Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 99)

PAXTON & BROWN CATERERS | @paxtonandbrown The team at Paxton & Brown love weddings, from working with couples on planning their menu to the build-up prep and most importantly the day itself. A family-run independent catering company with fantastic chefs led by James, and front of house and admin teams led by Henny and Holly, it uses local businesses to supply its produce ensuring you have the best of everything on your wedding day. “We love food too,” says Henny. “We take a lot of inspiration from the Middle Eastern style of cookery and mix it with our passion for locallycreated dishes. One of our signature sharing feasts is butterflied shoulder of lamb or sirloin of beef marinated for 24 hours with James’ special blend of warm aromatic spices, slathered in chimichurri served alongside flavoursome salads and warm flatbreads. So delicious!” Start your journey with the team by grabbing a coffee and letting them get to know a bit about you before creating a menu centred around you. “Select a caterer you’re comfortable with and who understands what you want, as your menu and service should reflect you. We believe you should be able to choose whatever you want (within reason!)” – Henny, Paxton & Brown Caterers SUNFLOWER KITCHEN | @sunflowerkitchencatering Based between Somerset and Bristol, Sunflower Kitchen is run by Lavinia and Phoebe, who both bring to the table many years of experience across various aspects of the catering world. Together, the ladies specialise in luxurious sharing feasts, often influenced by North African and Middle Eastern flavours, crafting food designed to bring people together. Large communal platters of colourful and flavourful salads go alongside prime meat, sourced from the Thoroughly Wild Butcher. Lavinia and Phoebe love catering weddings as they both believe that the food is a crucial part of any big day. They work with venues both grand and rustic serving their large platters of vibrant, fresh food offering guests a talking point, as well as ensuring bellies are happily ready for a night of dancing and celebration. “Don’t rush yourselves and your guests. Make sure you leave enough time for everyone to relax into the day and importantly, enjoy the food. And pssst... crémant is a much better choice than champagne!” – Phoebe, Sunflower Kitchen WILD THYME KITCHEN | @wildthyme_eventskitchen Wild Thyme Events Kitchen is brought to you by Katie Garden. Events have been at her core for more than 20 years; from establishing an events management company on the south coast to managing high-end corporate exhibitions and events for London-based companies. Today, she’s passionate about creating wholesome food from local seasonal ingredients. Every event produced is bespoke and from the heart. Katie understands how important your big day is and will work closely with you from the very beginning to create a menu tailored to your exact requirements. From intimate luncheons to formidable feasts Wild Thyme Kitchen will deliver a taste sensation that’s entwined with your day, making memories and bringing loved ones together. The team are well-versed in accommodating special dietary requirements and always aim to offer the same main menu, just modified for those guests. Plant-based menus are a particular speciality, often being a choice provider for vegetarian and vegan weddings. “Once we’ve designed the menu of your dreams, incorporating the seasonal and local produce available, we’ll then invite you to a taster session set in our own home kitchen,” Katie says. “This is a chance for you to try your carefully-crafted dishes, making any adjustments necessary so you’re confident with what your guests will experience.” 49 CATERING