Spring Greenery Tasting and Design Event with White Door Events

  • Monday, February 27, 2017
    special events
    Beth Thorne

    Our Spring Tasting and Design Event celebrated the Pantone Color of 2017, "Greenery," in Simply Delicious style. From drinks and delicacies to design and decor, greenery was the theme of the night, and White Door Events helped us bring the entire thing together. 

    White Door Events and Simply Delicious CateringsSpring Greenery Tasting Event at FedEx Event Center

    We decided that the newest venue in Memphis, the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park was the perfect place to showcase greenery, with its panoramic views of Patriot Lake and the gorgeous views of the park itself and the perfect Memphis sunset. 

    FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park Sunset over Patriot Lake at FedEx Event Center FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park

    A great venue deserves gorgeous design. Thanks to Stan and Beth White of White Door Events and their team, the open and well-apportioned space was transformed into a elegant celebration of spring's arrival. Custom hedges, supple linens, and plush velvet statement furniture pieces stood out in the natural setting and clean lines of the FedEx Event Center. 

    White Door Events design and decor Plush Green Velvet Sofa

    Statement linens and lucite dining chairs from White Door Events Outdoor Sunset Scape Designed by White Door Events

    Fuschia Statement Chairs, Lucite Conversation Chairs and Custom Hedging Stan and Beth White from White Door EventsFirepit and Sunset on Patriot LakeEntrance at FedEx Event Center and Decor by White Door EventsWhite Door Events and Simply Delicious CateringsBar Station White Door Events



    Of course no celebration of the Pantone color of the year, Greenery, could possibly be complete without the gorgeous and unmatched floral decor from Michael Doyle and team at Lynn Doyle Flowers and Events. From floating votive centerpieces to elaborate floral masterpieces, Lynn Doyle brought the outdoors, indoors. 

    Centerpiece by Lynn Doyle Flowers Floral Decor by Lynn Doyle Flowers Flowers in a Bottle, by Lynn Doyle Flowers Floating Votive Floral by Lynn Doyle Flowers Floral Decor by Lynn Doyle Flowers Floral Decor by Lynn Doyle Flowers Floral Decor by Lynn Doyle Flowers Floral Decor by Lynn Doyle Flowers Floral Decor by Lynn Doyle Flowers Floral Tabletops by Lynn Doyle FlowersLynn Doyle Flowers

    Of course a great event in a great venue with great decor deserves an even better menu, and our team came through with delicious passed plates, precise small plate stations and more. 

    We served Corky's Sliders: chipotle chicken, caprese or cheeseburger and Corky's BBQ Nacho boats.

    Sliders: Chipotle Chicken, Caprese and Cheeseburger

    Chipotle Chicken SlidersCheeseburger SlidersCorky's SlidersCaprese SlidersCorky's Sliders

    One of the biggest hits of the night were our Smore's Stations: traditional, key lime and salty caramel bacon.

    Key Lime S'moresTraditional S'moresS'mores StationsS'mores StationsS'mores StationsS'mores StationsSalty Caramel Bacon S'moresS'mores StationsS'mores StationsS'mores Stations

    Our Simply Delicious Specialty Drink of the night was a Kiwi Caipirinha, served in our unique moving drinks table.

    Drink Table GirlKiwi Caipirinha

    Our favorite passed plates of the evening included Trio Cold Soup Shooters, Avocado Toast, Fern Valley Honey Crostini with walnuts, brie and green apples, Green Machine Juice with Kombucha by City and Silo, Toated Ravioli, Jerk Chicken with black beans and fried plantains, and Cucumber Rolls.Trio Cold Soup ShootersAvocado ToastFern Valley Honey CrostiniAvocado ToastToasted RavioliJerk Chicken with Black Beans and Fried Plantains

    Cucumber RollsJerk Chicken with Black Beans and Fried PlantainsShrimp Appetizers

    Our show stoppers of the night included our Simply Classic Pork Plate with grilled pork loin served with grilled peaches with a broccoli slaw and quinoa, our Tuna Poke Bowls and the debut of our new Corky's Hickory Smoked Drummies - introduced by the Drums Unlimited Renegades of Rhythm! We march to the beat of a brand new drummie!!!

    Grilled Pork Loin with grilled peachesTuna PokeTuna Poke BowlCorky's New Hickory Smoked DrummiesCorky's New Hickory Smoked DrummiesDrums Unlimited Renegades of RhythmDrums Unlimited Renegades of Rhythm

    Desserts were provided by The Painted Cookie and MemPOPs, and Java Coast provided a delicious cappucino bar.

    The Painted CookieThe Painted Cookie

    Java Coast Barista BarMemPOPs


    We also debuted, along with other title sponsors Creation Studios, Lynn Doyle Flowers and Events, Deep Blu Entertainment and White Door Events, the newest technology in wedding venues: Memphis Wedding Venues 3D, a virtual tour of the venues you want to use - for free! 

    Title sponsors of Memphis Wedding Venues 3DMemphis Wedding Venues 3D

    Altogther, it was an incredible night that could not have been possible without the help, expertise and imagination of these incredible vendors:

    Photography: Creation Studios

    Videography: Message in a Bottle

    Drinks: Liquor and Wine Depot

    Event Bar: Memphis Bar Ties

    Entertainment: Deep Blu 

    Registration: Social Tables

    Marketing: Morris Marketing Group

    Photobooth: Amurica

    Honey: Fern Valley Farms

    Valet Parking:A+ Parking Services

    Party Gear: Party Connection

    Blog Author: Beth Thorne

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