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Hitched & Honey

By Megan Greenberg / Photography By Kathryn Brass-Piper | October 12, 2017
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Husband-and-wife duo David Warren Curran and Nikki Logan-Curran make far more love than the average couple. They make it frequently, usually outdoors, and always with others.

“It can be difficult to articulate what we do. We’re all things love,” Nikki says, explaining the concept behind Hitched and Honey, the company she and David officially began in early 2016. “People tend to pigeonhole us, but we aren’t one thing. We bring people, passion, and purpose together sweetly. It’s just love.”

“Just love,” in case you’re wondering, is centered around giving people delicious experiences surrounding the sharing of affection and food and generosity. At its core, H&H creates philanthropic campaigns through beautifully curated culinary events, meaning they make merriment memorable and charitable. Together this couple can officiate, decorate, menu create, coordinate, architect, and produce all manner of gatherings from galas to farm-to-fork feasts, though they are quick to clarify that, when it comes to weddings, Hitched and Honey focuses on officiating and creating experiences (think Newlywed Brunch and Rehearsal Dinner) rather than planning the wedding itself.

If you have the pleasure of meeting these fine folks, you’ll immediately know both Nikki and David embody all things good. A five-minute chat with either of them will restore your faith in humanity as they are always authentically happy, kind, and eager to create a better world. They bring that charisma and commitment to every event they construct. They say the devil’s in the details, but whoever “they” are, well, they are dead wrong. When it comes to focusing on every facet of any given festivity, these two angels cannot be beat.

“It’s so important that our relationships with our clients feel right,” Nikki declares. “I want people to feel like we’ve connected on every aspect and created that foundation of trust in order to then create that perfect event.”

Additionally, after having spent much of their adult careers in sustainable food industries, everything this couple does aligns with that “do good/give back” mission. “It’s a vital part of how we operate our business, from sourcing things locally down to ensuring the integrity of the disposables and compostables.”

Nikki and David each has a firmly rooted history in the culinary and hospitality worlds. Nikki has had a hand in hundreds of local events during her tenure as marketing director of Whole Foods Market and events and community outreach coordinator for Chef Paul Mattison. David is both an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional (an elite title only 592 people in the world can claim) as well as a cicerone, which is like a sommelier but for beer—which is not just cool, it shows a deeper level of care for his craft.

Hitched and Honey will be hosting some stellar events in the months ahead including the Boys and Girls Club Gala in November and The Long Table in October, where seven chefs from Bradenton’s Village of the Arts area will co-create a seven-course meal. By 2018, their “Be Suite” Airbnb should be up and running, offering yet another avenue for Nikki and David to connect with the community.

“We want to make sure people feel they had a beautiful experience,” she says. “We want people to feel like they shared something special with the people they love. It’s just making people feel good.”

Hitched & Honey: 941-780-0907; facebook.com/HitchedandHoney

Props and location provided by The Copper Acorn Vintage Rentals: 6691 33rd St E Ste A, Sarasota; 941-266-4931. Please call ahead.

Article from Edible Sarasota at http://ediblesarasota.ediblecommunities.com/drink/hitched-honey
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