I was in Basingstoke, England from April 15 to May 16. I had gone for my niece’s wedding which was from May 3 to May 5th The wedding was in their backyard. They had a big Marque put in for the occasion.
A lot of the food was made at home. During the week of the15th, we made
My sister and her friend had already made the Wedding cake. It was a 4 tier cake, 3 tiers were fruit cake with Gum Paste flowers and the top one was chocolate cake, which was made the day before the wedding. They made beautiful bunches of Lily of the Valley and Peonies. .
Saturday April 27th
Today was the Hen Party. We met in London and had breakfast at their apartment:
Cheese and Crackers
In the afternoon we went for Afternoon Tea at The Bentley In London.
Assortment of sandwiches
Scones, clotted cream and jam,
Lemon Cheese Cakes, Raspberry Mousse and Danish Pastry.
Sunday, the week before the wedding, we had
Moroccan Lamb and Rice
Banana Cake and Ice Cream
On Friday May the 3rd, official wedding ceremony was in Reading (at the Town Hall). After the ceremony we had an Afternoon Tea in the Marquee, where family and friends had pitched in to prepare goodies. The sandwiches were catered
Friday night Mandavo and Mehindi Night
Friday we started at 6.00 pm with cocktails and appies. Some of the Mandavo ceremonies were held at that time.
- Mendhi(Henna) Lady was applying mehindi to who ever wanted it.
- The menu was:.
- Wada, Chicken Cutlass and Samosa
- Lamb Biriyani
- Fruit Salad
Sunday for the reception, the food was catered by Sapna Caterers.
The Wedding was at 12.00 and Sherbat was served after the Ceremony.
There was a band playing music in the garden during the Champagne Reception.
Chicken TikkaPaneer Tikka
Champagne Bernard Lonclas Blanc de Blanc
Selection of Juices
Barbecued Lamb Chops
Mango Mousse Cheese Cake
Selection of Cheese & Biscuits
Assortment of Indian Sweets
Tea and Coffee
2010 Rasteau, Domaine la Soumade
2010 Escudo Rojo Wine
Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Maipo Valley, Chili
We had a family Lunch on Monday. It was a very casual Garden Party that went into the evening. Lamb was put on the spit at 9.00 am and it took 4 hours to cook. This was served with roast potatoes, salads and Greek Rice. It was a beautiful warm day so we set in the garden and relaxed. Around 8.00pm sandwiches were made with the left over meat and salad and served to everyone.
Lamb on a Spit