On the 27th July, it was the wedding of Charlotte and Phil. Forecasted rain, but luckily in the lovely town of Purleigh, the sun was shining!
The happy couple were scheduled to arrive in a helicopter, but due to storms forecasted, it had to be cancelled, which was such a shame!
200 guests arrived onto the grounds to be welcomed by a live singer and tea party themed canapés which included mini cakes, scones, Vol Au Vents (the brides favourite food) and typically British sandwiches. We served the canapés on beautiful vintage trays and cake stands, amongst other quirky platters that we have accumulated over the years.
When the Bride and Groom arrived, everyone couldn’t help but stare at how gorgeous the bride looked, her dress was pure white with diamonds dotted all over the bodice, it was true princess dress – even Cinderella would be jealous! Not forgetting the Groom of course, who looked very handsome in his tux!
At 5, everyone was called for dinner and entered the beautifully decorated room in which they would enjoy their Wedding Breakfast, tastefully decorated in all white with gorgeous centre pieces, see pictures below!
Guests sat down to enjoy a traditional roast dinner. The meats were slices of chicken, gammon and beef all served with vegetables, roast potatoes and one big Yorkshire pudding, all topped off with lots of gravy!
Onto dessert which was a trio of homemade chocolate brownie, mango and coconut cheesecake and profiterole bianco.
Everyone enjoyed their meals and couldn’t stop complimenting on how much they enjoyed it and that the Yorkshire pudding was the best they’d ever had – which pleased our chef, a true Yorkshireman!
After the meal, we poured the toast drinks and the speeches began. Once all finished it was down to the nightclub room complete with a disco/dance floor and bar!
Evening guests arrived – almost 500 – To witness the first dance and cutting of the huge cake (see picture below), which looked delicious.
We got busy setting out the impressive buffet which the chefs had prepared for the evening guests. This consisted of a very tasty selection -
- Hot food station of chicken curry and chilli con carne with all the accompaniments
- Cold food station of meats, pasta, rice dishes, sandwiches, salads and a dressed salmon
- Cheese board and crackers
- ‘Party’ food station of mini cupcakes, popcorn, chocolate rolls and marshmallows
- Gateau and Wedding cake station
- Chocolate Fountain
- Sweet Cart
Lots of food for lots of hungry people! It all went down a treat and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
We had a great time catering for Charlotte and Phil’s wedding and we wish them all the happiness in their future together.
(Please note: We do not provide chocolate fountains or sweet carts but we would be more than happy to help source one for you if you wanted this at your event)