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Madi & Spencer’s Wedding and Italian Buffet

Madi & Spencer’s Wedding and Italian Buffet are highlights from their recent wedding and the collection of recipes that I made for the celebration. 

I’m so excited to finally be sharing this beautiful day with all of you.  Madi and Spencer had lots of family and friends gather around them to celebrate this special day.  We were lucky enough to get a sunny day followed by a lovely warm spring evening for their outdoor wedding reception.

So, lets start out with some photo’s of Madi and Spencer…

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Megan of Meg Bed Photo was our photographer and our wedding planner was Michelle of Michelle Corinne.  We can’t thank these two ladies enough for all they did to make this day amazing!  We highly recommend them if you’re headed into wedding preparations… contact them 🙂

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Madi’s day was made even more beautiful by wearing her grandmothers wedding dress.  It was originally worn by Grandma Linda in 1958, so we just had a few minor repairs/adjustments to do for Madi to be able to wear it too.  It was in beautiful condition and so touching to see Madi honor her grandma in this way.

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Jake and Madi… we missed Kate so much but she is serving an LDS Mission in Washington State so she couldn’t be with us 🙁

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AND just to put all your minds to rest… my dress was actually yellow and cream but you can’t tell in these pictures 🙂


My good friend Jacquie and Greg were kind enough to let us take over their gorgeous backyard for the event.  A million thank you’s to them and their family for all their kindness.  xoxoxo

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Daddy/Daughter Dance

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Our beautiful little flower girls Tessa, Ashtynn, and Lexi almost stole the show!


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Now, lets get to the food part… or is that the BEST part?!?  Just kidding.  I do love food and I loved making the food for Madi & Spencer’s wedding and reception.  We had quite a spread~ an Italian Buffet spread to be exact.  I’ve already posted the recipes for each dish, so underneath the photo is a link to click to get them.

I wish I was eating all of these recipes, again, right now 🙂 Enjoy…

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Meatball Rigatoni with Red Sauce

(the red sauce is a spin off the sauce in this recipe minus the cream)

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Browned Butter Chicken Alfredo with Pasta

(this is the recipe for the alfredo sauce over bow tie pasta with chicken)

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Browned Butter, Garlic, and Almond Green Beans

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Laughing Cow Creamy Asiago Cheese

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Sliced Baguette’s from Harmons

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Madi’s favorite food is olives so naturally and bowl full of them had to be part of their Wedding Italian Buffet!

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Creamy Asiago spread on Baguette… mmmmm. Heaven!

Wedding Italian Buffet on is the collection of recipes that I made for Madi and Spencer wedding reception!

Strawberry Basil Balsamic Sauce with Cheesecake

Wedding Italian Buffet on is the collection of recipes that I made for Madi and Spencer wedding reception!


Italian Soda Bar with Amoretti on is the perfect way to celebrate any event in your life!

Italian Soda Bar with Amoretti

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Their beautiful cake was made by cute friend Mandy Madsen

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We loved having an assortment of beautiful decor from My Mind’s Eye including the banner for the car!

Madi & Spencer’s Wedding and Italian Buffet was a wonderful day, it turned out beautifully and they had an amazing day!

Plus, a really huge thank you to everyone who helped out with the wedding~ from the big to the small we appreciated it all 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

Much Love and Peace~


Chef Ruthie

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  1. Kaitlyn says:

    They look like such a happy couple. Her bouquet is so unique! The food looks great! I like how their favorite foods were incorporated.

    • Ruthie says:

      Thank you so much. . . it was a lovely day and they are a beautiful newlywed couple! Have a wonderful day!! xoxo~ Ruthie

  2. larissa says:

    Wow, beautiful bride, beautiful gown, beautiful pictures! You have a great eye for catching fun little details. I typically do not like how food translates in pictures but your pictures just capture how amazing the food must have been! Thanks for sharing!

    • Ruthie says:

      Hi Larissa, thank you so much!! It was a lovely day and everything turned out just right 🙂 AND the food was amazing, of course! Have a great day!! xoxo~ Ruthie

  3. Hey Ruthie,

    Wow, really wonderful pictures of wedding ceremony. Madi & Spencer are looking so cute in wedding outfits. It seems like that there was a perfect celebration and you enjoyed lot. By looking the wedding gallery, I can say that it was so fantastic arrangement.

    It comes water in my mouth looking your Meatball Rigatoni with Red Sauce, it’s really looking more delicious. ommmhh.. Celebrating an event with a sweet and delicious food, is a great time for everyone. And I’m sure you entertained a lot there.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe through this post, Rughie.

    Come with more, I’m looking forward to your new recipe.
    – Ravi.

  4. Morgan says:

    Seems like you had a great time! The couple looks so happy, and these pictures are fantastic! So glad you enjoyed the special day!

    • Ruthie says:

      Thank you so much for the fun comment… it was a lovely day all around 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

  5. becky says:

    The wedding (and the food) looks absolutely perfect!! And that sauce with the cheesecake… sounds incredible!! You did an amazing job.

    • Ruthie says:

      thank you so much!! You’re so sweet and it was so wonderful to see you the other morning too 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

  6. Patty says:

    She looked absolutely beautiful and I just love that gown. I wish we could go back to the day when brides dressed without everything hanging out and having to constantly stop and pull up their gown. What a nice way to honor her grandmother.

    • Ruthie says:

      Hi Patty… thank you! It was a busy but wonderful day for them. Her dress was tasteful and lovely- it was so touching! I hope you have a wonderful day. xoxo~ Ruthie