Whoa Nelly Catering
party time with Whoa Nelly Catering
Custom bread boards, engraved by Joya Rose, doubled as table numbers. The centerpieces, by Moon Canyon Design, were filled with spirea, tulips, fritillaria, daffodils, garden roses, Japanese ranunculus, and geranium in Campo de' Fiori compotes and terracotta votive holders. Local citrus, stone fruits, and pears were loosely scattered for a farm-to-table feel.
The bar menu was printed and mounted on a wood board and outlined the offerings: four signature cocktails, each named after a special place or memory the couple shares. French Concession, (their favorite neighborhood when they lived in Shanghai), The Dolores (the park where they first met in San Francisco), The Wild Good (their nickname for their dog), and The Georgian (a tribute to Peter's home state).
A friend officiated the late-afternoon ceremony, during which Eliza's brother and Peter's sister both read poems, ("Coming Home" by Mary Oliver and "Habitation Poem" by Margaret Atwood). Eliza's favorite part of the service was when her 91-year-old grandfather spoke—sharing his own words about what it means to be a good partner and on finding one's purpose in life.