Can You Serve Chicken and Waffles at Your Wedding? Gilroy, California

I recently just wrapped up second shooting photos for a cute wedding in Gilroy, California for my friend and talented photographer, Alex Maldonado, from She is well known and one of the best Gilroy photographers. She was in need of a second photographer to capture this wedding and I was super excited when she asked me. I had recently purchased a Sony A7III and the Tamron 28-75 2.8 and was dying to test out this combo. I exclusively shot this day with this camera and lens.

Evan & Jessica was the super cute couple that tied the knot at The Anchor chapel on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in January. The wedding was small, with no more than 100 guests.



I’ve shot dozens of weddings but the thing that surprised me was that for the first time, there were food trucks at this wedding. Something I have never seen or heard of before. I’ve always been to weddings where the meals were fancy and catered on fancy plates with extravagant table settings and heavy silverware. So being a part of this was refreshing. The food trucks were definitely a hit among the guests.

Verve Coffee Roasters had a truck set up with elements including plants and blankets to give the classic Verve Coffee Roasters vibe. From hot coffee to iced coffee, this truck had a long line all wedding long.



There was chicken and waffles, bacon and eggs! Can anything be better than good ole southern soul food? It’s a classic! You got the crispiness and crunch of both the waffle and the fried chicken but the maple syrup balances out the saltiness of the chicken and bacon. Add some spice with Frank’s RedHot and you have a meal. Once it hit lunch time, there was one truck, two cooks making food to order as fast as they can with nearly one hundred people. These two women were working hard. The line was long but the food was definitely worth it the wait.


After grabbing grub, take a seat in the reception area and enjoy! The venue was dimly lit with twinkly lights that set the atmosphere and mood. And the best man, brother to the groom, tells funny and embarrassing stories of when they were children. He had the guests laughing at the chocolate milk story.


So can you serve chicken and waffles at your wedding? YES! WHY NOT!? It was a hit! You don’t need a fancy meal for your guests as long as it’s good and tasty. I didn’t get the reason why there was chicken and waffles at this wedding. But maybe Evan and Jessica met at a chicken and waffles joint or waiting in line at a chicken and waffles food truck. So this would have been a great reason to serve it to your guests. It would be like sharing part of your story. So here’s a tip: If food plays a major part of where you met, or your first date, or a specific meal plays a huge part of your relationship, try to incorporate that into your wedding! It’ll invite your guests into your story and shares it with them.