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Thorntons Pearls perfect for wedding season

Thorntons pearls - salted caramel

It seems the precious pearl is experiencing a wave of resurgence just in time for this year’s wedding season, with the likes of The Duchess of Cambridge, often sporting sophisticated pearl pieces at numerous Royal engagements.

 

As the elegant jewels make their return, the chocolate makers at Thorntons have put a tasty twist on the timeless classic, creating their very own Thorntons Pearls – the perfect chocolate treat to enjoy as you prepare yourself for your big day.

 

The catering wedding trends of 2019

Pintxo food for wedding

During 20 years’ in the catering business, there aren’t many catering wedding trends Cardiff-based Emma Jenkins hasn’t seen come and go - from on table carving, to bangers and mash and local food fads – but one that is increasing in popularity this year is pintxo.

Pintxos are basically mini tapas. Originating from Northern Spain, they are the perfect light bite bursting with flavours, which plays to strength of single quality ingredients.

An informal bite, pintxo are leading the way in the laid-back wedding world, where couples are keen for a less regimented wedding, with no sit-down meals and rigid table plans.

Cranes Cranberry Gin the perfect match for any hen party cocktail experience!

Cranes Cranberry Gin

If you are reading this, then you are probably in the midst of trying to plan the perfect hen party, shifting through endless drinking games, cocktail recipes and messages about what you have planned. Just remember no hen party is complete without a colourful, playful tipple and Cranes Cranberry Gin is perfect for the job! This smooth and fruity, yet delightfully sharp Gin creates the perfect flirty cocktail for any stylish hen party, due to its deep red colour.

 

The Gin is made from premium cranberries and handcrafted in Cambridgeshire in small batches, by co-founders and identical twin brothers Ben and Dan Ritsema. Like all Cranes products, the Cranberry Gin is made from all-natural ingredients, with no added sugars or artificial flavours.

 

Bespoke wedding service at The Ginstitute

Gin in glass

Brides and grooms can now say ‘I do’ to their own splendid wedding day gin blend, as proud proprietors of craft gin brand Portobello Road Gin and curators of ‘The Ginstitute’ Notting Hill, launch a bespoke wedding service. 

  

The Ginstitute’s artisan scholars will guide couples to create a perfect marriage of their favourite flavours and ingredients in the 180-minute* session that culminates in bride and groom making their own bespoke gin; adding quintessential British luxe to arrival aperitifs, blissful wedding breakfast beverages or late-night party libations.

 

Here’s what you could be eating at a vegan wedding in 2019

Vegan friendly in love heart

There’s no question that the vegan trend is on the rise; with more than 3.5million Brits now identifying as such, there’s no sign of it slowing down anytime soon*. With more and more of us switching to a fully plant-based diet, there has also been a rise in vegan celebratory foods at parties and even prospective couples having a vegan wedding to fit their ethical beliefs.

The thought of a vegan catered wedding might conjure up images of raw crudités and vegetable cous-cous, but in fact that idea couldn’t be more wrong, with vegan dishes spanning a huge variety of cuisines.

Hugo Campbell, Co-Founder of Feast It, the UK’s leading event catering marketplace, predicts some of the delicious vegan dishes likely to be on the menu at vegan catered weddings in 2019.

 

Introducing Sweet Heart Cart and Events! 

Sweet Heart Cart

Sweet Heart Cart Hire is a small family run business based in Bromley, Kent offering our services in London, the South East and the surrounding areas. Our bespoke Sweet Cart has proved to be very popular at weddings, christenings, children’s parties and many other celebration events. 

We offer our charming Sweet Cart as an exciting addition to your special celebration. We provide beautiful glassware and decor, and are able to customise and colour co-ordinate the sweets according to your own individual theme.

Depending on the event, the choice is yours as to what package would suit you. You can choose from the following: 

Cart Only Package £100 (delivery and setup and candy bags and scoops) 

Save £500 on your catering bill with Tapenade

Tapenade evening menu offer

Tapenade, celebration specialist caterer, is offering an extraordinary gift to couples planning to marry next year. All wedding reception bookings made before 31 December 2018 will include a complimentary evening menu for all guests. 

