EXCLUSIVE: All the ‘Down-Home’ Details from Jennie Garth’s Family-Style Wedding Menu
Upping the ante on the standard chicken-or-fish wedding fare, the couple opted for an eclectic, Southern-influenced menu served family-style at each outdoor table. Plated on colorful antique china of varying patterns and served off vintage platters, the menu included crispy maple turkey bacon hushpuppies, deviled eggs, polenta cornbread, farmhouse chicken (fried and barbecued), black-eyed peas and roasted organic vegetables.
One special highlight of the night’s feast? “Cheesy grits, which is one of Jennie’s favorites!” says party stylist Landi Stone, who oversaw the country-style wedding on Garth’s six-acre Los Olivos, California, ranch.
Featuring antique lace, tablecloths and glassware from Garth’s mother’s personal collection, the dinner setting was at once informal and rustic as well as elegant. Beautiful menus, designed by Wedding Paper Divas, rested at each place setting, with Jennie and Dave’s names printed above the date.
Those who saved room for dessert savored an assortment of homemade pies, including apple, pecan, peach, blackberry and strawberry rhubarb (no traditional wedding cake for these two!). And on the couple’s favorite banana cream pie sat two bride-and-groom toppers handpainted by Garth herself to reflect her wedding dress and Abrams’ suit.
Best of all? Nestled on the top of the bridal pie were three tiny birds to represent Garth’s three daughters.