Wet Wet Wet Wedding

31 Jul

So we’ve had gorgeous sunshine and unbelievable heat for the last few weeks and then when we have a wonderful outside wedding in a beautiful setting  the heavens open and we have more rain in one day than we’ve had in the last month! Not to worry though everyone had a fabulous time and we managed to rearrange things so that everyone could stay out of the rain and still enjoy the delights of our bar and food.

Arriving from the church the guests of Leanne and Ben were welcomed by pink champagne or a glass of Pimms to quench their thirst from the searing heat of the midday sun.  Part way through our canapé service however the heavens opened! Everyone headed for the marquee to hide from the rain while we made a mad dash with the service bar to move it underneath the balcony.

Leanne and Ben are a big fan of Nando’s, in fact it’s their favourite place to eat when they’re together, so what better way to celebrate their wedding and their individuality than with a Nando’s inspired wedding breakfast!

To start with guests were treated to a trio of individual children’s favourites – a small pot of macaroni and cheese, baked beans and toasted soldiers and also panko coated fish fingers and tartare sauce.   And then on to the main course which was in typical Nando’s style of sharing platters for each table. Chicken breast marinated in Piri Piri sauce, coleslaw, spicy rice, macho peas, Piri Piri chips and wraps. This style of serving was very informal and allowed guests around the table to interact with each other.

Not only did the bride and groom have a wonderful cake but they also had a dessert bar filled with all types of goodies. Some of our favourites where in there like chocolate and raspberry shots, Eton mess, tiramisu, chilled rice pudding with fresh fruit compote and lastly my all-time favourite – crème brulée topped with popping candy. A sweet feast Willy Wonka would be envious of!

The merriment continued with Jagerbombs and mojitos coupled with dancing and singing along to a live band and then to the DJs brilliant sets.

If guests didn’t get enough of the feast at the wedding breakfast, a midnight snack was available in the form of freshly made toasties. Where guests could choose their own filling, some going for the full selection did end up with some on their laps though!  But if guests didn’t fancy quite so much, chocolate milk (served in mini milk bottles) and Oreos were on hand to give a boost for more dancing and merriment.

Leanne and Ben’s guests definitely had enough to eat and drink at their wedding which more than made up for the dismal weather going on outside the marquee. A great day had by all!