“It was an absolute pleasure to be part of such a fantastic day with wonderfully creative people.”

Garden of Hygge wedding ideas

The word ‘Hygge’ is everywhere at the moment. The Hygge style is in homes, gardens and of course weddings.

We were involved in a styled Hygge shoot back in May this year, organised by Bluebird Creative. By combining Hygge, a Danish word meaning cosy and togetherness and the 2017 trend of ‘Greenery’, we created a photoshoot that combined the freshness of botanicals and herbs with the cleanliness of Scandinavian styling.

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We decided to go against the grain of providing beautifully plated food and go for a rustic, earthy, bright and colourful buffet. Putting together delicious and different salads with mouth-watering cuts of meats and fish. By going down the buffet route, this allows you to have a selection of yummy foods rather than just choosing one option for everyone to have.

Food can speak for itself but when you combine food with odd looking vegetables, wooden apple crates, herbs in terracotta pots, dressers and candles, then it shines out even more. Our buffet was featured inside an outdoor cabana with exposed brickwork and an old stove in the background, which Bluebird Creative filled with logs to again bring in the cosy vibe. Mood lighting was created with festoons hanging from the ceiling.

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The display of food is one of the most important things in the catering industry. The themes and styles are changing all the time so it’s important to keep up with the trends and use our creative side to really capture what we are serving.
Another vital part is of course where our food comes from. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food, so finding the right supplier for us is imperative. Philip Warren butchers, based in Cornwall is where our beef comes from. They are different from most other “direct from farm” meat suppliers as they are professional butchers who farm. Philip’s business has been farming and butchering since 1880 and to this day they still “dry age” and mature their meat the traditional way on the bone before cutting. As well as farming themselves, they also work with many other small farmers who farm the margins of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and throughout the grasslands of the Tamar Valley in-between. It is here that you will find them in the historic town of Launceston, the ancient capital of Cornwall. As well as providing many small-time companies households, they have also built up great relationships with many Michelin star chefs throughout England.

At Jacaranda we are great advocates of using ingredients when they are at their most seasonal to give the best flavour. To reflect this we have introduced our Market Menu which will be adopting this philosophy. This simple menu enables us to offer you the best value and flavour possible.

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It was an absolute pleasure to be part of such a fantastic day with wonderfully creative people. Thank you for getting us involved Bluebird Creative and we look forward to working together soon!

Suppliers to credit:

Planning and styling: Bluebird Creative events

Photography: Sophie Duckworth

Flowers: Eden Blooms

Food: Jacaranda Catering

Hair and Makeup up: Polka Dot hair and makeup

Bridal Gowns: Belles Bridal

Crockery, glassware and chair hire: Couvert Hire

Decor pieces: The Packhouse

Lighting: Focus Lighting

Venue: The Hoddington Arms

Calligraphy: Judy Broad Calligraphy

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