Joel and Charlie’s Wedding – The Victorian Barn, Dorset – Saturday 3rd October 2015

7Joel and Charlie wanted a really, really different wedding brea9kfast for their big day. When I first spoke to them, they told me that they had reached an age when all of their friends were getting hitched and recent Summers were filled with wedding after wedding! This was lovely they told me, apart from the feeling that the wedding food was just getting a bit…”samey”. Joel and Charlie are a daring couple; full of life and always ready to grab any opportunity they can to really experience life and everything it has to offer (they recently left their jobs for 6 months to do a ski season in the Alps!) so without a hint of fear they told me they wanted a “Indian-themed” wedding breakfast. They knew there would be plenty of guests who would be unimpressed with this untraditional decision, but it was a definitely something that they weren’t going to compromise on. And we are so glad they stuck with their first choice!6

EVERYONE LOVED IT! I can honestly say we have never received so many positive comments and great feedback from a group of guests. The majority were so pleased with the different style of food; the Bride, Groom and their friends were particularly full of praise!

Even the canapés that Joel and Charlie chose were controversial:

Salt and Pepper Squid with Classic Aioli

Quails Eggs Benedict12

8Liver, Pancetta and Red Onion Marmalade in a Puff Pastry Cup

Goat’s Cheese and Beetroot Cheesecake

Pumpkin and Rosemary Focaccia

When guests entered the room, they were greeted by stunningly-decorated tables, complete with bowls of Lego and Skittles. Also on the tables were platters of poppadoms and home made chilli jam, lime pickle, cucumber and mint dip, mango chutney and Indian tomato and onion salad. These were enjoyed during the speeches.10

Next came the home-made pea and potato samosas and onion bhajis. Everything was polished off very quickly, in preparation for the main event: the curry!

Lamb Roganjosh

Chicken Tikka Masala

3Vegetable Korma

Pilau Rice

Plain and Peshwari Naan Breads

The curries went down a storm and there was barely enough room left for the dessert: a little passion fruit crème brulee with an exotic fruit salad and passion fruit sorbet.1

For the evening food, we created a gorgeous Cheesecake, adorned with edible flowers, grapes and figs. Guests were also treated to mini gourmet burgers and Somerset-cider battered fish and chips!

We had such a fun day doing this wedding and the guests were just amazing group of people to cater for!54