Friday, 21 September 2012

Afternoon Tea Wedding

Tea for two went out of the window yesterday when Holdsworth House took centre stage at an afternoon tea wedding for 60.

Instead of a traditional sit down meal guests enjoyed a magnificent treat of slender sandwiches, crusts off of course. Guests were seated across 3 interconnecting restaurant rooms, creating a wonderful atmosphere. Speeches then took place in the Long Bar with a few tipples.

The bride had acquired a beautiful collection of glass cake stands for Chef and his team to adorn with homemade goodies:  Tier 1 was dressed with watercress leaves and sandwiches - succulent salmon and cucumber, sweet pickle and cheese, tender beef and horseradish . Tier 2 featured home baked mini lemon meringues and (oh so melt in the mouth chocolatey) fudge cakes. Tier 3 shone with beacon like scones and jars of fresh strawberries and cream.

In fact there were over 80 scones freshly made and served warm.

This was a wedding with a difference, very 'on trend' with the afternoon tea and superbly delivered ;)

Afternoon tea cake stands being prepared with precision.

Getting ready for the drinks reception.

The historic restaurant filled with superb ideas from the bride and groom.

Sandwiches being prepared just before serving.

The Panelled Room being set for afternoon tea, just candles to add.

The Restaurant, awaiting the wedding guests.

Behind the scenes jars of strawberries and cream are being created

The masterpieces being put together in the kitchens.

Freshly baked scones keeping warm.

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