Pittsburgh Catering: An Armstrong Farms Wedding

July 10, 2011

What a lovely day for Maggie and Brett at one of our favorite venues: Armstrong Farms.  {You can find more information about this amazing venue with three unique barn settings  by clicking HERE.}  The weather cooperated beautifully with sunshine and a cool breeze, and the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable for all.


Maggie and Brett chose classic red and black for their wedding color palette, but with a mix of nature wildflowers and some rustic elements suited to the barn atmosphere.  Adorable jam favors were homemade and tied with twine to serve as the placecard markers, and mason jars held the wildflower centerpieces

Guests were greeted by a chilled beverage station of Lemon and lime scented citrus water, lemonade and fresh brewed citrus infused iced tea.

Inside the Westminster Preserve barn an appetizer display of fresh summer fruit, organic vegetable crudite, cubed cheeses, pepperoni and crackers, and tomato bruschetta with herbed crostini awaited them.  JPC event staff also hand carried bacon wrapped sea scallops with a choice of teriyaki glaze or lemon herb aioli.

The big hit of the event was our JPC organic fruit smoothie bar!  JPC sous chef Jen King, Event Planner Allyson Veronesi, and staffer Caitlyn Wimer created refreshing smoothies with a variety of delicious ingredients throughout the event.  Choices included our Sunset Smoothie of watermelon, fresh peach, raspberry sorbet and orange juice, or the Citrus Creamsicle Frost with vanilla ice cream and orange juice, and the Strawberry Kiwi Chiller!

Dinner commenced under the tent with a sit-down salad course and a serviced buffet of fresh grilled organic summer harvest {eggplant, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, tri-colored bell peppers, and red onion grilled with a balsamic reduction drizzle}, Farfalle pasta with fresh sauteed spinach, sun dried tomato, herbs, white wine reduction and fresh mozzarella, Chicken Italiano in a tomato cream sauce {stuffed with proscuitto and provolone}, and merlot braised medallions of beef with shallots and mushrooms. 

Maggie desired a traditional round wedding cake presented all in white with a mixture of decor accents.  The flavor profile was champagne white cake with raspberry puree filling.

Maggie and Brett’s marriage also received the Armstrong Farms seal of approval from “guests” Stella the goose and Daisy the dog!

 Congratulations to Maggie and Brett from all of us at JPC Event Group…. we greatly enjoyed working with you and your families to create a memorable and delicious event!


*Photo credits:  copyrighted by JPC Event Group

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