Monthly Archives: June 2007

The Bridal Party started the day with Shloer Bucks Fizz. I didn’t dare touch alcohol before the ceremony so this was a good alternative. It’s actually really nice, and the little bridemaids thought they were really grown up because they thought they were drinking real bucks fizz! bless ’em. I did have some “harder” stuff (pink cava) which some bridesmaids decided they needed ;)

Welcome drink: Pimms (you can’t beat Pimms on a warm summers day)
Wine: Some very nice Argentinian wine I can’t remember the name of. All I could tell you was that it tasted good and my dad choose it!
Toast: a vintage Port – My dad is in the Armed Forces and Port as a toast is a bit of a tradition, plus you get a great deal more for your money than you do with champagne

We also had some Porter from Burton Bridge Brewery which still has the traditional get-spinters-in-your-hands bowling alley upstairs. They also do the most amazing fruit wines.

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Wedding Day

Our wedding day was fantastic. Everything about it was perfect from the weather to the food. The day before my nerves kicked in and I stuggled to eat, however I woke up on the Wedding morning starving hungry and raided the huge fruit salad my Bridesmaid had made. The photographer did comment that she had never seen a bride eat so much on her wedding day. I was determined not to faint during the ceremony.

The reception was in Sutton Bonington Hall near Loughborough and it was worth every single penny. Our wedding was very much Food, Family, Friends and Flowers. Many people have since come to us saying it was the best food they have ever tasted…and I have to agree with them. Not only was it delicious it was superbly presented. I just wish I had taken a photo of it (how sad is that!). The kids had the same as the adults and had clean plates.

Baby Yorkshire Puddings with Rare Fillet of Beef
Tandoori Chicken Skewers with a Mint Raita
Baby Fish and Chips
Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella on a Parmesan Biscuit

Duo of Pork, Dijon Mash, Garlic and Thyme Jus (Sound boring, but was delicious and everyone had a huge hunk of crackling)
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Wild Mushroom and Ricotta Filo Moneybag with Creamed Leeks

Served with new potatoes, carrots & string beans

Tart au Citrone

Coffee, Tea served with tablet fudge and cherries dipped in dark chocolate

EVENING BUFFET
Selection of Paté s English & French Cheeses: Colston Basset Stilton, Mature Cheddar, Brie de Meaux & Cambozola
Italian Antipasti & Cured Meats
Taramasalata, Houmous and Tsatziki with Warm Pittas
Ascot Pie with Chutney
Greek Olives
Selection of Bread: Baguette, Ciabatta and Foccaccia

Mini Strawberry Pavalovas
Selection of fresh fruit

For the Honeymoon we toured Scotland’s Highlands & Islands (involved a lot of cream tea and tablet fudge!)

Some fab resturants we visited included

The Sunflower Restaurant – Peebles

Colquhoun’s – Loch Lomond

Skoon Art Cafe – Isle of Harris

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