Guest blog by Ginger Catering

We can't believe that January is over, 2017 is fully underway and so are the plans for this year spring wedding showcase. We don't want to give too much away but we have decided on a theme which we absolutely love and the location couldn't be more fitting for this theme. We met up with Kirsty from Planning by Laurel and Dawn from Minstead Trust this week to nail down on some details. There are so many decisions to make whilst planning weddings, whether you’re getting married this year, the next or you just can’t help but make a secret pinterest board (don’t worry we won’t tell anyone!). This is why we want to go ahead and plan another showcase, with extensive knowledge and a long history within the industry we bring together some of the best suppliers in the business who we trust and adore.

 

As you know we have paired up with the newest addition to New Forest wedding venues- Minstead Lodge, choosing to have Minstead as your venue gives you a versatile space and a blank canvas for creation. Minstead are blessed with the beauty of their surroundings and throughout the year the seasons add stunning features to their grounds. It also couldn't get better in terms of wedding logistics for travel and accommodation. It’s just off the M27, nestled nicely within the New Forest and local town Lyndhurst which is only a stone’s throw away and full of many places to put up your guests for the evening.

 

Last time we went very glam with our theme so this time we want to get back down to earth, here’s a couple of hints to get your imagination going… greenery, naked wood and golden light. A simple but elegant feel with natural elements entwined; perfect for the wedding showcase this spring. We don’t need to look far for the companies who bring all of this together, we’ve been blessed by being able to work with so many great people on our journey so far.

 

You might wonder why as a catering company we care about trends and fashion predictions and use imagery to add theatre to the way we present the food. I mean seriously, we can’t serve something as beautiful as a gin and tonic salmon with horseradish crême fraiche, jewelled with caviar on just a wooden board- no way, Jose!

At Ginger catering we love the idea of being close to nature and we incorporate this feeling with your food so it forms part of the entertainment. Our Edible Garden is getting quite famous now - have you seen it? Mini flower pots with edible soil and lightly pickled vegetables: quite the colourful array.

 

Whether you’re planning from scratch, adding the final touches or just want a chat with some fantastic businesses who can paint the picture for you, come see us all on April 2nd.

Take a look at our wedding offer and video here.

For bookings and enquiries, contact weddings@minsteadlodge.org.uk.

The fellow suppliers for the day are as follows:

Premium Marquees Ltd
Ginger Catering Company
Laurel Designs
Pomp and Petals
Taz Bayley Makeup
Clare's CupCakery
Light Nights
Fundoo Weddings and Events
Charly Woodhouse Weddings
Simon Clarke
Esthers Maison Des Fleurs
First Dance Films
Picktheedmartinduo
Luxury Little Rooms
Dorset Dubhire Classic VW Wedding Transport
Prosecco Time
Country Weddings Hampshire
Paul Newton - Magician, Mind Reader and Hypnotist

 wedding marquee table set