Shew!! it's been a while! I haven't posted in some time, my bad, I know. I've been so busy filling orders, sneaking in time to work on new things, planning wedding details in the spare (spare) time. But I had a meeting last week with our catering company, Mosaic Catering + Events, and it reignited my excitement once again. I feel like this is going to keep happening all the way up to the day of. It's ALL so exciting! Especially this part. The food. And the booze. And all the cool stuff that comes with it. I mean it's all my favorite, but when a meeting ends with "and next time we will get to do a tasting!" you can't help but do a silent fist pump. Free lunch heyyyyyy!!! Ok that's not really the only reason I love the catering aspect of the planning. But being restaurant people, foodies, cocktail enthusiasts.... we love entertaining. I feel like the focal point of any good party starts with the food and drinks and the flow they bring with it. The vibe and the atmosphere they create. Whether its just a burger off the charcoal grill or mini quiche and mimosas, the core of the party gravitates to the table of stuff you can put in your mouth. That sounded weird. But you know what I mean. It's like the conversation station: "love these drinks did you make them?" or "oh my gosh HUMMUS!". You get your grub on and then you're officially ready to rock the party. So, this part of the wedding I think is crucial. Good food, good drinks, good times. Boom.
And what is so amazing about Mosaic, they do it ALL. Like all of it, the simple stuff you don't think of until Rachael is all like "do you want disposables or would you like to budget in renting dishes and a dishwasher?". Shit. I didn't think of that. Luckily, Rachael did. She took a genuine interest in our taste, our favorite foods, our color scheme and theme, our backgrounds, did we have a favorite family recipe or dish we wanted to incorporate. Yes! Yes we do! You'd do that?? They'll do that. And they do chair rentals, linen rentals, lighting, decor, staffing, ALL of the things you'd need under one roof. Instead of finding a caterer, and a chair rentals company, and a linen rental, and a lighting and equipment rental, and an event planning company; Mosaic has got you covered. And she made it so fun. So much fun in fact we ended up on my Pinterest board to get an idea of the visuals (you know I love me a visual!). I left there so excited I called Stephen right away and basically spat out the entire meeting in one breath (he unfortunately had to work the morning of the meeting so I gave him an enthusiastic play by play). It's beginning to come together bit by bit, and we have a ways to go I know. But sitting down and hearing how easy this aspect will be, I feel like it lifted a little weight off. Knowing they do this professionally and they are willing to make it so stress free while keeping us involved in every decision AND helping us cut costs to make it within budget. I mean does it get any better? Oh side note, we can see their headquarters from our kitchen balcony. So that's cool. We see them day in and day out creating these amazing tablescapes in their onsite workshop, the kitchen is constantly bustling, they're loading trucks, and testing out lighting, always busy. They're too legit, too legit to quit. I am quite confident that they're going to help us create the BEST party we've ever thrown. ♥ #deraffelovin