August 7th, 2010
Susan and Roland
Yesterday I catered a wedding of about 150 people for Susan and Roland. Let me start by saying Susan and her family are BY FAR my most favorite clients. They were so laid back, left decisions up to me, and were so grateful for our services. Her mother tipped myself and my server for working so hard and then came back later and tipped us a second time because the guests were commenting how great it was. The bride, Susan, gave me a hug and everytime she passed by me just kept saying "thank you". They are a great family.
When we first arrived to the catering site (which is outside) it was POURING rain. Winds were blowing over vases, knocking off tablecloths, and it even started to hail. We put everything inside the house's kitchen, but ultimately unless we could set up outside we were going to be behind schedule. Originally appetizer service was going to start at 5:30pm. The rain did not cease until close to 5:15pm. Everything was behind schedule, tablecloths were soaked, and flower vases ruined. The bride, groom, everyone still had a smile on their face. They were just happy to be getting married. They didn't care. Honestly, this is how it should be.
Once the ceremony finally got going we began to set up. Everything went smoothly and we served at 7:00pm. Guests lined up to eat and came back for seconds. This was the funnest wedding I have been to in awhile. Guests were laughing, dancing, drinking, and everyone was having a good time. The toast was almost like "Comedy Centrals Roast". It was hilarious. When we left people were still partying and I have a feeilng they were going to be there all night. My type of wedding.
I did not get a chance to take photos before the event. This was taken after eating. I will get more from the photographer.
Thai Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Fresh Spinach Salad with Red Wine Vinegrette
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Honey BBQ
Turkey, Swiss, and Avocado Ranch Sandwiches
The cake was my FAVORITE PART. The bride loved my "Ashley" cake design. We changed out the colors and flowers, and I have to say I almost like this one more than the original.
Bottom Tier - Peanut Butter with Chocolate
Middle and Top Tiers - Raspberry Lemonade
So many guests just came up to look at the cake. One lady asked for my card because two of her daughters are getting married this year and she wants to use me! I have to say, this cake fits the bride's personality. Laid back, fun, and awesome.