sheri’s shaved ice

In honor of The Bridal Experience coming up on September 17th, we’re kicking off our autumn round of vendor tours with one just a little more unorthodox from the north end of the area. Sheri’s Shaved Ice is an A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E little yellow food truck in Bolivar, Missouri (now in Springfield, too!) offering the coolest refreshments to guests on a hot summer day.

Photo by Shana Lynne Photography
Photo by Shana Lynne Photography

Wedding day sweets and treats run the gamut from the trending donut bars, super-sweet cotton candy treats, to mini-pies and pastries. Why not add a bright shaved ice truck to the mix?!? Kim Beckler Payne, operator of the Bolivar location, participated in the styled shoots we recently coordinated for the interactive bridal show. Friends queue up to get their giant cup of candy-colored and delicious ice crystals- especially Cherry, Grape, Tiger Blood (!!!) and Cotton Candy. How fun is that jewel-colored treat next to a Big Day dress?!?

Photo by Shana Lynne Photography
Photo by Shana Lynne Photography

Hi, Kim! Tell us a little about Sheri’s Shaved Ice.
Sheri Patterson opened Sheri’s Shaved Ice in 2003 and still operates the trailer in Springfield. My kids started running the Bolivar location in 2013.The youngest of the three, Mia, is the primary operator now….all three continuing a wonderful tradition that Sheri started 13 years ago!!

What types of services do you offer?
We are a seasonal mobile stand that offers a refreshing treat of shaved ice in hundreds of combinations of flavors. We also have a portable stand that we can take onsite to locations!

What are some of your favorite things about the services you offer?
We love our customers! Everyone is so excited when we open and just love all the flavors and combos of flavors. We have had many of our dedicated customers name their combinations, it’s just fun.

Who are some of your favorite vendors to work alongside?
We have especially enjoyed Curly-Que BBQ, Boones BBQ, and definitely Nacho Ordinary Taco. They are all great people!

Normal business season is Memorial day to Labor Day. For more info about Sheri’s Shaved Ice, contact Kim on Facebook.

To see this wedding in action, be sure to get your tickets for The Bridal Experience on September 17, 2016! 100% of ticket proceeds go directly to Project Harbor, a local nonprofit that benefits under-resourced women and children in the area.

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