Lodge at Welch Allyn Group Tasting 2013

On Friday I had a great time photographing the Lodge's group tasting--the term 'tasting' is really misleading since they basically put on a full-blown reception for dozens of their 2013 and 2014 couples--about 130 in all. It was memorable not just for all the tasty food but also due to the great vendors they brought in to pull off the elaborate event. Unbelievable lighting design was provided by Visa Versa Entertainment, Michael Cheney from the Patisserie provided delectable sweets, Backyard Garden Florist showed off their floral style, and Young Explosives Corporation put on a $3000.00 fireworks show at the end of the evening! I also had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Buerkle Ciciarelli with Stella and Dot Jewelry, she was there showing off very stylish baubles great for your wedding day or for any 'ole day (next time I promise to shoot your jewels and shop less)! Visa Versa Entertainment can light the h*ll out of a place...

 Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

The Patisserie never fails to produce lovely cakes and pastries...

 Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

 Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

I have been working with the Lodge a lot recently but I never knew just how many goodies they offered, here is the s'mores station (the room gasped when this beauty was wheeled out)...

 Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

 Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

In addition to their great bar where they have all the top shelf booze you could imagine they offer a cordials & liquor cart that circulates among your guests so they can enjoy a toast with dessert...

 Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

I completely fell in love with the mac and cheese station, I am Southern after-all (where no vegetable plate is complete without mac and cheese)...

 Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

The filet was superb and I have no doubt that it made its way to the top of many favorites lists...

 Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

The evening was brought to a rousing close via the spectacular light show that Young Explosives Corporation provided. I must say the Lodge's huge windows provide the the perfect frame for a grand fireworks display...

 Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception

Lodge at Welch Allyn Reception