My wife Janet and I decided to make our 15th wedding anniversary a summertime blow-out at our newly-built house in Vancouver. While we wanted no half-measures, we also wanted to stick within a reasonable budget. But it had to be amazing! Enter Donna Wadsworth and Savoury City. Donna was like the Steven Spielberg of party planning, overseeing every aspect of the event, and always with joy and humour and enthusiasm and extreme good taste (not to mention patience… we’re a fickle family!) Not only did her company provide delicious dishes, she also oversaw theflowers and the rentals, including a dance floor. The crowning touch: she introduced us to photographer Lori Miles, who makes people look as good as she does Donna’s food!
One of the best pieces of advice I got when planning our wedding was to only work with people that you feel good about. And I can tell you, I felt awesome about working with Donna. She is like having another friend at the wedding. Which is important, becaue really when you think about the amount of agony that goes into your quest list, you quickly realize that the people you have working at your wedding need to be great too, and Donna is.
My experience with Savoury City was nothing short of extraordinary. We wanted the best food at our wedding with an Italian alfresco theme and Donna knocked it out of the park. Starting from the first initial meeting, she was extremely helpful guiding us along the menu and very patient with all our questions/concerns. The tasting was absolutely perfect and we are considered very picky people when it comes to food!
Where do I even begin…Donna and her team are a DREAM. We knew that food is where we wanted to spend the majority of our budget. We had a lot of people coming in from out of town and wanted to make sure that our wedding reflected our backdrop – that included celebrating West Coast cuisine. Donna got our vision right from the start and bascially has become a part of our family. We still talk about her fennel poached prawns, salmon lollipops and sage, brown butter gnocchi, but what makes her the most special is the love she puts into her work and her 100% commitment to ensure you are happy. Stay tuned…. 😉