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Harvest Moon Catering

Harvest Moon is one of the premiere catering companies in Charlottesville. They have creative menus, solid service and are super easy to work with while planning the big day!  Today we are catching up with Barbara Shifflett to hear all about their style and yummy offerings!

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How far in advance do you first meet with a couple that is interested in your catering services?  When do you usually schedule a tasting and who usually attends?

I meet with clients whenever they reach out to start the process and continue to meet as often as they like until the details are all covered and they feel the event reflects all their desires.  As soon as the client is pleased with their menu, we invite them to come for a tasting.  We are happy to have the parents and/or wedding planner attend as well.

Do you recommend that a couple request guests’ meal preferences in advance of the wedding on response cards?  How much does this affect the cost?  What about tableside entree selection?

We do recommend the host request entree choices at least 2 weeks out from the event but we suggest doing duet entrees to avoid the guest wishing they had gotten what the next guest had ordered.  There is no charge for offering entree choices.  We do not offer tableside entree selection.  This is difficult to carry off since all of our events are off site and usually with minimal kitchen facilities

When would you suggest having a buffet versus a plated dinner?

I love the application of both.  I think that the venue, budget and interest in style plays a big choice in making that decision.

Photo Credit: Dominique Attaway

Do you recommend pairing wine with each course?  How do you differentiate the menu of one wedding from another?

Once again, I think the bridal couple should be encouraged to make their event a true reflection of themselves….quirky, whimsical or anything that makes their celebration truly theirs

Photo Credit: Holland Photo Arts

Do you ever prepare food-related favors, such as dessert bars, etc.?

Yes… we do many food favors… gourmet candy, favorite cookies, candied apples, preserves… family recipes…

Photo Credit: Rothwell Photography

What trends are you seeing in wedding catering?

We are seeing more comfort food, less formal, and family style service.

Firnew Farm Wedding

Today’s adorable Real Wedding took place just down the road from Charlottesville in Hood, Virginia at a lovely private home.  And, even with all of the beautiful venues in Charlottesville, sometimes there is nothing like home, sweet, home!


Per usual, photographer Meg Runion, captured the beautiful day with her eye for emotion and detail. (Also, check out her new Etsy site – love!). Katie and Zach were surrounded by friends and family with incredible fall weather and colors! Enjoy the eye candy today!

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Camp Holiday Trails Wedding

Ashleigh and Rob were married at Camp Holiday Trails this past October and it is FULL of darling DIY details!  Thanks to Tom Daly Photography for sharing the awesome pics!

How cute are the tee-shirts, commemorating the weekend?

LOVE, LOVE, L-O-V-E all of the personality in this celebration!

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Panorama Farms Open House

Last week, I shared a sneak peek of the incredible Panorama Farms and A. Dominick Events Open House…Today, I am thrilled to bring you more fab photos by Meg Runion Studios and all the details of the day!

The ridiculously amazing setting paired with the G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S  weather along with the all-star vendor team made for a fantastic event.

The creative geniuses at Beehive Events set this beautiful mock ceremony on top of a hill, with Panorama views of the mountains.

Of course, the venue decor by Beehive wasn’t too shabby either…

Guests dined on fabulous treats from Harvest Moon Catering. YUM!  Oh – and the super cool rentals – all from Festive Fare!

The Jangling Reinharts from Sam Hill Entertainment were perfect – they totally set the mood!

Yes, I am a little more than slightly obsessed with the Sperry Tent by Skyline Tent Company…Under the tent out back we lounged and roasted s’mores.

The Boar’s Head Balloon rides offered guests the perfect end to the afternoon…I wish we could go back and do it all over again!!

The fabulous vendor team:

Event Planning: A. Dominick Events

Venue: Panorama Farms

Decor: Beehive Events

Catering: Harvest Moon Catering

Tent and Lighting: Skyline Tent Company

Band: Sam Hill Entertainment

Rentals: Festive Fare

Video: Daly Baker Video Productions

Photography: Meg Runion Studios

Paper (Invite): Rock Paper Scissors