In July we were the wedding caterers for Devon two farming families that came together for the wedding of Lucy and James.

A relation of the bride with a marvellous garden in Yelverton provided the venue and set a perfect scene with a large marquee with flashes of pink, amazing pink flowers with hearts and a view that stretched for miles.

Lucy and James chose to have a traditional wedding day, with some great twists!

First, all the guests arrived to a cider brandy aperitif, which originates from Somerset and is drunk similarly to Pimm’s. It was something a little different and was intriguing served along with some of our homemade canapés.

We followed this with a traditional three course meal, which naturally included Devon’s best roast beef and homemade Yorkshire puddings.

Lucy, along with her mum and mother-in-law to be, made all the favours and table centres which matched beautifully, with just a hint towards the farming side of their lives by using corn.

Each table centre also bore Lucy and James’s initials and the date of their wedding. Tiny LED lights finished these and looked great in the evening light.

The wedding cake was also made by the groom’s mum and was a work of art that told a story. Each tier had a plaque on that was different but all were very relevant to the bride and groom. One even included Yes Tor, on Dartmoor, where James proposed, and Walkhampton Church where Lucy and James married.

The party came alive in the evening when the reveal curtain went up and the band launched into their play list.

A really beautiful wedding which embraced the traditional values and bought two lovely families together, it was a treat for us to be a part of it.