There's nothing sweeter than time with family....playing games, laughing, drinking sweet tea & lemonade, visiting and front-porch sittin'. This family celebrated just being together with an outdoor-indoor picnic of sorts. On the menu fragrant dishes by Chef Amanda Eckmann of ChefNAround: boiled corn on the cob & red potatoes, #bbq chicken & pulled pork, cole slaw, Greek salad, candybar & grape salad, more summer vegetables (cold and cooked), French vanilla cupcakes slathered with cream cheese frosting & Devil's Food chocolate cupcakes (all homemade of course!). The gorgeous decorations as milk-painted ball jars and Pinterest-inspired burlap flowers, banners, runners, and vintage dishware of all types were made by Amanda's aunt, Jill, along with delicate recycled Cracker Barrel Babies Breath petite bouquets, several #wildfloweresque bouquets on the tables, and flower balls in the chandeliers. The gourmet #bbqsauces alone (pictured second on the top row) were literally mouth-watering especially on the mounds of pulled pork served: Alabama White, Mustard, Traditional, & Cherry #bbq. Of course the cherries used to make the delicious cherry #bbq sauce were picked at Grandpa's aka "Pa's" house. "I tried to tie in a little bit of everyone in the family so it would be extra special," Amanda shared. The evening was ordinary magic!
I was delighted to make family photos, some of which can be seen above, taste the delicious #bbq, and capture the details of the evening while spending time outdoors as the sunset in Southeastern Ohio. Congratulations to the newly married couple pictured on the bottom right hand corner!!! Wishing you both much joy for many years to come.
Walking Pantone chart. Christian, fabric designer in my dreams, coffee addict, dog lover. Musician. Photographer not on tv, but in real life.