Another tipi wedding – this time on a farm in Tunbridge Wells. When we went to set up the kitchen and the tables the day before it was torrential rain! We were just keeping everything crossed that it would stop in time for Lucy and Tony’s big day, and luckily it did.
The tipi looked amazing, complete with furry seats and an inside fire. The unclothed tables are so popular now, and keeps the costs down for linen. They look great in this sort of setting as well.
Lucy and Tony got married in nearby Southborough after which the wedding party arrived at the farm for Pimms and canapé of smoked salmon & cream cheese blinis, roasted vegetable bruschetta, filo tartlets filled with chicken liver parfait, and thai crab & chilli toasts.
Once seated in the tipi the 82 guests were served their pre-chosen selection from our premium menu. The most popular starter was the trio of salmon which includes smoked salmon, hot smoked salmon fillet and a salmon & chive mousse.
The five-hour slow cooked ox-cheek with creamy mash, roasted parsnips & carrots in a red wine jus was a real show-stopper. With Tony having a beef farm we knew this would be right up his street. For the non-meat eaters our filo basket filled with a wild mushroom & spinach ragout served with root vegetable mash is also a real winner.
The dessert was a trio, and Lucy and Tony had selected a rich chocolate & orange terrine, strawberry pavlova and crispy filo lemon tart as their three. All of the plates came back clean from every course which is always a good sign for us to know that the food has hit the spot!
Our waitresses were delighted to see celebrity Ore Oduba amongst the guests, and one of them was straight in there to ask for a photo, and he duly obliged! In fact everyone was a pleasure to serve and they certainly knew how to have a good time as well. The party was in full swing when we left.
Another great wedding – and we wish Lucy and Tony all the very best!