Instead of a traditional sit down meal guests enjoyed a magnificent treat of slender sandwiches, crusts off of course. Guests were seated across 3 interconnecting restaurant rooms, creating a wonderful atmosphere. Speeches then took place in the Long Bar with a few tipples.
The bride had acquired a beautiful collection of glass cake stands for Chef and his team to adorn with homemade goodies: Tier 1 was dressed with watercress leaves and sandwiches - succulent salmon and cucumber, sweet pickle and cheese, tender beef and horseradish . Tier 2 featured home baked mini lemon meringues and (oh so melt in the mouth chocolatey) fudge cakes. Tier 3 shone with beacon like scones and jars of fresh strawberries and cream.
In fact there were over 80 scones freshly made and served warm.
This was a wedding with a difference, very 'on trend' with the afternoon tea and superbly delivered ;)
|Afternoon tea cake stands being prepared with precision.|
|Getting ready for the drinks reception.|
|The historic restaurant filled with superb ideas from the bride and groom.|
|Sandwiches being prepared just before serving.|
|The Panelled Room being set for afternoon tea, just candles to add.|
|The Restaurant, awaiting the wedding guests.|
|Behind the scenes jars of strawberries and cream are being created|
|The masterpieces being put together in the kitchens.|
|Freshly baked scones keeping warm.|