We interviewed Stacey from Happily Ever Afters Catering about her business…
What services do you offer?
We specialise in artisan cheese catering, our most popular services are Artisan Cheese Bars, Award Winning Pork Pie & Cheese Bars, Cheese Wedding Cakes & Wedding Breakfast Hampers.
How long have you worked in the wedding industry?
We are at the start of our 3rd year and loving every moment of it!
What area do you cover?
We cover Dorset and some parts of Hampshire.
What’s the most memorable wedding you’ve been a part of?
Mandy & Mark Wales; it was the first time we catered Wedding Breakfast Hampers, it was great to be involved in such an important aspect of their special day. The feedback we got was incredible, so it inspired us to make Wedding Breakfast Hampers a catering option.
What’s the funniest thing that’s happened at a wedding you’ve been a part of?
Well… this one is rather cheeky type of funny! I catered a cheese wedding cake at a friends wedding, half way through the day I spied someone sneaking one of the big cheese wheel tiers off the cake, before I knew it she had run back to her table with it and the 8 of them started gobbling it up. I spent the next hour secretly redesigning the cake without anyone seeing! Luckily I managed to get away with it! The table begged me not to tell and said they really couldn’t help themselves.
What do you like most about your job?
I love setting up our foodie bars at the wedding venues, the guests crowd round…asking lots of questions and giving lots of compliments. Which cheese is the best, what can I say about that cheese, so I can be a cheese connoisseur later, they all get snap happy with pictures too! Cheese really is a good talking point, when I turn up at the end of the evening the guests are still raving about how amazing the cheese is.
What’s one piece of general advice you’d offer to couples planning their weddings?
My best bit of advice I can offer for anyone planning catering for their wedding is….you can’t beat Artisan Award Winning Cheese & bread to sober up your guests at the end of the night! The protein in the cheese keeps the energy up for all night dancing!
South Coast Weddings are a Dorset based wedding planning team for Full Planning through to On the Day Coordination for your weddings on the south coast of England.