This year Megan Powell and Carly Anderson are taking the lead on planning HUSH Wedding Soiree 2015. Read all about them and Terminal City Club Weddings! (Megan left, Carly Right)
Tell us about yourselves and the wedding services at Terminal City Club
Megan – I’ve been working at the club for 5 years and I work along with Carly planning weddings at TCC. The two of us work on every wedding together but we each take a lead on each one. That way our couples have a safety net of two people that they’re working with. It’s a new philosophy for us.
Carly – I’ve been with the club for 5 months. I started with my practicum and then was hired afterwards to predominantly work with Megan planning weddings.
Megan – Being a private club we have a unique and personal approach to every wedding. For example, our kitchen custom designs all of our menus. They mostly make everything from scratch and our chef can meet with our couples to help them create a menu they’d like to have. Giving your guests a meal to remember is of huge importance to us.
Carly – This summer we had a couple who gave their Italian grandma’s pasta recipe to our chef who then recreated it for their wedding reception. To be able to do that for our couples is so special.
Megan – Our pastry chef, Fumiko Morton, is amazing and does a great dessert buffet. One couple this summer didn’t have the opportunity to have some of their dessert buffet at their wedding and our supervisor working that night noticed and put together a plate for them to have. The couple was so thrilled that our staff went above and beyond, now for every wedding the supervisor tries to put a plate of the dessert buffet aside for the bride and groom. The personal touch on all levels: the service, the kitchen and our planning is what sets Terminal City Club apart for weddings.
What is your favourite part of a wedding?
Megan: The grand entrance to the dinner reception. All the stress of the ceremony is gone and the Bride and Groom are SO excited to start the party. It never gets old, I love that moment waiting for the MC to announce the couple for the first time and opening the doors.
Carly: My favourite part of a wedding is the hearing the speeches from family and friends. It is always interested to see if friends will bring up silly stories that the couple doesn’t want their parents to know about or if their parents share an emotional moment. It is great to see their reactions and watch their guests experience that with them.
What is your best piece of advice for an engaged couple?
Megan: Having great food and wine at your wedding will help keep guests happy and allows you to have a personal touch. Have a tasting, create a night out of it and ensure you are happy with what you are having!
Carly: Ask for help where needed, but don’t let there be too many cooks in the kitchen. It is great to have family’s advice, however in the end it should be your decision.
Can you give us any hints about next year’s Hush?
Megan – We really want to entertain people. Besides working with us, the beauty, the ambiance and glamour of the club is what sells the club. We’ve created that in Hush 2 years in a row now with an element of entertainment. But now we want to push that a little bit more.
Carly- We want to make it a night out for people and not just an event where couples can check things off of their planning list. We want guests to come and enjoy themselves.
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