On Friday 6th September, we had the pleasure of catering for the wedding of Caroline and Jacob at Tawstock Court, near Barnstaple. The couple married in the Panelled Hall before having welcome drinks in the morning room.

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Their photographer managed to capture some photos outside the impressive building, overlooking the gardens in between the frequent rain showers. It was great to work with Kathryn Clarke-Mcleod Photography who took some of the amazing images in this blog.

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As guests mingled and photographs were taken, we served a selection of homemade canapes including filo baskets filled with fresh crab cocktail…

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…miniature toad in the hole with sweet caramelised red onions…

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…crispy chicken skewers with mustard mayonnaise dip…

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…and sun dried tomato arancini with tomato chilli dip.

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Guests were then called to take their seats in the refectory by Josh, Jacob’s brother, ready for the speeches. Josh began the speeches by introducing himself as the Master of Ceremonies and announcing that he would wear an Australian hat every time an announcement was to be made. This fun addition fitted in perfectly with the brilliant crowd who were a great laugh from start to finish creating a really bubbly, happy atmosphere. With Jacob and half of the guests being Australian, some Australian traditions made it to Devon. The first being the introduction of the entire bridal party to the wedding breakfast, followed by lots of speeches throughout the meal.

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The refectory was elegantly styled and designed by Do Me A Favour and it looked gorgeous with flowers from Sweet Williams Flowers .

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We began the wedding breakfast with a choice of Devon rump of lamb served with a herb crust and a rich port sauce chicken supreme served with a creamy somerset brie and smoked bacon sauce…

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…or sweet potato, mozzarella, sun dried tomato and basil filo tart homemade pesto along with dishes of crispy roast potatoes, carrots, broccoli and green beans.

To follow, we served Caroline’s famous sticky toffee pudding with lashings of sticky toffee sauce…

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…lemon cheesecake with lemon confit…

…and chocolate profiteroles with ‘just warm’ chocolate sauce along with bowls of Devon clotted cream… quite the spectacle for the Aussie’s in the room.

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In the evening, the party began with the cutting of the beautiful wedding cake by Hannah’s Cornish Cakes with tiers of lemon drizzle, sticky toffee and raspberry and white chocolate flavoured cakes. With the cake cut, the first dance began with music played by Inspired Party DJ.

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The DJ played a great mix of music all evening with English classics and Australian country songs resulting in a packed dance floor all night.

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To refuel the dancers, we served a finger buffet including freshly cut assorted sandwiches, ham & wholegrain mustard, free range egg and cress, Devon beef with creamed horseradish and Tickler cheddar cheese with chutney, barbecue chicken drumsticks, a selection of homemade quiches, homemade chunky potato wedges with garlic mayonnaise and a selection of vegetable crudites with assorted homemade dips.

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Thank you Caroline and Jacob for letting us share in your special day and allowing us to experience some Aussie wedding traditions.

Less than a month later we received this lovely review from Caroline…

“Oaktree Occasions recently catered for our wedding at Tawstock Court and the whole experience has absolutely exceeded expectations, we could not be happier. The food was absolutely divine and one month later, we are still having conversations with guests about just how good it was!! From the canapés, to mains, to evening food.. everything was beautiful presented, full of flavour and delicious. Everything you want for your wedding day. But in addition to this, the team at Oaktree Occasions go above and beyond to ensure you are absolutely happy! Despite planning our wedding from Australia, communication and planning with Caroline and Jo has been absolutely faultless, and their experience, advice and support is invaluable in putting us completely at ease in the lead up to the wedding! We highly recommend these lovely people to anyone looking for a professional catering company with a personal touch – you won’t regret it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟”

If you would like us to cater for your special day, please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would love to talk to you.