We recently opened up our backyard to host an intimate filipino style kamayan dinner. Our friend Cess did all of the prep work with the food and cooked it on site while I set up the backyard. We had an old swing door that we removed from our kitchen that Matt repurposed into a table with some wooden legs purchased from Home Depot. All of the pillows, carpets & faux fur are from our home that I collected and brought outside! The string lights are always back there and they made for some nice light when it got darker. Lastly, the lace was all leftover from our wedding (purchased from a fabric store) that I kept and have been repurposing them.

The food was absolutely unreal, but we made way too much. It was a trial run for Cess' passion project turned real life business; a specialized catering company. I am crossing my fingers and toes that this idea lifts off because she is such an amazing cook and this entire thing was her vision. I want to recommend her to everyone!

I think this would be such a neat idea for an intimate backyard wedding or elopement. I've been dreaming of shooting a wedding with a very colourful but intimate vibe. C'mon, you know you want this in your life! 

Korean Short Ribs
Barbecue Salmon
Fried Chicken
Spring Rolls
Barbecue Ribs
Pickled Radishes & Cucumbers
Barbecue Milk Fish
Barbecue Shrimp
*Soy Sauce, Sriracha, Fish Sauce
**Warm water & lemon to clean your hands
***Yes, you're supposed to eat with your hands!