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Ceremony Magazine Orange County 2017 | Homemade Happiness

Homemade Happiness 
An interview with Jay’s Catering 

Tell us a little about how your company got started and what the future brings:
As we approach our 50th anniversary, we are still driven by the same principal: Fresh food, always from scratch. Armand ‘Jay’ Mastroianni and Eleanor Mastroianni started Jay’s Catering as a one-stop-shop for milk and sandwiches, and it quickly grew into a full-service catering company. 50 years later, we are still a family owned and operated business. The future for Jay’s will be continued growth not just of our catering business, but also our café, Ellie’s Table.

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On-trend food ideas for 2017 weddings:
A return to our roots. Chefs are starting to take a trip down memory lane to recreate and bring new life to their childhood favorites. A mix of nostalgia and creativity has been responsible for some of our newest menu items!

Favorite cocktail hour appetizers:
We love interactive stations in addition to the traditional tray passed hors d’oeuvres. Our current favorite is an al pastor street taco station paired with tray passed mini pork verde sopes and shrimp ceviche tostaditas.

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Three trendy ingredients for 2017:
Seaweed, faro and preserved lemon.

The past decade took us from the cake to cupcakes to donuts to cake pops to macarons to dessert tables…what’s next for desserts?
A unique dessert that no one has ever seen. For us, that means our award-winning Crème Brulee Kouign Amann. Layers of flakey pastry dough filled with crème brulee and torched fresh in front of guests. We are also seeing a rise in the demand for ice cream. We look forward to finding new and exciting ways to offer ice cream on a catering scale in 2017!

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What is the best approach to serving food for specialty diets?
A lot of our couples feel that they have to alter their entire menu to cater to guests with specialty diets. A stations menu is the perfect solution! You can build in different options to fit any diet (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegetarian, etc.). As opposed to giving everyone the same plate, this allows guests to pick and choose which stations allow them to indulge without compromising their diet!

Our food philosophy:
‘Happiness is Homemade.’ This is not only the slogan of our bakery and café, Ellie’s Table, but also a concept we live by here at Jay’s.

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How can couples use food to wow their guests and make them feel special?
Let them create something all their own! We love our make-your-own stations such as fresh poke, sliders, and street tacos. Letting them choose their own toppings gives them the feeling of creating their own custom menu. This goes for the bar as well; we love our craft cocktail bar where guests can mix up their very own creation!

What is your single biggest crowd-pleasing wedding menu item?
We have to say our mini filet and wild mushroom wellington with béarnaise sauce. It may be an old classic, but a tray never comes back full!

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The Best Day Ever includes:
Family & friends, delicious food that showcases the couple’s personalities, and a unique dessert to end the night!

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Real Wedding | Theodora & Kyle

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Photography | Melanie Osorio Photography
Coordination | Events by Cori
Location | Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
Floral Design | The Tangled Vine Designs
Transportation | Lake Forest Limousines
Rentals | Signature Party Rentals
Catering | Iva Lee’s Catering
Cake | Plumeria Cake Studio
Entertainment | Del Lago Trio &  Brian Stodart
Videography | Vantage Point Productions
Gown Designer | Dress – Amsale; Bolero – Lea Ann Belter
Bridal Salon | Neiman Marcus
Bridal Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Hair | Danielle Dunham
Makeup | Andrea Orcutt
Formalwear | Ike Behar
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell

 

Love Story:
Kyle was hanging out with some friends at a well known bar in Uptown Dallas when Kyle recognized an old high school classmate; however, it was the girl she was with that caught Kyle’s eye. Being a bit shy, Kyle sent a friend over to break the ice and then joined soon after. After a long evening of full of questionable juke box plays and a trek to a distant karaoke bar, everyone said their goodbyes. As the boys hit the road, a text came from Théodora, who had gotten Kyle’s number from their mutual friend. Thankful that Théodora had taken the initiative where Kyle had failed, and with confirmation of a mutual interest, Kyle was quick to set up a first date.

