GETTING MARRIED IN CORNWALL? FOOD GLORIOUS WEDDING FOOD

PUBLISHED: 10:49 10 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:15 30 August 2017

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Food choices for your wedding are wide and varied from tea parties to bespoke menus in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset

The West Country has some of the finest, fresh produce in the UK and with an ever expanding choice for wedding couples, FRANCESCA KENLEY looks at the latest trends in wedding menus this autumn

The Harbour Kitchen

The Harbour Kitchen

01208 813829

The Harbour Kitchen is an award-wining kitchen founded by chef Emily Scott based on the North coast of Cornwall and can cater for private suppers, canapé parties, weddings and everything in between.

Tell us a little about you and what you offer to wedding couples

If want something different and personal, then that is where we can help. We can provide a unique, carefully crafted menu that reflects your day, a true celebration.

What makes your service special?

We provide bespoke, artisan menus for each client which are then developed with you to create a wonderful menu for your special day. We source from the very best local suppliers.

How many people can you cater for?

Canapé reception up to 500 guests. Sit down wedding breakfast up to 200 guests.

When do couples need to book you?

Up to a year in advance.

What is the most unusual request you have had for a wedding?

Wedding breakfast at Ropehawn, South Cornwall; only accessible by boat.

What is your top tip for couples planning their wedding food?

Be original, soup in teacups and naked cakes make a great talking point as well as looking and tasting great. But give people a little of what they want and expect too. Never underestimate the classic cucumber sandwich or the fantastic Victoria sponge. A simple scone slathered in clotted cream and jam brings a smile to the face of any guest.

Tea n Cake

Tea n Cake

Tea Parties

07788 563208

info@teancake.co.uk

Tea n’ Cake will work with you to create your unique and special vintage tea party. Whether it’s tea for six or 160, they are on hand with a fabulous choice of award winning teatime treats and fairly traded organic teas served on the finest vintage china.

Tell us a little about you and what you offer to wedding couples?

An alternative to the traditional three courser’ which tastes great, looks amazing and makes your guests smile. We can deliver and provide the vintage china, the food and the service you need to make your day perfect.

What makes your service special?

We pride ourselves in the quality of our food and our unique and tasty recipes. Everyone loves our rose and pistachio cake and our salted caramel brownies. We also offer flexibility. If you just want the china we can deliver this. If you have the china but want our cakes to serve to your guests we can do this too. If your auntie Sheila wants to bake some cakes too, we will serve them along with ours. It’s your day so we do what makes it special to you.

How many people can you cater for?

Well, we have more than 250 cups and saucers so as many as that I suppose!

When do couples need to book you?

If we have the date available it’s yours.

What is the most unusual request you have had for a wedding?

Pimms served in teacups. Sounds unusual but looks great and is a good talking point!

What is your top tip for couples planning their wedding food?

Be original, but never underestimate the classic cucumber sandwich or the fantastic Victoria sponge! If couples are planning to self cater then keep it simple and offer a menu that can be prepared in advance. Also to delegate as much as possible by roping in lots of friends in to help. A simple buffet with a selection of local delicacies decorated with seasonal petals! can be as stunning as anything produced in a 5* restaurant.

Maddocks Farm Organics

Maddocks Farm Organics

07935268744

maddocksfarmorganics@gmail.com

Maddocks Farm Organics produces edible flowers and award winning organic salads using fantastic seasonal blooms, leaves, herbs and wild foraging. They supply a range of edible flowers to decorate wedding cakes and platters/boxes of beautiful floral salad to wow your guests.

Tell us a little about you and what you offer to wedding couples?

We are a small bespoke edible flowers and salad company called Maddocks Farm Organics. We were the first company to have an on line edible flower shop and we are the only UK edible flower specialists to be licensed and approved to grow edible flowers by the Soil Association.

What makes your product special?

We are the only edible flower company to offer a bespoke service for brides and grooms. We offer wedding cake boxes, picked individually to the couple’s specification for their perfect wedding cake.

We also offer boxes specifically for cocktails or floral ice cubes and wedding favours and a selection of floral salads. Because we pick to order we can coordinate the whole look to meet the theme of the wedding.

How many people can you cater for?

As well as working directly with brides and grooms organising their own weddings we also work with numerous caterers across the region and wider country so at any one time we can be catering for literally thousands of people per week. The wonderful thing about edible flowers is that you really don’t need very many to make an impact. They are a very inexpensive way making a real statement on your big day and a £10 box of edible flowers can transform a buffet table into something unique.

When do couples need to book you?

We have a couple of bookings in the diary from 2016 already, particularly if something specific is being ordered for us to grow but we regularly receive a phone call on a

Monday for a wedding for the same weekend. We pick on a first come, first served basis but enerally have enough choice to meet everybody’s requirements.

What is the most unusual request you have had for a wedding?

Every wedding is unique and different. I have even been sent swatches of fabric to match flowers too.

Wedding cakes made from layers of local cheeses are also increasingly popular and a lovely opportunity for us to use more spicy flowers that match the cheeses well.

What is your top tip for couples planning their wedding food?

Remember that their guests are coming to see them and share their day. It is so easy for the preparations to spiral out of control and for the occasion to become stressful rather than a celebration.

If couples are planning to self cater then keep it simple and offer a menu that can be prepared in advance. Also to delegate as much as possible by roping in lots of friends in to help.

A simple buffet with a selection of local delicacies decorated with seasonal petals can be as stunning as anything produced in a five-star restaurant.

This story originally appeared in Pure Weddings Autuimn / Winter 2014

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