If your chosen venue doesn't provide the catering then you’ll need to call in the professionals to feed your guests. There's a plethora of options from a formal sit-down dinner comprising of a three-course meal to a variety of fun, informal ways of feeding your guests such as hog roasts and barbecues. Whatever option you choose for your big day make sure you meet with the caterers to discuss your requirements; a reputable supplier will provide a tasting menu so that you can sample your planned dishes making sure they are the perfect choice for your wedding day.
Please mention Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding when contacting wedding service providers.
Amidst all the planning and organisation in the months beforehand, it's easy to forget that your wedding day should just be about eating, drinking, and dancing with the people you love most in the world. If you want to bring a unique touch to your celebrations among all the trends and traditional menus, Ben Turnbull — Director and Head Wine Buyer at House of Malt — shares his top tips on personalising the drinks offering on your special day.
Posted: 25 May 2022
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? This final instalment in our three-part guide - check back over the last two Fridays if you missed one and two - answers your final questions!
Posted: 20 May 2022
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? This is the second part in our three part guide, check back here every Friday to have these questions answered!
Posted: 13 May 2022
Sustainable farming and retailing experts, Daylesford Organic based in the Cotswolds has launched a collection of new drinks made in Devon and Cornwall including the first organic tonic water to be manufactured in the UK. A new organic gin and vodka, featuring a label with a vibrant, bespoke design by artist Hugo Guinness are also now available. Perfect for enjoying at weddings, the new items include the Daylesford Organic Tonic Waters available in four flavours (Light, Cucumber, Wild Elderflower and Damascena Rose) and each are mixed with dandelion instead of quinine to keep the product organic and offer an earthy aroma.
Posted: 12 May 2022
From cocktail stations to party favours, David Cooper from glassware company Forever Crystal shares his top tips on how to get creative with your drinks on the big day. Here are four inspiration ideas for your wedding drinks and toast with something special when you say, 'I do'! Signature cocktails: While you might want to give your guests an open bar, hiring bar staff and footing the bill can end up being an expensive gesture. One way to sidestep this added cost while still providing some free refreshment is to make your own batch of signature cocktails. Choose two mixed drinks or cocktails that you know your guests love and stock up on plenty of ingredients before the big day. For a spring or summer wedding, mixed drinks like Pimm's and lemonade or gin and elderflower tonic are great options, especially as you can provide bowls of fruit and mint leaves to use as a garnish.
Posted: 5 May 2022
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? Read our three part guide over the next three weeks (check back here every Friday) to have these questions answered!
Posted: 3 May 2022
Tarquin's hand-crafted Cornish Gin is delighted to announce the latest addition to its award-winning range of craft gins; Tarquin's Cornish Dry Gin & Tonic grab-and-go cans. Created by self-taught Master Distiller Tarquin Leadbetter, the new cans combine a light tonic with Tarquin's flagship Cornish Dry Gin - a contemporary twist on a classic London dry gin, distilled with 12 botanicals sourced from across the globe and locally foraged on the wild Cornish coast. Expect crisp piney notes from the juniper, balanced with fresh citrus and a bright floral finish, all housed within a sleek signature blue can. Launching at the start of summer on 5th May, Tarquin's pre-mixed cans offer a refreshing, premium on-the-go tipple for thirst-quenching moments. Ideal for picnics, barbecues and beach days with loved ones, these pre-mixed tinnies are the go-to drink for all manner of summer festivities.
Posted: 28 April 2022
Cornish brand Mainbrace has announced an extension to its spirits range in the form of a craft gin. Born from the naval term 'splice the mainbrace' that celebrates courage, teamwork, and friendship, Mainbrace's history is rooted in naval traditions. In the days of sail, the Navy was awarded a daily tot of either rum or gin, with sailors most commonly choosing rum and officers opting for gin. The new launch marks The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, a huge milestone for the longest-serving monarch. Distilled in Cornwall, Mainbrace Cornish Dry Gin is made in a traditional copper pot still using the London Dry style with no added sugars, sweeteners, essences, or other additives. The gin is made with Cornish water and local botanicals, namely lemon verbena harvested from St. Michaels Mount, and three different types of seaweed – kelp, dulse, and sea spaghetti – sourced from the Cornish Seaweed Company in Gweek. The gin has a unique taste, dominated by citrus notes, particularly lime, with secondary umami and slightly salty notes stemming from the seaweeds.
Posted: 21 April 2022
Toast Valentine's Day in style with cocktails from Luscombe's limited-edition Valentine's Day Cocktail Edit. Guaranteed to add some fizz to February 14th, Luscombe's new Valentine's Day Cocktail Edit features two original cocktails, 'Devon Spritz' and 'Rolling Hills', inspired by the love-filled day. Created exclusively for Luscombe by master mixologist Louis Xavier Lewis-Smith, the new cocktail box makes a special gift for cocktail-loving loved ones.
As you'd expect from an organic and sustainable brand like Luscombe, the presentation box is plastic-free and fully recyclable.
Posted: 25 January 2022
If you're enjoying a Dry January this year and looking for a healthier drink option then why not try the new non-alcoholic fermented aperitif and digestif by Cornish brand High Point? Ruby Aperitif and Amber Digestif both offer a vibrant flavour and will leave you with a clear head the next day! They are made in Cornwall and are the world's first premium non-alcoholic fermented aperitif and digestif. Both have been created without artificial flavours or colours, made with natural ingredients taken from the surrounding Cornish countryside and then mixed with Cornish spring water and tea leaves. These botanicals are then infused, fermented and blended to produce drinks that are layered in flavours, deep in aromas and complexity - the perfect pick for a spring wedding.
Posted: 13 January 2022