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Meet the Friendors: MOSAIC Catering + Events

Mosaic Catering + Events
Mosaic Catering + Events

Today for our Meet the Friendors blog series we are introducing another incredible caterer from our preferred vendors list, MOSAIC Catering + Events.  

MOSAIC Catering + Events is the accumulation of over 20 years experience in the catering, event organization, party planning and corporate entertainment industry combined with young creative talent in Richmond, VA and Charleston, SC.

We’re a full-service, one-stop shop for all your events, catering, design, rentals and lighting needs. Our team is an eclectic mix of individuals from every area of the hospitality industry. We’re a mix of designers, thinkers, makers, creators, artists, marketers, illumineers, engineers and techies.

With seasonal menu selections, flawless service, and attentive planning, we create truly memorable events. From intimate luncheons to stunning weddings, inspired theme parties to formal corporate occasions, we offer the inspiration, attention to detail and culinary creativity that will make your moment shine. We’ll work with you to plan your event, and we’ll see it through on time, on budget and to your complete satisfaction.

We did a little Q&A with Tory Gilliam, who is a Catering + Events Producer with Mosaic.

Tory Gilliam

How did you get into the events industry?

I discovered that I loved events in college, while working in the development and special events office. After college, I worked for another non-profit, where a big part of my job was planning fundraisers and education conferences. So when I moved back to Richmond, I decided to make events my full time job and MOSAIC was the perfect place for me!

Do you have a favorite menu item from Mosaic?

That’s a hard question! MOSAIC has such a fantastic culinary team as well as a twenty-one year history of recipes that have stood the test of time. Our signature Shrimp & Grits are so good and I can never resist them.

 

What is your favorite part of working a wedding?

I love the moment when I hear clapping after a ceremony. For a caterer, it means “Showtime!” and it’s our turn to wow the bride & groom and their guests.

 

So your bio says your a former Jeopardy champion?! Tell us the story behind that!

Jeopardy has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I watched it with my grandfather all the time and every night during dinner. So one day my mom decided to sign me up to take the test. After passing the test and auditioning for some judges, they picked me and I taped my episode later that summer. Even sixteen years later, visiting California and getting to spend time in a Hollywood studio remains one of the coolest experiences of my life. Plus, I’m always up for a round of trivia!

What do you like to do in your free time when you aren’t working?

Reading, Traveling, Trying new restaurants to stay up on food trends

 

Favorite place you’ve ever traveled?

Cuba. It’s the most culturally immersive trip I’ve ever taken. I’m so grateful that I got to experience the wonderful people, delicious food and unique culture.

As a wedding professional, what is your opinion on first looks?

They create some of my favorite photos/videos from weddings. It’s a moment of raw, authentic emotion, especially for grooms and fathers of the bride.

Mosaic Catering + Events

2018-05-17T19:23:01+00:00 May 17th, 2018|

Stephanie & Ryan

Today we are featuring our very first wedding of 2018! Stephanie and Ryan got married at the Lodge on January 6th, 2018. You probably can’t tell from the photos, but it was a bone-chilling 6 degrees on this day! Temperature aside, it was an absolutely perfect day. Everyone was thankful for our gorgeous indoor ceremony spot inside the Lodge. Guests could still enjoy the beautiful panoramic mountain views while staying warm. The large outdoor fireplace was the perfect backdrop as the two said “I do!” We hope you enjoy these photos from Chelsea Schaefer Photography!

Stephanie & Ryan

Vendors:

Photographer: Chelsea Schaefer Photography

Caterer: Caroline Street Catering 

Coordinator: Kim Newton Weddings

DJ: Prime Time Sound & DJ Services

2018-05-09T18:17:50+00:00 May 9th, 2018|

Best Groomsmen Wedding Photos

We are always talking about how stunning our brides and bridesmaids are, but what about the boys? So gentlemen, today we want to focus on you. Whenever we receive new photos from a photographer there are a few staple shots that we look for; cake, first look, first dance, toasts, table decor….and what crazy poses our groomsmen did. We went through our treasure chest and pulled some of our favorites and can’t wait to share them with the world. We hope you all enjoy these as much as we did!

