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Honoring a Tradition


In the Summer of 2017, we hosted a showcase event “State of the Estate” at the new Black Iris Estate. Since opening the venue in 2016, so much had been done to the building and grounds that Kelly and Vince Early, owners of Black Iris Estate wanted to show it off to clients and Event Industry professionals from around Central Indiana. The Greek Revival style venue was a perfect opportunity to honor an old tradition. The pineapple has a long been the symbol of welcoming guests into your event. The host would place out cut up pieces of pineapple for guest to take and eat upon their arrival. Also, whole pineapples would be placed on each table place during the event

Nigel greeting guests at the entrance to Black Iris Estate

When the host decided, it was time to end the gathering. The host would remove the whole pineapples from the table and place the pineapples at the door for guest to take as they departed. The act of removing the pineapples from the table, was the clear sign that they host wanted to end the event. Such a tradition would make great addition for your next holiday party or wedding reception!

When the host decided, it was time to end the gathering.  The host would remove the whole pineapples from the table and place the pineapples at the door for guest to take as they departed.
Pineapple Display

Thomas Caterers of Distinction put their own twist on the pineapple tradition. Preparing the mini pineapples filled with pineapple bacon barbeque pork, garnished with garlic toast stick and a pineapple chip.







Cover photo by Rebecca Shehorn Photography



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