Amuse bouche is a bit of a mouthful for first thing on a Monday morning, I know. Especially as you’ve got a whole week of work to get through first before you can even think about throwing a dinner party to practise making fancy hor d’oeuvres (that might be worthy of a wedding) However, here we are. Just in case you didn’t know, an amuse bouche is a tasty morsel of food to tease the taste buds and whet the appetite for the courses that lie ahead. They are often served to guests at weddings while the photographer is dragging you and your new husband off for a newly-wed shoot.
This photo was taken by the brilliant Christian Michael
Celebrity Chef Amuse Bouche Recipes
Now Heston Blumenthal’s famous amuse bouche is lickable wallpaper, but I’m fairly certain your guests will think you’re off the wall if you offer them such a bizarre-sounding recipe…”off the wall – geddit? geddit? ahem anyway…here are some very sophisticated offerings that your guests will love you for:
1) This looks absolutely amazing, even though it is effectively a ham and pear kebab, albeit prosciutto and caramelised respectively.
2) Gordon Ramsey’s fab amuse bouche recipe for mushroom cappuccino is here. I have to admit I’m not personally a mushroom fan but as I am reminded daily by everyone I know that I completely on my own with that, I thought I’d better show willing and include a fun-gi recipe. Apologies for terrible jokes today. It has been a long weekend and I have possibly had too much sun!
3) Finally an unusual one that I quite fancied. It’s an angel hair and artichoke frittata and it’s by Rick Tramonto. I believe the recipe was in his book, but this very blogger very kindly reveals this amuse bouche recipe on her blog
I hope you’re feeling suitable inspired and that your other half is going to be trying something a bit odd before his evening meal tonight ha ha. Have a great Monday. They’re not all bad! (The mondays I mean). More wedding inspiration here. x
19 May 2013
Melanie Sykes got married to Jack Cockings at Sherborne Castle Dorset this month. They met on twitter and got engaged after just four months. There were reportedly 100 guests at present at their ceremony and the bride arrived in a white jaguar. A fab British theme was the style they opted for, with details including mini fish and chip snacks for the guests and serving staff in waistcoats with the Union Jack on them. The Sherborne town band provided the entertainment.
Melanie Sykes Wedding to Jack Cockings
This wedding had to be postponed once when the details of the wedding venue were revealed by a newspaper before it had happened. At least when you get married (unless you’re a celebrity) it’s unlikely you’ll find that the rest of the country has turned up to have a look… although who knows…. some people might quite like that? (for a day at least)
Source: The Mirror
Wedding styling is not a difficult job once you’ve got the ideas. Ideas, now that’s the hard part. Firstly, you need to know what sort of style and / or theme you’re going for and of course you need to know what your wedding colours are. I’ve got a few inspirational photos for you today, to show you some current wedding trends.
It all depends on your venue of course, but I love the long tables. This beautiful wedding table was from Tom and Marisa’s Devon wedding feature, shot by the fabulous Christian Michael Photography. Highlights include the stripy napkins (most venues will provide you with a plain white or ivory napkin for your guests) and the gorgeous rustic chairs.
Bridesmaid duties are often presumed but not well-known. A good bridesmaid knows exactly what she should be doing and when. This delegation of some important on-the-day tasks will help the you immensely. I’ve compiled a list of responsibilities that you should check your bridesmaids know are theirs.
This photo is from Gina and Adam’s black, white and yellow themed wedding feature
16 May 2013
The avoidance of wedding disasters is what the wedding planning is all about. Even more so than wanting your day to be perfect, is the desire for nothing to go wrong…badly. I’ve compiled a list of various wedding day disasters that could easily happen, so that you can plan for them not to affect you!