Engaging a professional wedding catering business takes away all the stress of providing your guests with first class, delicious food that will add so much to your special day.
Planning is essential, and a specialist wedding caterer will provide you with many options not just for your formal sit down wedding breakfast and dinner, but also perhaps a relaxed barbeque or buffet. And of course you can also discuss and plan for any special dietary requirements that your guests may have.
Here’s some great wedding caterers based in Essex from places like Colchester, Harlow, Southend, Chelmsford, Grays, Braintree and Clacton, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention An Essex Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding caterer.
Premium in taste with an understated flamboyance. Natural botanicals, including poppy seeds from the county flower, are carefully selected to produce a smooth and sophisticated dry gin. This is a gin that is handcrafted in small batches and bursting with Essex spirit.
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
Wedding plans stressing you both out? Take five and remember why you're getting married in the first place by heading for a date night at Danbury restaurant, The Griffin. Having recently undergone a renovation to bring seasonal fine dining to the village, the eaterie now boasts a spectacular Champagne and oyster bar, alongside a menu centred around exquisite fish and seafood dishes. Created by Executive Chef Mik Nelder, the cuisine showcases a host of delicious flavours and textures, with menu highlights including grilled lobster with garlic butter, thermidor and mayonnaise; and whole roasted poussin with a bourguignon sauce. Editor Claire Muffett-Reece was invited along to sample the menu and find out more...
Posted: 10 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
If you had a festival proposal last weekend - lucky you - and it means this New Year there will be double celebrations now you're embarking on your wedding planning journey and entering 2022 as an engaged couple!
These delightful Gin cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate and bring in the New Year, restrictions maybe looming once again, but gin can travel!
Pinkster is locally grown and distilled in Cambridgeshire, Mermaid is crafted in the sea air of the Isle of Wight, Aviation American Gin is produced under Ryan Reynolds' watchful eye in Portland, Oregon and Jaisalmer Gin, inspired by the imperial age of Maharajas and Maharanis has flown all the way from Jaisalmer, India!
Posted: 28 December 2021
With the changing seasons, the team at Mersea Mudcakes HQ have turned their thoughts to cosy nights in, frosty mornings and, most excitingly, to its new range of flavours and products. Owner, Meriam O'Neill says, "This year, our limited edition autumn flavour is the White Chocolate Apple Crumble Blonde Mudcake – and it's going down a treat – and our exceptionally popular Mersea MudSticks (hot chocolate stirrers) are making a comeback with new flavours! We've decided on a decadent Chocolate Orange and for our sweeter-toothed clientele, we have White Chocolate Gingerbread. Both are incredibly scrumptious and make the perfect hot chocolate!"
Posted: 9 December 2021
A typical British wedding produces one third of a metric tonne of solid waste and 14.5 tons of carbon dioxide in one day. To put that into perspective, annual carbon emissions per capita in the UK are around 9.1 tonnes. A large percentage of the waste comes from catering. In fact, an average of £488 worth of food is wasted at every wedding. There is a pressing need for change in how we approach weddings, keeping them fun, beautiful and memorable yet responsible.
Fortunately, more people today are turning to sustainable options, and this trend is here to stay. Aiming to have a sustainable wedding catering experience does not mean sacrificing luxury and quality – it means catering wisely and creatively. You do not need to forfeit your personal taste and unique preferences when envisioning an environmentally conscious wedding.
Tania Burton, the founder of a sustainable, family-run luxury wedding and event catering business Ginger Snap (https://www.ginger-snap.co.uk/), shares 5 ways to ensure your wedding catering is delicious and beautifully presented without harming the environment.
Posted: 2 November 2021
London-based start-up BOBBIE'S Brownies has launched with a range of gigantic, indulgent brownies, freshly made to order for delivery nationwide. The company is also adding to its gourmet delights – just in time for the return of wedding season – creating huge, stacked brownie 'wedding cakes' and dropping off brownie-block wedding favours – what better pre- or post-wedding gift? Using the best suppliers to sourcing the finest sustainable and ethical ingredients, BOBBIE's freshly manufacture its brownies in the UK. Expect a weighty, triple chocolate brownie,drizzled with melted white and dark chocolate with a deep, rich flavour, pleasing crunchy exterior and a soft, gooey middle.
Posted: 30 September 2021