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Save £500 on your catering bill with Tapenade

Tapenade evening menu offer

Tapenade, celebration specialist caterer, is offering an extraordinary gift to couples planning to marry next year. All wedding reception bookings made before 31 December 2018 will include a complimentary evening menu for all guests. 

The offer translates to an average saving of approximately £500 based on 50 guests, allowing the happy couple to put the extra budget towards their special day. 

Engaged couples are always offered a complimentary sampling session of Tapenade’s award-winning wedding breakfast menu before committing to a booking. During the consultation, they will also be invited to trial their complimentary evening menu, a culmination of easy-to-eat favourites that offers a choice of four different cuisines.

How to choose the right dish for your vegan wedding

Vegan wedding – a green burger

It's World Vegan Month and you’ve made the decision to go vegan at your wedding – the next big decision is to choose the dishes you want on the menu. Because there are now so many vegan dishes to choose from, here is a list of five handy hints that wedding organisers at DoubleTree by Hilton in Sheffield always consider with their guests before they choose which vegan dishes they want to go for.  Hopefully, these hints and tips will help make the decision-making process a whole lot easier.

Vine Hotels Launches New Vegan Wedding Breakfasts

Vegan Watermelon Starter

Ahead of National Vegan Month in November, Vine Hotels has introduced tantalising new vegan wedding menus across six of its UK hotels and wedding venues.  Couples can enjoy a delicious new choice of vegan dishes that have been developed by Vine’s team of expert chefs to ensure that the growing number of three million vegans* in the UK have a wedding breakfast that perfectly suits their tastes.

The venues featuring new vegan wedding menus include Double Tree by Hilton Sheffield Park, Mosborough Hall, Whirlowbrook Hall, Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel, Best Western Cresta Court and Kenwood Hall. Hotel & Spa.

SlimLine’s Guide to Choosing Your Wedding Wine

SlimLine Wedding wine collection

Congratulations! You’re engaged, on cloud nine and are in the throes of planning your big day. The date is locked down, the dream dress has been picked and the venue and food are all arranged, just the drinks to organise… Choosing the wedding wine is one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning, but there are certainly some important points to consider.

Luckily, SlimLine Wine, the world’s first zero sugar zero carb wine range, is here to help with top tips for choosing your wedding wine and making the process as smooth as possible!

Keep it Simple

It’s all too easy to get lost in the hundreds of wine varieties when searching for your perfect wedding bottles, but the number one thing to remember is to keep it simple.

Vitamix: The machine that does it all

Vitamix Slider

Between booking your venue, choosing your favours and picking your bridesmaids, it is hard enough already to find the time to stay healthy in the run up to your big day. But we might just have found the solution! Vitamix blenders have long been the choice of passionate foodies for their speed, reliability and versatility making it easier than ever to whip up delicious recipes that will keep you on track long after your wedding day has finished.

Tapenade’s big wedding food trends for 2018

Wedding food table

John Hearn, executive head chef at Tapenade, one of the UK’s top caterers, talks Vows and Venues through this year’s biggest wedding food trends.

 

The biggest wedding food trends of 2018

 

Gourmet comfort food
Couples want to serve guests foods they’ll love so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more people swap a la carte in favour of classic comfort foods made with gourmet ingredients. We created a  truffle mac ‘n’ cheese for one recent wedding and served an indulgent game pie and mash at another. 

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What to consider when choosing your wedding cake

Wedding cake

A wedding cake is most probably the most expensive cake a bride and groom will ever purchase. Therefore, a lot of thought normally goes into the process of choosing and deciding the design, flavour and all the little details that a wedding cake entails.

Faye Palmqvist. from Sweet Elements, a bespoke cake catering business based in Fulham and founded by Le Cordon Bleu–trained pastry chef, has shared her tips on what to consider when choosing your wedding cake.

Tips for choosing your wedding cake

CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN

Celebrate a sparkling future with a drop of english from Bolney wine estate

sparkling wine

Start as you mean to go on and toast at your wedding with a quintessentially English wine from Bolney Wine Estate. With more brides opting for classic country barns and historical castles to hold their special day in, pairing the day with an award-winning wine from England suits better than any other.

There’s a wine to fit every bride too – opt for a Bolney sparkling rosé to add a hue of blush to a wedding theme. Alternative brides can surprise guests and choose a bottle of sparkling red wine, a delicious and rich fizzy flavour.

**Diary date** Love Your Gut week, 4th – 10th September 2017

gut health

The gut is one of the most important organs in the body and it plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing in many different ways. So, show your gut some love this September and  take time to look after your digestive system – it really is worth it!

Love Your Gut Week 2017 runs from 4-10th September. Love Your Gut has been raising awareness of the importance of gut health for over 18 years by providing expert tips, digestive health news and recipes.

The good news is that it isn’t hard to love your gut! To get you started Dr Joan Ransley and the experts at Love Your Gut have put together tips on how to give your gut the love and attention it deserves.

Wedding reception gin and vodka cocktail recipes from the Dingle Distillery

gin bouquet

Dingle Original Gin and Dingle Distillery Vodka, the Irish artisan craft spirits, produced in The Dingle Distillery, County Kerry, Ireland both launched earlier this year in the UK, and they've proven to be the key ingredient in some delectable cocktails! 

They include some gin and vodka sharing cocktails, some twists on the classics and some slightly more unique options! ​Equally all could work for a hen party, and the slimline version is ideal for the bride to be who's watching her figure! 

The Dingle Mo-gin-to

Freixenet is set to keep your wedding toast cool this summer

Ice rose bottle

Freixenet are keeping wedding toasts cool this summer with their new ICE Rosé. The most recent addition to the Freixnet family, ICE Rosé has been uniquely designed to be poured over chunks of ice, with a purposely richer flavor to balance the chill.

 

Coming in a glossy white and pink bottle, the fizz would be a striking centre piece for any wedding. The perfect accompaniment to salads, duck dishes and fruity puddings, ICE Rosé can be the choice of refreshment for mains and deserts. 

 

Food you should eat before your wedding

food green tea

Frida Harju, In-House Nutritionist at food and health app Lifesum (www.lifesum.com), comments:

Asparagus - Asparagus and other leafy greens, such as celery and artichokes possess dieurtetic properties, which work to reduce bloating. Additionally, the high amounts of fibre found in asparagus will leave you feeling fuller for longer, preventing you from reaching for that late-afternoon snack, all of which make it a great food to eat before your wedding day.

Add a touch of sparkle to your wedding toast with Mionetto

prosecco

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.