Corey and Rhianna’s wedding at Venue at Oakdale was a gorgeous day exquisitely planned by Washington, D.C. wedding planner, Andrew Roby with Andrew Roby Events.  The couple met at the gym, but eventually became more deeply connected through Instagram direct messaging.  The rest is history! Because guests love cake, but hate waiting for cake, the couple opted for a faux cake with sheet cake in the kitchen to actually serve from.  That way, guests can be served immediately after cake-cutting photos commence.  Between the beautiful burgundy and red tones, the delicious meal and all the wonderful people involved and in attendance at this wedding, we can definitely say this was an event to remember.


Corey elaborates on the experience working with Vibrant Occasions and the wedding menu:


“Vibrant Occasions created a spectacular spread! Rhianna is a foodie and has a global palate. Chef Krikorian made a unique menu for us and then elevated it based on feedback from the tasting. From lemongrass chicken spring rolls to tandoori chicken, bacon praline skewers to caprese pipettes – our cocktail hour had something for every palette. Vibrant Occasions provided 8 passed hors d’oeuvres.


Where else can you go and that they recommend providing your guests with a dual meat option. All guests were served Caribbean citrus chicken and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. For the non-pork eats, they did accommodate by doubling the chicken and for the vegetarians, they made quinoa stuffed bell peppers. Plates were going back empty, which is always a great sign. Our sides for both the meat and vegetarian dishes were roasted broccoli and macaroni and cheese. The best part was that it tasted way better than the tasting! Chef K really listened to my critiques, down to changing the wrapper of the lemongrass chicken spring from a rice wrapper to a lumpia wrapper. We would highly recommend them for any event!

Corey & Rhianna’s Wedding Menu


Cocktail Hour Passed Hors d’Oeuvres


Mini Italian Meatballs

Handmade beef and sausage meatballs slow-simmered in San Marzano Marinara sauce


Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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


Bacon Praline Skewers 

Applewood smoked bacon skewers caramelized with sugar and toasted pecans


Smoked Salmon & Dilled Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites

Brightened up with a zingy horseradish and dill cream cheese, these simple yet fancy smoked salmon bites are crunchy, creamy finger food perfection!


Caprese Pipettes

Fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomato, and fresh basil on a pipette filled with aged balsamic


Tandoori Grilled Chicken Satay Picks

Served with Spicy Peanut Sauce


LemonGrass Chicken Spring Rolls

Served with Plum Sauce


Plated Dinner

1st Course


Dinner Salad

A garden salad dressed with House-Made Greek Dressing


Dinner Rolls

Freshly-baked dinner rolls


2nd Course Dual Entree Plate


Caribbean Citrus Chicken

Airline chicken topped with mango salsa


Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Wrapped in applewood smoked bacon and roasted, draped with a white wine reduction sauce


Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Charred Brussels sprouts with a sweet balsamic glaze


Mac & Cheese

An upscale rendition of a classic favorite made with our jalapeno cheese sauce


Vegetarian Option


Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Sweet peppers stuffed with a flavorful quinoa made with sweet corn, tomatoes, black beans, onions, and feta cheese, finished with a squeeze of lemon

Thank you to Corey and Rhianna Redden for sharing their beautiful photos and wedding day with us!


Venue: The Venue at Oakdale

Wedding Planner: Andrew Roby Events

Catering: Vibrant Occasions Catering

Photographer: Vinson Images

DJ: DJ R-Tistic

Florist: Tanarah Luxe Floral

Rentals: Eventology

Champagne Wall Rental: Please Be Seated

Officiant: Pastor Bryan Murphy

Hair Stylist and MUA: LaVonne Beauty

Videographer: Diego Stuart Films

Invitations: Fingers In Ink

Wedding Dress: Mary’s Designer Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Tuxes: Grayscale

Groom Rings: David Yurman

Bride’s Rings: Brilliant Earth

Cake: PattiCakes Bakery

Staging & Fabrication: Central Arkansas Entertainment

Linens: Nüage Designs

Room Scent Experience: Scentex

Dance Floor: The Dance Floor Man

Custom Cufflinks: RebelGiftCo

Bridal Converse: kidsBirthdaySets on Etsy

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