Concrete, Copper and Cacti – A Contemporary Country Wedding

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We’re spoilt for choice in London with an incredible range of spectacular wedding venues, but sometimes there’s no place like home! That’s what Hayley & Bill thought when they chose to hold their wedding in a marquee at the bride’s childhood home. Eschewing the obvious country wedding clichés, the London couple wanted to bring some urban edginess to their day with a design scheme of polished concrete, copper and cacti – pops of colour were added by cascades of flowers suspended from the marquee’s roof.

The bride & groom are genuine foodies and, as Bill is half French, the couple wanted their menu to have classical French influence.

After a generous selection of canapés accompanied by a French lavender martini, guests sat down to a vibrant broccoli velouté with Ayrshire goat’s curd, hazelnut crumble, caramelised green Anjou pear,  followed by Goosnargh chicken, ham hock jardinière, spring vegetables, Perigueux truffle.

Dessert was pure nostalgic fun

with home-made ice creams; balsamic vinegar and strawberry with white aerated chocolate, pistachio and dried raspberries, and a luscious

bitter chocolate and honeycomb with Belgian waffle. 

The Mont Blanc style wedding cake was testimony to the couple’s love of skiing as was their choice of late-night bite – tartiflette isn’t the obvious choice for an August wedding but we were happy to oblige!

The verdict?

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help in the run up to the wedding as well as on the day!  You were all great to work with and made the day so much easier. We had many, many compliments on the food and clearly the cocktails went down very well!! Bill and Hayley and the family are so happy they chose Zafferano, in fact they’re still all floating around on cloud nine today!”