Featured image: Aaron Watson Photography

Photographer: C. Tyler Corvin Studio

Photographer: C. Tyler Corvin Studio

Photographer:  Aaron Watson Photography

2018-04-09T16:50:38+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|

Mountain Grove Wedding Ceremony

Those who book their wedding at The Lodge are blessed with the gorgeous Mountain Grove ceremony as their outdoor ceremony option. The Mountain Grove ceremony site offers a spectacular 360 degree view. Up on the ceremony site is a large cedar pergola used to shelter the bridal party from guests’ view until it is time to make the grand entrance down the 100 year old grove. While the stunning tree and mesmerizing mountain views are definitely enough, there are a few options for upgrading the ceremony space.  If you’re a Lodge bride looking on how to personalize the Mountain Grove ceremony site, or just looking for some general wedding inspiration…today’s blog post is for you!

Featured Image: Jack Looney Photography

Jacqueline + Eric

Photographer: Ashley Cox Photography

Florist: Carbon + Salt 

Stephanie & steven

Photographer: Ward Photography

Lee & Carter

Photographer: Alex Pegg Photography

2018-03-28T18:02:19+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

Kristen & Joe

Today we are featuring Kristen & Joe’s wedding day, October 21, 2017! They had a stunningly beautiful Fall day, it was perfect for their outdoor gazebo ceremony.  Their photographer, Jen Fairello, captured some truly breathtaking photos in front of Mount Ida Manor. Kristen & Joe had little additions that made their wedding just perfect, from the string quartet at the ceremony, to adding string lights to the reception space, to finishing the night with Carpe Donuts… what more could a guest ask for?! Enjoy these photos!

Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe
Kristen & Joe

2018-03-21T18:40:14+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

Eliza & Chris

Today we are featuring Eliza & Chris’ wedding day! The photos from Amy Jackson Photography are absolutely stunning. Everything from the first look on the one lane bridge, to the details of the reception space… everything was picture perfect about their Lodge wedding.

welcome sign
first look
bourbon burial
The lodge
reception
introductions
reception

2018-03-14T17:06:48+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day! To celebrate the fierce, strong, driven ladies in our life we wanted to share some of our favorite girl power photos. Enjoy!

“I chose to surround myself around phenomenal women who are confident and secure enough to know that there is enough room for all of us to make it to the finish line.”

Featured image by Ashley Cox Photography

2018-03-08T20:41:12+00:00 March 8th, 2018|

Aventador Manor

Turn your wedding day into your wedding weekend by taking advantage of the special overnight packages that Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard has to offer! Introducing Aventador Manor;  this 12,000 square foot home sits on 300 acres. This 17 room manor is perfect for hosting the VIPs from the wedding, whether it be family or the bridal party.  The guest cottage is included in the rental and is the perfect private space for the newlyweds.  The home includes a full workout room, a main floor wet bar, a full basement bar, a pool table, and a poker table.  Everything you would need for a private luxurious getaway! Another perk of renting Aventador Manor is your facility rental is waived for a rehearsal dinner up to 50 people! You have the choice between using the addition space at the Lodge, or the new private dining space at the Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve (coming soon!) Ready to book your wedding weekend? Email us at info@mountidafarm.com to book a private tour!

Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor
Aventador Manor

2018-03-01T17:24:19+00:00 March 1st, 2018|

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is one of our FAVORITE holidays. Any day dedicated to celebrating love, spending quality time with your favorite people, and showing your appreciation to that special person in your life is a GOOD DAY in our book! We are so lucky to work in an industry that is based around love.  Weddings are undeniably one of the most important days in a couple’s relationship. Here are a few of our favorite wedding day photos that show how much our couples truly love each other.  Enjoy, and happy Valentine’s Day!

Featured image: Meredith Sledge Photography

Valentine's Logo
First Kiss
Ashlyn & Chris

Ashlyn & Chris

Ashley Cox Photography

Josh & Caroline

Josh & Caroline

Kathryn Ivy Photography

Akinyi & Romain

Akinyi & Romain

Ward Photography

Matt & Frankie

Matt & Frankie

Candice Lin Photography

2018-02-14T16:35:40+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Meaghan + Craig

We are EXTREMELY excited to be featuring Meaghan & Craig’s Mount Ida Farm + Vineyard wedding on our blog today! This wedding was so beautiful that it was even featured on Style Me Pretty.  Click here to see the feature! 

Mountain Views
bridesmaids
first look
kisses
ceremony
ceremony
cross ceremony
watercolor
Reception
reception
Cake

Photographer: Meredith Sledge Photography

Coordinator: Amore Events by Cody

Catering: C&O

Cake: Sweethaus

Band: AttractionSam Hill Entertainment

Floral: Southern blooms

Hair & Makeup: Avenue 42

Rentals: MS Events, Paisley & Jade, Something Vintage

Food Truck: Carpe Donuts

Stationary & Painting: Momental Designs

2018-02-06T18:05:32+00:00 February 6th, 2018|

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