Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The wedding breakfast room set up

The side room where seating plan, basket for cards and a lidded basket full of disposable camera's:
As you entered the room, looking towards the top:
The the bottom where we all came in, each guest table had a sheaf of dried wheat on it with the table name, all game bird based:
Top table above with the biggest dried flower display:

Here is the wedding cake - the maker has captured their dogs wonderfully:

Little Miss M on the left, Master L in the middle and Miss S on the right, resting after they have chased through the woods (hence the leaves), sitting by the shotgun! The bottom picture was after the base layer had been eaten during the breakfast and even buffet.

So, what did we have to eat. The sample menu is below, on the day, the main course was a lot more dapper with mini cubes of vegetables rather than the big ones plonked on the plate shown here:

To start - Venison and Parma ham terrine with MiL's home made onion marmalade rather than the pink stuff shown here, olive oil crisps and salad:
Main was duck confit with bubble and squeak, piperade of winter vegetables (tiny cubes!) and a Rosemary au jus - the below sample menu picture looked awful but on the day, it was top restaurant style serving:
Finally the dessert, Passion fruit sorbet and parfait with a white chocolate sauce:
I have now updated the menu tab above to reflect the meals and cost of the meat for the relevant week.






21 comments:

  1. So lovely to read all about the wedding. I live quite close to Cadnam now I have moved to Dorset. It looks a great place. Gathering up ideas for our daughters wedding in June - she is having a ceilidh afterwards, so I am planning on two pairs of shoes- fancy heels for the ceremony and photos, flatter ones for the dancing!!

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    1. Definitely need flat shoes, some were still in high heels and struggled!

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  2. It all looks so perfect, how could you not have a wonderful time. The wedding cake is lovely....Woo xx

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    1. Cake was certainly inventive! It was all Victoria sponge, each layer a different flavour although we only tasted the bottom one.

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  3. So elegant and the dog figures were incredible. Wedding breakfast is something we don't have here in the states...traditional there?

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    1. Seems to be called a wedding breakfast no matter what time it is served.

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  4. that all looks wonderful. Love the wedding cake idea with the dogs on top.

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    1. On the original cake the dogs were going to be at the bottom waiting but in the end, they were on the top.

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  5. It all looks beautiful Dc. I'm so pleased that everything went well. Love the dogs on the cake - isn't it wonderful how couples have their cake personalised now? It makes it all the more special, I think. I know we were all thrilled when we saw what K had arranged for their cake ( A didn't see it beforehand, because the artist had replicated K's dress!)

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    1. We didn't know about any of it so made it all the more special.

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  6. What a beautiful room - I love a panelled room like that - traditional and classy - beautiful wedding cake as well - the happy couple must have been really pleased with it xx

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    1. It was lovely and we could see all their characters in them.

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  7. What a stunning venue, the meal sounds delicious. I LOVE the cake, so different from the usual ones but very apt for your son and daughter in law, its lovely that they included their 'dogs' on their special day.

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    1. The dogs came for a 15 minute photo shoot as well.

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  8. Love the cake because it tells a story. My eldest daughter used to make cakes Some of the wedding cakes she has done have been unique. She has done ones with football characters on top. A policewoman and PCSO who married. A grunge couple that wanted skulls and roses. And they were all beautiful. When she got married she didn't have a cake!!!!

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    1. Don't blame her not having a cake, although she loves making them, like all similar jobs, you don't necessarily want them yourselves.

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  9. It all looks lovely. I particularly like the cake because it is so special and not like standard cakes. Plus they have great taste in dogs (says one spaniel owners to another!) xxx

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    1. It was good wasn't it. Yes, they love their Spaniels, but Master L. As a lab and only 1, is coming along very well.

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  10. How lovely and unique to have the dogs on top of the cake instead of the usual little bride and groom :-)

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