Creative Ideas your Caterer Brings to the Table

Creative Ideas your Caterer Brings to the Table

Swank Events has had the pleasure of working with numerous vendors all around Massachusetts that help make event planning a great space to be in. One of those business is Peppers Artful Events and sat down to talk about making food served at business events more memorable! We’ve created a photo slide show below of all the items mentioned in the article!

Creative Food Displays

Having delicious food for your guests at your event is a given. Having them displayed in a fun and easily accessible way is one of the many ways hiring a great caterer can help elevate your event! Peppers built a custom display for skewered food so guests can partake in their selections anytime they want.

Party Props

Peppers utilizes several props to help set the tone for a party and help facilitate how it’s served. It’s “Food Truck” prop is customized for each event and can be used as a food prep and cooking station – great for creating items like sliders or fish and chips, which are best when made to order!

The cart Peppers utilizes has refrigeration, a prep area and customizable sign. At one event it was used as an Ice Cream Cart, at another is was an oyster shucking station!

Setting the Scene

Taking the prop concept one step further, Peppers added two larger props to their inventory – a Faux Fireplace and a custom beer wall – creating the perfect warm and cozy atmosphere for an event.

The fireplace can also be used as a serving station, which is especially great when space is limited at your venue. Even if your event is held in an outdoor space like a tent – you can still create a sense of hearth and home with their fireplace!

The custom beer wall not only creates a feeling of a pub or brewery, it’s also a great way to offer your guests a multitude of beverage choices! Peppers has a refined wall to serve your venue needs. It can also adapt wine barrels with a wood top to serve as a bar or food station. Special thanks to Linsay Hackney photography for the outside shot of the beer wall!

Beyond the atmosphere decor ideas Peppers has to offer their clients, they are a full-service catering company: Menus that will appeal to any gathering with connections to local farms, bartending services, floral arrangements and cakes, desserts or fun favors for your party!

Swank Events would like to thank Peppers Artful Events again for sharing some of their special event props and looks forward to working with them again!


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Event Recap: Gita & Aki’s Wedding

Event Recap: Gita & Aki’s Wedding

In early June, we had the pleasure of planning Gita and Aki’s wedding at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts. The Auto Museum is home to “America’s Oldest Car Collection,” so to say this is a unique wedding venue would be an understatement! It was a gorgeous day for this beautiful couple – from the weather to the ceremony and reception – everything was just perfect!


This wedding was unique in that it was a fusion of two beautiful cultures – Gita is Indian and Aki is Japanese. Both cultures were clearly illustrated throughout the day with elements incorporated into the ceremony and the décor. The centerpieces were made of lanterns, bamboo plants, and paper cranes (made personally by the Groom’s mom) which gave their guests a wonderful taste of Gita and Aki’s heritage.


Gita’s brother officiated the ceremony under a lovely birchwood arbor decorated with a beautiful floral garland. The smell of Jasmine flowers filled the air as guests pinned them in their hair on their way to their seats. Gita got married in a traditional sari and then changed into a stunning maroon dress for the reception.


Cocktail hour was held inside the Museum, where guests were able to walk around and admire the very cool, very rare automobiles. Guests then moved outside under a stunning tent for the reception. Both Gita’s and Aki’s fathers gave memorable speeches, and several stories were shared by their friends about how the two met and how they became friends, wishing them the best with their future endeavors as a couple.


It was such an honor to be a part of this wonderful couple’s big day. Not only did Gita and Aki have a great time, but we were thrilled to see guests enjoying themselves so much as well. Pepper’s Catering provided the delicious food, and the band, Men in Black 2, kept guests on the dance floor all night. Overall, their wedding was a perfect depiction of them as a couple.


We blushed when reading their thoughtful words:

“My husband and I hired Kristin and her team at Swank Events to be our day-of coordinators for our wedding. Not only was the price very reasonable but Kristin was also super responsive in the weeks leading up to the wedding. She is incredibly organized, putting together a detailed timeline for the wedding day and staying on top of the dozens of emails with vendors that came her way. She also cares about what the couple wants and will prioritize that the most. On the actual day of the wedding, my husband and I were able to completely relax and enjoy the festivities because Kristin handled everything, even unexpected hiccups that arose. We could not have done this without Kristin and Swank Events and absolutely recommend them to others! You won’t regret it.”

We are lucky enough to be planning Lizzy and Mike’s wedding at the Larz Anderson at the end of October, so stay tuned for another recap!