Lucky in Love Dinner

On March 17th, we were lucky enough to host a dinner and discussion for a group of wedding professionals called, American Association of Certified Wedding Planners, or AACWP.   When their previously planned location fell through, we jumped at the chance to host this dinner and it just so happened to fall on St. Patty’s!!   We love a good themed event , so we jumped in to planning what we call an “Elegant Irish” affair.   Guests were greeted by a real Irish bagpiper courtesy of Absolute DFW.  Once they entered our foyer, Uptown Violins serenaded cocktail hour with beautiful Irish tunes.   As guests entered the Great Hall, they were in awe of the unique table setup to create a perfect atmosphere for a discussion on inspiration.  Look no further for inspiration than amazing & bright floral creations from Three Branches Floral.  We met these sweet sisters on a tour of Arlington Hall and we just knew they would be a perfect fit for our Elegant Irish dinner.  They took our ideas, ran with it and we are so glad we trusted them!   It’s Your Night set the glowing lighting that featured the entire room & decor so perfectly.  The beautiful wooden tables, gold chairs, green china, gold flatware and crystal stemware from Ducky Bob’s couldn’t have complimented our theme better!

Our Chef outdid himself with an amazing Elegant Irish 4 course dinner.   Guests noshed on an Irish charcuterie as welcoming remarks began.  Second course was our take on an Irish Flag; Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Grilled Pear, Orange and Walnuts in a Lemon Dijon Dressing-so yummy!   Third course was equally as tasty with Irish Butter Poached Seabass, Spinach Risotto, Sweet Potato Crisps and Tri-color Baby Carrots.   But we think we saved the best for last with our dessert trio!   Shamrock Shake with Bailey’s Mint, Mini Whiskey Bundt Cake with Irish Cream, and Orange Mouse in a Clementine Cup with Mint that we are still dreaming about!!   Guests regretfully departed but didn’t leave empty-handed as Frosted Art created adorable petit fours embellished with the Claddagh.  It is a symbol of love and relationship status in Ireland, so it couldn’t have more fitting for a group of wedding planners!