To round of our busy week, we had not one but two teams out catering yesterday. One for a wedding in Flaxbourne Gardens in Apsley Guise and a ruby wedding celebration in St Albans. Again both very different celebrations but both a huge success! We’ve already had lovely complimentary emails from very happy clients!
Ian and his team were at David & Helen’s home in St Albans for their ruby wedding celebrations. They were looking for something very relaxed and we were able to deliver this. A marquee in their garden and a Kingfisher hog roast was the solution, accompanied by homemade coleslaw, penne pasta salad with roasted courgette, aubergine & red pepper and fresh green bean, rocket & sugar snap salad; all served buffet style to the guests. With plenty of choice the guests soon devoured the delicious food.
The day was made even more special by Helen making an appearance in her original wedding dress that she had worn 40 years earlier. This certainly bought the house down with many gasps and cheers. After a small speech, a Ukelele style 17 piece band played for which David was a member, they serenaded the audience and many of the guests danced. An amazing celebration for a delightful couple.
My team and I were at a Rob & Rebecca’s wedding reception, Tipis set up in the beautiful grounds of Flaxbourne Gardens in Apsley Guise, Bedfordshire. Complete with waterfall and tree houses, it’s a fantastic location for a wedding.
The guests arrived over the bridge to cocktails specially created by Rob & Rebecca, served in jam jars with stripy straws, they looked very effective. We also served Prosecco and canapés whilst the guests enjoyed the grounds.
Moving into the Tipis, the new Mr & Mrs Fitzjohn took their seats to a very loud cheer from their guests, they had their speeches first, followed by a Kingfisher barbecue and a trio of desserts all washed down with lots of very fine wine, they atmosphere was electric! It may of had something to do with the ushers all doing shots at our bar pre dinner!
Despite very strong winds John cooked a delicious BBQ consisting of Spanish Sausages; lemon & summer herb chicken; Minute Steaks; a Monkfish, tiger prawn & salmon skewers and marinated Haloumi & vegetable skewers. Accompanied by bowls of hand cut chips; Tuscan Panzanella; Rocket, pine nut & Parmesan salad and mixed baby leaves with lime & coriander dressing. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the feast with many having seconds!
The great band got the Tipis rocking the night away and with a busy bar it turned into a rocking party! Everyone enjoyed themselves including all of us! Delightful couple with lovely friends and family, it was a pleasure to cater for them!