Thursday, May 10, 2012

L'anniversaire












{ava grace photography}

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to prepare a seven course French dinner? Well, Savannah of Ava Grace Photography did when she was planning a birthday party for her husband and photography partner Philip. Savannah enlisted the help of her sister and the birthday boy to create a menu that would make Julia Child proud. After two weeks of careful preparation, she chose an Alsatian cheese tart for the apéritif, soup à l'oignon gratinée, a fish course of red pepper rouille and shrimp toast, a watermelon sorbet palate cleanser, an entrée of Cornish hen coq au vin with garlic mashed potatoes an French cut green beans, et la pièce de résistance a heavenly flourless chocolate cake

Not only did Savannah share all the beautiful images from their gorgeous birthday bash, she was kind enough to post all the recipes she used for her delicious menu. Invites, menu and place cards were designed by the talented Hillary Butler, and the chairs, place settings, flatware and napkins were provided by Mahaffey Tents. Two weeks of intense planning certainly paid of for this happy couple. Even better than the elaborate spread are the smiles on everyone's faces. 



3 comments:

caroline said...

A seven course birthday dinner? Amazing!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love this! And what's funny is that I think I know some of the people in the dinner party.
You have a beautiful blog. I love the layout and your posts are wonderful!

Christie said...

Amazing! I love everything about this party, especially the smiling faces.