Wonderful Weddings!

Many wonderful things have happened to us over the years we have been in business, but very few have touched us as much as this event. On March 9th, we were particularly moved when a very special wedding took place. Elizabeth Theis married Landon Hall. What made this so heart warming to us, was that they met while working at The Spice House. Elizabeth had worked for us for a few years, we love her, she is a delight to her coworkers and our customers, and no one will take better care of you in the shop. Landon came to us more recently, from Kansas, via acting school in New York.

I typically don’t mind hiring actors, because I figure even if they don’t like taking care of customers or their job, they have the ability to ACT like they do! Somewhere in between the work, they got to know each other, and fell in love. We have other married couples at work (my husband and myself a prime example) but none of these had The Spice House as their method of introduction. It always humbles me to think of how every little choice you make in life, minute by minute can have a profound effect on your life’s master plan. And while there are going to be times when we are in the wrong place at the wrong time, those of us with luck on our side will be in the right place at the right time. Or, as they say, there are no coincidences, everything happens for a reason.  If either of these two had not happened upon us, their lives would be very different. We wish them a long life together fulfilling both their own, and each others dreams. The Spice House will always be thankful to have shared a small part in the introduction of the life they now share together. Life is a beautiful thing.


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