Stephanie and Chris's wedding at The Byre at Inchyra was stupendous. Think neon meets farmyard; the most awesome mum, Alex, who practically crafted the detail herself; a wood turning uncle whose hand-made wooden mushrooms made beautiful place settings. Pom Poms. Willow. The troughs filled with Myrtle and Bracken's totally stunning late summer floristry and foliage. Sunflowers - my favourite flower - sunflowers everywhere. I defy anyone not to smile in the face of a sunflower.
So with all this going on, our food had a heck of a lot to live up to. Instead of canapes and starters, Stephanie wanted to combine these elements into two jaw-dropping grazing tables. One seafood and shellfish. One Charcuterie, pies, pates, breads and dips, drizzles and dunks. The idea of a grazing table, I think, is that it should be visually WOW enough to encourage guests to literally graze to their hearts' content - so we design them in the round. It's finger style food with a twist: Think parma ham wrapped asparagus; Scottish charcuterie; pork rillette; garlic breads and bawls; home-made arrancini and haggis baws; langoustines; mackerel pate; hot pies and cold pies.
We were just a little wary of the weather on Saturday (in the end there was nothing to worry about!) so Kasia set the grazing tables up on the lower byre - the perfect space for people to graze.
So take a look and enjoy.
|Wee pork rillette spoons (taken on Kasia's iphone)|
|I spy pies (taken from Kasia's iphone)|
|It does what it says on the tin! (taken from Kasia's iphone)|
|the meaty grazing table (taken from Kasia's iphone|
|the fish station (taken with kasia's iphone)|
|Taken with Kasia's iphone|
|Stephen adding the finishing touches (taken with Kasia's iphone)|
|All the little extras (taken with Kasia's iphone)|
|Yep. Life size scarecrows. NB Kasia is not a dummy!|
|And the sky was blue!|
|Loved this 'thankyou' station - thanking so many friend and family who had helped to make Stephanie and Chris's day perfect!|
|The fabulous highland cow topped cake|
|Marcie setting up the prosecco bar just outside the barn doors at The Byre at Inchyra|
|Some of Myrtle and Brackens beautiful arrangements.|
|A pompom tree. Dear Santa....|
|Melon rosemary skewers for the prosecco station|
|Wee pompom trees - one per table. Look closely and you'll see that there are also silk leaves. The glass vase is filled with bark, moss and pebbles and the whole thing looked fabulous!|
|The grazing tables before the food!|
|In fact... a pompom forest|
|Uncle's beautiful wood turned bowls. Really really beautiful.|
|Detail of the sunflower filled troughs|
|The sunflower filled troughs were stunning.|