Monday, 9 June 2014

A wedding. By the sea. With haybales. And a driftwood arch. Very Lazy Sunday!!

Barefoot Bride.............Check
Woolly wraps..............Check
Beachfront venue.......Check
Driftwood Arch............Check
Deckchair colours.......Check

I don't actually think that it would be possible to have a more beautiful setting for a wedding by the sea. Originally a brick built net making factory for the herring industry, the fabulous glass fronted conversion of Cardy Net House is the perfect place for a beachside wedding. Beautiful garden to the side (where Jen and Nick's friends erected a gazebo and created a driftwood arch and laid out haybales topped with bright coloured rugs); outstanding view across the Forth towards the Bass Rock; a timber decked verandah from where you can watch the sunset; the most amazing social space that spills out onto the verandah and can comfortably seat 70 for dinner.

I fell absolutely head over heels in love with this wonderful house. Unusually, the kitchen is part of the open plan party space, so were able to watch everything going on. We were able to listen to the speeches; join in the toasts; mingle with lovely guests; feel the sun on our faces; be part of this stunning setting and this amazing view.

Jen and Nick are adorable. Adventurous adventurers with chickens and kayaks and lovely friends and lovely family. Jen has also amazing creative vision (she puts colours together brilliantly - bridesmaids in bright yellows and shocking pinks - fabulous!) - and pulled everything together so that the house, the gardens and the beach were put to best use. Their guests loved it . We loved it. Just wonderful.

A friends-made driftwood arch and haybales

The surfoard in action as a sharing platter for the top table. Featuring Wild boar salami and pheasant salami, chicken liver and orange pate, mango and sweet chilli salsa, Great Glen Charcuterie venison salami, cheeses.

Canapes - raw queenie, mango and cucumber sticks with rocket mayonnaise; Pork rillette brushcetta with purple radish shoots

The view over the wall

Waiting for the bride (the photograph on the left reminds me of a Vettriano painting. Why is that?)

Hard at work but what a view across the open plan kitchen/party space

the timber decked verandah overlooking the beach. The open plan party space.

A beautiful bride

My lovely chef Tomasz coming over all romantic with his lovely wife!

Fabulous colours

Beautiful wild flowers

Getting ready!

Here comes the barefoot bride

The amazing dessert table - with puddings made by lovely family and friends

Amazing light. Amazing views

Venue                 Cardy Net House, Lower Largo
Menu                  Tasting platter starters; Hill lamb casserole with apricots and cannelini beans; honey                             and raisin couscous; flame grilled summer vegetables; flat breads. Dessert table                                   gifted by family and friends.

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