I met my friend and fellow wedding industry insider, Colson Griffith in the lobby just before 9:00 a.m. and was instantly greeted with champagne. A great way to start a Friday! We were seated near the front (thanks to Catering Manager, Kate Taffel!) and found a menu inspired by English tradition to commemorate the marriage of the Royal Couple.
Ported Stilton Cheese
Appointed Majesty Jams & Thick Cut Bitter Marmalade
English Pickled Onions
~ First Course ~
Steel Cut Oatmeal
with a shot of Irish Whisky & Cream
(to which Colson said "butter & brown sugar is so 2010!")
Cottled Egg, Back Bacon, Grilled Tomato,
Vol-Au-Vent filled with Baked Beans
Palace Hotel Wedding Cake
Carrot Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Filling
Since I was already in the city, and had responsibly taken public transportation to get there, I decided to meet Colson at his next stop of the day, Batter's Bridal Boutique. Jen Musty of Batter was hosting an event in her pop up shop at 555 California. Partnering with Heritage & Craft for vintage furniture and decor, Floral Theory and Colson Griffith Photography, she created a confection wonderland. Whoever thought of putting cupcakes in the sections of a desk! Brilliant and yummy ~ that is this wedding planner's professional opinion of Jen & Batter!