|Wet chefs dry off after the 'get in' - the first round of chef jackets slung up to dry|
|Bunting and paper lanterns give a lovely homely country feel. The country look is definitely in this year - it's funny how wedding fashions go. This looked really good - especially when you compared with the dreariness of the outside!|
|Even the flowers had a country feel - I love the understated look - it makes it much more of a family celebration.|
Beetroot rosti with goat’s cheese and rocket (there was also pear & cranberry chutney to go on top of this after the pic was taken)
Mini Yorkshire puddings with grilled fillet steak and horseradish - no 1 popular canapé
Home-cured trout blinis with dill and lemon crème fraîche
Buffalo mozzarella, sun-dried tomato and basil on skewers - suggestion by the bride - this was big on flavour, just what you need in a canape!
|Homemade sage and onion bread rolls - people keep telling me it would be much easier buying them from the bakery across the road from me. Wouldn't be the same though - noone can make them as good as you. The difference in quality is worth the time!|
|Also, we've noticed, another wedding fashion has definitely been sharing platters - like a buffet, but served on platters at the table for guests to pass among themselves. Great idea - much more informal, gets all the guests interacting and saves on all the queueing at buffet tables - I love it!|
For this one the bride and groom had asked for platters of smoked salmon (above, with diced onion, capers, parsley and lemon scattered on top) and beetroot, wild nettle and feta filo tarts as seen here. We also served a bowl of fennel, radish and orange salad per table.
|Another addition for the vegetarians who obviously couldn't have smoked salmon we served some vegetable carpaccio.|
|Colours, textures, flavours - all prepared fresh on site just before being served - makes the difference.|
|Crunchy coleslaw - request from the bride & groom. With added celariac & sultanas. There was the all-time favourite grilled butternut squash, rocket, pommegranate and walnut salad|
|Cotswold mess (aka Eton Mess) with local seasonal berries|