Since the evening itself, through until today, I have received phone calls and emails, and have been stopped so many times during my travels around the site by those who attended, thanking and congratulating me on the huge success of the evening. All of these accolades I am now passing through to you and your amazing staff, as each one of them contributed to an evening that was considered by all to be ‘perfect’… and from where I stood, knowing what had been arranged, the entire evening went without as much as one hitch or hic-cup.
From a personal perspective, Kristen was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire organising stage. She gave me full confidence that everything was under control, guided me when I needed guiding, and happily changed things as I changed my mind. Nothing ever seemed to be a problem to her. On the night, the initial welcome to me by various members of your staff was obviously extended to each of the guests throughout the evening, as it was mentioned numerous times how wonderful the staff were, and how wonderful their service was.
Please thank Sarah for helping me put my little bits and pieces into place; Samantha for popping in on her way home to introduce herself (which was so lovely after my many phone calls during the organising stage); and Louis for being so great throughout the evening. He had the room looking fantastic, kept me informed, and was constantly on hand and extremely helpful (in his lovely, cheery manner).
There are two highlights worthy of an extra special mention.
Firstly, the food. All courses, all options were absolutely superb, and beautifully presented. This was the comment from everyone. Also (from me), the timing of delivery to tables never faltered from the times provided by us. Our compliments and a huge thank you to your Chef for doing such a remarkable job.
Secondly, in a word… Sid. Sid’s name kept coming up time and time again for his attentiveness and lovely all round manner (and there was always a huge smile on the face of the person as they spoke). I know for me, as I was making my way around the room taking photo’s, I would get this gentle hand on my shoulder, turn around, and there was Sid with a huge smile and another glass of OJ! You certainly have a gem there.
You can feel very proud of your Team, Lachlan. Please pass my thanks through to everyone for the part they played, for it was them who made our evening the success it was.