Like most couples, Rachel and Starbuck’s catering journey began one year prior to their wedding day. After reserving their August date at The Evergreen, they began working with Sarah, our Senior Events Planner, to customize their menu and event rentals. After a few months of discussing their details, they signed their quote and reserved their date! Officially choosing Elephants Catering + Events to cater to their big day.  

One short month later, COVID-19 paused their plans. Throughout Spring, the couple and Amanda, their coordinator, discussed with Sarah the different options available. Wait it out in hopes that things would clear up by August? Postpone the wedding to a different date? Or host a more intimate gathering on their original date? Ultimately, they moved forward with option #3 and planned an intimate 30-person wedding at their home. Sarah was able to easily adjust their menu and able to transfer their initial deposit to the new contract.  

“They were really flexible and understanding about all the new COVID regulations that got thrown their way and even though we didn’t have our staff on-site for the event, I worked with their planner to figure out equipment needs, serving ware, etc. for a buffet-style meal service that they set up themselves.” – Sarah Woelfle, Elephants Catering + Events 

In spite of current guidelines and restrictions regarding events, we were still able to provide and deliver a full-service-level meal. Sarah worked closely with Amanda to determine the equipment and serving items needed. The couple’s menu consisted of fan favorites, both new and old. 

 

APPETIZERS

Charcuterie & Cheese Tray 

Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce 

Tomato Basil Tartlets 

Zucchini Parmesan Stuffed Mushroom Caps 

DINNER

Willamette Valley Salad 

Classic Ceaser Salad 

Northwest Salmon Elevated Entrée 

Coconut Curry Stuffed Pepper Elevated Entrée
 

Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Rachel and Starbuck said “I Do” just before sunset at their home in Portland. Appetizers were set out for guests to enjoy after the ceremony while watching the couple share their first dance. Soon after, guests made their way to the backyard area for the reception. It was beautifully styled with wood tables, greenery runners, and candlelight — the perfect outdoor wedding! 

Congrats again, Rachel and Starbuck! We are so happy that you choose us as your caterer and that we were able to be a part of your whole wedding journey.  

 

Wedding Vendors 

Photographer: Addie Watson Photo 

Coordinator: A Perfect Day by Amanda Lynn 

Florist: My Melissa Coordinating 

Rentals: The Party Place & Sperry Tents 

Catering: Elephants Catering + Events 

Desserts: Small Baking Co 

Bartender: Alex Monsour 

Makeup Artist: Shelby Renee XOXO 

Hair Stylist: Primps and Bows 

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