Wedding industry event by Create Food Weddings
This week we hosted the very first 'Tea and Talk' Wedding industry event at the OXO2.
Guests were invited to join us for a beautiful two-course sit-down meal with dessert station reveal after our expert wedding panel discussion.
The panel included
Director of @createfood Oliver Barnett
Director of @niemierko Mark Niemierko
Director of @pandpflowers Ruari McCulloch
Marketing, PR & Client relationship manager of @rockmywedding Alice Chorley
Brand and marketing director of @papier Sophie Agar
Guest enjoyed bespoke cocktails from Moose The Alpine Spirit
Celebrity nail artist Roxanne Campbel provided express manicures
Hand & Lock embroidered keepsake wedding favours for our lucky guests
Violin duo Momento from Young Guns treated guests to a wonderful performance during the drinks reception and dessert reveal. Momento played a variety of classic wedding pieces along with an exciting freestyle session that had guests wanting more!
Invitations, name places and menus designed by Papier
We looked to create a timeless, classy and eye-catching table whilst incorporating 2020 trends through the use of floral arrangements. We were lucky to have Ruari McCulloch' director of Pinstripes and Peonies as part of our industry talk panel who shared his thoughts about business proofing and trends for 2020.
When Ruari was asked about floral trends he mentioned natural styling and hand tied pieces which were present amongst the beautiful arrangements he supplied for this event.
Each design featured blue and lilac tones which he expressed to be strong upcoming themes.
Private dinners and weddings have seen a huge rise in bespoke elements such as monogrammed napkins and keepsake name places. Hand and Lock embroidered 40 napkins using the Tea and Talk branding and colour palette, which worked perfectly alongside Just For Linens luxurious urbane blush napkins. Our wedding planners and operations team selected beautiful china and glassware from Event Hire, the Allure gold cutlery collection worked perfectly against our gold edged mirror table.
Egg and Cress
Burford Brown egg, white asparagus veloute, asparagus tips, salted green grape, charred aged balsamic pickled shallot petals, watercress, toasted sourdough, seeds, pink peppercorn crumble
Lemon verbena smoked Hampshire chalk stream trout, beetroot sponge, soy glazed golden baby beetroot, citrus cauliflower puree, kombu dashi sauce, borage, cucumber flowers, sea vegetables
Or Roasted Vegetables and Hummus (VG)
Cashew hummus, roasted vegetables, heritage baby carrots, light curry dressing, pomegranate seed, nut milk, scarlet kale
Coconut mousse, mango gel centre, rolled in a hazelnut cake crumb and toasted coconut.
Earl Grey Tea Pannacotta
A set cream infused with earl grey tea, served with a shortbread biscuit.
Chocolate ganache mixed with pistachios, almonds and biscuit crumb, rolled into a log and covered in icing sugar.
An intense strawberry juice, extracted from heating strawberries over a bain marie.
Our luxury tea station was home to a variety of high-grade loose leaf teas supplied by T2.
Guests used the T2 Electric Ladyland Gold Teapots to brew there tea and also bagged up there own teabags to take home with their goodie bags.
Pannacotta Lapsang Souchong
A distinctive black tea with the exotic aroma of smoked pine needles. An assertive flavour that can transport you to the campfire in a puff of smoke.
French Earl Grey
Earl Grey gets a French twist which is oh-so-fruity. A medium-bodied black tea base with pretty petals and notes of fruit that play with classic bergamot in an inspiring, bold and refined infusion.
Ruby Red Rosehip
The bold tartness of hibiscus and rosehip provides a clean fresh taste, while the rose provides a sweet perfume.
A fragrant infusion of golden chamomile flowers will transport you to a field of sweet cut hay in the summertime.
Prepare your taste buds for a zesty burst of lip smacking lemon and luscious lime, so delish you’ll want to dive right in to your cup.