On Saturday 23rd September we were the chosen wedding caterers for Briony and Andy that married at Poughill Church near Bude in Cornwall.
Briony and Andy wanted to create a garden party for their relaxed wedding, they chose a fabulous tent from The Beautiful Tent Company, which looked stunning with the sea view. Jo and her team went to set up on the Friday, the tables were casually decorated with table runners and bud vases that held gorgeous fresh flowers.
Briony and her army of helpers even hung small milk bottles from the top of the tent at the sides and hung more single flowers, this looks so effective! There were also tables outside so that guests could enjoy the views and later at night the fire pits.
The day itself arrived and with the ceremony at 3pm this gave the sun time to come out. There was a lovely atmosphere in the air and it was lovely for us to be able to see Briony and her bridesmaids leave for the church, especially in the fabulous vintage cars.
After the ceremony the guests returned to Briony’s parents house where the guest had drinks and nibbles on the patio looking towards the marquee, with views over Bude and its coastline. There were lots of children running round enjoying the gardens and making new friends. When the newly weds returned from photos on the beach, the speeches took place, followed by the cake cutting which was made by the brilliant Hannah’s Cornish Cakes.
At 6pm the guests made their way to the marquee where there were barbecue buffets open for the guests to help themselves, Caroline and her team of chefs cooked all the meats fresh on barbecues so the guests could enjoy. The cutlery was placed in terracotta plant pots, that looked fun and fab and received many ‘WOWS’
The buffets included chicken satay with Caroline’s homemade sauce which was extremely popular along with peppered sirloin steaks and pork and apple sausages from our local butcher, halloumi and vegetable kebabs, all served with a selection of homemade salads and accompaniments.
Not forgetting Harry and his little friends, we catered a toddlers buffet…
For dessert we served a selection of homemade miniature goodies so again the guests could come and help themselves to some treats, these included Andy’s favourite vanilla panna cotta, lemon cheesecake with lemon confit…
…chocolate torte and raspberry pavlova. Accompanied with fresh filter coffee and tea for anyone that was begining to feel the evening chill.
Once the night sky had fallen the guests made a path with sparklers for the new Mr and Mrs Cole. We left with the sound of the band playing and laughter in the air, a great day and one that we are sure will be remembered for many years to come.
Once again we wish Briony and Andy many congratulations and thank you for letting us share in your special day. It was lovely for us to see some old wedding friends and James from The Motion Farm and Paul from The Preston Gate.
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