The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

The Best in West Coast Florida Weddings

Monday, February 10, 2020

Posh Family Styled Reception at The Orlo

Becca + Wes

Photos by Lion Lady Photography

Becca and her mom, Vicki booked with us just less than three months before the February wedding at The Orlo. Food for the reception was one of the most important aspects of Becca and Wes's celebration and they were looking for a caterer who could satisfy their specific requests.

A family-styled meal for up to 70 guests was their plan. Hand-passed appetizers which ranged from Mini Sliders to Fish Tacos, were on their list. A late night snack offering of Mini Pressed Cuban Sandwiches, Fried Plantains and Sweet Potato Fries completed their request. 

There were gluten free options, vegetarian options, and some other special dietary needs. Although a challenge in the Orlo sprawling spaces, we managed to pull everything together with a larger than normal staff size. 

For Becca, everything was in the DETAILS. She and her mom had been working for the many months prior in creating a d├ęcor plan that matched the vintage feel of the mansion. These details ranged from pillar candle clusters on the stairs and inside the fireplaces to lace curtains hung on either side of the ceremony backdrop. 

Becca chose The Garden Shed as her florist. They were able to accommodate some of her special requests including a decadent floral headpiece. Everything from the fireplaces to the staircase and guest tables were adorned with fresh greenery and minimal buds. The results were stunning. 

Becca's vision for her wedding day included an early arrival for all bridal party and family members. Some special moments with Wes were tastefully captured by Seattle-based Lion Lady Photography.


Becca kept herself relaxed with needlepoint prior to the wedding as the photographer collected more pre-ceremony pictures inside and outside of the venue. 


The parlor served as the social hour area along with the front porch. Later it became the dance floor. 

The main reception dinner was held in the Orlo's Ballroom. Focal point was a large feasting table for family and bridal party. The natural wood table was surrounded by six to eight person round tables covered in champagne linen.

Some of the family style items we served were platters of Rack of Lamb, Citrus Zested Broiled Salmon, Roasted Red Potatoes, and Asparagus Spears with Hollandaise.

Here are some of the late night snacks.

Planning, Day of Coordination, and Catering: Catering By Robert / Event Concepts . FL

Photography: Lion Lady Photography

Fresh Florals: The Garden Shed

Wedding Cake: A Piece of Cake 

DJ: Tony Lange of Grant Hemond and Associates

Officiant: Dan Talbot, family friend

Wedding Gown: Ivory and Lace Bridal