Last weekend we had the pleasure of catering for Hollie and April. We travelled to York to cater for their wedding which was honestly sensational! The wedding was at a family home with a marquee on the lawn. This was an extra special wedding for the team at Karen Rhodes as Charlotte is very good friends with Hollie as they spent secondary school together.
2.00pm – Ceremony
2.30pm – Welcome Drinks and Canapes
4.30pm – Guests Seated
5.00pm – Speeches
5.30pm – Wedding Breakfast
7.00pm – End of Meal
9.00pm – Evening Food
1.00am – Bar Close
The day started at 2pm with a breath taking outdoor ceremony! The weather was faultless and they couldn’t of wished for better.
After a gorgeous outside ceremony it was time for guests to make their way for drinks and canapes. Hollie and April decided they wanted walk around Lakeland canapes instead of a starter. While Champagne, Beers and Soft drinks were served it was time for the canapes to start.
~ Mini Cumberland Sausages
~ Grilled Asparagus Wrapped in Cartmel Valley Smoked Salmon
~ Black Pudding Scotch Quail Eggs
~ Holker Game Pate on Crostini with Onion Marmalade
~ Tovey Goats Cheese Bon Bons with Hawkshead Chilli Jam
~ Waberthwaite Air Dried Ham & Melon
After 2 hours of drinks and canapes in the sunshine it was time for guests to slowly make their way up to the marquee ready for speeches! After some incredible speeches it was finally up to Tom the best man to make his speech finish the speeches off with some very funny stories!
Once speeches were finished our team went round and handed out aprons, Chefs hats and knives to the designated carvers for the day.
– Porchetta ~ Pork Loin stuffed with Sun Blush Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and Basil Carved at the table by one of the guests
~ Rosemary Parmentier Potatoes
~ Char Grilled Veg Salad – Aubergine, Fennell, Courgette, Peppers, Red Onion
~ Rocket and Parmesan Salad with a Balsamic Glaze
~ Salsa Verde
Vegan Option – Harrissa Roasted Aubergine with Pomegranates, Pistachio, Sunblush Tomatoes in a Filo Pastry Parcel
Chocolate Fondant with Thunder & Lightening Ice Cream
Vegan Option – Vegan Chocolate Brownie served with Fresh Raspberries and Raspberry Sorbet
Once the meal was finished all the guests made their way outside the marquee to soak up the last of the sunshine for the day! While the band set up our team cleared the tables and got ready for a night of partying!
After the band’s first set we set up the evening food. Hollie and April chose a grazing table for evening food which is a great idea, guests can go up and help themselves and can keep going back for more!
Once evening food was finished and cleared our team spent the evening ensuring glasses, bottles and plates were cleared up and the marquee was kept tidy.
After a night of partying 1am arrived quickly and it was time for our team to leave. We ensured the bar was fully stocked ready for the guests to carry on partying!
We hope Hollie and April had the most incredible day and we loved every single part of it! Please enjoy all the photos below!
Photographer: Andrea Ellison
Florist: Stems Design
Marquee: Wills Marquees
Band: Boom Live Entertainment