Monday, 25 July 2011

Wedding of Dan and Julia Yates

An amazing day was had by all at Dan and Julias vintage wedding at Julias parents farm in WoodPlumpton

The Mahoods Marquee looked stunning with three seperate areas which were a reception area with a raised terrace, a restaurant area and a "Hidden" Night club!

Julias personal creative touches were everywhere from Chocolate Quails eggs favours for the boys.

To homemade jam favours for the girls.

Also everyone had their own heart shape name plaque.

The flowers were by the irrepressible legend who is Mrs Margaret Mason
And not to mention Sam Clayton who was looking after the Photography for the whole day

The Tables looked great with Rowleys own Collection of fine bone china

Best men Nick Yates and Dan Mullen practicing their speeches while nibbling on Rowleys Canapes.

Quails eggs were a theme throughout with a tasting spoon of Crispy Bacon, Asparagus, Hollandaise and of course the fresh Quails eggs.

This specific canape was created by Rowleys especially for the special day.

Everyone was having a fabulous time in the sunny weather whilst being entertained by the fabulous Charlese

The guests were very well turned out and the champagne was flowing!

The Menu was . . .

The Food


Tempura Prawns Served with a Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill Crostini

Goosnargh Chicken Goujons with Fruity Madras Mayonnaise

Flat Chinese Spoon

With Asparagus, Crispy Bacon and Quails Eggs

Served with a Dijon Mustard Mayo

The Meal

Selection of Freshly Baked Farmhouse Breads

To Start

Home Made Chicken Liver Pate with Crispy Toast and Caramelized Onion Chutney

For Main

Host the Roast

Roast Sirloin of English Beef

Served with Yorkshire Pudding, Real Roast Gravy Panache of Vegetables and Dauphinoise Potatoes

The Sweet

Crème Brulee

Served with Soft Summer Berries and Woodland Berry Coulis

To Finish

Cheeseboards of Local Cheeses

Served with Cafetieres of Coffee with Dark Chocolates

Evening Food

Cones of Chips

Honey & Mustard Glazed Gammons

Roast Chickens

Served with Sautéed Onions, Home Made Stuffing, Roast Mediterranean Vegetables

The talented Paul Pashley really got the party started!

Before the Nightclub was revealed Dan and Julia cut their cake.

Charlese sang 'You got the Love' for their first dance

Then after took their first dance as Mr & Mrs Yates

The Party Then Started

The talented Bogus Brothers were in full swing and even Julias mum Jan got on the stage.

Dancing went on until the early hours.

Congratulations Dan & Julia from Paul and Team Rowleys!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

A Fantastic Party At Lytham Hall for the New Catherine & Richard Openshaw

Well none of us held out high hopes for good weather this weekend, however we were surprised once again by Lytham Hall's Micro Climate when the sun began to shine and the rain stopped

The New Mrs Catherine Openshaw arrives in style in a stunning Rolls Royce

Of course the Champagne was available from word go !

The Legendary Jonny Draper was on hand to snap all the best bits of the day

Proud Mother Susan with her newly wed Daughter

My Favorite Florist, the Supreme Jane Thompson of Flower Design Events made the Gold Room look stunning.

It was certainly Pimms O Clock once the Sun Came out along with Ice Cold Lansen Champagne

The Beautiful Gold Room, the setting for the wedding breakfast was decorated with Rowley's bone china, along with Catherine's special little touches.

The Table Plan which had been personally created looked superb

I love this room
I could think of no better place to eat. Such Beautiful Surroundings

The Starter's Were Canapes Hand Picked By The Bride And Groom
Teriyaki Salmon
Tempura King Prawns with Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce to mention a couple

A Classic Spanish Guitarist gave the whole afternoon a touch of class throughout the Reception and Meal

And the Grand Photo Finale before the meal, Jonny Draper Gathers Everyone on the Famous Lytham Hall Staircase for the final group shot.

Something a little different, A Wedding Cheesecake. Who said you needed a sweet cake
This was the centre piece of the fabulous Evening Continental Grazing Table

Mr & Mrs Openshaw take their first dance to one of my favourite numbers

The Rest of the Evening was Handed Over To The Coolers Band who had the crowds Rocking till the late hours.

Congratulations Catherine & Richard From Rowley's Catering