Elegant Vintage Wedding Menus

Elegant Vintage Wedding Menus

The rise in homemade, shabby chic vintage style weddings seems to have peaked. What was once a unique and welcome alternative to WAG extravagance has rather lost its meaning amongst all the Instagrams, polka dot bunting, and faded shades of Union Jack tableware that...
Wedding Breakfast Music Ideas

Wedding Breakfast Music Ideas

A lot of couples struggle to know what sort of music to have during their wedding breakfast, if any at all. I think it’s definitely worth having something because, whilst it may only play in the background, music will set a lovely atmosphere and vibe in the...
Need-to-Know Catering Vocabulary

Need-to-Know Catering Vocabulary

For many couples, wedding planning is like visiting a country with a different language. Here is a useful glossary of some 30 catering terms you might hear during your adventures: Back of House The equivalent of ‘back stage’; everything that you and your...
Spring Wedding Menu Ideas

Spring Wedding Menu Ideas

If a menu is a poem then the ingredients are the words. They need to be combined in the right way in order to say the right thing. Here are some flavour combinations that I believe say “British spring time”. If you are planning a spring wedding (between...
The Role of a Wedding Caterer

The Role of a Wedding Caterer

If you are having your wedding reception anywhere other than a hotel it is almost certain you will be employing the services of a caterer. Unless you have a career in event planning, your wedding day might be the first time you have employed a caterer. What does a...
How to Choose Wedding Reception Canapés

How to Choose Wedding Reception Canapés

Ask our team whether they think canapés are essential at a wedding and the answer will be the same every time… yes! I have written before about how important it is to ensure you are feeding your guests properly throughout your wedding day, with the golden rule being...
Menu Ideas for a Vintage Wedding

Menu Ideas for a Vintage Wedding

Vintage style weddings are incredibly trendy at the moment, driven by a wave of nostalgia and a desire for weddings to feel genuine and homemade rather than frivolous, glitzy and expensive. I must admit, this is a refreshing break from the gaudy O-T-T WAG style...
Kate and William’s Royal Wedding Menu

Kate and William’s Royal Wedding Menu

The Royal Wedding menu said so much about the wealth of incredible food we have in this country. Unfortunately, unlike those who can comment on the dress, venue, hair and the flowers, I can only speculate on the look and taste of the food! As I predicted in my Royal...
Royal Wedding Menus Through the Years

Royal Wedding Menus Through the Years

Further to my post predicting the wedding menu choices of Catherine and William and also Zara and Michael, I thought it would be interesting to look at how royal wedding menus have evolved over the last 100 years. April 1923 – Elizabeth and Albert Consommé à la...
Royal Wedding Menu Ideas

Royal Wedding Menu Ideas

How will our two thoroughly modern, very distinctive royal couples, Kate and William, and Zara and Mike, approach choosing their wedding menus? Royal wedding receptions follow a fairly standard design – a large canapé reception followed by a smaller, more...
Is a Hog Roast Right for Your Wedding?

Is a Hog Roast Right for Your Wedding?

When it comes to discussing wedding menus with my clients, the ‘hog roast question’ is right up there with the ‘wedding cake as dessert question’. There is a time and a place for hog roasts, and it’s not necessarily your wedding day. But...
Multi-Sensory Eating

Multi-Sensory Eating

For a dish to be truly incredible it needs to appeal to every sense. Taste is only one tiny part of the reality of gastronomical enjoyment. Sight The saying “you eat with your eyes” is no exaggeration. This is the sense that overrides all others. If you...
Seasonal Wedding Breakfast Menus

Seasonal Wedding Breakfast Menus

In this gorgeous hot weather, can you imagine eating a steaming piece of rare beef stacked high on rosti potatoes covered in a rich jus? Or how about a glass of hot, spiced mulled wine? A big comforting chocolate molten pudding? No? Many of the tastings I am doing...
Winter Wedding Menus

Winter Wedding Menus

Food is a winner in the winter, and there is possibly never a better time in the year for a foodie to wed. The cold compels us all to seek solace from our plates; to gather with other like minds to feast, indulge and celebrate. If you are seeking inspiration for a...
Wedding Reception Welcome Drinks

Wedding Reception Welcome Drinks

When it comes to welcome drinks at a wedding reception it’s time to move away from warm orange juice and unappealing glasses of wine. Here are my top tips on how to greet your guests. All too often we go to beautiful weddings where every detail has been thought...