On Wednesday the Marquee was put up and we had a dinner for the groom’s family, who had come from Ireland.
For dinner we had:-
- Shrimp Cocktail
- Beef Bourgania with mashed potatoes
- Eton mess
- Thursday for the Mandavo we had
- Bhel Puri
- Carrot Halwa
- Vagarala Chana
- Lamb Biriyani
- Apple and Plum Crumble with whipping cream
Friday for dinner we had:-
- Chicken Curry and Rice
- and the left over Biriyani from Thursday.
These are the handkerchiefs the bride gave to her parents on e wedding day.
Saturday the wedding was at Trunkwell Mansion House and the ceremony started at 1.30 pm. This was followed by Cocktails, Champagne and Sherbet in the Garden.
The original Trunkwell House dates back to 1190 but was pulled down and rebuilt in 1878. The house is evident in the early records of Beech Hill. In 1881 the Census revealed that Trunkwell was a small village in itself. Even today it stands in 34 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside.
Trunkwell was also well known in the area for breeding race horses. The most famous horse to come from the Trunkwell stables was the winner of The Oaks in the 1880’s.
In 1937 the Udall family bought Trunkwell House and its beautiful grounds. During the Second World War the house was opened up to evacuees to provide shelter and safety. The house was a family home until the son of the owner converted the house into a hotel.
For Cocktails we had:-
- Chicken and vegetable samosa
- Paneer tikka
- Chilli Paneer
- Alo Tikki
- Roast Beef in Yorkshire
- Salmon pate on a pancake
This was followed by a wedding Breakfast in the marquee. Breakfast was a three course meal served.
- Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart
- with Fresh Thyme set on a Herbed
Salad with Grain Mustard dressing
- Chicken with Honey Lemon and
- Rosemary and Sea Salt
Roasted New Potatoes,
- Snow peas
And Lemon Butter Sauce
- Roasted, aged, prime Beef Fillet
- Dauphinoise Potatoes,
- Honey Roast Baby Carrots
And a Light peppercorn Jus
- Wild Mushroom Risotto with
Asparagus and Rocket Salad
- Finished with Parmesan
Cream and Chives
- Vanilla and white chocolate
Box with Raspberry and
- Coffee and Tea
There was dancing after dinner.
The cake was made by my sister, the Bride’s mother. It was a 3 tier cake, the bottom was fruit cake,
The middle was vanilla sponge cake and the top was a lemon drizzle cake.
The flowers (roses) were made with Sugar paste .
Around 10.30 we had a midnight snack which consisted of:-
- Lamb on the spit
- Sweet meats
- Wedding cake
On Sunday we had a lunch for the family and served
- Chicken Tikka
- Left over roast lamb from the wedding
- Fruit Crumble
- Cheese and Crakers