Wendy and her team have created stunning arrangements for George Bush’s inauguration in Washington, DC, have decorated the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion during the holidays, and support many philanthropies throughout the state.
Wendy says, “My most precious accomplishments are here at home, such as giving to my church, First Baptist Church of Jackson, helping numerous homeless organizations, catering Jackson’s very own Mistletoe Marketplace, and partnering with the Wingard Home in staffing some residents.” She smiles, “Above all, of course, is my immediate loving family; my husband Bruce Putt and two children, Harrison and Julia. Our hours are sometimes spent together working, but I guess that’s where it all started!”
Wendy’s warm and wildly talented team at Fresh Cut Catering & Floral has become a close-knit family. Clients rave about their friendly staff and their incredible work. We sat down with Wendy to learn a little more about the Fresh Cut team, and how she seamlessly pulls together countless weddings and events.
The Fresh Cut Team is truly a family that works together. Tell us about your team and how everyone works together so beautifully!
“We have just all grown up together. The boys I work with are like my children. They each bring a different quality and personality to the business, whether it be an organic approach to a more mainstream demeanor. We all look out for one another!”
We have heard that you share meals together on a regular basis. How does having this "family" enhance your jobs?
“We have lunch for everyone on a daily basis, and on occasion the whole crew will have dinner together. Not just for holidays, but just because.”
What is your favorite part of planning a wedding or event?
“The creative styling and the setup. ‘It’s all about the picture.’”
Walk us through the process of working with a bride or groom. How do you come up with your incredible florals and yummy catering menu?
“It usually takes a long while and sometimes several sessions. We start with the apparel as inspiration for color and then go from there. The personal flowers are the start of the process and then we elaborate on the bride’s taste after that…the ceremony site usually drives the inspiration for the florals and props. For receptions, we usually start with linen selection and then we segway to the food selection. We love to include the groom on that. I show them a menagerie of pictures and we pick and choose some elements that the bride loves…there is always a LOT of sketching!”
All of their hard work pays off beautifully every single time. Thank you, Wendy, for sharing your talents with all of us! For more information on Fresh Cut Catering & Floral, please visit their website here. You can also view their Facebook page here! All photos courtesy of Fresh Cut Catering & Floral.