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Friends to Fairytale

Friends to Fairytale

Their love story began in November of 2011, while the two were volunteering at the Intersection, an after-school program for children. She was a senior, and he was a junior, both at the University of Missouri. Like most relationships, they started out as friends. But that didn’t last too long.

Brandon Tucker and Grace Miller were married on July 12, 2014, in Columbia. They knew from the day they were engaged that Columbia would be the location for the ceremony and reception. Brandon is originally from Festus, Missouri, and Grace, from Pittsburg, Kansas. Geographically, Columbia was the perfect location. The two are both graduates of MU, and Grace’s father, Richard Miller, has a business in Columbia as well. Tucker/Miller Wedding

The couple worked with Fresh Ideas Food Service Management, which catered the reception, held at the Kimball Ballroom on the Stephens College campus. From the table and chairs to the guest favorite, mini chicken and waffles, Fresh Ideas did it all, even hiding surprises behind the curtain for half of the reception.

“After Brandon and I cut the cake, the curtain on the stage was pulled back to reveal a dessert bar, complete with an ice-cream stand, coffee bar and DJ,” Grace says.

Brandon and Grace also called upon St. Louis wedding and event planner Simcha Lourie, owner of Simcha’s Events in St. Louis.

“She was our fairy godmother,” Grace says. “Everything went so smooth before and during the wedding because of her organization and

After a 15-month engagement, Brandon and Grace Tucker celebrated with family and friends on a truly flawless day. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Tucker/Miller Wedding

TOP FOOD TRENDS FOR 2015 from Fresh Ideas

Each New Year rings in the latest, greatest food trends, and Fresh Ideas is always in the know!

1. Champagne is making a strong comeback as the fizz of choice for celebrations. Add a bit of fruit puree for a colorful, fun signature drink that complements your event’s color palette.

2. A cheese course offered as an alternative to the typical cheese station is all the rage. An individual serving of two or three artistically plated slices of various cheeses is offered before or after the salad or soup course.

3. Small bites continue to take the nation by storm. Almost any dish can be converted into a beautiful bite. Surprise your guests with the unexpected!

Preparing and presenting creative food is what we do best. Fresh Ideas is ready to bring something extraordinary to your next event!

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Wedding section sponsored by: Fresh Ideas Food Service, 573-445-4321

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