Woodland, Nandos and Vintage Chic – Yes it’s the wedding season!

23 May

first wedding of wedding season

It’s getting to that popular time of year when the bells are ringing, confetti is floating in the air and everyone gets to put on their best togs – yes of course it’s the start of the wedding season!

Purple Grape’s own Kate Graham is getting married this weekend and it’s being held in a field near at home in Essex with vintage chic inspiration. Serving a selection of our delicious pies with mash and liquor.  We know the day will go wonderfully, we just hope she takes her ‘event manager’ hat off so she can enjoy it!


Congratulations Kate and James!

when strawberries met creamAlthough PG have already done a few winter weddings, we had our first wedding of the season last weekend.  It went down a treat with some great movies as the table names – can you guess from the dessert what one of the movies was?

Being held in a barn in Suffolk they went for a simple but very effective decoration, focusing on the wood and shabby chic with splashes of colour here and there (picture at the top of the page).  A highlight is always dessert I feel and this was no exception with strawberries, cream and Scottish shortbread served with a sour cherry and almond marshmallow and a handmade chocolate.

This got me thinking of other themed weddings we’ve done, there are quite a few but two great ones sprang to mind.

woodland wedding food

We served a sumptuous wedding feast in the middle of the woods under the trees  – the starters contained quite a selection:

Kilner jars of pork rillettes with sake cherries and brioche fingers

Spiced butterbeans with sprouting herbs

Edible baskes with a selection of wild leaves, broad beans &peas with lemon mustard vinaigrette

Plaice ceviche with prawns cucumber and tomato

Marinated aubergine with tahini and oregano

A feast in itself and then they moved on to the main course!

IMG_5168There was also a lovely wedding in a home in surrey with a Nandos themed wedding breakfast – starter was also a selection of mini childhood favourites.  The main course was served family style with Piri Piri Chicken, coleslaw, macho peas, spicy rice, wraps and Piri Piri chips.  It went down a treat, all the guests were raving about such a unique and fun choice for a wedding breakfast.