EXCLUSIVE: All the ‘Down-Home’ Details from Jennie Garth’s Family-Style Wedding Menu

07/17/2015 at 01:01 PM ET

Jennie Garth Wedding Cocktails
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When guests sat down for dinner at Jennie Garth and Dave Abramswedding reception on July 11, they were in for a gastronomical treat.

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.

Jennie Garth Wedding Menu

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.

—Elizabeth Leonard

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Amy on

Anyone who smashes cake in their spouses face is either extremely immature or has some deep seated hostilities. Not classy at all.

Shalla on

I’m from Charleston, SC. We always have more country chic weddings rather than Kardashian affairs. When I got married, we had southern fair, including pig picking at beautiful Boone Hall. Congrats to Jennie! All the happiness to the new bride and groom!

Sharon on

Can’t wait to hear about Peter and Jaimie’s lavish, classy wedding! This plastic bumpkin needs advice from Honey Do Do

Kaycee on

Well now we know how she put on those extra pounds……..eating like a pig.

Fun times on

Anyone who has a problem with tradition needs to grow up, @amy

Justme on

Congrats Jennie! Anyone with mean comments are totally jealous you got a younger man. @kaycee immature are you!!!

Tara on

Wow some of you people are aholes. She put on a few pounds? I think she looks damn good and wtf are you to judge anyways? Body shaming? Worry about your own ample ass, Im sure Jennie and her new hubby are both happy with how she looks- he obviously loves her so shut up. As for smushing cake in a spouses face- sure she got a little pie on his lip- its not like she smashed a big piece in his face- which Ive seen done and turned into an all out food fight. If you are just gonna comment meanly, why say anything? Would you like people to judge everything you do- would you prefer she go back to her bulimic ways as she was when on BH90210??

Guest on

Did she invite Brenda? 😉

Timmy Anderst on

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