Cleverchefs love a challenge!
Last weekend we had the privilege of catering for Omar and Georgia’s beautiful outdoor wedding. In true Welsh style the heavens opened, but do you think this spoilt the fun? Absolutely not!
Arriving at the venue in the days leading up to the wedding we were surprised at the size of the hill and the distance to the kitchen. But fear not, we were prepared (out come the warrior, wellies and pop up kitchen!).
The venue was the Down to Earth Project in Swansea which is maybe not what you would call a ‘traditional wedding venue’ but it is an incredibly special one. It is a social enterprise which means everything on site was built by venerable and disadvantaged young people and adults with natural materials. The site itself is fully sustainable and powered by solar panels and they grow and rear organic produce on site.
Georgia was responsible for the styling and she did a fantastic job, getting every last detail down to a tee. The long banqueting style tables decorated with elegant lace table runners, plant pot table numbers and tall candles that lit up the tipi and made it feel cosy. The favours were small planted homegrown herbs that guests were able to take away with them- a true keep sake.
Georgia arrived in a ‘herbie’ style beetle and was then led down to the outdoor ceremony by her fleet of gorgeous bridesmaids.
The food was nothing less than a feast with some guests struggling to move afterwards. A super soup box to start, followed by a deli box with meat planks and our famous dirty milkshakes for dessert. A truly perfect menu for a tipi wedding. We feel like this was a real winner with the groom who said ‘the food, service and everything was just incredible! Our guests absolutely loved every second of it and the food was a major factor in that’.
And the party? Well this did not disappoint. Cleverchefs ran the bar for the whole day, with Omar giving us a tip off that there would be lots of rum and gin drinkers (he was not wrong- 10 litres of gin!!!). With half of the guests dancing all night long and the others relaxing around the fire pit there really was something that suited everyone.