This wedding at Venue at Oakdale was all the rage with a tasty Asian-inspired menu and an elaborate charcuterie display that became a main feature of Tia and John’s event.  Between the beautiful venue, their classic white color palette and all the delicious goodies they served their guests, this wedding is one for the books!  Learn more about Tia and John Van’s wedding from the quotes below and scroll down for their full international Asian-inspired wedding menu along with beautiful photos by Stephanie Parsley Photography.


Tia Van, the bride:


“The food was wonderful. Our caterer went above and beyond our expectations.  If I were to describe my wedding day in three words they would be beautiful, breathtaking, and dazzling.  I couldn’t have asked for a better day.”


Leah Seale with Vibrant Occasions:


“Tia and John came to us very close to their wedding date.  We worked quickly to get them taken care of. They were very easy to work with and knew exactly what food they wanted to serve their guests. They simply wanted everyone to feel comfortable and enjoy their time together.”


Billy Evans-Delrie with Sherwood Florist & Every Blooming Thing:


“Tia and John own a restaurant called Overtime Lounge in Maumelle, Arkansas, the same town as my studio.  My nephew, Devin, works for them as a kitchen manager and that’s how we met.  They were not very meticulous about the floral design.  They just wanted big and lush.  We incorporated white roses, lilies, larks and greenery for this design.”

Asian-Inspired Wedding Menu


Cocktail Hour


Self-Serve Display Fruit, Cheese & Vegetable Display 

Fresh seasonal fruit served with our Creamy Fruit Dip along with garden fresh vegetables served with creamy ranch dip and an assortment of cubed cheeses are arranged in an attractive display, served with an array of crackers and freshly baked breads 


Passed Hors d’Oeuvres 

Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Fresh mushroom caps stuffed with a blend of cheeses and seasoned bread crumbs and baked until gooey


 Razorback Bites Applewood smoked house-cured bacon bites tossed with a sweet onion jalapeno barbeque sauce


Saucy Asian Meatballs Party-sized beef meatballs tossed in a delicious Asian barbeque sauce made with soy sauce, fresh ginger, sesame oil and Hoisin Sauce


Dinner Menu 


Wok Charred Beef Tender marinated steak combined with mushrooms, onions, shallots, chilies, garlic, and red and green bell peppers tossed in a savory kung pao sauce and served with vermicelli noodles 


Kung Pao Chicken A spicy Oriental favorite, we quickly stir-fry chunks of chicken breast with peanuts, fresh broccoli, and green onions and top it with our special Kung Pao Sauce, served over Jasmine rice 


Fried Rice Long grained rice, and carrots mixed with scrambled eggs 


Green Bean Provencal Fresh green beans cooked to a crisp tender and tossed with blistered grape tomatoes 


Dinner Salad A garden salad served with ranch, Italian, and thousand island dressings


Venue: The Venue at Oakdale

Catering: Vibrant Occasions Catering


Florist: Sherwood Florist & Every Blooming Thing

Rentals: Eventology 

Officiant: John Menasco

Hair Stylist: Leah Conrad

Makeup Artist: Jamie Lynn Jones

Photographer: Stephanie Parsley Photography

Invitations: Zazzle

Wedding Dress Designer: Madeline Gardner New York

Wedding Dress Retailer: Low’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom’s/Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Cake: Patticakes Bakery


Thank you to Tia and John for allowing Vibrant Occasions to share your special day!

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