An Essex Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 107)

Our food was fantastic, from the drinks’ canapés to our wedding breakfast of Caesar salad, chicken, bacon and leek pie with potatoes, and apple crumble and ice cream. For the evening, our guests also enjoyed mini burgers, fish and chip cones and falafel wraps. My emotions were a rollercoaster on the morning of our wedding. I was anxious, nervous and excited, all rolled into one . I didn’t know what to do with myself! Thank goodness for Rescue Remedy and mint tea, as I couldn’t face the prosecco the bridesmaids were e njoying! We decided to have a travel-themed wedding as we love to explore, incorporating this in our favours, table plans an d place names. We try to visit far and obscure countries with our backpac ks as much as we can! The venue was already decorated beautifully, so we simply added a few spring-coloured artificial flowers. The bouquets consisted of David Austin patience roses, pale pink tulips, small pito, eucalyptus populus and eucalyptus cinerea. With Covid numbers increasing and another lockdown looming, we saw 12 venues in a short space of time before booking Hutton Hall. We booked the 2nd April, 2022 – all even numbers! – and started planning immediately. The cake was made of four levels, with vegan Or eo, salted caramel, vanilla and carrot cake flavours. We also had a small iced rabbit on the side of one of the tiers, in honour of our house ra bbit, Tilly. 32