years pass. We wish you the best of luck with your life, and thank you for letting Lola’s Café be there for your special day!