Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Today Emily & Brian had their menu tasting. They both brought their mom's to have a sample of what might be on their menu. Em & Brian have plenty of time between now and July to make their decision but knowing Em, salmon is a definite. Yum!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

| Emily's Bridal Blog | Installment #3

I believe the perfect color combination sets the tone for every wedding. Inspiring wedding combinations are endless -- ranging from "fall harvest" (chocolate brown and burnt orange) to "bright spring" (crisp white with lemon yellow accents) to "understated sophistication" (shades of ivory and beige). The color possibilities are only limited by our imaginations! We want the atmosphere at our wedding to have a fun, summer, chic feel. So the colors I envision are....

raspberry pink with bright orange accents.

These colors also reflect my personality seeing as my favorite color happens to be pink! Some guys would likely veto this idea, but lucky for me, Brian is supportive and lets me be "creative director". I was so excited when I found invitiations that will help convey my vision even before the big day!

In the ballroom, solid ivory linen with a circle of gold chivari chairs will feature a pink folded napkin and colorful flowers as a centerpiece. The cocktail and bistro tables on the patio will be a little more bold and daring featuring this funky linen!This was an easy and exciting part of the planning process as my vision was pretty clear, although I can't say that it has been this easy with many of the other decisions....more to come on that!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Reflecting On Our 2010 Parties

"Wow - what an exciting and busy wedding season it has been! I'm so grateful to have worked with so any wonderful brides (and grooms) in planning and overseeing their celebrations. As I reflect on the sites, various styles and tastes of each, some highlights stand out" - Dave Thomas - Event Coordinator.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION the staff of A Thyme to Cook - headed to Fishers Island

"One very special wedding location was on Fishers Island - a more picturesque site you could not ask for. It was so much fun getting to know the family. Bringing the staff, the food and everything we needed on a Ferry was definitely an adventure! Forgetting anything is not an option when you're catering an event on an island became our mantra."

"Another unique location was center stage at the Katharine Hepburn Theatre in Old Saybrook. What a beautiful venue! A pre-opera brunch was served."

"We thoroughly enjoyed planning and working with everyone involved for this Carnival themed charity event. The staff even got in on the act wtih their outfits - red suspenders and bow ties."

Check out the next installment reflecting on The 2010 Bridal Season - Fabulous Food!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Music with a Purpose

The Holiday Festival of Trees and Music
Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme CT
November 21 – December 4, 2010

A Thyme to Cook was proud to collaborate with our friend and colleague Josh Chalmers. Our Pastry Chef, Bill made a selection of treats for guests to nibble on. The decorated tree & table presented Rice Krispy Treats (the star tree topper was also a rice krispy treat), Melon, Champagne and Strawberry flavored Lollipops, Chocolate Bonbons, Mint Candy Cane Cookies & Almond Spritz Cookie Wreaths. The table featured Tiremisu Cups & Lavender Lemon Squares.

Proceeds from The Festival of Trees and Music will benefit the youth in music initiatives supporting musical artistic development of youth, programs and services with in the shoreline community & New London counties. Visit their web site for more information on their initiatives.