Kathy G’s Big News
All week, we’ve been teasing our facebook friends that Kathy G & Company has some INCREDIBLE NEWS and now we’re finally ready to make the announcement official. Effective immediately, Kathy G & Company will be the exclusive caterer at The Donnelly House in Highland Park.  The 12,000 square-foot Georgian Colonial mansion features white marble floors, as well as a lighted ornamental pool and fountains, and a 200-year-old beaded Austrian crystal chandelier that greets visitors at the foyer.  Perfect for indoor and outdoor receptions alike, the spectacular venue also provides young couples the opportunity to have their wedding ceremony and reception at the same location.  We’re so excited to have teamed up with The Donnelly House and look forward to working hand in hand with their amazing staff for years to come!  For more info, please visit http://thedonnellyhouse.com/ or call a Kathy G event planner at (205) 942-4210

This Month's Recipe
Kathy G & Company is featuring an amazing tomato pie for August. Click here to get the recipe.

Birmingham Restaurant Week
Kathy G & Co. is super-excited to be participating in the 2nd Annual Birmingham Restaurant Week!  Now through Saturday, August 27, restaurant aficionados can sample some of the best restaurants in town at incredible price points.  The Gardens Café by Kathy G is offering an amazing preset menu for just $10 per person!  Call (205) 871-1000 for more details or click here to see the 2011 Restaurant Week menu created by the Café’s executive chef, Nichole Keesey.

“Antiques in the Gardens” is Coming Up Soon!
One of the most popular occasions at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, “Antiques in the Gardens” will commence its sixth year on Friday, October 7th – Running through Sunday October 9th.  This is a true can’t miss event with dozens of dealers from across America selling everything from antique furniture and jewelry to beautiful art, rare books, and Oriental rugs.  Once again, The Gardens Café by Kathy G will be selling “box lunches” so visitors may picnic in the Gardens and stroll through the marketplace without missing a thing!!!  For more info, click here.

Around Town
On Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9, Kathy G and KG Designs’ Andy Hopper will be taking the stage at the Southern Women’s Show to once again, share their popular seminar, “The Art of Entertaining.”  If you’ve always wanted to pick up some quick and easy tips on how to make your parties more “artful” and fun, then Kathy and Andy are party gurus who can help you out!  Head over to the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in October for this entertaining workshop and your next shindig, soiree, or social gathering is sure to be a huge hit!  For more info on the Southern Women’s Show, please click here: www.southernwomenshow.com

DESIGN – Brooch Bouquets are Hot!!!
Our head designer Andy Hopper tells us that over the last several months, brooch bouquets have been taking the place of traditional floral bridal bouquets in big cities such as New York and Los Angeles.  And when Miranda Lambert carried her gorgeous brooch bouquet down the aisle upon marrying Blake Shelton in “Country Music’s Royal Wedding” this past May, the super-chic twist on bouquets hit the radar of Alabama brides.  Your bridal bouquet says as much about you as does your ceremony and setting.  At KG Designs, we can create a super-chic brooch bouquet that’ll really WOW your friends and family!  To see photo examples and read more, please click here.

Design II
Andy Hopper of KG Designs did it again! And again! And again!  Last week, Alabama Weddings Magazine came calling and the KG Designs team led by Andy Hopper came through with gorgeous designs for THREE unique photo shoots to be included in the 2012 edition of Alabama Weddings! Two of the three shoots were “rehearsal dinners” taking place at Park Lane.  The first was a “masculine” design with deep colors and heavy woods in a bar setting while the second scene had a posh “Zen-to-go” look utilizing sofas along with other chic décor elements.  The third photo shoot was of a sophisticated “Garden Bridesmaid Lunch” that took place outdoors at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  Kathy G & Company wishes to thank to the entire KG Designs Team, Alabama Weddings Magazine, and the extremely talented wedding photographer, Marsha Perry.

Kathy G on TV
Kathy G recently taped TWO cooking demonstration segments for NBC 13’s morning show, Alabama Today.  Both demos were geared towards home entertaining during the upcoming football season.  One segment had Kathy preparing exciting Panini recipes for quick and delicious hot sandwiches during the big game.  While the second demonstration had Kathy sharing step-by-step instructions on how to make delicious Cake Pops.  Airdates for each of these segments are still TBD, though you can be sure that we’ll post info on our facebook page as soon as we have any.  Make sure to “like” our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KathyGandCompany to be kept in the loop on these and all other Kathy G & Company updates!

Kathy G & Company Knows Reunions – John Carroll High School, Class of 1961
August 19th, was a very special evening at Park Lane as John Carroll High School’s Class of 1961 held its 50th Class Reunion.  Almost 150 guests, including our own Kathy G herself, mingled and reminisced while enjoying a delicious menu that included a Roast Beef Carving Station, Mini BLT’s, Almond-Crusted Chicken and summery sweet Watermelon-Tomato Salad.  Park Lane is truly the perfect event for high school reunions as its wide-open space and tremendous bar area are wonderful for mingling and catching up on the good ol’ days.  If you have a reunion coming up, please have your class representative call (205) 942-4210 and speak with a Kathy G event planner about securing Birmingham’s best reunion venue, Park Lane, for your former classmates to enjoy!

Local Celebrity Wedding
When the Who’s Who of Birmingham plan to marry, they seemingly all call the best in the biz, Kathy G & Company.  Radio personality, Jeanine Jersey, of Magic 96.5 is to wed her fiancé Steven at American Village on Saturday, August 27th and we couldn’t be more excited! Not only will we be catering the affair with some of our finest offerings, but Andy Hopper and the KG Designs team will be handling all of her floral and décor.  Congratulations, Jeanine! We can’t wait for your big day!!!

PARK LANE – Laura + Chris Wedding
Kathy G & Company was so proud to host Laura and Chris’ BIG DAY on August 13 at Park Lane.  The newly minted Mr. and Mrs. Saunders looked absolutely stunning as they hosted 300 guests at their most upscale reception.  Andy Hopper of KG Designs handled the décor with the venue looking fabulous.  An Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Carving Station highlighted the exciting menu, which also included a Mashed Potato Bar, Grilled Chicken Skewers, Mini BLT’s, Mini Sliders with Cheddar Cheese, and Spicy Boiled Shrimp.  The incredibly skilled Frank Carnaggio handled photography for the occasion.  We’ll be sure to post his pictures on our facebook page as soon as they become available. Stay tuned!!!

New Website for KG Designs
Our in-house floral and design firm, KG Designs, and our head designer Andy Hopper have quickly made their name as Alabama’s best wedding florist.  Over here at Kathy G & Company headquarters we couldn’t be prouder of the reputation we’ve built and now we’re about to debut a KG Designs website.   This will allow us to both showcase all of our gorgeous design work and make it even easier for brides all throughout the South to both find and work with our team!  Look for www.KGDesignsByKathyG.com in the next few weeks!

KATHY G’s BLOG & FACEBOOK PAGE – Come “Like” Our Pages
Have you been to our new blog yet?  We’re constantly updating it with videos, pictures, recipes and updates on what’s happening at Kathy G headquarters.

And don’t forget to check out our facebook page.  We love interacting with our friends and fans and hope that you’ll not only “like” the page, but share it with your friends too!