Sunset Beach's French bistro-inspired cuisine was customized for Sam and Ian's wedding. The menu included moules frites, cheeseburgers, linguini with clams, fresh mozzarella with summer tomatoes, and home-style strawberry shortcake, all served family-style.
For the design of the menus, Sam was inspired by old library-book cards. She worked with Etsy vendor Bklynink to create the index cards and stuff them into manila book pockets. Because the weather forecast was a bit ominous, Sam and her bridesmaids used red and white baker's twine to tie the card to the napkins to keep them from blowing away. And at the last minute, Sam added "Eat, drink, and be married!" on the pouch, so that when the menu cards were removed, guests were greeted by the cheery message. On the front of the pockets, calligrapher Katy Jamison put everyone's nicknames underneath the wedding date and reception location, and the pouches served as place cards.