Saturday, July 7, 2007


The triple 7's made today the most popular day ever for marriages and I for one am ready for it to be OVER. Of all the catered events we do at the aquarium weddings are my least favorite. The brides are almost always delightful but the MOB's want to create the fairy tail wedding they didn't have and OH YES....they want to do it for the same price they paid for their own wedding back in 1975. If you want to watch Tom Brumer turn purple just sneak up behind him and whisper WEDDING! WEDDING! WEDDING! Traffic is horrible in Myrtle Beach the week before and the week after the 4th of July so it took the last wedding party almost an hour longer than expected to arrive from the ceremony. Chef Steve was less than happy. THEN....the MOB (see, I told you they are trouble) had dropped off centerpieces for the tables and asked if I would place them. Simple request, right? Well, I thought so too. However, ding dong here didn't read the fine print and neglected to put water in the top portion of the candle display. Ok, still no biggie UNTIL the MOB (I told you they are trouble) poured ice water into a hot glass centerpiece. Let me correct that....not ONE hot glass centerpiece but NINE hot glass centerpieces. Wouldn't you think she would have stopped when the first one exploded? It sounded like a shoot out at the OK Corral. Geesh, what a fun way to start the evening. In my defense the candles were tapers not the little round floating ones but if I only taken a minute to look at the picture on the box I would have had one of those OOOOHHHHH moments and known to add water. When I left at 9:30 the dancing was beginning and everyone was having a great time. That's what it's all about and now please excuse me while I wash down my pain pill with a GIANT Margarita.