The offer translates to an average saving of approximately £500 based on 50 guests, allowing the happy couple to put the extra budget towards their special day. 

Engaged couples are always offered a complimentary sampling session of Tapenade’s award-winning wedding breakfast menu before committing to a booking. During the consultation, they will also be invited to trial their complimentary evening menu, a culmination of easy-to-eat favourites that offers a choice of four different cuisines.

How to choose the right dish for your vegan wedding

Vegan wedding – a green burger

It's World Vegan Month and you’ve made the decision to go vegan at your wedding – the next big decision is to choose the dishes you want on the menu. Because there are now so many vegan dishes to choose from, here is a list of five handy hints that wedding organisers at DoubleTree by Hilton in Sheffield always consider with their guests before they choose which vegan dishes they want to go for.  Hopefully, these hints and tips will help make the decision-making process a whole lot easier.

Vine Hotels Launches New Vegan Wedding Breakfasts

Vegan Watermelon Starter

Ahead of National Vegan Month in November, Vine Hotels has introduced tantalising new vegan wedding menus across six of its UK hotels and wedding venues.  Couples can enjoy a delicious new choice of vegan dishes that have been developed by Vine’s team of expert chefs to ensure that the growing number of three million vegans* in the UK have a wedding breakfast that perfectly suits their tastes.

The venues featuring new vegan wedding menus include Double Tree by Hilton Sheffield Park, Mosborough Hall, Whirlowbrook Hall, Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel, Best Western Cresta Court and Kenwood Hall. Hotel & Spa.

SlimLine’s Guide to Choosing Your Wedding Wine

SlimLine Wedding wine collection

Congratulations! You’re engaged, on cloud nine and are in the throes of planning your big day. The date is locked down, the dream dress has been picked and the venue and food are all arranged, just the drinks to organise… Choosing the wedding wine is one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning, but there are certainly some important points to consider.

Luckily, SlimLine Wine, the world’s first zero sugar zero carb wine range, is here to help with top tips for choosing your wedding wine and making the process as smooth as possible!

Keep it Simple

It’s all too easy to get lost in the hundreds of wine varieties when searching for your perfect wedding bottles, but the number one thing to remember is to keep it simple.

Vitamix: The machine that does it all

Vitamix Slider

Between booking your venue, choosing your favours and picking your bridesmaids, it is hard enough already to find the time to stay healthy in the run up to your big day. But we might just have found the solution! Vitamix blenders have long been the choice of passionate foodies for their speed, reliability and versatility making it easier than ever to whip up delicious recipes that will keep you on track long after your wedding day has finished.

Tapenade’s big wedding food trends for 2018

Wedding food table

John Hearn, executive head chef at Tapenade, one of the UK’s top caterers, talks Vows and Venues through this year’s biggest wedding food trends.

 

The biggest wedding food trends of 2018

 

Gourmet comfort food
Couples want to serve guests foods they’ll love so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more people swap a la carte in favour of classic comfort foods made with gourmet ingredients. We created a  truffle mac ‘n’ cheese for one recent wedding and served an indulgent game pie and mash at another. 

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What to consider when choosing your wedding cake

Wedding cake

A wedding cake is most probably the most expensive cake a bride and groom will ever purchase. Therefore, a lot of thought normally goes into the process of choosing and deciding the design, flavour and all the little details that a wedding cake entails.

Faye Palmqvist. from Sweet Elements, a bespoke cake catering business based in Fulham and founded by Le Cordon Bleu–trained pastry chef, has shared her tips on what to consider when choosing your wedding cake.

Tips for choosing your wedding cake

CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN

Celebrate a sparkling future with a drop of english from Bolney wine estate

sparkling wine

Start as you mean to go on and toast at your wedding with a quintessentially English wine from Bolney Wine Estate. With more brides opting for classic country barns and historical castles to hold their special day in, pairing the day with an award-winning wine from England suits better than any other.

There’s a wine to fit every bride too – opt for a Bolney sparkling rosé to add a hue of blush to a wedding theme. Alternative brides can surprise guests and choose a bottle of sparkling red wine, a delicious and rich fizzy flavour.