I built my life to do the things I love and because of that, I love what I do.
Not a lot of people get to say that, but I can finally see my hard work paying off.
I helped cater a very special event recently that really helped me see how far I’ve come.
I got to cater a wedding for some friends of mine and it really shows how you can take the steps and do the work to reach your goals, and before you know it you’re already living the life you’ve always wanted.
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I’d been friends with CJ for awhile and I met Ben not long after they got engaged. Turns out, Ben and I had a lot in common so we get along pretty well. We’re both pretty serious about health and fitness, we’ve both got a history in coaching, and a lot more. They’re one of those couples you know have their heads in the right place and you can tell they are going to go great places together. So when they came to me to help them with their wedding, I knew it was going to be an awesome opportunity to do what I love, which is to help people reach their goals. In the end, it was a great day filled with great people and I am grateful to have been able to be a part of it.
What makes this wedding so special to me, aside from celebrating the love of two of my friends, is that it marks a very important moment in my career. Several years ago, this was all just an idea, a goal I had in my head that I wanted to work towards. I had moved away from my coaching career because I found that the skills I brought with me related to health, fitness, and food seemed to be a lot more helpful to more people. So, I started Mealfit. I wanted to give people like me, busy people living life on the go that still want to take care of their health and not get stuck eating fast food, a healthy and affordable meal option. After a while, I wanted to move into a new market, one that presented more of a challenge. Making meals for every day is one thing, but I wanted to make masterpieces for those special days, so I created Table & Thyme. With this company, I wanted to help people have high-end and elaborate catering experience, so I built a reliable team to help me achieve that. We started helping with events and learning the ropes and it didn’t take long before we started getting recognized for the amazing grazing tables and events we worked. If you’re interested in seeing some of the things we’ve done in the past, feel free to check out our grazing table gallery or the blog where we post moments from past events. Fast forward to today, and now I’m getting to help some friends take their wedding day to a whole new level of awesome.
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Their wedding was a gorgeous event hosted at their family’s private lakehouse. It was a good sized wedding with a little over 100 people, making it intimate but still filled with fun. The house had actually just been renovated shortly before their wedding, and it was just absolutely beautiful.
The ceremony was right next to the water, and it was one of the best summer weddings I’d ever seen. There was plenty of space to spread out but at the same time everybody felt close, which is the perfect atmosphere for a wedding.
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We had a great time and had a blast serving some delicious food. We started out by passing out some appetizers. We made Creole Deviled Eggs and Lobster Toast, which were dishes that a lot of people loved in the past, so we knew they’d be perfect for this wedding.
For the more substantial part of dinner, we put together a few different dishes at a buffet in the lakehouse. Strawberry salad, beef filets, pork tenderloin, citrus grilled chicken, butternut squash au gratin, rosemary potatoes, and brussel sprouts gave the guests plenty of flavors to choose from. If there’s one thing I know, it’s that good food can make any event that much more memorable, which is why I put a lot of time and effort into planning the perfect menu for each occasion.
This wedding was such a great event to work on and I’m so glad that I was able to help my friends celebrate such an important moment in their lives, but I’m also glad I was able to do it through the business I’ve been building for the past few years. It’s taken a lot to get to this place, and I still have plans to keep growing, but it’s important to find moments to savor how far you’ve come. I think it’s also a moment that motivates me to keep going and to never settle. It’s times like this that you can feel real gratitude for the things you’ve been able to cultivate that also inspire you to grow even more.
I’d like to give a special thanks to some of the other vendors that helped make this wedding possible and if you’re interested in hearing more about the dishes we created, Table & Thyme has posted a blog highlighting this wedding’s menu in a lot more detail, so make sure to check it out. We also post a ton on our social media, so make sure to follow and stay in the loop with everything we do: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest.
- Planning and Coordinating- Southern styled events
- Photography- Dakota Chasity
- Food Photography- Megan Tsang Studio
- Hairstyling and Makeup: Rachel Gabriel & Hannah Griffin
- Dress: Essence of Australia
- Decor: Grand Event and Design
- Cake: Daughters Baking
- Floral Design: BKwed
- DJ: Platinum Entertainment
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