My Aunt Vera—a very successful caterer, mail order confectionary business, cooking class instructor and mom—is a successful woman on so many fronts. You can read more about her and the history of her business (Very Vera) on her web site.
While she can make a mean sour cream pound cake or caramel layer cake, she has also created a wonderful business model overall. She built Very Vera from the ground up, starting in 1984, using a love for entertaining and a many family-inherited recipes. She's had to move her Augusta, Georgia business many times as her business grew and needed more space. She caters for the Masters each year, has been featured in countless magazines and on countless television programs, runs a tight ship and now even has a line of her desserts carried by Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
So was I ever delighted and honored to hear that she wanted to write about ME and my marriage ceremony to Dan for her November "Last Bite" article. Thank you for the compliments and fun memories, Aunt Vera, and for handling the beautiful flowers at our wedding. We are and were so thankful for your classic and beautiful touch.
Photo is of a bridesmaid bouquet my aunt so tastefully put together, held by my dear girlfriend Maria