14 Weddings Catered this year. That’s a lot my friends.
14 Couples, close to 2000 members of their family, friends & guests we fed. Name a restored barn or riverside venue- we were there.
We watched all the vows, see all the first dances, hear all the speeches (there were a few standout ones from this year that still make me laugh). It’s quite a privilege to witness that. Gets me every time- how can you not be moved by listening to those words of love, watch the Dad walk his daughter down the aisle.
I love the moment seeing my Bride in her dress, makeup, hair, flowers- ready to go. I have seen all she has done to plan this day – for over a year…I’ve been witness to it all.
I cry always like the marshmallow Mom I am. But imagine, getting to know a couple for over a year, phone calls, emails, text messages & yes, Pinterest Links – then finally, their day is here. I feel like my own kids are getting married on that day.
I cry at every damn Wedding we cater. I love these guys, work with them sometimes for 18 months. I get to know them, their families, their stories, their vision- & I really give a shit – like really, really give a shit. They know it, so it makes me work even harder- for them.
Maybe that makes me different, a workaholic who may not get paid enough, (lol) candidate for Marshmallow Mom/Caterer of the year but I wouldn’t & couldn’t be anything else.
I always say when ‘My Brides’ get married, on their wedding day, after all our time together planning, I always say ‘Today you get Married, but today, ‘We’ Break Up- so, maybe call me?’. 😢
Not only do these beautiful couples call me, they add me as Friends on FB, I’ve seen their babies be born (17 babies- all boys! – to date). We become lifelong friends.
So this Chef just doesn’t just get to be their Wedding Caterer & fall in love with them as we get to know them during their Wedding Planning, but I get to see what happens to their lives after I Do.
It’s a pretty amazing & fulfilling thing- watching the I Do’s is incredible .
Watching the story enfold after……that’s a whole other beautiful thing to watch.
To Our Brides & Grooms- our Friends. Thank you for the Love you brought into our lives. You weren’t just a job- you became a gift.
God Bless You All.
Call Me – or FB MSG me 😉
With Much Love, Tamara & Peter ❤️👩🏻🍳🇨🇦🙏