Made in Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the Prosecco region in Northern Italy, Mionetto is Italy’s favourite sparkling wine. This well-structured sparkling Prosecco stands out for its luminous straw yellow hue and for its emphatic yet stylish mousse. The bouquet is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, whilst the palate is appealingly marked by aromatic notes of honey, black liquorice, and acacia blossom.
Food and Drink
BY CESAR & NADIA RODEN
Poptails is a new, glamorous collection of fun alcoholic ice-lollies from Cesar and Nadia Roden. Combining the magic and romance of cocktails with a refreshingly creative spin, these delicious poptails are elegant, luxurious, sophisticated and playful. There’s something a little mischievous about turning childhood treats into a strictly adult culinary experience, and this is what Poptails does best.
With wedding season in full swing, finding the perfect gift can sometimes prove challenging. With this in mind M&S has found the solution to every gifting occasion with a selection of fine wines that will continue to be appreciated long after the wrapping paper has fallen away.
For an original and thoughtful gift, consider Marks and Spencer’s en primeur range: fine wines sourced from Bordeaux, selected on quality and value, bought before they were bottled and designed to be kept to age.
Alexis Dove, award winning jewellery designer maker, celebrates over ten years in business with a collection of unique and exquisitely created pieces that are peppered with unusual stones chosen for their story. Thanks to her love of nature and travel – and the influence that has on her jewellery designs - Alexis Dove offers bespoke Fairtrade pieces as unique as you.
Today is World Chocolate Day, the day for chocolate addicts to indulge in their favorite chocolate, whether it may be milk, dark or white. Devoted to making every moment special, the chocolate experts, Elizabeth Shaw have a selection of delicious, decadent chocolates that will leave your craving for chocolate completely satisfied.
Chocolate producers since 1881, Elizabeth Shaw are passionate about creating original and irresistible treats to be enjoyed. Elizabeth Shaw has always been dedicated to making chocolates that friends and family can enjoy together, which is why they remain a perfect gift for Mother’s Day and Easter.
1. Rubis Chocolate Wine
This IWSC award winning wine is a blend of Spanish fortified red wine infused with luxurious chocolate flavours. By using the best Tempranillo grapes from the centre of Spain combined with premium dark chocolate, Rubis have created a rich fruity wine with a velvety chocolate finish (in other words Chocolate + Wine = Win-Win). Notes of rich cherry and red fruit enveloped in velvety premium dark chocolate makes Rubis the perfect tipple to be enjoyed at a multitude of special occasions.
Do you love chocolate and want to include it in your wedding? Or, perhaps you are a guest who needs a wedding gift but are looking for something really different?
Hooray! As it’s World Chocolate we have just the thing…
Biscuiteers create wonderful, artistic hand iced chocolates and biscuits for an array of occasions, including engagement presents, wedding gifts and wedding favours.
The premium and contemporary Scottish gin, Caorunn (pronounced ‘ka-roon’) has enlisted the expertise of Masterchef finalist Stacie Stewart to create four tonics that balance perfectly with the refreshing taste of Caorunn gin.
The refreshingly tonics have been inspired by Caorunn’s locally-foraged Celtic botanicals.Harnessing Scotland’s unique natural resources, Gin master Simon Buley forages the botanicals from the hills surrounding the breath-taking setting of Balmenach Distillery in the Cairngorms National Park. Each of the four tonics have been designed exclusively by Stacie who has a passion for using raw, natural ingredients. The home-made ingredients are bursting with health benefits without compromising on taste.
Jimmy Garcia is a name associated with original, sell-out London pop-ups from the capitals own ski-chalet restaurant The Lodge to the brand new river-side, rooftop BBQ Club coming to the Southbank this summer. Jimmy works on making experiences dynamic but creating delicious food using the finest seasonal ingredients. Couples can bring this innovative dining experience to their wedding guests with JimmyGarcia Catering.
Poptails by LAPP (www.poptailsbylapp.co.uk) are currently launching a trio of distinctly grown up, delectably alcoholic ice pops. Borne from the idea of two French friends living and working in East London, LAPP are creators of gourmet Poptail lollies made from a delicious blend of fresh fruit and premium alcohol (4.5% ABV).
Chocolate symbolises, as no other food does, luxury, comfort, sensuality and love. Chocolate has played an important role in wedding ceremonies from the Aztecs drinking a delicious cocoa concoction to the giving of chocolate as a wedding present from King Louis XIII of France to his new wife Anne of Austria. And so the love story with chocolate begins….
Brides to be are constantly looking for ways to save money and cut the cost of their big day. Sometimes the careful planning and budgeting means you end up having a simple yet elegant wedding day. Though there is the danger that the excessive skimping results in a cheap and tacky wedding.
And nothing says tacky like chocolate. Until now.
If you love chocolate as much as your groom, you may be delighted to hear that you can make sophisticated chocolate treats from the comfort of your own home.
Best of all, you can even make chocolate treats that are completely healthy and nutritious.
Many people cannot or choose not to drink alcohol for a number of reasons, from religion to health. But what do you do when it comes to a wedding where bottles of celebratory champagne are often in full flow or given as a gift to the happy couple? What if the bride herself does not or cannot drink alcohol? That’s where Botonique comes in!
Wedding preparations can be stressful for any bride, but for pregnant brides stress is one thing that is most certainly not welcome as well as not being good for the baby. With this in mind, here are our top wedding day tips for the pregnant bride to ensure that the day is memorable, unique and stress-free!
Choose a flattering dress style
How to think outside the box for your wedding catering
The food and drink you serve at your wedding plays a huge part of your big day. In fact, the catering is likely to be one of the biggest expenses, so it’s vital you get it right. There’s so many choices and options when it comes to wedding food and drink, so how do you pick the right menu for your big day? If you’re looking for unusual cuisine to surprise your guests, reflect your personality as a couple and ensure the catering is remembered for many years to come, it’s time to ‘think outside the box’ and weave some creative spirit into your wedding menu.
Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse bridalwear, provides some tips on how to think outside the box for your wedding catering.