Proposal Story:
Théodora’s parents were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary in their favorite place, the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley. Unfortunately, Kyle and one of Théodora sisters, Heidi, were unable to go because of work. Although disappointed, Théodora convinced herself it was for the best. She needed to catch up on reading for law school, and Kyle would be able to watch her dog, Chloe. Over the first couple of days, she received many pictures of Kyle and Chloe doing various activities (i.e., going on walks, playing, lounging around).

When one of Théodora’s sisters and her family arrived, her mother found her studying and invited her up to the room where her niece and nephew were playing on the balcony. As they entered the room, she expected to hear children playing. Instead, she turned the corner and saw Kyle standing on the balcony, with his back to her, taking in the views of Yosemite Falls. Confused as to why he was there (and who was watching the dog), Théodora walked out on to the balcony to greet him. Kyle took her by the hand and led her over to the edge of the balcony, where he said the nicest things before dropping down to one knee and asking Théodora to marry him. Shortly thereafter, Théodora’s family came pouring out onto the balcony with bottles of champagne to celebrate. Kyle was even able get Heidi to fly in for the night to help everyone celebrate. Also, all those pictures of Chloe and Kyle were taken several days beforehand. Kyle was sending those pictures so that she would not catch on that he was coming to surprise her!

 

 

 

Real Wedding | Serina & John

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Photography | Ashley Maxwell Photography
Location | Bargetto Winery
Floral Design | Flower Divas
Rentals & Linens | Alexis Party Rentals
Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas
Catering | Art of BBQ
Cake | Kim Boverio
Beer & Wine Labels | Evermine
Bridal Salon | Jewels on Pacific
Bridal Jewelry | Etsy – LottieDa Designs
Bridal Shoes | Doc Martens
Hair & Makeup | Bride, Serina Tsuda
Groom’s Formalwear | Calvin Klein
Rings | Brilliant Earth

From the bride:
How did the proposal take place?
John proposed at our favorite beach in Santa Cruz Ca, with just us two.

What was your fondest wedding moment?
Seeing the groom and my bridesmaids with tears in their eyes while walking up to the altar

 

Ceremony Magazine Los Angeles 2017 | Brittany & Kyle

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Photography | Becca Rillo Photography
Location | Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Coordination | Tricia Dahlgren Events
Floral Design & Invitations | Celebrate Flowers and Invitations
Rentals & Lighting | 24/7 Events
Catering | Wolf Creek Catering
Cake | CAKEgoodness
Entertainment | Oh Watta Night Inc.
Videography | Matrimony Films
Gown Designer | Rosa Clara
Bridal Salon | Panache Bridal Pasadena
Bridal Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Hair | Garrett Markenson Coiffure
Makeup | Doubletake Makeup Artistry
Groom’s Formalwear | Steve Madden
Groomsmen’s Formalwear | J David
Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo

Love Story:
Kyle proposed to Brittany during her graduation party from UCLA. Brittany’s dad suggested Kyle give a toast – even though he hates public speaking. Kyle started by saying he was happy for Brittany to be closing this chapter in her life, because now “they could move onto the next.” Next thing Brittany knew, he was on one knee!

Love Note:
Brittany and Kyle got married on their five-year dating anniversary. Coincidently, that date ended up being a Saturday because of the leap year, and they couldn’t think of a better day to get married!

Ceremony Magazine Los Angeles 2017 | Desiree & Kevin

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Photography | Blyss Photography
Location, Linens & Rentals | Resort at Squaw Creek
Wedding Day Stationery | Wedding Paper Divas
Gown Designer | Pronovias
Bridal Salon | Gesinees Bridal
Bridal Shoes | Ugg
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Flower Girl Dress | Macy’s
Rings | Fred Meyer Jewelers

Love Story
While on a trip to Reno, Kevin proposed to Desiree by surprising her with a ring on her dessert plate!

Love Note
Friends of Desiree and Kevin tried to set them up originally, but at first they didn’t want anything to do with each other!