All posts tagged: wedding

Sipping Spirits ‘On The Go’ With SWIG

When I was at University, the hip flask was a vital belonging for the savvy student – despite the alcohol being insanely cheap at the student bars (I cry inside when I think about the £1 vodka & cokes we used to be able to buy), we still carried hip flasks with us, although usually concealed somewhere clever, to avoid the detection of the bouncers’ hawk eyes. As we’ve grown older, the hip flask has become a respected household item. My husband and his groomsmen had their hip flasks with them at our wedding, sipping away nervously/excitedly before I came down from my room for the ceremony.         There are lots of great uses for hip flasks, here are a few examples I’ve come up with; Wedding presents: I’ve been to a few weddings recently where the groomsmen have been given an engraved hip flask as a gift. Sports matches: They’re perfect for taking to sports games – in the past, we’ve used them for rugby matches at Twickenham in the winter. Picnics: …

Wedding Cheese Cake – The West Country Cheese Company

For our wedding in February, one of the things that took the longest to decide on, was the wedding cake! Neither of us have a particularly sweet tooth, although we do love chocolate. There were a few that we loved the look of, such as the profiterole cake from Patisserie Valerie, but we felt that it was quite expensive for what it was. We saw some absolutely beautiful, more traditional cakes (I adored the hand painted cakes by Nevie Pie), but nothing really seemed to fit with our theme, which was Rustic English Country. We then looked into the idea of a wedding cake of cheeses, as we thought that this would be much more fitting (and I ADORE cheese!) Quite a few companies now do these, but we decided to go with the Rustic Raffia Cake from The West Country Cheese Company. They’re based in Barnstaple (very close to where my mum grew up) so it meant that the cake wouldn’t have to travel too far to Dartmoor. I spoke to a lovely lady …